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.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 280
The editor of ImportCar magazine for the majority of her 27-year career at Babcox Media, Mary has also worked on several custom publishing pieces for some of the major automotive OEMs. Her unique perspective of the import marketplace allows her to tailor the content of custom pieces to deliver our clients’ message with impact to a target audience. As an integral part of the Babcox editorial team, Mary assists with many other duties, including corporate communications and digital media properties.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 221
Crystal Smith joined Babcox Media in 2019 as Associate Editor. Crystal is a graduate of Kent State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and minoring in public health. Crystal was a daily news reporter for TV2 News with Kent State University, responsible for conducting interviews as well as shooting and editing videos in order to create newsworthy packages for live newscasts. She also worked as a Media Relations Intern for University Hospitals setting up and broadcasting live surgery procedures from inside operating rooms.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 212
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.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 277
Kelly Gifford has been with Babcox Media since 2000. She is currently the graphic designer for ImportCar. She has also worked on the corporate capabilities brochure team for the past seven years. Kelly has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Akron.
(330) 670-1234 ext. 249