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Movers & Shakers: Steele Rubber Products Named NSRA Manufacturer of the Year

Steele Rubber Products
Eddie Lail

Steele Rubber Products Named NSRA Manufacturer of the Year

Steele Rubber Products has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the National Street Rod Association (NSRA). More than 8,500 cars were seen at the 2022 NSRA Street Rod Nationals over a four-day span. The event was particularly special for Steele Rubber Products, as the company was presented with the NSRA Manufacturer of the Year award. This award has been presented every year since 1972 to recognize a manufacturer that has made outstanding contributions to the street-rod hobby and industry.

Steele Rubber Products representative Eddie Lail accepted the award on behalf of the company at the NSRA Award Ceremony on August 5. “I appreciate everything that everyone has done for us,” he said. “I appreciate all of our employees that have worked hard to make our parts the way our customers want it, and I want to thank the NSRA for this award.”

Power Automedia Promotes Andrew Almazan to Vice President of People

Power Automedia
Andrew Almazan

Power Automedia has announced that Andrew Almazan has been promoted from creative operations director to vice president of people after celebrating nine years with the company. Power Automedia believes in the magic of the automobile and building something special. That is only accomplished through adhering to its core values. Andrew has embodied these values and been a prime example of leadership within the organization throughout his tenure.

Almazan joined the company as a staff writer for Rod Authority in 2013, generating content and managing projects for the title until he became the editor a year later. As his career continued to develop, Andrew's role expanded to Hot Rod group editor, editorial operations manager and creative operations director. Over the years, he worked closely with members of senior leadership, led cross-functional teams and exercised conflict resolution skills which allowed his career to continue developing.

In his new role as vice president of people, Almazan will be responsible for leading all HR initiatives and ensuring that core values continue to be upheld across all departments.

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