Nelson Global Products Is Prepared to Meet Vehicles’ Exhaust and Tubing Demands

Louisville, KY – March 30, 2011 -- Nelson Global Products Inc. has returned to its rich six decades-plus history and track record of strong product engineering, quality manufacturing and premium customer service  of exhaust and fabricated tube assemblies for the on-highway, off-highway and specialty vehicle markets.

Announced here at the Mid-America Trucking show, Nelson Global Products – its new name -- is based in Stoughton, WI, and globally manufactures exhaust systems and fabricated tube products such as EGR, charged air tubes, coolant tubes, exhaust tubes and its newest line of Thermal Management Tubing (TMT) to support the thermal requirements of complex diesel emissions systems.  The operation was owned and operated for 13 years by Cummins Inc.  

“Nelson is a powerful brand name and it’s back in a big way to serve OEM and aftermarket customers around the world,” said Tom Gosnell, chief executive officer of Nelson Global Products.

A 35-year veteran in the commercial vehicle industry who most recently served as a senior executive with Rockwell Automotive and ArvinMeritor, Gosnell has assembled a strong management team including Kevin Stokstad, sales director; Frank Gould, engineering team leader; Tim Rusch, operations; and Sue Vanderbilt, finance. Other senior key executives include Rob Guy, Doug Dole, John Wehrenberg, Joe Freeman, Ed Whipp, Rich Whipp and Rodger Butler.

According to sales director Stokstad, Nelson aggressively plans to reinforce its position not only in the OE markets but also in the heavy and medium vehicle aftermarket with a clear vision of wide availability in distribution channels "with the right products at the right time."

The firm is a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in Chicago. The company's operations include manufacturing operations in Stoughton, Arcadia, Black River Falls and Viroqua, Wis., and in Scoresby, Australia, and Pune, India.

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