Jan. 10, 2017—NGK Spark Plugs has added new members to its aftermarket executive management and sales teams.
In addition to the previous announcement of David Boer to vice president of marketing, NGK appoints Brian Norko to vice president of aftermarket sales. Boer and Norko will work under the direction of Mike Schwab, senior vice president of aftermarket sales and marketing.
The executive positions are announced in conjunction with the merging of NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. and Wells Vehicle Electronics sales teams, effective Jan. 1. The new leadership will unify one aftermarket sales force for the Wells, NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensor product lines.
Norko joins NGK from Federal-Mogul Corporation where he was responsible for global aftermarket wiper business as the global director of business and product development. Through his 25 years in the aftermarket industry, Norko has worked for many aftermarket companies and held several positions in sales and business development.
He has also held positions in multiple industry associates and is currently a part of the Automotive Sales Council.
Boer previously held the title of vice president, sales and marketing for Wells Vehicle Electronics, where he was responsible for all commercial activities, identifying key growth opportunities and product development for the brand. Boer has over 20 years’ experience in the aftermarket and has held various sales, marketing, business development and product management roles with several companies, including Dorman Products.