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Robert A. Stranahan, Jr.

January 1, 2019

President and Chairman of the Board Champion Spark Plug Company (Deceased) – Toledo, Ohio

Robert A. Stranahan, Jr. literally ‘grew up in the manufacturing end of the automotive aftermarket industry’ where he now has served for almost three decades as President and Chairman of the Board of the Champion Spark Plug Company. He is internationally recognized as a major voice for the manufacturing sector of the automotive after-market. Like his father before him, he has served in all the chairs in his industry and has consistently taken “the long view” of that industry and the enterprise system. Today, Mr. Stranahan directs a network of manufacturing and sales facilities that spans the world and includes five plants in the United States and ten abroad. “Competition in a free society is a marvelous thing to behold because of its simplicity.”