William Nonnamaker is senior vice president Sales and Marketing at Penray, Inc., with overall responsibility for sales to the quick lube industry, as well as sales to the heavy-duty and international markets. A 30-plus year veteran of the automotive aftermarket, Nonnamaker previously held sales and marketing positions with Johnson Controls Battery Group, Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, and Wells Vehicle Electronics.
In his five years with Penray, he has cultivated Penray's relationship with quick lube owners and operators and has overseen the introduction of a number of products and professional-level service kits that are especially well-suited to the quick lube environment.
Married with two grown children, Nonnamaker holds a BS degree from Michigan State University and an MBA degree from Bowling Green State University.
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