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Steve Matusek Appointed SEMA Board of Directors Treasurer

Steve Matusek, founder of Aeromotive Inc., has been appointed treasurer of the SEMA Board of Directors. A first-generation American, Matusek’s father escaped Hungary in 1956 and his mother escaped Germany in 1948. Matusek earned his B.A. in aeronautical engineering at Park’s College of St. Louis University and his MBA from Webster University. A second-generation racer

Lubrication Specialities Inc. Hires James Palasota as COO

Lubrication Specialties Inc. has announced the addition of James Palasota as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  Palasota has an extraordinary record of developing startups into global brands, conceptualizing strategic direction and developing the internal processes to ensure integration at all levels of operations, nationally and internationally. As vice president of sales and marketing for Sottera, Inc.

ETS Racing Fuels Announces Kyle Moose as Race Fuel Manager

ETS Racing Fuels—the provider of purpose-engineered performance racing fuels with facilities in France, UK, Germany, and the US—has announced Kyle Moose as its North American race fuel manager.   Moose has 15 years of experience in the motorsports industry with seven years dedicated to racing fuels. He has held stints with off-road racing’s Varner Motorsports

Skip Barber Racing School Appoints Dan Davis as Chief Strategy Officer

Skip Barber Racing School, the fully integrated racing and driving school, has announced the addition of Dan Davis as chief strategy officer.   Davis will focus on Skip Barber’s growth strategies as it expands its national footprint in driver education and motorsports entertainment. Davis’  technical, process, and business experience will provide strategic leadership as Skip Barber’s

Steven Cox Assumes Leadership of Turbo International as CEO

Northern Cross Partners, a Los Angeles based Private Equity Firm, is delighted to announce that their ownership and restructuring processes has concluded at Turbo International in Carlsbad, California effective October 18, 2021.  Steven A Cox formerly of Hanson Distributing Company and Dorman Products has assumed the leadership of Turbo International as its President/CEO.  Turbo International

MAHLE Group Hires Matthias Arleth as new CEO

The 53-year-old engineer to take up his position with MAHLE on January 1, 2022 Arleth has many years of experience in the automotive industry, most recently as Vice Chairman at Webasto SE MAHLE Supervisory Board Chairman, Heinz Junker: “Matthias Arleth is a recognized expert in product development with respect to future technologies and a driver of transformation

SCCA Adds Two to Solo Program Departemt

SCCA’s Solo Program has announced the addition of two national staff personnel to the Solo Department.  Longtime SCCA employee Rick Myers, who was region services senior manager, will now serve as director of the Solo Department. And longtime SCCA member Brian Mason, who has spent the last several years producing professional autocross events, has been

John Force Racing Names New Chief Commercial Officer

John Force Racing has hired Ted Van Zelst as chief commercial officer (COO). In this new role, Van Zelst will be responsible for creating new partnerships, enhancing business-to-business relationships with existing partners, and developing successful activation. “Having the opportunity to work with John Force Racing, the biggest name in drag racing and one of the

NASCAR Names John Ferguson as Chief Human Resources Officer

NASCAR has announced that John Ferguson has been hired to lead human resources strategy for the sanctioning body as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Ferguson will oversee NASCAR Human Resources and provide strategic leadership around talent acquisition, employee engagement, and culture development. For nearly a decade, Ferguson served in

Brian Tarnacki Joins Pinnacle Media

Brian Tarnacki, a widely respected expert in building strong brands at every level of the auto care and commercial vehicle industries, has joined Pinnacle Media, a full-service marketing communications agency with clients in the global transportation, manufacturing, software and professional services markets. Tarnacki, vice president of brand development for Pinnacle, has more than 30 years of

Old World Industries Names New CEO

Old World Industries, the Northbrook, IL-based company with brands including PEAK Performance Automotive, has announced the appointment of automotive industry veteran Greg Noethlich as its new CEO. Noethlich will be responsible for accelerating the growth of Old World Industries with its PEAK, BlueDEF and Final Charge brands. “We’re thrilled to have Greg join the team as

ProTorque Hires New Director of Motorsports

The Boninfante Group has hired Tom Kundrik as ProTorque’s director of motorsports and sales.  “ProTorque has added an industry icon to our team,” ProTorque President Joe Rivera said. “Tommy is joining us to handle what we believe will be an overwhelming response to the new, patent-pending technology [a new stator inside a torque converter] we