It is with great sadness that we relay the news that we lost Fran Ellsworth, wife of former AERA Chairman Al Ellsworth. Fran was the epitome of hard work, class and fun. Her hard work and dedication to our industry was unparalleled. Fran and Al run Ellsworth Truck and Auto Machining Inc. in Anaheim, California. Successful in our industry while making friends and having fun, she was definitely one special lady. Our deepest condolences go out to Al and daughter Carrie and family.
WINONA, Minnesota — David P. Monyhan, Goodson Sales Manager, is set to retire at the start of 2022. Dave has served as Goodson Sales Manager since 1995 but he has been a part of the Automotive Aftermarket for over 40 years.
He started out as a counter salesman at an auto parts store in southern California, transitioning to an outside sales position with Motor Mart of Anaheim, California. From auto parts, Dave moved on to selling Winona Van Norman shop equipment and in 1985 he moved to Minnesota to become the Winona Van Norman sales manager.
In 1995, Dave joined Goodson as National Sales Manager where he has helped to build the company into an international shop supply company. As a very public face of Goodson Dave has been active in associations including the Production Engine Rebuilders Association (PERA) and the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA).
Work isn’t everything to Dave which is one of the main reasons he is retiring at this time. He and his wife, Cyndy, have been married for 46 years. They have two children and two grandchildren. As an active outdoorsman, Dave enjoys fishing, kayaking, boating, skiing and just about anything else outdoors. He plans to enjoy all of these activities as well as travel to visit family and just for the sake adventure.
Uppsala, Sweden – Applied Nano Surfaces (ANS) has entered a strategic partnership with Precision Finishing Inc., to advance a unique variant of its core Triboconditioning® technology, which is a patented process developed to provide for friction reduction and wear resistance on various steel and cast-iron surfaces. The new variant, known as Triboconditioning® CG (Complex Geometries), is a mechanochemical surface treatment process specifically engineered to address the outer complex geometries of components such as gears. Additional benefits of this treatment include improved surface finish and running in behavior, noise reduction (NVH), minimization and improvement for scuffing, pitting, rolling fatigue resistance as well as extending the product service life.
This partnership brings together the knowledge and expertise of the ANS friction/wear reduction treatment technologies along with the highest-level of mechanical surface finishing processes and functional part optimization from Precision Finishing Inc.
“The synergy and combined expertise of our two companies will effectively service the quickly evolving market that is seeking solutions to enhance component value by increasing life along with minimizing friction, noise and other inherent issues such as pitting and scuffing” said David Chobany, Technology and Sales Director – Americas for ANS.
Customers to benefit from this technology are varied and include major OEs in automotive and truck powertrains, hydraulics, power generation, racing, gears, and many others that produce rotating/sliding/mating components.
For more information, please visit appliednanosurfaces.com.
TORRANCE, California – In November 2021, IPD announced a new partnership under its IPD Xtra brand with Diesel Emissions Service (DES) to provide emissions products with their Redline Emissions Products brand.
“IPD Xtra is comprised of carefully selected partnerships with other manufacturers that share our commitment to quality and are a strong fit with the IPD brand. These partnerships have been chosen to expand IPD’s product reach in markets that complement our customers’ needs,” Michael Badar, IPD President stated. This means IPD will only partner with companies that share IPD’s commitment to quality products, meet rigorous quality and testing standards and are fully dedicated to customer satisfaction.
IPD Xtra’s new partnership will be with California-based and family-owned Diesel Emissions Service (DES) featuring their Redline Emissions Products brand. The addition of these products will expand IPD’s product reach to include a full range of aftermarket replacement parts with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and associated components for the heavy-duty diesel market, particularly the on-highway market segment. Since 2016, Redline Emissions Products has offered DPFs, DOCs, gaskets, clamps, weld bungs, CACs (change air coolers), sensors, brackets, guards, and custom mounting kits.
For more information, please visit ipdparts.com/xtra.
CARSON CITY, Nevada – In November 2021, Dura-Bond announced the 75th anniversary of Dura-Bond Bearing Company. Founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1947, the company moved to Nevada in 1987.
Dura-Bond developed the full round no seam cam bearing after the war for the rebuilding industry. The company also introduced the Powder Metal Valve Seat product line in 1996 for advanced valve seat technology.
Moving forward, Dura-Bond expanded into the transmission product line offering components and kits. The future is in place for “powertrain” to compliment the changing markets.
In addition, Dura-Bond CEO and Chairman Charles Barnett celebrated his 75th birthday and 26 years with Dura-Bond. He also received AERA’s Charles Yount Award earlier in the year.
ROYAL OAK, Michigan — Richard Alan Maskin, 74, died on October 16, 2021. Beloved husband of Sharon Maskin, father of Tricia (Dale) Kortes, Bridget (Matt) Genette, David (Christina) Coden, Daniel (Gili Karev) Teweles and Robin (Michael) Berman. Beloved grandfather to Tommy, Aidan, and Sydney Genette, Alyssa and Ryan Kortes, Elliot and Arthur Berman, and Harlan and Maurice Coden. Richard was predeceased by his parents, George and Elaine Maskin. He is also survived by his sister, Julie Maskin, brother Doug (Marie) Maskin, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
Richard was a legend of the motorsports world. He began his career as a lot man and mechanic at his family’s Pontiac dealership, before becoming a professional drag racer. In 1972, Richard made the leap to NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Pro Stock, where he won multiple championships and set national records as a driver and crew chief.
A true mechanical mastermind and entrepreneur, Richard founded Dart Machinery in a humble Oak Park garage in 1981. He spent the next 37 years growing Dart into a globally recognized aftermarket manufacturer that helped to revolutionize the auto industry, with its premium aftermarket cylinder heads and engine blocks. Dart parts have won multiple NHRA Pro Stock world championships and dozens of national events.
Richard was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2015, and in 2019 was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the NHRA in recognition of his contributions to the sport and industry.
No matter his professional successes, Richard was a proud family man. As he slowly took his foot off the pedal of his career, he relished in the accomplishments of his children, and took ultimate pride in his grandchildren.
He will be most remembered for his integrity, gentleness, and generosity. Richard helped countless people out when they fell on tough times, and did so without asking questions or expecting anything in return. His memory is an example to us all.
ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Sunnen’s PG-700/ 800 Series Bore Gages are ideal for fast, simple, economical process control in lean manufacturing environments, combining accuracy with a shop-hardened, all-mechanical design. And, Sunnen’s Gage Leasing Program allows shops of all sizes and production runs to have precision in-line measurement for parts that are honed, ground, bored, reamed or drilled.
The lease program includes maintenance and provides replacement gages, if needed. The popular PG-400 and PG-500 setting fixtures can also be leased to complement the PG gages. The lease renews each year and if the gage is no longer needed at the shop, it is simply returned to Sunnen. If a gage needs to be repaired during the lease, it is quickly swapped out for another unit. This is an easy, economical way for job shops to get in-line precision part inspection, increasing shop capabilities and opening new avenues of business.
The PG-Series gages bring reliable ID gaging to the manufacturing floor with no need for electrical or air connections, making them immune to fluctuations in line voltage or air pressure. A single PG gage can measure a wide range of part diameters, offering greater versatility at a lower cost than dedicated devices, such as air gages.
Created by Sunnen Products, a leader in precision honing, bore sizing and finishing, PG-Series Bore Gages use proven all-mechanical design to “lock in” accuracy, performance and reliability.
Additional information on PG-Series Bore Gages and the Gage Leasing Program is available from Sunnen, sunnen.com.