CLEVELAND — National Automotive Experts (NAE) has added two new team members to its company — Joe Kalinowski and David Tralongo.
Kalinowski has joined the National Automotive Experts team as their creative marketing manager. He was previously a graphic design specialist for Questex, and has won a number of national awards for his creative design and marketing efforts in several publications and trade shows.
"We are excited to have him as part of our team," said Kelly Price, President of National Automotive Experts. "By adding Joe to our team, we will now be able to create custom presentations and advertisements for our dealers and agents on the fly. He will also be charged with overseeing our marketing strategies and advertising efforts in the marketplace."
Kalinowski and his wife, Kristin have two kids and live in Cleveland.
“I have been providing creative solutions to companies like NAE for many years, but I have never been with a company that has so much growth opportunity and enthusiasm for what they do,” said Kalinowski. “It is very exciting to be able to work with a company that is growing rapidly and is open to new creative ideas and solutions.”
David Tralongo also recently joined the NAE team as an account manager. In this position, Tralongo will assist NAE and their agencies in servicing the Warranty Forever program and also assisting in the overall dealer development of NAE's accounts.
Tralongo was previously with Dealer Development Group Services (DDGS) in eastern Pennsylvania.
He started in the auto industry selling cars and quickly became a finance manager, eventually becoming a sales manager. In 2007, he began working with DDGS as an account manager, assisting dealers with training and product placement.
"With my previous experience at DDGS and at the dealership level, I am confident that I will be able to assist NAE and their agents in the training and development of their accounts," Tralongo said.
Tralongo and his wife, Kiana, recently moved to Cleveland from eastern Pennsylvania.
"We are proud that we can continue to add top level talent like David to our team," said Bob Mancuso, executive vice president of NAE. "His knowledge and dealership experience will be a tremendous benefit for every person that he will assist."