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Industry Mourns Loss of Jim Considine Jr.

  Jim Considine Jr. founded his company, Considine Sales & Marketing Inc., in 1971.
Jim Considine Jr. passed away after a long fight against multiple myeloma. According to family members, Considine faced many adversities in his 10-year fight with cancer, including two stem-cell transplants and numerous chemotherapy treatments, which included trial programs where the results were relatively unknown.

“My dad’s love of family and friends was inspiring,” said Jim Considine III. “His attitude and zest for life was unquestionable as he always thought of others before himself. His fight was just the means to stay with those that he loved so much and for those that loved him. Although we are saddened by the loss, he has moved on to a better place, so we can rejoice in his life and all the wonderful things that he has meant to all of us.”

Considine Sales & Marketing Inc. (CSM) is an independent manufacturers' representative agency with more than 200 years combined experience in the specialty-equipment industry.

Considine Jr. founded CSM in 1971, after nine years with Holley Carburetor Company. Holding to the principle of establishing long-term relationships with manufacturers and acting as their field sales arm as well as their eyes and ears, Considine Jr. represented McGard for 35 years, Moroso Performance for 28 years, Fluidampr, Hypertech and Dee Zee for more than 20 years, Competition Engineering for 23 years and Phoenix USA for 18 years. Also, he actively consulted on key company issues.

The company’s main offices are in the Detroit area, with 10 sales and service marketing professionals servicing 15 states (Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska). CSM provides sales and service for its manufacturers at specialty WDs, traditional WDs, direct marketers, mass merchandisers, wheel and tire distributors and undercar WDs, along with engine and chassis builders.

During the 2009 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, Considine Sales & Marketing was honored with the 2009 SEMA Manufacturers' Rep Agency of the Year award.

The funeral and services took place last weekend. If you wish to make a contribution, the Considine family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the following charities:

Capuchin Soup Kitchen
1820 Mt. Elliot St.
Detroit, MI 48207

U of M Cancer Foundation
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109