Bill Babcox has been with Babcox Media since 1985. He held a variety of sales and management positions before being named president. Prior to joining the company, Bill worked for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in its retail stores division. Bill is a 1984 graduate of Denison University.
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Greg Cira has been with Babcox since 1992 and currently serves in the capacity of Vice President, Group Publisher and CFO. He is responsible for corporate operational needs including financial reporting, strategic planning, acquisition strategy and human resources. He also serves as Group Publisher with responsibility over a number of Babcox brands. Prior to joining Babcox, Greg spent several years with Ernst & Young within both their retail and manufacturing practice groups. Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Bowling Green State University. He is also a CPA and a Fellow with the American College of Forensic Examiners.
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John DiPaola joined Babcox as Vice President and Group Publisher in August 2014. In this role, he shares responsibility for all corporate operational needs. He joined the company from Penton Media, where he spent the past 25 years. In his most recent role with Penton, DiPaola served as Vice President and Market Leader for the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group where he had overall management responsibility for six business-to-business publications, 10 websites and numerous industry conferences and events. He also served as the Site Leader for Penton’s Cleveland-based operations. John is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with majors in Psychology and Business Administration.
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Sean Donohue has been with Babcox Media since early 2008 and currently serves as Group Publisher of TechShop, Motorcycle & Powersports News, AutoSuccess and their digital entities. Prior to joining Babcox, Sean worked for the Akron Beacon Journal, formerly a Knight Ridder Publication, in a variety of marketing and advertising roles. Sean has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Visual Communication and Design from Kent State University.
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Brandi Gangel joined the company in February 2014 to oversee audience development strategy for Babcox Media brands. Prior to joining Babcox, Brandi worked for Panera Bread in a variety of field, brand and customer engagement marketing roles. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Marketing from Saint Louis University, and her Masters of Media Communications from Webster University, St. Louis.
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Doug Kaufman has been with Babcox Media since 1987 serving in a variety of editorial and publishing roles and titles. He has experience with BodyShop Business, Tire Review and Brake & Front End, and is currently publisher and editor of Engine Builder. He also has been editorial liaison between Babcox and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) for the past 12 years. Doug has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and remains a committed MAC enthusiast.
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Barbara L. Kimbrew has been employed with the company since November 2013. Ms. Kimbrew is a graduate of Franklin University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Most recently, Ms. Kimbrew graduated from Kent State University, earning her Masters of Business Administration degree. Ms. Kimbrew has worked in the area of Human Resource Management for more than 20 years and she is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
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Randy Loeser joined Babcox Media in 2013 as publisher of Tire Review with additional responsibilities as Group Publisher ofEngine Builder and Director of Digital Development. Randy has worked for several national business-to-business publishers in a variety of roles, including publisher, business development, marketing and internet products management. Randy is a 1995 graduate of John Carroll University.
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Michael is responsible for setting digital sales and marketing strategies, as well as overseeing digital product development for all brands across Babcox’s portfolio. Before joining the company, he spent 14 years with Penton Media, where he led the digital team for Penton’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain properties. Michael also spent time with Vendome Group as sales director for the company’s Healthcare Informatics brand. He has a bachelor’s in marketing from Baldwin Wallace University and an MBA from Cleveland State University’s Ahuja College of Business.
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Dean Martin was named publisher of Fleet Equipment in 2013 and Tomorrow’s Tech in 2014. Previously, Dean was regional sales manager for Babcox Media, covering territories in the southeast and south central U.S. Dean joined Babcox in 1996 as associate group publisher for the company’s automotive service publications. In 1999, he was named associate publisher of Professional NASCAR Garage, which he managed in conjunction with his current role. 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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Jim Merle has been with Babcox Media since 1993 and currently serves as publisher of Brake & Front End, ImportCar and Underhood Service magazines including the AutoCarePro e-Newsletter and website. 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.
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Beth Scheetz has been with Babcox Media since 1985. She held a variety of accounting positions before being named Controller in 2005. Beth is responsible for corporate operational needs including financial reporting and strategic planning.
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Scott Shriber is a 30-year veteran of the automotive industry. His 27 years with Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, Mich.) included senior management work in the areas of customer service, field technical training, dealer profitability, fixed operations and warranty, as well as national marketing and sales experience. He has a deep understanding of both direct and indirect parts sales channels, as well as distribution through the aftermarket. During two joint venture start-ups, he gained extensive collision, IT and medium-duty truck experience. Scott joined Babcox in 2008 as publisher of BodyShop Business. In 2010, Scott was also named publisher of Counterman magazine and the aftermarketNews e-Newsletter. He remains a devoted car enthusiast and continual student of the automotive industry. A 1979 graduate of Hillsdale College, Scott resides in Akron, Ohio, with his wife, Suzanne, and their three children.
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Mike joined Babcox in June, 2016. Prior to Babcox, Maleski served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for The Plain Dealer and its news and information website, Cleveland.com. Prior to The Plain Dealer, Maleski served as Vice President, Digital Sales, Marketing & Operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While with the Cavs, Mike directed the effort to commercialize the organization’s web properties, social, mobile and email platforms.
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