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Friday, January 7, 2011

Wolfgang Winzer Named President of Champion Laboratories

Albion, IL, January 7, 2011 – Champion Laboratories, Inc., a UCI International company and a worldwide leader in filters and filtration products, announced today the appointment of Wolfgang Winzer to the position of President. In this role, Winzer will be responsible for worldwide growth of leading filtration products from Champion Laboratories—including well-known brand names such as Champ®, PetroClear®, Kleener® and Luber-finer®.

“I am extremely proud to be part of the Champ Labs team,” stated Winzer. “Not only is Champion a company with an excellent leadership reputation for quality and performance, but it is a company on the move with an aggressive vision for the future and that’s very exciting to me.”

Winzer joins Champion Laboratories after serving for the past two years as President of Webb Wheel Products, Inc., Cullman, AL – a leading manufacturer of wheel-end solutions for the heavy-duty truck and trailer market. As the head of Webb Wheel Products, Winzer was responsible for four business units with five manufacturing facilities for OEM, aftermarket, transit and brake parts, as well as being accountable for Webb’s research-and-development facility.

Winzer’s career has included positions with Siemens VDO Automotive Corp.-North America, where he served as Vice President and General Manager for both the Aftermarket and Specialty OEM Business Units. Prior to moving to the United States, he served in various executive assignments for VDO in Germany.

Champion Laboratories, Inc., is a quality and technology leader and one of the world's largest manufacturers of filters and filtration products and related services to the automotive, retail, on-highway and off-highway fleet, heavy-duty and petroleum dispensing industries. Champion Laboratories, Inc., has been a trusted name in filters since 1955, providing high-efficiency performance in the most demanding work environments. For more information on the company or its products, please visit www.champlabs.com.