Located in 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. As electric cars become the norm, we will be around making sure sound stays as the staple for emotion.
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.
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. Now that my love of BMWs has grown, I daily drive a F30 340i M sport that is an amazing vehicle. I can say I am a huge B58 lover now. The car is fast, fun, comfortable, and reliable. Many build plans on the way!
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.
Philip McIntosh- Customer Relations/Media
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.
Katie Egner- Operations
New to the world of automotive enthusiasts, I joined Valvetronic Designs in the summer of ‘22 with a background in Administration, Human Resources and Accounting. I quickly grew to love the energy and exciting atmosphere that comes with working with this incredibly talented team, and have enjoyed learning as much as i can to help our awesome customers worldwide with their custom exhaust needs!
Shane Rush - Media
Hi! I'm Shane, a true automotive enthusiast whose fascination with cars has become a lifelong passion. My earliest memory of my automotive journey began with sitting on my iPad at 11 years old, creating custom BMWs and Mustangs on a game..over…and over..and over again. I saved all of my money from ages 13-15 and bought my first car at the age of 15. As soon as I got my license at 16, it was game time. I started my journey in the automotive industry by detailing local cars, and offering mechanical services to close family and friends. The tedious process of mechanical work and detailing truly made me realize the love I have for the automobile. I saved all I could to turn my BMW into what I always wanted.
I was able to own, modify and make my dream a reality after 7 years of ownership. I recently sold that car, and picked up my dream car..a 2004 BMW E46 M3.
Studying Business Administration at Temple Universities Fox School of Business, I found my niche with Marketing and Media at Valvetronic Designs. So, whether I'm behind the wheel of my beloved E46 M3 or crafting marketing strategies for Valvetronic, you can rest assured that my passion for automotive excellence fuels every endeavor I undertake. I am able to wake up everyday truly blessed by the amazing team, and I'm so fortunate to blend my professional expertise with my lifelong passion.
Vince Dean - Wholesale
I come from a lengthy background in the automotive industry. . I have been working on cars since I was a teenager, performing heads/cam builds on F-bodies, GTOs and C5/C6 Corvettes. I began my working career as a technician, which would span more than 13 years. I primarily worked on Mercedes Benz, but also spent some time working for Chevrolet and Nissan.
I decided to try a new challenge and move to the industry I had always had a passion for, which is loud and fast cars! I worked for nearly 5 years at Fabspeed Motorsport. I was tasked with running their wholesale division and growing their dealer network worldwide. Wholesale had grown to nearly $4 million in annual sales by the end of my tenure.
I spent 2 years in sales outside of the industry, but I received the opportunity to join the team at Valvetronic Designs and couldn’t pass it up! I am excited to bring my past experiences to this team and work to continually provide the best support possible, so Valvetronic Designs can be your one-stop solution for any and all exhaust needs.