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Movers & Shakers: Meyer Distributing Announces Acquisition of Automotive Distributing Company

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Meyer Distributing Announces Acquisition of Automotive Distributing Company

Meyer Distributing Inc. has announced the acquisition of Automotive Distributing Company (ADC) based in Pennsylvania. ADC has been fully integrated into the Meyer platform, allowing increased service levels throughout the Northeast. Meyer also announced the company is currently hiring sales and purchasing positions.

“We have been looking to expand our relationships in the Northeast,” Meyer Distributing CEO Jeff Braun said. “ADC provides a great opportunity to increase coverage and improve customer service with employees [who have] lots of experience in the automotive aftermarket. We’re hiring for sales and purchasing positions there currently. We will continue to look for distribution and acquisition opportunities in our automotive, lifestyle, and janitorial/sanitation businesses.”

Braun also stated that anyone interested in the possible sale of a business could reach out to

Joe Maylish
Joe Maylish

MAHLE Motorsport Promotes Joe Maylish to Sales and Program Manager

MAHLE Motorsport General Manager Brad Green has announced the promotion of Joe Maylish to sales and program manager for the company’s North American motorsports division in Fletcher, North Carolina. Maylish will now serve as the primary contact for all external sales representatives, warehouse distributors and other customers, and will develop and coordinate sales strategies, goals and missions, direct training and coordinate market research to meet sales goals. He will temporarily continue to provide direction and oversight of the company’s marketing efforts and media buys for MAHLE Motorsport until the marketing manager position is filled. Maylish has been leading the division’s marketing department since 2018. Prior to his hire at MAHLE Motorsport, Maylish was the sales and production manager for Robby Gordon Motorsports SPEED UTV (Charlotte, North Carolina) and regional sales manager for U.S. Legend Cars/Speedway Motorsports Inc. (Las Vegas), where he had extensive event operations and management experience in NASCAR and NHRA.

GearFX Driveline Announces New Location

GearFX Driveline has announced the company will relocate to a new facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. The new location is down the street from its current post. The company's new 18,000-sq.-ft. facility increases the company’s footprint by more than 5,000 sq. ft. The new location will feature a larger dyno area and increased warehouse capacity. The machine shop, build shop and fabrication shop will also each be housed in individual, climate-controlled spaces to better control dust mitigation. Te new physical and mailing address is 114 Infield Court, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Champion Brands can produce 33,000 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) roundbottles in 24 hours, or 230,000 bottles per week—just shy of 1 million bottles per month.

Champion Brands Filling Aftermarket Demand With 12-oz. Clear PET Bottles

Champion Brands LLC is actively seeking orders for 12-oz., clear, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) round bottles to be filled on its AOKI “AL-500LL-50S” production line. Polyethylene terephthalate is a polymer that is formed by combining two monomers: modified ethylene glycol and purified terephthalic acid. Champion’s AOKI “AL-500LL-50S” production line produces almost zero scrap plastic, according to the company. Bottle runs are typically at 23bpm, which comes out to 33,000 bottles in 24 hours, or 230,000 bottles per week—just shy of 1 million bottles per month.

Dayco Adds Sales And Marketing Leadership

Dayco has announced several leadership changes. Thomas J. (TJ) Fontana will serve as the director of sales for North America, while Shannon Lara has been announced as the director of marketing for the North American aftermarket. In addition, Tyler Samagalski was promoted to the director of industrial, fluid power and performance markets in North America. All will report directly to Dayco Vice President of the North American Aftermarket Tom Tecklenburg. Fontana will lead the light and commercial vehicle aftermarket segment, while Samagalski will head up the industrial, fluid power and performance markets for the United States and Canada. Lara will work directly with the pair to deliver new products, programs and applications to the market.

Tim Zapp
Tim Zapp

Tim Zapp Promoted To Borowski Race Engines Shop Manager

Borowski Race Engines Inc. (BRE) has announced that Tim Zapp has been promoted from lead technician to shop manager. Zapp, an active drag racer, is described as a “true prodigy,” having assembled his first engine at the age of 14. Zapp most recently completed Holley’s EFI training program as well as an advanced Rottler 5-axis CNC course. Zapp first joined Borowski Race Engines while still attending high school, and is now in his ninth year of employment with the engine builder.

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