Jim Merle has been with Babcox Media since 1993 and currently serves as group publisher of Brake & Front End, ImportCar, Underhood Service, Shop Owner and Servicio Automotriz. Jim currently serves on the AutoCare Association’s Marketing Committee and the Strategy Track Committee for the Automotive Communication Council. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing/Advertising from the University of Akron.
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Andrew Markel is the editor for Brake & Front End and has been on the staff at Babcox Media for 16 years. He is a former technician, service writer and service manager with experience at independent shops and dealerships. Andrew is also an ASE certified automotive technician. Andrew has spoken at industry events such as the SAE Brake Colloquium and FMSI Annual Conference. He has also been quoted in publications like Smart Money and Crain’s Business. He is active in motorsports and owns several vintage vehicles.
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Adam Redling has been with Babcox Media since 2015 as the managing editor of Brake & Front End. Prior to joining Babcox Media, Adam worked as a writer and editor at B2B publishing company October Research, LLC. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Communication from the University of Dayton.
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Jon Nelson is the associate editor for Brake & Front End, with Babcox Media since October 2015. Jon was previously the senior graphic designer at Vespoint Publishing Company in Barberton, Ohio, publisher of The Barberton Herald weekly newspaper. Jon has a bachelor of science in Electronic Media Production from Kent State University, and an associate of applied science in Interactive Media from Stark State College of Technology.
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Kelly McAleese has been with Babcox Media since 1987. She currently serves as the advertising manager for Fleet Equipment. She is a graduate from the University of Akron.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 284
Darrah Polichena earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Science from Kent State University. Prior to joining Babcox, she worked as a freelance Web Designer/User Experience Assessor and Website Maintenance Assistant.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 208
Dan Brennan has served as graphic designer with Babcox Media since 2006. He is currently responsible for the design of Brake & Front End. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Akron.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 283