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(330) 670-1234 ext. 280

Jim Merle

Jim Merle has been with Babcox Media since 1993 and currently serves as publisher of AutoCarePro, 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.


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(330) 670-1234 ext.209

Frank Bird
Group Publisher – Tech Group

Frank is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising Sales and Broadcast Journalism. Frank comes to Babcox Media from Marketplace Events, where he served as President of Marketing Solutions. Prior to that role, he worked at Great Lakes Publishing, where he served as Publisher, Cleveland Magazine.


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(330) 670-1234 ext.219

Mike Maleski
Associate Group Publisher

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.


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(330) 670-1234 ext. 221

Mary DellaValle

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.


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(330) 670-1234 ext. 284

Kelly McAleese
Ad Services Manager

Kelly McAleese has been with Babcox Media since January, 1987. She currently serves as the advertising manager for Brake & Front End and ImportCar. She is a graduate from the University of Akron.


[email protected]
(330) 670-1234 ext. 249

Kelly Gifford
Graphic Designer

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.

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