SEMA eNews Vol. 10, No. 21, May 24, 2007

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: PETER TARACH, PAUL MURPHY, NORIO KARASHIMA, FRANK CISEK, SCOTT ANDERSON AND MORE

The Modified Automotive Group, a division of PRIMEDIA Inc., promoted Peter Tarach to editor-in-chief, and Paul Murphy to associate publisher of Modified magazine. Tarach began his career with Modified magazine in 2004 as the technical editor, and was promoted to East Coast editor in 2006. Murphy has been in the advertising industry since 1994 and has held several senior positions with major publishing companies before joining the Modified Automotive Group in 2003.


Norio Karashima, president and CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp. and president of Yokohama Corp. of America, was promoted to managing corporate officer. Karashima became president of Yokohama Tire Corp. and an officer of the Yokohama Rubber Company in 2004.

DENSO Sales California promoted Frank Cisek to senior manager from manager. Cisek is responsible for the aftermarket, DENSO brand, heavy duty and Latin America sales departments.

MEDCO named Scott Anderson director of marketing for the company’s mobile tool division. Anderson joins MEDCO from SK Tools where he was senior product manager and a member of its executive committee.

Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. signed an agreement to become the series title sponsor of the NMRA Ford Nationals and the Official Performance Parts Supplier of the NMRA and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. Keystone joins forces with ProMedia Events, producers of street-legal motorsports shows in the United States. 

Power Slot hired John Marshall as director of sales. Marshall is based in the company's Rockford, Illinois, regional branch. Marshall has more than 11 years of sales management experience. He held national account positions at K&N Engineering and Auto Meter.

 

 

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