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Movers & Shakers: The Wheel Group Names Jill Hepp as Marketing Manager

By SEMA Editors

The Wheel Group (TWG)--the Ontario, California-based manufacturer andHepp distributor of automotive wheels, tires, offroad and overland parts and vehicle accessories--has announced industry veteran Jill Hepp has joined the company as marketing manager. In her new role, Hepp will further develop TWG's growing position in the automotive aftermarket and lead its growth across its multiple brands.

"Jill's deep breadth of experience in marketing positions at multiple leading companies and her professionalism makes her a valuable addition to The Wheel Group," said Wade Kawasaki, TWG executive chairman. "I look forward to her helping lead growth across our current group of dynamic and innovative brands as well as our future acquisitions as we continue to grow our portfolio of brands."

In her most recent role as senior director of marketing at Derive Systems, Hepp extensively grew revenue for its Bully Dog and SCT performance-tuning brands through SMS and affiliate marketing. Prior, Hepp served as the director of marketing for the ACCEL Performance Group and its family of brands, including Mr. Gasket, ACCEL, Mallory Ignition, Lakewood, QuickTime and Hays.