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Greg Penske Elected to Petersen Automotive Museum Board of Directors
The Petersen Automotive Museum has added Greg Penske, chairman/CEO of Penske Motor Group, to its board of directors. Penske also serves on the board of directors for Penske Corp., Penske Automotive Group, Los Angeles Sports Council, Friends of Golf and is an advisor to Nucleus Scientific Inc. He is also the former president and CEO of the publicly traded Penske Motorsports Inc., which operated numerous racetracks across the country. Effective immediately, Penske joins the Petersen Automotive Museum’s board of directors: Chairman Peter Mullin, Vice Chairmen Bruce Meyer and David Sydorick, Treasurer Richard Varner and board members Richard Roeder, William Ahmanson, Charles Nearburg and Dr. Lawrence Piro. The Petersen Automotive Museum is scheduled to re-open to the public following a 13-month total transformation December 7, 2015.
ATC Truck Covers Now Offering Rhino Rack Accessories
ATC Truck Covers is now offering Rhino Rack accessories. In a partnership with Rhino Rack, ATC Truck Covers will offer track systems, quick-release track-mount systems and cross bars to come installed on ATC truck caps, excluding the EXP. Customers will be able to choose between Vortex aero bars and HD bars. All other Rhino Rack accessories, including rollers, ladder accessories, roof baskets and more will be available through ATC and can be drop shipped. ATC Truck Covers is also offering $75 off an ATC Truck Cap and Rhino Rack combination package. To take advantage of this coupon, customers can visit ATC’s website.
Need for Speed is bringing a highly modified, community-curated Porsche to the 2015 SEMA Show.
“Need for Speed” to Bring Modified Porsche to SEMA Show in Celebration of November 3 Launch
“Need for Speed” (NFS) launches November 3, and they’re bringing a highly modified, community-curated Porsche to the 2015 SEMA Show to celebrate. The NFS development team worked in collaboration with Risky Devil, Bisimoto, RWB, Fifteen52 and many more to bring this project to life. The finished build will be on display at the “Need for Speed” stand [booth #62130] where visitors will also be offered the chance to go hands-on with the fresh new reboot of “Need for Speed.” To find out more, visit www.needforspeed.com.
MAHLE Aftermarket Names Andreas Huber to Lead MAHLE Service Solutions
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. has announced the appointment of Andreas Huber as general manager for MAHLE Service Solutions. Huber will report directly to MAHLE Aftermarket general manager Jon Douglas. Huber will be based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and be responsible for MAHLE Service Solutions, which specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive services, tools and maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems. Before joining MAHLE Aftermarket, Huber was the director of system design and product management at Harman Becker. He spent nearly 13 years at Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC where he served in a variety of engineering and business solutions roles.
Tint World Launches New Franchise in Houston
Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has opened its all-new Houston location. Owned and managed by Houston natives Brandon Sanders and Antwoine Stewart, along with business partner Emmanuel Sasu, the Westpark Drive store will provide area residents with a variety of services, including vehicle customization, residential and commercial window film and marine upgrades and styling.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi has opened its new $300 million commercial truck-tire facility in West Point, Mississippi.
Yokohama Officially Opens New $300 Million Commercial Tire Plant in Mississippi
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) has announced the opening of its new $300-million commercial truck-tire facility in West Point, Mississippi. Just a little more than 24 months after breaking ground on the site, YTMM commemorated the occasion with more than 300 dignitaries and guests at the modern, 1-million-sq.-ft. facility. As of now, YTMM has hired more than 260 employees and plans to eventually reach 500. Constructed on more than 500 acres of land, the YTMM plant houses manufacturing, warehousing and operations facilities, and will produce up to a million tires annually when running at full capacity. Among the speakers at the ceremony were Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., (YTMM’s parent company in Tokyo, Japan) and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.
WRJK Adds “Rev’n” in Chicago
Luken Communications LLC has announced an affiliation agreement between “Rev’n”—Luken’s latest network offering—and WRJK in Chicago. WRJK, operated by Major Market Broadcasting, launched “Rev’n” October 1, taking the place of previous “Rev’n” affiliate, W25DW. Chicago area viewers can now find “Rev’n” over-the-air on channel 22.6 in addition to Luken’s Retro TV, already available on WRJK 22.7.
Cascadia Capital Establishes Los Angeles Office
Cascadia Capital LLC—a middle market investment bank serving public and private companies around the globe—has announced the establishment of a Los Angeles office, which will be will be led by Managing Director Paul Louie, head of the firm's automotive aftermarket practice. This expansion follows the November 2014 launch of the firm's Houston office.
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