PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor their exemplary
success, dedication and collaboration, a team of Freudenberg-NOK associates
recently received the Platinum Award from the Marketing & Sales Executives
of Detroit (MSED) at the 14th annual Detroit Gala.
The team, lead by Tim Guzman, director of sales and marketing, included
Anthony Joquico, application engineer, Rich Hamed, account manager, and
Dave Sakata, vice president of technology.
"This is an extraordinary recognition for our company and a testament
to our innovative sales and marketing department," said Richard Allen,
senior vice president, commercial processes and president of automotive for
Freudenberg-NOK. "The team demonstrated excellent teamwork by developing
new concepts and approaches to address customer wants and needs at all
levels of design, quality, manufacturing, timing to launch and delivery."
According to MSED, the Platinum Award winners were evaluated on their
track records in sales, utilizing new ideas or approaches, meeting
challenges imaginatively, exhibiting exemplary teamwork, exceeding business
goals and impacting a business or industry.
The Freudenberg-NOK sales team, as well as the Northfield, N.H. axle-
focused factory engineering and support team, combined their experience and
expertise to utilize a "clean sheet approach" to develop, design and create
a "Best in Class" pinion seal design. The new design increased sales and
market share, while greatly reducing warranty exposure with Freudenberg-NOK
The Platinum Awards are co-sponsored by Crain's Detroit Business
Founded in 1989, Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership is a joint venture
between Freudenberg & Co. of Germany and NOK Corp. of Japan.
Freudenberg-NOK is a leader in automotive sealing and noise, vibration
and harshness (NVH) products and is a supplier to all automakers producing
in North America, as well as all major tier one chassis and drivetrain
suppliers. The company's headquarters and technical center in Plymouth,
Mich. houses the most extensive supplier-operated sealing and noise and
vibration testing facility in North America.
Freudenberg-NOK offers its automotive customers globally integrated
products, including sealing packages for transmissions, engines, brakes,
axles and steering, NVH components and packages, and all rubber, plastic
and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) components for suspension, electrical
and fuel systems.
The company also offers an extensive portfolio of special precision
seals for the aerospace, appliance, business machine, fluid power, marine,
medical, off-highway equipment and recreational vehicle markets. For more
information, visit the Freudenberg-NOK website at