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NTN realigns aftermarket sales organization

Ed MagruderEd Magruder Charles HarrisCharles Harris

NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has hired Charles Harris as director of automotive aftermarket sales and appointed Ed Magruder director of special market sales.

Harris comes to NTN with a diverse background in the automotive aftermarket industry, the company says. He has worked with numerous global companies, such as Tenneco Automotive, TMD Friction, FTE Automotive and SC. Harris is responsible for all automotive aftermarket sales for traditional automotive, heavy-duty and fleet market channels.

“We are excited to be adding Charles to our sales team,” says Kevin Judge, vice president of automotive aftermarket sales and marketing. “With years of sales experience in the field, Charles brings unparalleled expertise and leadership to this position. I am very positive that his automotive aftermarket knowledge will allow us to continue expanding our market presence.”

Magruder has been instrumental in growing the automotive aftermarket business unit of NTN, the company says. Prior to his arrival, Margruder spent more than 20 years with Navistar. He is charged with developing and growing OES sales, auto and truck kitter business, the truck rebuilder business and special markets.

“Ed has been a valuable asset to NTN since he arrived in 2013,” says Judge. “With Ed’s extensive background and track record of success, I have full confidence that he will bring the AOES and Special Markets team to new level of success.”

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