NTN Announces Retirement of Industry Icon Kevin Judge

NTN Announces Retirement of Industry Icon Kevin Judge

Judge has worked in sales, marketing and management executive roles in the automotive aftermarket for more than 40 years.

NTN Bearing Corporation of America has announced that effective Dec. 31, Kevin Judge will retire from his role as brand ambassador for NTN’s Automotive Aftermarket business unit, formally ending his professional tenure with NTN.

An industry veteran, Judge joined NTN in 2015 as the eastern regional sales manager. In 2018, he tookon the role of vice president, sales & marketing – Automotive Aftermarket, and was the driving force behind the growth of NTN’s automotive aftermarket business unit. In January 2022, Judge transitioned to his current role as a brand ambassador, where he leveraged his industry experience to provide intelligence and guidance.

“On behalf of the entire NTN team, I want to thank Kevin for his remarkable dedication and leadership,” said Pete Eich, president and CEO, NTN Bearing Corporation of America. “Under Kevin’s leadership, our automotive aftermarket business achieved exceptional growth and success, and his contributions to our business and culture will endure for years to come.”

Prior to joining NTN, Judge worked in sales, marketing and management executive roles in the automotive aftermarket for more than 40 years. He is well-respected in the aftermarket, and throughout his career has been an active fixture in many automotive organizations, including the Auto Care Association, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and the Automotive Sales Council, to name a few. Judge also has been a continuous presence with NTN’s aftermarket customers in both the automotive and heavy-duty channels and was inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame in 2020.

“NTN’s automotive aftermarket business owes a great debt to Kevin,” said Charles E. Harris, vice president of Automotive Aftermarket, NTN. “Having Kevin remain on as the brand ambassador for the last year has been integral to enabling a smooth transition for the leadership of our team. I personally want to thank Kevin for being a trusted advisor and wish him a long, happy and well-deserved retirement.”

Please join all of us at NTN in congratulating Mr. Kevin Judge on his outstanding career with NTN and wishing him the best as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.

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