MotorTrend Group Doubles Down on Hot Rods, EVs, Car Testing and Video With Two High-Powered Digital Storytellers
MotorTrend Group has announced that respected automotive media industry veterans Eric Tingwall and Mike Galimi have joined the company as MotorTrend testing director and HOT ROD network director, respectively. The announcement was made by Ed Loh, head of editorial for MotorTrend Group, to whom both will report.
As testing director, award-winning journalist Tingwall is responsible for leading MotorTrend’s vehicle-testing team and overseeing all testing, data collection and related reporting as the company evolves to meet the demands of the industry’s electrified and software-driven future. With 15 years of experience in automotive publishing, Tingwall is a proven, creative storyteller who brings an extensive background of testing and evaluating new vehicles and emerging technologies. Most recently, he led a content marketing program for Capital One Auto Finance, managing more than 20 freelance writers and editors. Prior to that, Tingwall served as technical director and print director over a span of eight years for Car and Driver. He will be based at MotorTrend’s Detroit office.
As part of a strategy to expand premium storytelling across MotorTrend Group’s digital platforms, Galimi, HOT ROD’s network director, will guide the editorial direction of HOT ROD toward broader and deeper connections between the video content and online, print and social-media platforms. Galimi brings 15 years of experience managing editorial teams, most recently as director of content and marketing at ProMedia, the parent company of National Mustang Racers Association and National Muscle Car Association. He will be based in New York.
Bosch Plans Acquisition of the MoTeC Group
Bosch Engineering GmbH—the manufacturer of electronics for automotive and more applications based in Abstatt, Germany—has announced plans to acquire MoTeC Group, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Following approval, MoTeC will become an integral part of Bosch Motorsport, a business unit of Bosch Engineering GmbH, but will continue to operate as a separate entity under its own brand. The acquisition will allow Bosch Motorsport to extend its product portfolio and distribution.
MoTeC specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing motorsport technology for teams in numerous racing series. MoTeC’s portfolio includes vehicle and engine control units, displays, data loggers and onboard power supply-control units for conventional and electrified racing series. The company serves its customers in Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the United States and Japan through a global network of around 250 dealers. For more information, visit bosch-engineering.com and motec.com.au.
SCORE Names Kurt Miller Marketing Sales Manager
SCORE International Off-Road Racing—the off-road racing sanctioning body based in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico—has appointed Kurt Miller to the newly created role of marketing sales manager. Miller is a longtime industry veteran, recently serving as the director of marketing and sales for Westin Automotive/Superwinch. Previously, he was a key accounts manager for Mickey Thompson Tires and Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG). In his new position, Miller will be involved in every aspect of SCORE marketing programs, including sponsorships, the SCORE Journal publication, live streams, race-day tracking, hospitality, special programs and more.
Martin & Company Announces New Communications and Traffic Manager
Martin & Company (M&C)—the full-service marketing solutions firm specializing in national automotive aftermarket brand building based in Whites Creek, Tennessee—has announced Melanie Henry as the company’s new communications and traffic manager. Prior, Henry was creative marketing manager for Red Goat Marketing, an automotive marketing company. A self-proclaimed car enthusiast, Henry is the founder of Mel’s Car Shows and, in 2022, was named Ms. Motorama and honored as WTAJ’s Remarkable Woman of Central Pennsylvania.
Universal Technical Institute Announces 15 New Programs
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)—the technical training college with locations throughout the United States—has announced 15 new programs across its campus footprint. The new programs, including aviation, HVACR, robotics, industrial maintenance, and wind energy technician training, will be added to UTI and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) branded campuses. The announcement follows UTI’s acquisition of MIAT College of Technology in May 2021. UTI also announced efforts to add auto and diesel essential programs to the MIAT Canton, Michigan campus.For more information, visit uti.edu.
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