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Friday, April 11, 2008

Champion Laboratories Names Mary E. Blair New Vice President, Global Procurement

Mary E. Blair

Albion, IL – As Champion Laboratories continues to refine the corporate image it presents to a changing market, the company has added Mary E. Blair to its team as Vice President, Global Procurement. Brought in to execute Champ Labs’ corporate initiatives and goals, Blair, in her new position, will be responsible for leading all procurement activities into one centrally-led body while reducing spending, generating greater speed, and improving processes and relationships with key supplier partners in the Company's worldwide supply chain.  Blair will lead worldwide procurement with a more strategic focus.

Blair brings to her new role more than 21 years of procurement experience at Navistar International, Warrenville, IL, and General Motors, Detroit, MI. Over the years, she has held a variety of supply-chain positions within global purchasing at both companies and has been a recognized speaker within the automotive industry. Her expertise in global sourcing and corporate raw material enabled her to become a Professional Fellow in Corporate Raw Material while at General Motors.

Blair holds a Bachlelor’s Degree from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, and a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, specializing in Global Leadership.

For more information on Champion Laboratories or any of its products, please contact Averi Goodman, Marketing Coordinator, at (618) 445-5410, or visit www.champlabs.com.

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.