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Movers & Shakers: Flex-a-lite Names Matt Smith National Sales Manager

 Matt Smith, Flex-a-lite
Matt Smith was named the national sales manager for Flex-a-lite.

Matt Smith Named Flex-a-lite National Sales Manager

Matt Smith was named the national sales manager for Flex-a-lite. The 50-year-old company manufactures performance aluminum radiators, electric cooling fans, belt-driven fans, compact Mojave heaters and more. Smith brings to Flex-a-lite a decade of sales experience in the automotive industry, including roles as regional sales manager for MANN+HUMMEL, where he achieved quarter-after-quarter of sales growth. He also worked for Foster Babcock & Associates as an account manager, overseeing sales and executing training seminars.

ACAT Global Recognized as Michigan’s Top 50 Companies to Watch

Advanced Clean Air Technologies (ACAT) Global was recognized as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch as part of the 2014 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards. ACAT Global joins a select group of the 2014 honorees. Chosen by a panel of entrepreneurs and leaders in economic development, firms recognized are headquartered in the Great Lakes State and are beyond the start-up phase. The awards also require that honorees must show “evidence such as employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage or other notable factors that showcase the company’s success.” ACAT Global was recognized May 6, 2014, at the 10th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business banquet, held at the Breslin Center in Lansing, Michigan.

Hammerking Taps Ron Stobaugh to Lead Sales Team

Hammerking Productions Inc., creators of the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire and ULTRA4 Racing, has appointed Ron Stobaugh as vice president of sales and business development. Stobaugh, who will oversee the operations of the Hammerking sales team, joins the organization with more than 25 years of off-road business experience and 80+ off-road races under his belt. He will immediately begin working with the existing management team to partner with existing and potential sponsors to promote the current 2014 ULTRA4 Racing Season, and begin planning for the 2015 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire.

"I've been a fan of King of the Hammers since the beginning." said Ron Stobaugh, who went on to say, "I truly believe Ultra4 Racing offers significant value to both industry partners and non-endemic companies. Hammerking has a diverse offering including event promotion, media production and race management. I look forward to leveraging these assets and providing a strong value proposition to our partners."

Mickey Thompson Sponsors Rockstar Performance Garage

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has announced that the company is an official sponsor of the Rockstar Performance Garage. Established in 2012 with Rockstar Energy Drinks and LDRSHIP Designs, the Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG) is a fully functioning performance automotive shop, specializing in custom project-vehicle development on behalf of major automotive and lifestyle brands.

Mickey Thompson joins numerous industry brands to participate in the 17-event RPG season. including the recent Moab Easter Jeep Safari. The Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires will be featured on the RPG trailer-hauling truck for all events, and both the truck and trailer will be branded with the Mickey Thompson logo.

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