For Immediate Release, Cookeville, TN, July 12, 2011…American Powertrain, a tier one Elite distributor of TREMEC transmissions and well-known manufacturer of the innovative ProFit transmission installation systems has announced the hire of Matt Graves in the position of Marketing and Commercial Sales Manager.
Matt Graves began his automotive career with Maremont, makers of Cherry Bomb, in 1994 working in the manufacturing plant. In 1996 he became an engineering design tech and was moved up to become a major factor in company product development. He was in fact responsible for designing the premier Cherry Bomb Vortex muffler, their highest performance muffler in the line up. When previous company owners were ready to allow Cherry Bomb’s patent & copyright to lapse, Matt was directly responsible for convincing them to renew what Matt understood as one of the industry’s most cherished iconic brands. In 2005 Ken & Paul Banks owners of IMCO exhaust made the purchase of Cherry Bomb, mainly to revitalize the brand, and put Matt in charge of the re-launch, including all aspects of consumer events, trade shows and product brand development and marketing. Matt has made the transition from exhaust to transmissions and is now the marketing and commercial sales manager for American Powertrain. Matt brings 17 years of experience to help American Powertrain go to the next level.
“Working for American Powertrain is a great opportunity, their business has been very successful. I am excited to see were we can take it going forward.” Graves says of his new role. Gray G. Fredrick, Co-Owner and CEO at American Powertrain, says “We feel lucky to have added Matt to our team. His marketing, networking and commercial sales skills are well known throughout the industry. Matt will surely play a vital role in taking this company to the next level.”
American Powertrain is the premier one stop shop for modern 5 and 6 speed swaps for customs and muscle cars. American Powertrain’s full product offering includes patent pending HYDRAMAX hydraulic systems, with model specific fitment for almost any car and transmission combination, and their Science Friction line of top shelf performance clutches and flywheels including the 845ft-lb rated Street Slayer single disc clutch and the progressive engagement Atomic Twin for GM, Ford and Mopar. Stock flywheels in billet steel or billet aluminum are on the shelf, while custom and one-off flywheels are made to order for the wildest V8 projects. In addition, American Powertrain offers world-class driveshafts in DOM Steel, Aluminum, Chromoly and even Carbon Fiber with cryo hardened u-joints and yokes. They are also the fourth largest distributor of QuickTime Scattershields and adaptive bell housings.
The company is not all about powertrain accessories either. They offer performance upgraded transmissions for street and strip duty including the 950ft-lb rated TKO based 600Extreme 5-speed and the 1100ft-lb rated Magnum based 6Xtreme 6-speed, both fully synchronized or face plated for unlimited rpm shifting. Improved editions of the T5, T45, T56 and 3650 are also available. American Powertrain is located in Cookeville, TN. Visit them on the web atwww.AmericanPowertrain.com or call 931.646.4836.
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