"DFA MEDIA ACQUIRES AFTERMARKET AND TOP TECHNICIAN
Crystal Communications (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce that leading industrial magazine and exhibition organiser DFA Media has acquired Aftermarket magazine, its sister publication Top technician and their associated automotive related information products. Published since 1992, Aftermarket is the UK's No. 1 magazine for automotive information with the largest ABC audited circulation and will be published by DFA Media with immediate effect with the first edition being September 2015. With plans to consolidate and develop its range market focused products, the team will be lead by one of the most respected Editors in UK Automotive trade and technical publishing.
The team comprises:
Phil Curry, Editor, Aftermarket and Top Technician
Phil has 10 years of journalist experience in the automotive and technology sectors and almost 2 years as Editor of Aftermarket and Top Technician magazine. Phil is renowned within the industry for his expertise and enthusiasm for the automotive industry.
Jim Dunn, Area Sales Manager, Aftermarket and Top Technician
With over 35 years experience in automotive B2B publishing, Jim joined Aftermarket on its very first issue and has been involved in its development every step of the way. Jim is one of the most knowledgeable and respected figures in this publishing sector.
Claire Hodder, Sales Manager, Aftermarket and Top Technician
Claire joins the team with over 15 years sales experience in the automotive publishing sector having lead sales teams on such respected titles as BMW car magazine, GT Porsche and Performance BMW magazine to name a few.
Complementing this dedicated team is:
Ryan Fuller, Commercial Director
With over twenty years media sales experience in the manufacturing sector, Ryan has managed the launch of a number of magazines and exhibitions in niche industrial sectors and joined DFA Media as Commercial Director back in 2004.
Commenting on this latest acquisition, Ryan Fuller, Commercial Director of DFA Media, says, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to build on the success of the market leading portfolio of titles developed so successfully by Bob Sockl and his team at Crystal Communications over the last 25 years. I believe that Aftermarket and Top Technician are unique in offering news and opinions that are informed, relevant and topical. Also, as an editorial-led publication, Editor Phil Curry has never been afraid to be bold and controversial by speaking out on the issues that affect our many readers."
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