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Doug Kaufman has been with Babcox Media since 1987 serving in a variety of editorial and publishing roles and titles. He is currently publisher of Engine Builder. He also has been editorial liaison between Babcox and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) for the past 12 years. Doug has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and remains a committed MAC enthusiast.
Engine Builder editor Ed Sunkin has nearly 20 years of experience covering the automotive aftermarket, with more than 15 years specializing in underhood service and repair. An active industry participant, he attends various performance, racing and aftermarket-related events, including the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show.
For the better part of 30 years, Brendan Baker has been involved in the automotive aftermarket and racing industry in some capacity, including the last 11 years at Engine Builder magazine. Brendan’s aftermarket career started in high school working for an auto parts store in Akron, Ohio. He has worked many areas of the aftermarket from counterman to technician and earned his certification as a racing mechanic in 1989. He has worked for several racing schools and teams at various levels, including being an owner/driver of his own semi-professional racing team for several years. Brendan studied Journalism and Computer Science at Kent State University and lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife Lori and dog Kylie. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and racing go-karts.
Nichole Anderson – Graphic Designer
Nichole Anderson has been with Babcox Media since 2005. She is currently the Graphic Designer for the Engine Builder magazine. Prior to joining Babcox, Nichole worked as a production artist at The Massillon Independent. Nichole has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University.
Tina Purnell – Ad Services Manager
A 17-year Babcox Media veteran, Tina Purnell coordinates the collection of advertising collateral for the Engine Builder brand as well as several other Babcox Media brands.