November 28, 2018 KahnMedia



Industry veteran Brett Kinsfather brings 17 years of aftermarket experience to Hellwig as its new director of sales & marketing, while Karen Grassel will draw upon her 15-year career in customer service as Hellwig’s new customer service manager

Visalia, Calif. (November, 2018) – Hellwig Suspension Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has today announced two new additions to the Hellwig team. Brett Kinsfather has taken on the role of director of sales & marketing and Karen Grassel has joined as the company’s new customer service manager.

In the newly appointed roles, Kinsfather will direct the marketing department as well as lead the growing sales team with his extensive aftermarket experience and knowledge of the industry. Grassel will look to support the Hellwig customer service department and will further streamline customer satisfaction through her extensive experience in the service industry.

“We are thrilled to continue growing our team,” said Hellwig President Melanie White. “The addition of Brett and Karen will help us as we move into 2019 and expand our business ventures in all areas. Brett’s proven track record in business-to-business sales is going to help us elevate our business to the next level.”

Kinsfather comes to Hellwig with a strong marketing and sales background, having worked extensively with both manufacturers and distribution. Beginning his professional career in the CART series, he eventually went on to work for K&N Engineering as its sales and marketing program manager. Kinsfather later served as vice president of sales and marketing at Motovicity Distribution where he launched several high yielding sales and marketing initiatives.

After accruing over 15 years of experience, Karen Grassel developed her skills in sales, management, and business development in the food service industries with George’s Greek Café and Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurants. Grassel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Long Beach State. Grassel has sharpened her client and customer relationship skills through continuous direct sales communication and maintained repeat business from satisfied customers in her previous positions.

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A family owned business for 72 years, Hellwig Products specializes in American made, precision engineered products. This 4th generation California family run company started in 1946 selling helper springs to customers door to door. In the 72 years since, Hellwig Products continues to help enthusiasts with all their suspension needs. Hellwig is constantly improving their products to develop the best performance suspension parts in the industry. For more information please visit