Babcox Media, Inc. has announced that Doug Kaufman will assume the role of Editorial Director, Brake & Front End, ImportCar and Underhood Service.
In this role, he will be responsible for the day-to-day editorial management of these brands and will work hand-in-hand with Andrew Markel, Content Director, and the skilled team of editors and journalists who serve the automotive service industry.
“I’ve been fascinated by the changes in the automotive industry for several decades. The chance to help independent repair facilities become even more successful businesses within their communities is exciting. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the rest of the stellar team,” said Kaufman.
Kaufman has spent more than 27 years at Babcox Media, wearing many hats and winning many accolades across the Babcox brands. Most recently, Doug served as Publisher and Editor of the Engine Builder brand and is widely regarded as an unwavering advocate for the industry.
Bill Babcox, President of Babcox Media said, “Brake & Front End, ImportCar and Underhood Service are brands designed to serve both shop owners and technicians. Doug’s understanding of the market, his connection to the people within it and his commitment to journalism make him a great addition to this group.”
Jim Merle remains Group Publisher for these brands.
About Babcox Media Inc. Founded in 1920, Babcox Media (babcox.com) is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, auto dealer, powersports and enthusiast markets. Today, Babcox produces more than 100 industry-specific print and digital properties, show dailies and event guides for leading trade shows. In addition to webinars, video, custom content and market research, the Babcox Media Innovation Group provides lead generation, list rental services, event media management and strategic communication plans and campaigns on behalf of our clients. With its vast portfolio of print and digital products and services, Babcox Media is dedicated to developing and delivering content in innovative formats that meet the needs of today’s readers and advertisers.