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Publisher Changes At Babcox, Bobit Media

Akron, OH-based Babcox Media has appointed Jeff Stankard as the group publisher for its Tire Review and Fleet Equipment publications. He replaces David Moniz, who left Babcox to become the publisher of Heavy Duty Trucking, a Bobit Business Media publication. Moniz had been with Babcox since 1999.

Stankard, who also has been with the company since 1999, continues as the vice president of Babcox. In that capacity, he oversees the strategic direction of all company properties.

Jim Merle serves as publisher of the Babcox TechGroup, responsible for the day-to-day operations of Brake & Front End, ImportCar, Underhood Service, Shop Owner and AutoCarePro. Merle has been with Babcox since 1993 and a publisher since January. Prior to that, he was a regional sales manager for the company.

With Merle deeply involved on the service side of the business, Stankard is able to focus on the fleet and tire side.

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in our sister publication, The Greensheet.

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