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Jim Cozzie, Ron Winter Named Managing Partners for Brenton Productions

By SEMA Editors

 Jim Cozzie, Ron Winter, Brenton Productions
Jim Cozzie (above) and Ron Winter were named managing partners for Brenton Productions.
Jim Cozzie, Ron Winter, Brenton Productions
  

Jim Cozzie and Ron Winter have joined Brenton Productions as managing partners. The announcement was made earlier this week by Brenton's owner and Board Chairman Frank McGonagle.

“Jim and Ron have come to Brenton as the result of a search to gradually replace myself in the active management of the company,” stated McGonagle. “Both of them are well respected in the automotive aftermarket, and I’m confident they will continue to position Brenton as the leading producer of automotive how-to television.”

Cozzie, former SEMA Chairman of the Board and SEMA Person of the Year, most recently served as executive vice president for RTM Productions in Franklin, Tennessee. He has more than 30 years of management experience in the automotive specialty-equipment and television-production industries.

He has held senior-level positions with leading aftermarket companies, including Hurst Performance Inc., Super Press Inc., and B&M Racing Performance Products. He was also president of Berkshire Hathaway-owned Zoom Performance Products.

Winter brings to Brenton more than 30 years of marketing management experience with leading consumer goods marketers such as Bristol-Myers, Schlitz, Anheuser-Busch and Pennzoil. While at Anheuser-Busch, he managed sports marketing programs in 27 individual sports franchises.

His motorsports sponsorships for Anheuser-Busch included a virtual who’s who of famous race teams and drivers. While at Pennzoil, he managed programs that included “Pennzoil at the Half” during the NCAA basketball tournament and Eddie Hill’s NHRA Championship.

Brenton is currently producing four how-to series: "All Girls Garage" and "Car Fix" for Discovery/Velocity, along with "Two Guys Garage" and "TruckU” for the Great American Country network of Scripps Networks Interactive.

For more information on Brenton Productions, phone 800-572-7798 or visit www.brentontv.com.