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Jim Merle

Group Publisher

Jim Merle has been with Babcox Media since 1993 and currently serves as publisher of the Brake & Front End, ImportCar and Underhood Service, Servicio Automotriz, Shop Owner and Tomorrow’s Tech brands.   Prior to joining Babcox, Jim worked for the Akron Beacon Journal, formerly a Knight-Ridder publication. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing/Advertising from the University of Akron.

[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 280

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Carley Hull


Carley Hull was named the editor of Tomorrow’s Tech in 2017 and joined Babcox Media in 2015 as associate editor of Tire Review. Prior to joining Tire Review, Carley interned with the Chautauquan Daily in southwestern New York. She has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism and a minor in writing from Kent State University.

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(330) 670-1234 ext. 270

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Tim Fritz

Managing Editor

Tomorrow’s Tech managing editor Tim Fritz has been with Babcox Publications since January 1990. He is also the managing editor of TechShop, as well as editor of the ImportCar, Underhood Service, Brake & Front End and Shop Owner newsletters. Tim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 218


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Christine Perry

Ad Services Manager

Christine Perry joined Babcox Media in 2016. She is the Ad Service Coordinator for Engine Builder, Fleet Equipment, Tire Review and Tomorrow’s Tech. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in English.

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(330) 670-1234 ext. 245


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Amanda Wingerter

Sr. Digital Ad Coordinator

Amanda Wingerter is a graduate of The University of Akron, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a minor in Graphic Design. Prior to joining Babcox Media, Amanda worked in the apparel printing industry in a variety of advertising and graphic design roles.

[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 223


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Dianthus King

Art Director

Dianthus King joined the Babcox team in 2018 as the art director for Motorcycle & Powersports News and Tomorrow’s Tech. Prior to joining Babcox Media, she worked at the Akron Beacon Journal and Barberton Herald in prepress, print and design roles. Dianthus graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Advertising, Art and Design. She comes from a powersports family that enjoys riding motorcycles, ATVs and dirt bikes.

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(330) 670-1234 ext. 298