SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 13, March 31, 2011

Movers & Shakers: Holley Announces Rick Anderson as Midwest Technical Sales Rep; Bert Zech Named CFO at Eastern Catalytic

Holley Announces Rick Anderson as Midwest Technical Sales Representative

Holley Performance has announced Rick Anderson as its Midwest technical sales representative. Anderson comes to Holley from Anderson Ford Motorsport with more than two decades of expertise in the performance industry. His experience includes design work with piggyback computers, cold-air intakes, camshafts and digital mass air meters. He has logged thousands of hours on the dyno, twisting wrenches, tuning and prototyping products. He is also a technical writer for magazines such as Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, Modified Mustangs & Fords and Race Pages with more than 80 technical stories to his credit.

Bert Zech Named CFO at Eastern Catalytic

Eastern Catalytic has appointed Bert Zech as the company's new chief financial officer. In his new position, Zech will be responsible for all financial activities and the health of the company, including accounting, treasury, risk management and systems integration. The announcement was made by George Schafer, president of Eastern Manufacturing, who noted that Zech comes to Eastern with an excellent record of accomplishment as an upper-level financial executive. Before joining the Eastern Catalytic team, Zech enjoyed a successful, five-year career at Conair Corp. as its divisional vice president of finance. Before his work at Conair, he was the vice president of finance at Scunci International for more than 10 years.

 

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Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Names Mike Copeland Operations Manager

Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE), has announced that Mike Copeland has joined the company as operations manager. In his new role, Copeland will lead the Michigan-based operations of LPE and work with the existing leadership team at LPE's facility in Decatur, Indiana. With more than 25 years of experience at General Motors, Copeland brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. He has held numerous positions within GM, the latest as project manager for the GM Performance Division, where his responsibilities included the engineering and building of GM performance and show-related vehicles. These vehicles include the Hot Rod magazine Solstice, Reggie Jackson's LSX-powered ’69 Camaro and Popular Hot Rodding's ’57 Chevy Project "X." Copeland also supported the development of GMPP LSX and E-Rod programs. In addition to his technical background, Copeland is CEO of Diversified Creations, a retail performance and off-road business in Brighton, Michigan. He has also written technical articles for top automotive performance magazines, such as Super Chevy and Diesel Power.

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