DEI Introduces Jeep Gladiator (JT) Headliner / Side Window Kit

AVON LAKE, OH (11.12.2019) – The Jeep Gladiator open air pickup is one of the most exciting vehicles to be introduced by Jeep in years, and now DEI, the leader in automotive heat and sound control, is hot on the trail by introducing a JT headliner kit to improve interior comfort and sound quality. Designed with a dual purpose of sound deadening and insulation, the headliner kit greatly reduces distracting road noise while insulating the interior from extreme heat or cold. Rides on or off the trail are much more enjoyable and the final product is a professional look that will add to resale value.

Made from marine grade foam that resists mold and mildew, the seven-piece Jeep headliner is custom cut and CNC machined for a perfect OE fit. Installation is easy.

Simply peel, position in place and stick-on for a secure fit. DEI’s Gladiator kit is available now in two finish options – Original or Leather Look. Original finish is available in three attractive colors: black, gray and white. Leather Look is available in black or gray.

Original Look Leather Look

050183 Black 050186 Gray

050184 Gray 050187 Black

050185 White

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DEI Announces New Hires—Mike Zenone as Inside Sales Supervisor and John Gabriel as DEI Powersports Division Manager

AVON LAKE, OH (10.17.2019) – DEI has announced two new supervisory positions. Former DEI employee Mike Zenone has been rehired as the company’s inside sales supervisor. John Gabriel has been hired as DEI’s powersports division manager.

Zenone, previously worked for a decade with DEI as the company’s brand manager and manager of business development where he was responsible for double digit sales growth prior to taking a position at Flaming River Industries Inc. (Berea, OH) serving in a capacity of sales, customer service, technical assistance and media relations. In his new position as inside sales supervisor he will manage activity of inside sales representatives for automotive and report directly to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Miller. Zenone has a prior proven track record of successfully managing a team of sales representatives for DEI and handling retail, dealer and wholesale phone sales for Flaming River. Additionally, he is thoroughly familiar with DEI’s products, systems, customers and markets.

John Gabriel, DEI Powersports Division Manager

Miller stated, “We could not have asked for a more perfect candidate for this position. We appreciate Mike’s creativity, his ability to build a strong team, and his passion for this industry. He is an enthusiast with hands-on ability that goes far in communicating how our products can be used for restoration or modification. We are lucky to have him back with DEI in this new role.”

Mike Zenone, DEI Inside Sales Supervisor

Gabriel has two decades of experience in the powersports market first working with Russell Performance Products as the company’s national motorcycle sales manager where he worked with top brands in the industry—Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Custom Chrome, LeMans and Tucker; consistently meeting the company’s sales goals. Previously he worked as a powersports manufacturer’s rep, increasing his sales experience to an expanded brand list of powersports aftermarket companies. Prior to joining DEI he served as an account manager for Progressive Suspension, LLC.

As Powersports Division Manager, Gabriel will be responsible for driving top line revenue growth with a strategic plan for this market segment which includes motorcycle, side by side (UTV), ATV, and snowmobile. He will work with all product brand managers developing new products, manage inside and outside sales representatives and represent the DEI powersports division at all B2B and B2C shows and events.

Miller stated, “DEI’s powersports division has the potential for incredible growth. This position has been open until we found the right person that had the relationships, track record and product knowledge to help us strategize for the future. We feel confident that John is the right person to lead our powersports division and represent DEI in this important and exciting market.”

For more information e-mail Tom Miller at TMiller@DesignEngineering.com, or call DEI at 800.264.9472. To keep up with the very latest DEI product introductions and company news connect with DEI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or DEI’s You Tube channel, or visit www.DesignEngineering.com.

DEI Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeving Now Available in New Diameter Sizes

AVON LAKE, OH (09.30.2019) – Problems with rough idling or difficult starting on hot days at the track or car show? Vapor lock caused by excessive engine and manifold heat could be the culprit; especially if there is a fuel line running next to a heat source or even a heater hose. DEI’s Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeving reflects heat away from fuel lines to prevent fuel from vaporizing prior to reaching the carburetor.

Designed with a convenient split design and adhesive flap that allows for easy installation, DEI’s Vapor Block provides quick heat protection without the need to disconnect the fuel line. Simply wrap the Vapor Block Sleeve around the fuel line, remove the adhesive liner and press the adhesive flap into place.

Made of glass fiber and polyester laminated to an aluminum outer layer, Vapor Block offers excellent thermal protection, up to 302°F continuous or 347°F for peak direct heat and can be used on any line, hose or cable for long-lasting thermal protection.

DEI’s Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeving is available for purchase in three sizes: 5/8” x 36” (part# 010669), 3/8” x 36” (part# 010671) and 1” x 36” (part# 010672).

For more information about DEI’s Vapor Block Fuel Line Sleeve and where to buy, visit DesignEngineering.com, call 800-264-9472, or e-mail: Sales@DesignEngineering.com. To keep up with the very latest DEI product introductions and company news connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, or subscribe to DEI’s Garage Series on You Tube.

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