News Bites: Industry News in 100 Words of Less

Aug 12, 2010

Roush Performance Announces New Vice President and GM

ROUSH Performance has announced that Gary Jurick has been promoted to vice-president and general manager of the company. Jurick previously held the role of director of the company’s product development where he headed up the engineering, testing and validation areas of the vehicle and parts programs. He has been with the company for 21 years. “I’ve been impressed with the attention to detail and inquisitiveness that Gary has brought to his work and those are important traits to have in heading up a ROUSH business,” said ROUSH Enterprises Chairman Jack Roush.

Fesler and GM Restoration Parts Enter Licensing Agreement

Fesler Billet and GM Restoration Parts Parts have announced a licensing agreement that will allow Fesler to create, market and distribute a line of aftermarket restoration parts under the Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile and GMC brand names. The new collection will launch in the third quarter of 2010 specifically in automotive chains, automotive/restoration specialty catalog distributors, specialty product/installation outlets, speed shops and performance retailers. Fesler’s current line of billet products will be available under the new license.

Petersen Museum to Offer Second Fiberglass Fabrication Class

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will offer its second “Introduction to Fiberglass Fabrication” class on Saturday, September 25. The class, which will teach beginners the basics about building lightweight custom parts and repairing fiberglass panels, will be taught by former Chrysler Master Model Maker Tim Fitzpatrick. It will include a mixture of discussion, demonstration and hands-on work that will introduce participants to the fabrication process, from buck and mold to lay-up and finishing work. The course fee of $75 also includes parking and museum admission. The class is limited to 20 participants.

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