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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.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


Mary serves as editor of Shop Owner, as well as ImportCar magazine, and has worked on several custom publishing pieces for some of the major automotive OEMs throughout her almost 29-year career at Babcox Media. 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. 249

Kelly Gifford

Graphic Designer

Kelly Gifford has been with Babcox Media since 2000. She is currently the graphic designer for Shop Owner. 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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