Hotchkis Performance East, Mooresville, N.C., recently added Jeff Tutino as director of business development.
The move will help Hotchkis continue the growth of its East Coast presence and drive continued new business with consumers and racing organizations, according to a press release.
“We are excited to have Jeff Tutino joining the Hotchkis Performance team,” said John Hotchkis Jr., president. “He brings a wealth of sales and product knowledge from the racing and performance aftermarket business and will be concentrating on Hotchkis Performance East’s business development and Hotchkis Sport Suspension sales. We have a team of terrific fabricators and craftsman at HPE and Jeff will be pursuing business opportunities in the specialty fabrication, suspension installation and high-end restoration and vehicle improvement categories.”
Tutino’s 25-year career in the automotive aftermarket and racing industry started in the mid-’90s when he and his family moved to North Carolina to pursue his passion of racing and performance. Working as an independent contractor, he took on the sales and marketing efforts of two companies, Tanner Racing Products and FLUIDYNE Racing Products.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with John, Kevin (Bryde, HPE vice president) and the entire Hotchkis Performance Team,” said Tutino. “The successes of the product, the recognition of the brand as well as the marketing support, make for a complete program.”