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SMI Welcomes New Team Members

Springs magazine will have a new editor.

Gary McCoy, executive director of the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI), has announced the hiring of Phil Sasso as managing editor of Springs and Gabriela “Gaby” Carrasco as the association’s new communications and administrative coordinator.

Sasso has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing communications and journalism with a strong background in the automotive aftermarket. He was a contributing editor for Professional Distributor, writing a sales and marketing column for 12 years. He has also been a contributor to Restyling, Performance Business and Service Station and Garage Management magazines.

In her new role with SMI, Carrasco will help support various aspects of the association’s communications and administrative functions, including social media, to help boost member recruitment, engagement and retention. She will provide support for SMI programs, member communications and associated administrative office needs.

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