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.

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.

Andrew Markel


Andrew Markel is the editor for Underhood Service and has been on the staff at Babcox Media for 13 years. 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.

Adam Redling

Managing Editor

Adam Redling has been with Babcox Media since 2015 as the managing editor of Underhood Service. 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

Associate Editor

Jon Nelson is the associate editor for Underhood Service, 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.


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