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Jim Ryan Named SCORE Marketing and Sales Director
SCORE officials have announced that Jim Ryan has been named the SCORE marketing and sales director, effective immediately. Ryan will work directly with SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman. Ryan spent the last two years with TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly known as Source Interlink Media)—the company that acquired his Dirt Sports and Off-Road Industry magazines in October of 2012.
Among the honors Ryan has received over the years, two of his most coveted are the 2012 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council's (MPMC) Robert E. Petersen Media Person of the Year award and the 2012 SCORE Journalist of the Year award. Ryan spent his lengthy career in various sales and publishing positions with Petersen Publishing in Los Angeles (1980–2001) before a two-year tenure with Primedia and five years with Advanstar Communications (2003–2008) in Irvine, California, prior to going solo with his Ryan Communications Group to produce Dirt Sports and Off-Road Industry magazines (2008–2012).
Bosch Establishes Scholarship Program Through UTI Foundation
Robert Bosch LLC established an education scholarship and employment grant program through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation with a gift of $50,000. Scholarships will assist students by funding a portion of their technical education at UTI. Multiple $1,000 scholarships and employment grants will be awarded. To be eligible for the Bosch Scholarship, students must meet UTI admissions requirements, plus the specific Bosch Scholarship requirements located on the UTI Foundation's website. Not all applicants may be selected to receive a scholarship. For complete information, visit the UTI Foundation at www.utifoundation.net.
Power Automedia Hires Evan Perkins as Editor of New Online Magazine, Turnology
Power Automedia named Evan Perkins the head of its newest endeavor, Turnology—the 12th online magazine in production by Power Automedia and will cover automotive performance driving in autocross and open-track environments. As editor, Perkins harnesses his own personal passion, along with his professional experience in heading the new magazine, slated to launch in the fourth quarter of 2014. "The birth of Turnology will fill a fresh niche in Power Automedia’s already vast digital coverage spectrum and provide the readership with access to a provocative array of performance driving, news technical stories, reviews and event coverage," Perkins said.
Perkins brings a lifetime of passion and experience to Turnology readers, from working for a road-racing organization during college and taking on his own project builds over the years to, most recently, running the 24 Hours of LeMons series. Before coming to Power Automedia, Perkins was editor of Fastest Street Car magazine.
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Corey Shick Named Vice President of Sales, Remington Industries
Remington Industries has appointed Corey Shick as vice president of sales. Shick will report to Tim Parkes, CEO, and will be responsible for managing the strategic sales direction of the company. Prior to joining Remington Industries, Shick successfully led sales teams with well-known, recognizable brands from leading manufacturers across multiple channels of distribution, including RSC Chemical Solutions, HD Hudson Manufacturing Co. and The Stanley Works. Shick has a history of successfully partnering with retailers and WDs to support their needs and growing their mutual businesses.
Champion Oil Announces New Master Warehouse Distributor in the Middle East
Champion Oil has announced that Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry is its exclusive master warehouse distributor in Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Northern Cyprus, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen. Fredy World Est. Trade and Industry is a recognized leader in the distribution of performance, racing, commercial and industrial lubricants. The company will offer Champion products in a number of categories, such as motor oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, coolant, diesel motor oil, differentials lubes, greases, power steering fluids, brake fluids and automotive chemicals and additives.
MotorHead Media, in partnership with New Hampshire Motor Speedway, is seeking to crown five vehicles with the title "Northeast Collector Cars of 2014."
MotorHead Media Searching Northeast U.S. for Top Five Collector Cars of 2014
MotorHead Media's group of interrelated marketplaces is the online destination for millions looking to buy-sell-trade their motorsports and automotive cars and parts. The company has announced that in partnership with New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it is seeking to crown five vehicles with the title "Northeast Collector Cars of 2014." Winners and their vehicles will be included in a special display at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, September 21, where they will also be VIP guests of the Speedway.
Any street-legal vehicle is eligible, including all makes, models and years. The panel of judges will include staff and associates from the MotorHead Media family of websites, which includes: RacingJunk.com, HotRodHotLine.com, OldRide.com, CollectorCarNation.com, SprocketList.com and BikerHotLine.com.
Judges will consider three primary areas when choosing the winners: unique appearance of the vehicle; defining northeastern character and relevance; and backstory on the vehicle and the people behind it. This will be the first contest of its kind in the Northeast. The company has thousands of loyal followers and wanted to give back to the community by providing car collectors and enthusiasts a high-profile platform to showcase their vehicles, dedication and passion for this hobby and lifestyle. To enter your vehicle, fill out the online nomination form. Winners will be announced Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation Approves CAWA Grant
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has approved a grant for the CAWA – representing the Automotive Parts Industry’s Education Memorial Fund. This scholarship program promotes quality and high standards through education within the automotive aftermarket industry. To be eligible, applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate and must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time undergraduate student in a curriculum leading to a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university or technical institute. In addition, candidates must be pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket or business and must be a legal resident of, or attending school in, Arizona, California or Nevada. Applications will be accepted beginning September 15.
MAHLE Service Solutions Names Terry Taylor Head of Sales
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Service Solutions division, has named Terry Taylor to the position of head of sales. Taylor will report to Max Dull, general manager, and will be responsible for all sales for MAHLE Service Solutions, including what was the former MAHLE RTI division. Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in the aftermarket, including 10-plus years serving in a variety of business development and sales roles at SPX Service Solutions. He also has experience in sales and marketing at Redline Detection, Auto Meter Products and Exide Corp.
“Terry comes to us at an important time as our division continues to expand within MAHLE Aftermarket,” said Dull. “He will play a crucial role in helping lead our aftermarket strategy for tool and equipment sales.”
The former RTI Division of MAHLE Aftermarket has now been fully integrated into MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. and operates under the name MAHLE Service Solutions.
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