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Jim Merle

Publisher

Jim Merle has been with Babcox Media since 1993 and currently serves as group publisher of Brake & Front End, ImportCar, Underhood Service, Shop Owner and Servicio Automotriz. Jim currently serves on the AutoCare Association’s Marketing Committee and the Strategy Track Committee for the Automotive Communication Council. 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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Andrew Markel

Editor

Andrew Markel is the editor for Brake & Front End and has been on the staff at Babcox Media for 16 years. He is a former technician, service writer and service manager with experience at independent shops and dealerships. Andrew is also an ASE certified automotive technician. Andrew has spoken at industry events such as the SAE Brake Colloquium and FMSI Annual Conference. He has also been quoted in publications like Smart Money and Crain’s Business. He is active in motorsports and owns several vintage vehicles.

[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 296


Katelyn Mueller

Ad Services Manager

Katelyn Mueller joined Babcox Media in 2015. She is the Ad Services Coordinator for Brake & Front End, ImportCar, Maintenance Matters, Servicio Automotriz, Shop Owner, Tomorrow’s Technician, Underhood Service. Prior to Babcox, Katelyn spent 12 years with Sherwin Williams as a Sales Coordinator and nine years as a freelance reporter for the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers. She graduated with a degree in broadcast communications and journalism.

[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 277

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Dan Brennan

Graphic Designer

Dan Brennan has served as graphic designer with Babcox Media since 2006. He is currently responsible for the design of Brake & Front End. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Akron.

[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 283