About Us

MEET THE TEAM LEADERS!
 
Austin Huffman-Founder
Motorsport and the automotive hobby have been in my blood since I was a small boy. I always had a fixation on speed. The idea for a new generation of exhaust manufacturing company was spawned from my mother when she would yell at me stating she never wanted to be in my car as it was too loud. I became fascinated with figuring out a solution because I knew there were so many people just like me whose lives would be so much better if this technology was more accessible at a reasonable price point.
Having owned and been able to enjoy some of the world’s most incredible vehicles, my passion lies in sending everything sideways. Being able to feel the vehicle beneath you as it breaks away from the controlled into oversteer is utterly intoxicating and perhaps why I love the automotive hobby so much.
Beyond cars I am a sucker for spontaneous adventures. Anything from snowboarding to skydiving to deep sea fishing, learning a new skill, or getting involved in a new experience is what I live for. When I'm not living on the edge, I'm in the gym pushing myself to get stronger and working on my mental state or kicking it back with good friend’s cold drinks and incredible stories.
Life is about experiences, whether it’s behind the wheel or beyond, you must maximize your enjoyment of these experiences. That’s why we at Valvetronic do what we do. Life is better with a wonderful roar filling the cabin as you make every journey a dream.
 
Scott Gruninger- Co-Founder/Operations
My father got me into cars when I was younger. We would build model cars and take apart small engines to learn how they work. We’d watch every car show that was on TV and plan out building a project car someday. In doing so, he introduced me to his favorite style of car. The long-legged, autobahn storming behemoths like S63’s, M5’s, and the like, but for me, those weren’t crazy enough. My dream car is Brabus Rocket 900: a Mercedes S63 that makes 900hp on pump gas. He introduced me to the concept that cars are more than just four wheels and an engine; that some cars are anthropomorphized and not only can make you feel alive but seem alive themselves. I recently bought one of my favorite cars off Bring a Trailer, a 1994 Volvo 850 Turbo with 60,000 miles on it. The previous owner daily drove it up in Canada, and when he passed 17 years ago, the car was locked inside of his garage and sat untouched. As things eventually wear out and break on this 30-year-old car, I’ve been upgrading them with high-performance parts to further build it into a sleeper.
 
Brandon Arpin-Marketing
The first word out of my mouth was “CAR.” When I was a toddler, the only thing I wanted to do was have my parents take me to the ice cream shop in town to watch the cars go by and see if I could name all of the brands as they passed. My dad and both of my grandfathers are car enthusiasts, and as I got older, they taught me so much about cars, motorsport, motorcycles, and more. They helped me fall in love with automobiles.
Growing up, I always wanted to have a cool car and eventually work in the automotive industry. From Hotwheels, to Need for Speed, to Forza, I got deeper and deeper into cars until I finally got my first car when I was 15. This was not just any normal car, but a 13,000 original mile Foxbody Mustang. Even though I couldn’t drive it, I would just sit in the garage every night studying the mechanical aspects of the 302 carbureted V8, and seeing what work needed to be done to the car to make it 100% perfect. My next purchase was my dream car, a BMW E30. The story of how I got this car is a crazy long story, but I was so happy to have a bright red 1987 325is. After 6 years of owning this car, it has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. It taught me how to work on cars, create content on social media, and has helped me meet some of my closest friends. The E30 even helped me find the guys at Valvetronic Designs and gave me the opportunity to use my marketing knowledge to grow the company to what it is today.
Hopefully one day I will have a collection of 20+ older BMWs to restore, share, and enjoy.
After always having the dream of working in the automotive industry, my position at Valvetronic Designs has truly fulfilled this goal. The people I have been able to meet, events I go to, cars I get to drive, and ever-expanding network of car enthusiasts and companies has made my life and job so fun.
I was always told “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life,” and I’m proud to say that being the CMO of Valvetronic Designs is not just a job, it is an amazing experience.
 
Markus Bohmiller- Wholesale
My name is Markus Bohmiller and I am the VP of the Valvetronic Designs Wholesale Department. The love for cars has always been present in my life, and I’m extremely thankful to be working in the aftermarket automotive industry. I started as a customer of Valvetronic, and after having an exceptional experience during the purchase of my E9x M3 V2 system, I immediately knew this was a brand I wanted to be involved with. Prior to my current position, I worked as a Brand Ambassador for Porsche Cars North America in both Sales and Customer Experience Management. Outside of work, I enjoy staying active, cooking for friends and family, and coaching basketball. If I could choose only one car to use every day for the rest of my life, it would be always a fully built Porsche Cayenne Overland (with a 991.2 GT3RS on a trailer behind me)
Philip McIntosh- Customer Relations
Since the earliest I could remember I’ve loved all things mechanical & especially internal combustion engines thanks to a few family members that sparked my interest with aviation and older automobiles. I began my journey in the industry working at a dealership as I worked my way up through a few positions while expanding my automotive knowledge & customer service skills along the way. Being a engineer major I always had a general understanding of how vehicles work but getting my feet wet greatly helped me improve my knowledge about the intricacies of the industry. Every day I wake up and constantly can only think about all things auto related; and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
 
 
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Located in chambersburg Pennsylvania, our team is obsessed with sound. From our marketing department to all of our highly trained engineers, we all have one goal of developing, manufacturing, and delivering the worlds greatest exhaust systems. We were extremely fortunate to have tons of support from our fans and enthusiasts. We do what we do for the people. Cars are a way of life, an extension of ones’ beliefs and interests. Beyond the systems we make we want the world to remember us for bringing together people for the love of sound. Thank you so much for your support thus far in our journey. For reading this go ahead and take $5 off with discount code "about". As electric cars become the norm, we will be around making sure sound stays as the staple for emotion.
-Austin (Founder)
 

 

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