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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Champion Laboratories Appoints John Casanova Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Albion, IL – Champion Laboratories, Inc., a worldwide leader in filtration-product technology and quality, is proud to announce that effective April 1, John Casanova has joined its team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Casanova will spearhead Champion Laboratories’ initiatives to enhance sales growth and increase brand awareness for the company’s leading filtration products worldwide—including well-known brand names such as Champ®, PetroClear®, Kleener® and Luber-finer®.

John Casanova

Casanova joins Champion Laboratories from Liberty Bell, Inc., where he was most recently Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Prior to Liberty Bell, Casanova held varying and progressively responsible positions at Remy International, Visteon and Monroe Auto Equipment.

“John’s experience has given him a strong background in sales, marketing and operations, which will be invaluable in his new role with Champion Laboratories,” said Michael D. Gibbons, Acting President and Vice President-Finance for Champion Laboratories. “We heartily welcome John and are excited about all of the positive attributes he will bring as we look to move the company forward.”

Casanova, who received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Michigan University, is married to his wife Elizabeth and has three children, daughters Mattie and Hannah, and son Ben.

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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