Jim Merle has been with Babcox Media since 1993 and currently serves as publisher of Brake & Front End, ImportCar, Shop Owner, Tomorrow’s Tech and Underhood Service. Prior to joining Babcox, Jim worked for the Akron Beacon Journal, formerly a Knight-Ridder publication. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing/Advertising from the University of Akron.
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.
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).