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.
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.
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.
Adam Redling has been with Babcox Media since 2015 as the managing editor of ImportCar. Prior to joining Babcox Media, Adam worked as a writer and editor at B2B publishing company October Research, LLC. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Communication from the University of Dayton.
Jon Nelson is the associate editor for ImportCar, 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.
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.
Digital Ad Coordinator
Darrah Polichena earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Science from Kent State University. Prior to joining Babcox, she worked as a freelance Web Designer/User Experience Assessor and Website Maintenance Assistant.
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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