By SEMA Editors
Warren Kosikov Named SEMA Vice President of Sales
Warren Kosikov has been named SEMA’s vice president of sales, where he will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA Show and the PRI Trade Show as well as SEMA News and Performance Racing Industry magazines and related media content. Kosikov joined SEMA in 2014 and has more than 30 years of industry experience.
“Warren has tremendous industry knowledge, experience and expertise,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “He’s a valuable asset to the association and the industry. We’re pleased to have him expand his role and help our members and customers accomplish their goals through the association’s events and services.”
Prior to joining SEMA, Kosikov held a variety of executive sales management positions for Source Interlink Media, Buckaroo Communications and Petersen Publishing Company. His most recent role at SEMA included serving as the key contact for automakers, where he worked with OEMs on SEMA Show participation along with SEMA Measuring Sessions, the Technology Transfer Program and project vehicles.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career to have worked for some of the industry’s top publications and events,” Kosikov said. “I’m excited to further my journey with SEMA. The association offers a number of valuable resources to help companies grow and succeed, and I look forward to working with an amazing team to deliver benefits to our members and stakeholders.”
Kosikov is located at SEMA’s headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brembo Group has inaugurated its new 40,000-sq.-m. production hub for the manufacture of aluminum brake calipers in Nanjing, China.
Brembo Inaugurates New Aluminum Brake Caliper Production Hub in Nanjing
The Brembo Group has inaugurated a new production hub for the manufacturing of aluminum brake calipers in Nanjing, located in China’s Jiangsu province. After nearly 20 years of operating in the Chinese market, Brembo has set up the new production hub next to its existing plant where brake discs are manufactured. The hub covers an area measuring almost 40,000 sq. m.
All production stages in the value chain have been integrated into the new site, from delivery of raw material to shipping the finished product. The plant contributes about 100 million euros per year to the group’s turnover and employs 450 people. With 67 production lines, from calipers to knuckles and the foundry, the facility offers a production capacity of more than 2 million pieces per year.
Mahle Service Solutions will relocate production from York, Pennsylvania, to a facility in St. John’s, Michigan, which it will share with Mahle Engine Components.
Mahle Service Solutions Announces New Production Location for Next-Generation Repair Shop and Diagnostic Equipment
Mahle Service Solutions is partnering with Mahle Engine Components to relocate production from York, Pennsylvania, to a shared facility in St. Johns, Michigan. The move will take place by the end of 2019 and is intended to help the company profit from organizational synergies and boost the development of next-generation repair shop and diagnostic equipment to provide an improved customer service experience and increased overall efficiency. Mahle Service Solutions will assemble its Pro series of shop tool and equipment products at the facility in St. Johns. Production is expected to begin by the end of 2019.
“The 4 Wheel Parts Down & Dirty Show Off-Road Edition Powered by Polaris RZR” is hosted by motorsports personality Jim Beaver (right), a professional off-road racer and nationally syndicated radio host.
4 Wheel Parts Sponsors New Off-Road Radio Show With Motorsports Personality Jim Beaver
4 Wheel Parts (4WP) announced the title sponsorship of a new radio show/podcast geared toward off-road racing, UTVs, rock crawling, overlanding and recreation. “The 4 Wheel Parts Down & Dirty Show Off-Road Edition Powered by Polaris RZR” debuted April 3 and is hosted by motorsports personality Jim Beaver, a professional off-road racer and nationally syndicated radio host. He has been on the air for more than a decade with the “Down & Dirty Radio Show Powered by Polaris RZR.” 4WP is backing the new “Off-Road Edition,” an offshoot of the original show, which returns Beaver to his off-road racing roots. Top desert and short-course racers will be among the first guests, and the show will continue to expand its range to cover all things off-road. The weekly podcast will be taped in-studio and at events, with episodes dropping every Wednesday through an online radio and podcast network. The show can be found at www.downanddirtyshow.com.
Evan Smith (right), president and CEO of Hypertherm, and Omax co-founder and CEO John Cheung.
Omax and Hypertherm Form Waterjet Offering After Close of Merger Agreement
Omax Corp. and Hypertherm declared the successful closing of a previously announced agreement to establish Omax as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hypertherm. The agreement, first announced March 20, formally combines Omax’s direct-drive pumps, software and applications technologies with Hypertherm’s complementary portfolio of intensifier-based pumps and abrasive recycling systems.