Dodge Reveals Seventh “Last Call” Commemorative Edition Model
Dodge is honoring the end of an era while celebrating the birth of another with the announcement of a Dodge “Last Call” performance festival that will play host to the worldwide reveal of the brand’s final 2023 “Last Call” special-edition model while also shining a spotlight on the Dodge brand’s future of electrified muscle—the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. The Dodge “Last Call” event will visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 20.
The event will unleash the seventh and final Dodge 2023 “Last Call” commemorative edition model—a last-of-its-kind Dodge special-edition vehicle. Six Dodge “Last Call” models have already been introduced: the Dodge Challenger Shakedown, Dodge Charger Super Bee, Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger, Dodge Charger King Daytona and Dodge Challenger Black Ghost. The Dodge “Last Call” vehicles commemorate the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, which are coming to an end in their current HEMI-engine-powered forms at the end of 2023.
The Dodge “Last Call” event in Las Vegas will also hail the beginning stages of a new, electrified chapter for the brand—the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. Additional details on the Dodge “Last Call” event will be shared at a later date on Dodge.com and DodgeGarage.com.
K&N Appoints Randy Bays Interim CEO
K&N has announced that it has appointed Randy Bays as interim CEO, effective January 3. Bays succeeds Richard Bisson, who is stepping down as the company’s CEO to manage his family office. Bays has run the company’s operations since joining K&N in March 2022, and brings decades of experience as a business leader with a track record of revenue growth, innovation and operational excellence. Prior to joining K&N, Bays served as the CEO of Kinetek, the president of Sensus and also held numerous other senior-operating positions at both GE and Bowmar Aerospace.
Meyer Distributing Announces Warehouse Expands in Pennsylvania, Texas and Colorado
Meyer Distributing Inc. has announced the addition of three new warehouses. Carlisle, Pennsylvania, at 205,090 sq. ft., will service the Northeast. Coppell, Texas, at 165,105 sq. ft., will be an expansion to Meyer’s existing Texas warehouses, bringing the total square footage to 650,000 servicing the region. Denver, at 88,771 sq. ft., brings the regional total to 150,000.
“These fully integrated warehouse expansions in Pennsylvania, Texas and Colorado are necessary to keep up with growth,” said Jeff Braun, Meyer CEO. “We continue to make investments in our warehouse network to try and hold as much inventory as possible for next day shipping. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, facility will also have truck routes that will improve service and delivery times to the central and southern Pennsylvania regions.”
NPW Raises $6,000 During 32nd Annual Charity Golf Event
NPW held its annual charity golf event last month at Miami Lakes Golf Club. In addition to having more than 100 players from the automotive industry, PGA’s Erik Compton held a clinic before the shotgun start to help improve the players’ handicaps and offer guidance. At the end of play, an affair was held at the Miami Lakes Golf Club’s facility. The event culminated with $6,000 pledged to First Tee Miami.
SuperSprings International Names New Director of Sales
SuperSprings International (SSI)—the manufacturer of suspension solutions and products based in Carpinteria, California—has announced Justin Coulter as the director of sales. He will help lead company growth with a focus on entering new markets. Coulter is based south of Louisville, Kentucky, and has more than 10 years of experience in the industrial sector.
Race Winning Brands Adds Ross Clark to Technical Sales
Race Winning Brands (RWB)—a Mentor, Ohio-based portfolio company of MiddleGround Capital in Lexington, Kentucky—has announced the addition of Ross Clark in a technical sales role. He will focus on the MGP Connecting Rod brand while providing supplementary support to Diamond Racing Pistons. Clark will be responsible for providing product technical guidance and sales process support. He will report to RWB Michigan Sales Manager Steve Rhodey. Clark holds experience in the performance aftermarket and OE segments, with prior roles involving technical sales and analytics with various companies, including Dart Machinery, Recaro and General Motors Accessories.
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