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NGK Spark Plugs Appoints Brian Norko as Vice President of Aftermarket


Wixom, MI - NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. is proud to announce changes in its executive management team.


Senior Vice President of Aftermarket, Mike Schwab will assume a more global leadership role in developing targeted initiatives for the Pan-American or “PAMA” Aftermarket regional headquarters.
As Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and Marketing,

Brian Norko will expand his responsibilities leading all growth initiatives within the brand marketing, product management and category management functions in addition to his current sales leadership role.


Since joining NGK Spark Plugs in 2016 as the vice president of sales, Norko has implemented a more streamlined sales structure, realigning sales territories to allow for improved customer service and engagement. This includes added marketing and technical training support.


“2018 is a big year for NGK as we continue to expand our brand and product portfolios,” said Mike Schwab, senior vice president of aftermarket. “Under Brian’s strategic leadership, NGK is poised for growth and success.”


Before NGK Spark Plugs, Brian Norko was the global director of business and product development at Federal-Mogul Corp. Norko has over 29 years of experience in the aftermarket industry and is a member of the Automotive Sales Council. Norko has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College. He will continue to report to Senior Vice President of Aftermarket Mike Schwab.


NGK Spark Plugs – The World Leader in Spark Plug and Oxygen Sensor Technology Since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs has been the world leader in technology, innovation and world-class quality in the design of spark plugs and oxygen sensors.

Today, NGK manufactures NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensors for virtually every automotive manufacturer in the world. NGK has built a reputation for quality and reliability, and a commitment to excellence continues to be the driving force behind the company’s advanced research and development programs. With state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities,

NGK provides customers with world-class products and services. In addition to serving OE automotive and aftermarket customers, NGK also produces spark plugs for motorcycle, power sports, marine and small engine manufacturers. NGK also offers complementary product lines including resistor caps, spark plug wires, and high-performance cables.

In North America, NGK is headquartered in Wixom, MI and maintains manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities in Irvine, CA, Sissonville, WV, and Chicago, IL.

For more information about NGK Spark Plugs, (U.S.A), Inc., please visit our website www.ngksparkplugs.com.


Our Mission: "We improve life through the environmentally responsible manufacture and precise application of advanced ceramic technologies for all of North America. Focused on innovation and teamwork, we contribute to local and global economic growth by matching our products to our customers' visions each day, exceeding their expectations in quality, value, service and performance."

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