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Movers & Shakers: Edelbrock Welcomes Chris Creselius; CAN Announces Annual Award Winners

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Chris Creselius
Chris Creselius

Edelbrock Welcomes Chris Creselius As New Regional Account Sales Manager

Edelbrock LLC has announced that Chris Crecelius has joined the company’s sales team as the new regional account sales manager. Working out of Memphis, Tennessee, Crecelius will handle accounts throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Western Tennessee. A 24-year veteran of the aftermarket performance industry, Crecelius comes to Edelbrock after 13 years as national sales manager for Hypertech Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s sales and marketing programs for all sales channels, including retail, wholesale, dealer and specialty markets. Prior to that he was the regional sales manager for Holley Performance Products, where he managed $20 million in sales for all accounts in the Midwest region. Creselius, who starts with Edelbrock this week, will report directly to Cary Redman, Edelbrock’s national sales manager.

Adrian MurrayAdrian Murray.

Custom Automotive Network Announces 2018 Person, Manufacturer, Sales Rep, Reseller of the Year

Custom Automotive Network (CAN), formerly known as Performance Warehouse Association, has announced that Adrian Murray of Painless Performance Products has been named 2018 Person of the Year. The award is voted on by CAN membership and recognizes someone who has made a significant contribution for the benefit of the custom automotive distribution system. The award was presented by CAN President Tracie Nunez at the 45th annual CAN Connect Conference, September 9, 2018, in Frisco, Texas. Murray joined Painless in 1998 as vice president of sales and has been president and CEO since 2004. During that time, Painless has been recognized as Manufacturer of the Year by the Performance Warehouse Association in 2002, 2010 and 2011. In addition, Truck Hero has been named 2018 Manufacturer of the Year. The award is in recognition of outstanding contributions to the custom automotive distribution system and in appreciation of conscientious dedication to the industry. Harry Miller Sales has been named 2018 Sales Rep of the Year. The award is in recognition of demonstrating overall support for the custom aftermarket distribution system and appreciation of conscientious dedication to the industry. Motovicity Distribution has been named 2018 Reseller of the Year. The award is in recognition of outstanding contributions to the custom automotive distribution system and in appreciation of conscientious dedication to the industry. 

UWS Launches New Website

UWS has launched an all-new website featuring a mobile-responsive platform, simplified navigation and an added vehicle-lookup function. There are also links to other brands within CURT Group, latest product releases and featured company videos. A new lifestyle section gives visitors a chance to explore the company’s products through their own preferred hobbies and interests. In addition, more comprehensive ACES/PIES data has been implemented within the new site, along with a simplified but more prominent lookup menu.

Tint World Opens New Store in Cumming, Georgia

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced the opening of its new store in Cumming, Georgia. The store, which is the fifth Tint World location in Georgia, will serve the Atlanta metro area. Tint World of Cumming will provide a full range of automotive styling and safety services, including automotive tint, automotive paint protection film, mobile electronics, advanced driver-assistance systems and car stereo upgrades and residential and commercial window film. The store is located at 1810 Buford Hwy.

E3 Announces New E-commerce Website

E3 Spark Plugs now has a fully functioning e-commerce website where products may be purchased direct from the company. Products can be filtered by year, make, model and engine for automotive and powersports, including motorcycle, ATV and UTV, marine, golf cart and power equipment for lawn and garden applications. The e-commerce site also showcases featured products. The cart provides an oversized image, quantity, item number and product description in addition to notice of special offers.

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