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Mark Peacock has been named ignition specialist NGK’s Salesman of the Year for the second successive year.
The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presented him with the 2019 award at its recent end of year conference held in Palma, Majorca.
Mark (49) said: “I am really pleased to have received the award for a second time. It was an ambition of mine to win it when I first joined the company in 2011 and to win it again is fantastic.”
He took the honour in a closely run race from colleagues Paul Gair and John Catterson, who came second and third respectively.
Mark added: “We are a close-knit team at NGK, and I would have been just as pleased if Paul had won the award. I think I can attribute the award to introducing our new products, especially MAP and MAF sensors, to my customers while also achieving good spark plug sales.”
Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It is a great achievement by Mark to once again be named Salesman of the Year. He thoroughly deserved retaining the award for his efforts over the past 12 months.
“NGK never stands still, and Mark is part of a very experienced and conscientious sales team who have been instrumental to the successful launch of a number of new products we have introduced to our customers over recent months.”
Prior to joining NGK, the two-time winner, whose sales area covers the English counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, plus south Wales, worked as a Sales Representative for automotive distributor FPS in Nottingham and Sheffield.
Mark – who is married to Gayle and has two sons, Sam (20) and Josh (15) – is a keen sports fan who supports Birmingham City FC and is a music enthusiast who regularly attends concerts.
About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, plus ignition coils, to the independent UK automotive aftermarket.
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