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MagnaFlow's Behind-the-Scenes Video of the "Need for Speed" Movie
DreamWorks reached out to MagnaFlow to help produce intense, high-performance sound for its upcoming movie, "Need for Speed," which will hit movie theaters across the country, March 14. MagnaFlow created the ultimate car-lovers' soundtrack full of distinct sounds that complement the visual on-screen action. Check out Magnaflow's video on YouTube.
Kyle Dahlquist joined Innovative Creations Inc. as a design engineer in August 2013.
Kyle Dahlquist Named Design Engineer for Innovative Creations
Innovative Creations Inc. announced that Kyle Dahlquist joined the company in August 2013 as a design engineer. Dahlquist previously worked in sales at Desert Rat Off-Road Truck Centers. Prior to that, he worked for Pirelli Tires as a field engineer and has also worked in marketing for BFGoodrich and Michelin. From a young age, Dahlquist was driven to work in the automotive industry. “I’ve been building cars since I could buy them,” said Dahlquist. “Fabrication and design are what I like to do.”
Nick Tucci will provide leadership and strategic vision for Avery Dennison's global business.
Nick Tucci to Lead Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions
Avery Dennison has appointed Nick Tucci vice president and general manager of Reflective Solutions. In this role, Tucci will provide leadership and strategic vision for the global business, which develops and manufactures reflective material and technologies used worldwide. Tucci has more than 20 years of experience with Avery Dennison, including leadership positions in finance, product re-engineering and marketing. Most recently, Tucci served as vice president, procurement for the Americas.
“Nick brings a broad range of expertise and perspective to the Reflective Solutions team,” said Darrell Hughes, vice president and general manager of Avery Dennison Materials Group North America. “He has a keen understanding of the global materials industry, its financial drivers, its marketplace needs and what will help our customers deliver success into the future.”
David Crockett Named Vice President of Rolling Big Power Inc.
David Crockett was promoted to vice president of aftermarket sales and operations for Rolling Big Power Inc., part of the Lexani Companies family of brands. Crockett joined the Lexani Companies in 2009 and has served in many roles while continuing to expand his sales and account base. The move was made to recognize Crockett's contributions to both Lexani and RBP during his tenure with the organization.
New 5W-30 Diesel Motor Oil Displayed at SEMA Show
Champion Brands' Karl Dedolph III highlights Champion's new lower viscosity SAE 5W-30 Blue Flame Performance Diesel Motor Oil.
Champion Brands announced results from real-world field trials showing that the company’s formulated and blended SAE 5W-30 Performance Diesel Motor Oil reduces engine wear and corrosion, while maintaining viscometric properties. According to Champion Brands spokesperson Karl Dedolph III, the trend for diesels is currently evolving toward 5W-30 synthetic as a recommended standard from OE Manufacturers. The company says test results indicate their new oil meets or exceeds the OEM diesel specifications for owners with Ford, International, Cummins, Dodge, Detroit Diesel, MACK, Caterpillar, Mercedes, Volvo, Chrysler, Daimler vehicles and others.
The newly developed Diesel oil is designed to deliver reduced start-up wear, reduced internal drag and significant improvements in fuel economy, with better wear protection than the current standard SAE 15W-40 motor oils. In mileage testing, Champion says their SAE 5W-30 was found to deliver up to 4.5% fuel economy improvement over a conventional SAE 15W-40 API CJ-4 lubricant tested at an independent testing facility using the SAE J1321 fuel test protocol.
After displaying at the 2013 SEMA Show, Champion Oil also featured the new 5W-30 diesel oil at the recent Media Trade Conference, hosted by SEMA's Motorsports Manufacturers Council. In an interview with the SEMA News editorial team, Karl Dedolph III, further elaborated on the latest trends in the diesel market.
Pro Builder's Pavilion Headlines O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals
The Pro Builder’s Pavilion will headline the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals presented by Lucas Oil and feature a collection of hot magazine-feature cars from the country’s top builders. Set for Saturday and Sunday, March 22–23, at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, the Pro Builder’s Pavilion includes cars from Chip Foose, hot rods and street machines from the SO-CAL Speed Shop and customs from Alan Palmer (Palmer Customs), Adam Berg (Setting Trendz) and Troy Martin (Full Scale Hot Rods & Customs). More information about the event is available at www.StreetMachineAndMuscleCarNationals.com.
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