Dean Martin joined Babcox in 1996 as associate group publisher for the company’s automotive service publications and a regional sales manager covering territories in the southeast and south central U.S. Martin was named publisher of Fleet Equipment in 2013 and Tomorrow’s Tech in 2014. In 2018, when the Tomorrow’s Tech brand was folded into the Babcox Media Tech Group properties, Martin took responsibility for the publishing duties of Tire Review and Fleet Service Technology and in 2019, became Group Publisher of Transmission Digest. Prior to joining Babcox, Dean served as publisher of trade publications in the mining and construction industries. Dean is a 1981 graduate of The Ohio State University.
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Bobby came to Babcox Media with the July of 2019 acquisition of Transmission Digest where he served as publisher since 1993. Prior to Transmission Digest, he held several other positions with MD Publications where duties included I/T, and trade show management. Bobby holds a dual Business Administration/Economics bachelor degree from Drury University, a Masters of Business Administration from Drury and a degree equivalent in Information Systems Management from Missouri State University. Bobby also has been an instructor, primarily of Marketing and Operations Management, for 23 years at Drury University and for a couple of years at Missouri State. Bobby also spent eight years providing satirical opinion columns to the Community Free Press of Springfield.
Transmission Digest Editor Brent Wilson has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Arkansas. While attending college he worked in every level of editing for the college newspaper, The Echo, and completed an internship with Arkansas Money & Politics. He has also done freelance reporting for Springfield Business Journal. Brent joined Transmission Digest in December of 2018.
Dave Lappin joined Babcox Media in July 2019 and is Creative Director for Transmission Digest. Prior to joining Babcox Media, Dave worked for MD Publications in Springfield, MO as Creative Director for Transmission Digest as well. Dave worked for Cantrell-Barnes Printing in the role of Graphic Designer in Springfield, MO. And he also worked as a Graphic Designer for The Design Group in Indianapolis, IN. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communications from Ball State University in Muncie, IN in 1978.