SKF appoints Katie Noga Director, Automotive Communications for SKF Vehicle Service Market USA

2012 May 21, 23:35

SKF has appointed Katie Noga to Director, Automotive Communications for the SKF Vehicle Service Market USA, effective immediately. Noga has been with the company since 1992 as manager, marketing communications and motorsports for the vehicle service market where she has supported the North American automotive aftermarket communication initiatives, including activity with NAPA, as well as communications initiatives with the heavy duty aftermarket and distribution/OES markets.

In her new role as director, Noga will continue to support the vehicle service market and motorsports program, and also will support SKF’s automotive OE business based in Plymouth, MI. Her responsibilities include leading program development and management for SKF’s media relations campaigns, national/regional sales promotions, trade shows and event management, merchandising, websites and product launches. Noga will also continue to oversee SKF’s motorsports involvement in North America, supporting the company’s sponsorship initiatives with Penske Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and IZOD IndyCar Series. 

“We are pleased to appoint Katie Noga as Director, Automotive Communications,” said Walt Delevich, Vice President, Communications SKF USA Inc. “Katie brings 20 years of experience and knowledge to the position, and will help us better support our overall corporate and internal communications needs in the vehicle service market throughout North America.”

Noga has served as president of the Car Care Council Women’s Board from 2005-2010, and has been a member since its inception in 1996. Her participation has been instrumental in the board’s growth and success. In 2010, the Care Care Council Women’s Board (WB) presented her with the “Aftermarket Woman of the Year” award. Noga is also a member of the Automotive Communication Council (ACC) and has served twice as president.

Prior to joining SKF, Noga worked with Gabriel/Maremont, where she was marketing manager and was responsible for development of marketing programs to support Gabriel and private-label ride control products, as well as Maremont Exhaust brand for aftermarket and retail customers. Programs included promotions; POS kits; media; PR; trade shows; packaging and retail displays.

For more information about SKF and its premium quality products and services, contact your local SKF representative, or visit www.vsm.skf.com.

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039. www.skf.com

Elgin, IL, May 21, 2012

For further information, please contact:
Katie Noga, Marketing Communications Manager, SKF, 800-323-8024 x4471, katie.l.noga@skf.com


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