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Movers & Shakers: Wiseco Hires Kirk Tenney; Directed Improves New England Sales Organization

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Kirk Tenney
Kirk Tenney

Wiseco Automotive Taps Kirk Tenney for National and Distribution Sales Manager Role

Wiseco Performance Products has hired industry veteran Kirk Tenney as the organization’s national and distribution sales manager. He arrives at Wiseco and its parent company Race Winning Brands (RWB) following professional stops at the Jim Wrobleski Company, US Safety Gear and Mr. Gasket Performance Group. Tenney will be tasked with carrying out long-term sales objectives while focusing on customer service and promoting Wiseco’s automotive product offerings. He will also promote the Mentor, Ohio, organization’s strategic sales plan to spur growth and process improvement across the company.

Directed
Directed has added Eben Sheldon and The Best Reps to its New England sales organization.

Directed Announces Significant Improvements to New England Sales Organization

Directed has announced the addition of Eben Sheldon and The Best Reps to its New England sales organization. Sheldon, Directed sales manager, will cover southern New England. The Best Reps, led by Principal John Ripley, will focus on Boston and northern New England. Sheldon has an extensive background in mobile-electronics sales with experience in both the retail and car dealer channels. He has worked as sales manager at Directed for the last year and previously worked for Alpine Electronics. The Best Reps will improve Directed’s coverage, go-to-market execution and client service.

ididit
Bob Glaspie won the award for Best Restoration with his ’69 Plymouth Road Runner.

ididit Holds Annual End-of-Summer Car Show and Open House

After a summer on the road searching for the top builds and builders across the country with the “I Did It with ididit Tour,” ididit celebrated the best in its own backyard, September 15, at the annual ididit Car Show & Open House, where judges handed out Best of Show awards in eight categories:

Best Restoration
Bob Glaspie, ’69 Plymouth Road Runner

Best Street Rod ’48 and Older
Brent Mitchell, ’38 Chevrolet pickup

Best Truck ’48–’66
Tim Sandys, ’60 Chevrolet El Camino

Best Truck ’67–’87
Greg Griewahn, ’70 Chevrolet C10

Best Truck ’88 and Newer
Brad Murray, ’90 Chevrolet Blazer

Best Car ’49–’64
Skip Nagypaul, ’53 Buick Super

Best Car ’65–’79
Bill Marterstich, ’69 Chevrolet Camaro

Best Car ’80 and Newer
Russell Weid, ’13 Black Chevrolet Corvette

JMPR Public Relations Named Agency of Record for Red Line Synthetic Oil

JMPR Public Relations has announced that it has been named agency of record for Red Line Synthetic Oil. JMPR will support Red Line Synthetic Oil by bringing awareness to the brand and assisting the company with upcoming new-product launches and sponsorship announcements. JMPR will also work to curate social-media initiatives to reach Red Line Synthetic Oil’s target audience.

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