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Masters Entertainment Group Inc. to Offer More Complete Streaming Event Coverage

Masters Entertainment Group Inc. of Bristol, Tennessee, has announced it has added a live streaming division. Masters plans to break away from the usual video streaming used in motorsports and offer more complete and professional streaming event coverage. Using professional television HD cameras, Masters says it will use boom cam shots, several manned cameras, drone shots, point-of-view cameras, photo-finish cams, live interviews from the pit area and top-end winner interviews. In addition, Masters will air a 30-minute TV special after the event. There is no cost for the streaming service for the event. For more information, visit

Dr. Thomas Klukas
Dr. Thomas Klukas

Dr. Thomas Klukas joins Formel D as COO

Effective June 1, Dr. Thomas Klukas has assumed the newly created position of chief operating officer for Formel D. With many years of international experience across a variety of managerial positions, the 55-year-old now heads the group’s operational division. From this point on, Formel D’s executive management will consist of Dr. Jürgen Laakmann (CEO), Gian Mario Deligios (CFO) and Dr. Klukas (COO). For the past 14 years, Dr. Klukas was employed by SGS SA, holding various international managerial positions. With a PhD in industrial engineering, he was responsible for the transportation division as a member of the board. Before this, Thomas Klukas held various senior management positions at DEKRA SE.

Overland Expo Events Cancelled for 2020

All in-person Overland Expo events previously scheduled for 2020 have been officially postponed until 2021. The event series will organize two more virtual Overland Expo events later in 2020. In-person Overland Expo events will return in 2021. Beyond Overland Expo’s social channels, fans can read stories and learn more about the overland industry and community on the newly created Overland Expo Compass editorial hub in addition to the Overland Sourcebook, which will go all-digital this year. Event organizers are requesting attendees, exhibitors and sponsors roll their tickets, sponsorships or booth space over to a 2021 Overland Expo event. However, if a 2021 rollover is not financially feasible, full refunds will be issued upon request. For more information, visit

Joe Saad
Joe Saad

Joe Saad Retiring after 46 Years With Acme Manufacturing Company

Acme Manufacturing Company has announced the retirement of Joe Saad, senior vice president of sales and marketing, after 46 years of service. Saad has been instrumental in developing polishing automation solutions for automotive trim, truck bumpers, aluminum wheels, plumbing components, hand tools and builders’ hardware.

Concurrently Acme has announced the following promotions:

  • Jack Karagozian, Vice President – Global Sales Engineering
  • Scott Kilpatrick, Vice President – Global Business Development
  • Michael Lamb, Director - Global Service Sales and Parts
  • Robert Thornton, Director – Global Engineering

Universal Technical Institute Reopens Hands-On Labs at All Campuses Across the Country

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has reopened hands-on training labs at 10 of its 13 campuses, including Avondale and Phoenix, Arizona; Orlando, Florida; Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga and Sacramento, California; Houston and Dallas, Texas; Lisle (Chicago), Illinois; and NASCAR Tech in Mooresville, North Carolina. Labs at three remaining campuses (Exton, Pennsylvania; Norwood, Massachusetts; and Bloomfield, New Jersey) are scheduled to open by June 15. Modified in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health department guidelines, the labs allow students participating in online courses to continue the in-person portion of their education and train for good, stable jobs essential to the nation's infrastructure. UTI is implementing a number of health and safety measures in support of the well being of its students, employees, and campus communities, including: reduced class sizes, staggered start and end times across sessions, six-foot social distancing between workstations, independent break times for students and staff, cleaning and disinfecting all workstations and tools between sessions and taking the temperature of all students and staff before entering campus. For a full list of safety measures in UTI's modified labs, refer to UTI’s website.

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