About Us, Meet the Team & Testimonials
Introducing EPARTRADE : the innovative new way to connect Manufacturers & Buyers in the Global Performance & Racing Marketplace
There was a need. We saw it. We filled it. Welcome to EPARTRADE (Electronic Performance And Racing Trade), a revolutionary new web-based, trade-only product-sourcing platform that works 24/7 to connect performance parts suppliers with racing business professionals around the world.
Developed by an experienced team of global motorsports professionals with a long history of success in the industry, EPARTRADE is as innovative and up-to-the-minute as auto racing itself, showcasing your latest products and offerings every single day. It is the fastest and most efficient way to introduce new parts and services to the worldwide racing trade while they're red hot, allowing builders, race teams, retailers, engineers, and other verified racing businesses to access them from anywhere in the world, day or night.
EPARTRADE is a completely new concept in the performance and racing industry. It's efficient, cost-effective, global...and trade-only. Quite simply, it is the only product sourcing platform as innovative and fast-paced as the racing market itself.
The racing world is changing…..and we are changing with it!
Welcome to the FUTURE !
Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
A former race car driver raised in France, Francisque Savinien was Director of Global Sales and Marketing for PRI (Performance Racing Industry) and SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), before launching EPARTRADE (Electronic Performance And Racing TRADE), The Global Online Platform for the Performance and Racing Industry.
Over the past 20 years, Francisque has traveled extensively around the world to market PRI, as well as to promote the industry at all major races and industry events. He has wide-ranging international experience in both business and motorsports, and is considered an expert in global sales and marketing. Francisque also has a vast network of motorsports and automotive professionals around the world, from world champions to team owners, promoters to manufacturers, race tracks to sanctioning bodies.
Prior to joining PRI, Francisque worked in Europe with several organizations, including Promocourse International and ICN, where he was involved with activities in Formula 1, WRC and other prestigious series. At Castrol, he worked on sponsorship activations at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Moto GP, rallies and off-road races. His first job was at the French Formula 1 GP in Magny-Cours. Francisque holds an MBA in Marketing as well as a BA in Economics.
Judy Kean brings more than two decades of hardcore racing business experience to EPARTRADE from Performance Racing Industry (PRI), a SEMA company, where she mastered the art of guiding new companies, new products and new technologies into the distribution pipelines of the performance and racing industry.
As Senior Sales and Marketing Director, and top sales producer, Judy handled the largest contingent of companies doing business with PRI, gaining their trust as a dedicated marketing partner with the desire and expertise to help both small, grassroots companies and large corporations create successful business plans geared specifically to their needs. Having worked side-by-side with PRI founder Steve Lewis, she understands the industry’s entrepreneurial spirit, the business-to-business dynamic, and the fundamentals of growing a racing business.
As a tireless champion of the racing market who stays constantly attuned to the pulse of the industry, you have more than likely crossed paths with Judy as she has traveled around the country to grassroots dirt tracks, drag strips, the garages of IndyCar and NASCAR, and everywhere in between. Ask her and she will tell you that her greatest sense of accomplishment comes from watching companies grow and succeed. She is excited to continue that tradition with the revolutionary new EPARTRADE platform.
Chief of Content & Audience Development
Before joining EPARTRADE, John Kilroy served as editor, vice president and general manager at Performance Racing Industry, Inc. He spent 26 years helping to grow the brand, lead its editorial and guide its overall direction. During his time at PRI, he oversaw the production of the annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, led publishing efforts for the monthly B2B magazine, Performance Racing Industry – the leading trade publication in U.S. motorsports, while managing day-to-day operations.
Kilroy’s role at EPARTRADE is to develop and implement the overall content strategy for the company. Through informative, insightful and compelling content, Kilroy leads the efforts to engage the EPARTRADE community while continuing to raise the company’s profile and grow its audience.
Kilroy has experienced some of the greatest races in the world, including the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Monaco Grand Prix, 24 Hours of Le Mans, NHRA Finals, Knoxville Nationals, Turkey Night Grand Prix and more. Kilroy also noted that many of the best races he’s experienced occurred at short tracks such as Lucas Oil Raceway, Irwindale Speedway, Terre Haute Action Track, Volusia Speedway Park, Perris Auto Speedway, New Smyrna Speedway and more. “Like a lot of people in racing, I feel a bit like I’m coming home whenever I visit any kind of race track. The sound of race cars at speed just seems like the sound of my neighborhood,” said Kilroy.
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