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AVON LAKE, OHIO…Now there is a way to keep your vehicle quiet and cool with one easy to use kit that has everything you need to improve vibration noise and reduce heat transfer in small to medium sized vehicles. Boom Mat™, the leader in thermal acoustic control, introduces the Boom Mat Thermal & Acoustic Interior Kit. This recently introduced kit includes 27 sq. ft. of Under Carpet Lite that blocks 85% of heat from a vehicle’s engine, transmission or exhaust, 25 sq. ft. of Boom Mat damping material, developed to reduce structure-borne vibration, squeaks and rattles, and one 18 oz. can of Boom Mat Spray-On.
Avon Lake, OH…Every vehicle has a unique acoustic signature caused by the combination of engine noise and modifications. Boom Mat damping material greatly enhances cabin acoustics, reducing vibration and noise that can interfere with a quiet ride and quality stereo performance. Developed primarily to eliminate low frequency noise, Boom Mat damping material works by sealing interior holes and leaks and damping structure born noise. Boom Mat now offers its quality damping material in a convenient 30 sheet pack of 12-1/2” x 24”; large enough to complete the interior of a large SUV, wagon or van.
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.”
New hose clamp pliers easily move hose clamps
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – July 2014- KNIPEX Tools LP adds new hose clamp pliers (85 51 250 A SBA) to its Cobra® line of pliers. The new pliers offering is made especially for opening hose clamps quickly and efficiently. The hose clamp pliers have the same features as Cobra pliers, with the added benefit of universal rotatable tips for tight grabbing.
“The new hose clamp pliers are made to open multiple types of hose clamps, up to 3 inches in diameter,” said Alan Sipe, president and general manager, KNIPEX Tools. “They are perfect for confined areas and provide the ability to reach all angles with its rotatable, universal grip inserts. It’s truly one of a kind.”
The tips of the hose clamps pliers feature a unique design to reduce slipping off the workpiece when opening hose clamps. The pliers are maneuverable for all different angles and can open clamps without great effort due to the high-leverage design.
UT Austin School of Engineering Assesses Performance Benefits of PTP Turbo Blankets' Automotive Turbocharger Heat Management System
The University of Texas at Austin recently took up the project of scientifically evaluating the performance benefits of the turbocharger insulation product made by Austin-based PTP Turbo Blankets. The analysis was performed by Graduate Research Assistant Steffen Bickle, and was approved by the Head of UT Austin’s Engines and Automotive Research Program at UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering, Dr. Ronald Matthews. The analysis they performed provides PTP with an unbiased assessment of their products by one of the top automotive research and testing facilities among American universities. The report, Performance Improvements of Turbocharged Engines with the Use of a PTP Turbo Blanket, focused on PTP’s current line of turbo blankets. The analysis by UT Austin was initiated in 2013.
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.
Miller to Offer Live Welding Demonstrations and Solutions-Based Seminars at SEMA; Unveil Two New MIG Welders
APPLETON, Wis. (July 29, 2014) — Attendees of the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show, Nov. 4 – 7, 2014, in Las Vegas, can explore product benefits and solutions at one of four welding and cutting demonstration areas available from the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. booth, #24113, in the Racing & Performance pavilion, located in the Central Hall of the Convention Center. Visitors to the booth can also try the company’s latest MIG, TIG and metal cutting products and Arc Armor® welding protection, and get general and technical questions answered during scheduled seminars addressing solutions to common problems associated with automotive welding applications.