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Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bobbie DuMelle as the company’s new executive vice president of sales. Most recently, DuMelle was vice president of sales and marketing for Schumacher Electric. She will report to Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.
DuMelle is responsible for overseeing CTEK’s sales team in North and South America and helping the company grow into new market segments. DuMelle brings a strong background to CTEK in leading sales, marketing and service teams in the automotive industry. She also has valuable experience in supply chain management. In addition to working at Schumacher Electric for eight years, DuMelle has experience running her own company, DuMelle & Associates and in sales and marketing for General Cable Corporation.
Twinsburg, Ohio – Roger Parker, an experienced automotive business manager, has joined CTEK Power, Inc. as the company’s logistics coordinator and inside sales representative. Most recently, Parker was general sales manager for Fitzgerald Automotive Group and spent four years as the park services director at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
In his new role at CTEK, Parker will help lead technical support for the company. He will also be responsible for order fulfillment, customer service, inventory planning and marketing support for CTEK’s sales team.
“Roger’s exceptional interpersonal skills combined with his automotive experience, including his time as an ASE certified automotive technician, provides CTEK with a strong technical support background that will benefit our customers,” said Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.
Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Andreas Naeslund as the company’s new president, Americas. Naeslund will oversee sales, marketing, customer service and distribution for the company’s leading brand of smart charging battery systems in the North and South America markets. He will report to Jon Lind, CEO, CTEK Group.
“I’m excited to join CTEK, a company that is a respected supplier of premium car manufacturers worldwide,” said Naeslund. “CTEK has a strong team of professionals and an innovative product lineup that is beloved by customers around the globe. I look forward to the challenge of expanding our technologically superior battery charging solutions into a broader number of market segments.”
Twinsburg, Ohio – The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger and maintainer for collector car owners with exacting demands. The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah. CTEK is one of a handful of elite companies with an official licensing agreement with Barrett-Jackson. Visit www.barrett-jackson.com, www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson or phone 800-941-7611.
2014 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational Event Includes More Participants at the world famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway
OPTIMA Batteries’ announces its highly-anticipated 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, now taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For the first time, the OPTIMA Invitational will host a full field of 100 vehicles, most of which earned an invitation based on their performance and owner’s enthusiasm. In addition to traditional method of being invited by OPTIMA Batteries, the 2014 Ultimate Street Car Invitational field is based on the results of its successful national series of OPTIMA Invitational Qualifying events and the corresponding TV series called OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. The 2014 field is full of proven performers representing a wide range of makes, models and years, including some vehicles that were designed and built specifically to compete in OPTIMA events.
The Smart Line Cruise Control by BDI (Brandon Distributing, Inc.)
Brandon Distributing, Inc. is proud to announce the exclusive distribution in North America of cruise controls manufactured by Lite-On Automotive Corporation.
The SMART LINE AP900c's extensive product testing, evaluation and product usage in Asia, Australia and the European markets is what gives it a significant advantage for electronic interface Drive by Wire installations today.
For almost three decades, Legendary Auto Interiors, Ltd has been committed to providing the automotive restoration industry with the world's highest quality soft trim products and services. From the most authentic "As Original" interiors to the most extreme "One of a Kind" Custom Resto-Mod interiors, Legendary has been relied upon and Legendary had delivered.
Eastwood Company to Present Awards at SEMA and Highlight Products with Demos by Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz
Pottstown, PA - The Eastwood Company, known for its innovative tools, supplies and coatings in the auto restoration and customization markets has announced that Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz will be providing demonstrations in the Eastwood booth (#24097) at SEMA.
Ron Covell, known as one of the best metalworkers in the world, will demonstrate metal-shaping using a variety of Eastwood tools including the shrinker/stretcher, sandbag & mallet, and Eastwood's English Wheel.
Kevin Tetz, television personality and Paintucation educational DVD's host, will demonstrate auto refinishing tips and tricks, as well as host Eastwood's ShopTalk podcast live from SEMA.
Eastwood will also introduce and present its "Hands-On" awards at SEMA. Eastwood Hands-On awards will be presented at SEMA to vehicles selected by a panel of Eastwood judges and Eastwood's customer base.
Inglewood, CA – PML introduces a heavy duty, deep transmission pan for 2009 and newer F-150 trucks and 2006 to 2010 Sport Tracs and Explorers that is a bolt on replacement for the stock pan.
PML's new pan for the Ford 6R80 transmission weighs 250% more than the stock pan with walls three times thicker than the stock pan. The weight and wall thickness increase the strength of the transmission case.
PML’s pan is deeper than the stock pan but still maintains clearance. PML’s pan increases fluid capacity by 25% (three quarts over stock). Extra fluid, aluminum construction and fins aid in cooling transmission fluid, providing longer service life for the transmission.
This heavy duty transmission oil pan features:
• Fins are designed to clear frame cross member, no modifications required.
• Cast in boss for a temperature sensor, can be drilled or we can for additional cost.
• An oil drain hole and a magnetic drain plug for easy maintenance.
For decades the Downs name has represented quality and commitment to excellence in the fiberglass hotrod community. There’s always been something extra special about the “Downs touch”, from the quality of each piece to every rake, chop, and flare. Each body is it’s own.
When Downs was sold to Legends Motors Worldwide in the early 2000’s promises were made to take the company and the name to the next level. Not only were these promises empty but it wasn’t long before the company was brought to ruin and the good name destroyed. The Downs family was eventually able to reacquire the company but it was only a brief time later, in 2008, that Downs founder Jimmy passed away. Overwhelmed with the daunting task of rebuilding a business with a severely marred reputation on his own, Jimmy’s son Jamie shelved the molds in order to focus on the military defense side of Downs Industries.