Molex co-sponsored third-place car at Indy 500
Molex Inc. co-sponsored Indy racing car of Tony Kanaan, finished third at the Indianapolis 500.
Molex Inc. co-sponsored Indy racing car of Tony Kanaan, finished third at the Indianapolis 500, run over the Memorial Day weekend (May 26-27, 2012) at the famed race in Indiana.
Kanaan, driving the No. 11 Mouser Electronics/Geico/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar, wound up third behind champion Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon.
Mouser Electronics distributes Molex product lines globally.
“Molex enthusiastically supported Tony Kanaan in his phenomenal achievement at this year’s Indy 500. Like our strategic partner Mouser, we share Tony’s commitment to speed and high-performance,” states Fred Bell, vice president of global distribution, Molex. “IndyCar is a great way to put the trusted Molex brand out to race fans, which includes many engineers. We appreciate the marketing opportunity to be involved in such a dynamic, high technology sport.”
“Molex has been a great supporter of our IndyCar racing program and we are very pleased to have them on board, especially with the spectacular outcome of Sunday’s race,” says Krystal Jackson, vice president of interconnects, Mouser Electronics. “We appreciate the collaboration with Molex and look forward to the next racing event. They are a valued supplier partner on many levels.”
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.