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.
Kristen joined Tire Review in 2013. The 2009 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, brings a wealth of experience from assignments as digital media specialist at Little Rock Air Force Base, publicist at Vance Air Force Base and stints as a contributing writer with both the Toledo Free Press and Southeast Ohio Magazine.
Cable has 17 years of media experience, specializing in such areas as manufacturing and engineering, lean/Six Sigma and workplace safety. At JCC Communications LLC, he was an independent freelance marketing writer and editor. In this role, he was key in developing content for Siemens as part of a major North American marketing campaign. He also successfully completed projects for Epicor, Fleetmatics, Guardair, Siemens, Skillsoft, THK and Time Warner Cable. Cable also has held the position of assistant editor and sports editor of West Life, a weekly newspaper covering several western suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.
Andrew Markel is the editor for Brake & Front End and has been on the staff at Babcox Media since April 2000. 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.
AMN Editor Amy Antenora has been reporting daily on the automotive aftermarket since 2002. She also is editor of AMN Global and serves as managing editor of Counterman magazine, AMN’s sister publication for the parts distribution segment. Prior to joining Babcox Media, Amy began her career as a newspaper reporter and went on to work in public relations for two state universities. She is a graduate of Kent State University and in 2009 earned the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) designation from Northwood University’s University of the Aftermarket.
For the better part of 30 years, Brendan Baker has been involved in the automotive aftermarket and racing industry in some capacity, including the last 11 years at Engine Builder magazine. Brendan’s aftermarket career started in high school working for an auto parts store in Akron, Ohio. He has worked many areas of the aftermarket from counterman to technician and earned his certification as a racing mechanic in 1989. He has worked for several racing schools and teams at various levels, including being an owner/driver of his own semi-professional racing team for several years. Brendan studied Journalism and Computer Science at Kent State University and lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife Lori and dog Kylie. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and racing go-karts.
With Babcox since 1997, Jennifer Clements is also the editor of TechShop – Equipment, Tools & Supplies, and is an active team member in corporate marketing, custom publishing and event media projects, including serving as editor of the AAPEX Express Show Daily. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.
The editor of ImportCar magazine for the majority of her 28-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.
Carley joined Tire Review as an associate editor in 2015. A 2015 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in magazine journalism and a minor in writing, Carley was the editor of the student-run news site, KentWired. Prior to joining Tire Review, Carley worked as a writer, blogger, editor and Web editor for multiple campus magazines and student projects and interned with the Chautauquan Daily as the newspaper’s Web editor.
Tomorrow’s Tech managing editor Tim Fritz has been with Babcox Publications since January 1990. Tim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Malone University in Canton, Ohio.
Greg Jones joined Babcox Media in January 2014 and currently serves as managing editor of Engine Builder and Motorcycle & Powersports News magazines. He is also a content specialist for Speedville.com. Prior to joining Babcox, Greg worked for Smart Business magazine from 2010 to 2013 as an associate editor. Greg has a Bachelors degree in journalism from the University at Albany, State University of New York.
Doug Kaufman has been with Babcox Media since 1987 serving in a variety of editorial and publishing roles and titles. He is currently editor / publisher 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.
Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. As a business-to-business editor, Jason has covered everything from trucks and construction equipment to the craft brewing and real estate appraisal industries. Before joining Fleet Equipment, Jason was editor of Valuation Review, an online and print publication that serves the residential appraisal industry, and managing editor of Utility Contractor, a custom publication for the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA).
Jon Nelson is the associate editor for Brake & Front End, with Babcox Media since October 2015. Jon was previously the senior graphic designer at Vespoint Publishing Company in Barberton, Ohio, publisher of The Barberton Herald weekly newspaper. Jon has a bachelor of science in Electronic Media Production from Kent State University, and an associate of applied science in Interactive Media from Stark State College of Technology.
Mark Phillips joined Babcox Media in 2008. He is Editor of Counterman magazine. Prior to joining Babcox, Mark worked for more than 13 years in the newspaper industry, and edited several newspapers in Ohio and Boston, Mass. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.
Patti Renner returns to Babcox Media as editor of Tire Review. Since leaving Babcox in 1997 (former editor of Underhood Service), she owned and operated a chain of specialty retail shops, worked with small businesses on their online marketing approach, and served as VP Marketing North America for a global marketing technology company. A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism – Public Relations and native of Akron, Ohio, Patti is the third generation of her family to work in the tire industry – both parents, her brother and three grandparents were longtime Goodyear, General and BFGoodrich employees, so the tire industry is in her blood.
Joining Babcox Media as an associate editor in 2015, Melanie Sayre graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelors of Arts in English with a minor in Civil Engineering. While there, she worked actively on both magazine and newspaper publications while braving Cleveland’s tenacious winters.
BodyShop Business editor Jason Stahl has been reporting on the collision repair industry since 2006 and has 20 years of experience as an editor. An active industry participant, he serves as an advisor to the Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Committee of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association and is a gold pin member of the Collision Industry Conference. He has also given presentations and moderated panels at several different industry events.