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Bobit Business Media is a family-run media powerhouse that was founded in 1961 by Ed Bobit with the launch of our flagship publication, Automotive Fleet.

Seeking warmer weather, Ed moved the company from Illinois to Southern California in 1977. “We had lived most of our lives in the Chicago area and really just wanted to experience winters without shoveling snow!” says Ed Bobit, who passed away in 2014.  The company became one of the strongest B-to-B media forces in the West and acquired several new titles.

In the mid-‘80s Bobit Business Media developed conferences and expositions, starting with the Limousine & Chauffeur Show, which continues to grow and last year earned Trade Show Executive’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Events distinction.

The company jumped into digital media with both feet in 1996 by setting up industry websites for all of its brands.  Employing an in-house team, Bobit Business Media websites are leaders in their markets.

“We’re continually diversifying the way we deliver information,” says Blake Bobit, digital sales manager and the founder’s grandson. The company currently produces 23 print titles, 42 websites, 24 e-newsletters, and 20 in-person events that meet specific markets’ need for knowledge, news, and networking.

Bobit Business Media employs more than 170 talented associates in areas such as editorial, audience marketing, ad sales, production, digital media, events, research, and accounting.  Its headquarters occupy 50,000 square feet in Torrance, California, and it has 30 regional offices throughout the United States.

Meet Some of Our Team


Marathon runner who finished 33rd in the LA Marathon and 500th in Boston

Tom McMahon

Editor of School Bus Fleet Magazine and Bobiteer since 2002

Former professional soccer player

Miljan Mihajlovic

Director of Digital Technology and Bobiteer since 2008
Michelle Mendez

Professional salsa dancer and dance teacher

Michelle Mendez

Director of Events and Bobiteer since 2002

Award-winning underwater photographer

Kelly Bracken

Production Director and Bobiteer since 2000

CSULB Journalism Dept. Top Graduate and tap dancing through life since 1993

Joanne Tucker

Custom Media Manager and Bobiteer since 2011

6 lifetime holes-in-one

Frank DiGiacomo

Publisher Emeritus of School Bus Fleet and Metro Magazine and Bobiteer since 1981

Holds a law degree from Case Western Reserve

Sherb Brown

Corporate VP/Fleet Group Publisher and Bobiteer since 1994

Joined the company as an editorial assistant

Eric Gandarilla

Assistant Editor on F&I and Showroom Magazine and Bobiteer since 2015

Ex-screenwriter and published author of four unique baseball novels

Jeff Polman

Graphic Artist and Bobiteer since 2013

A citizen volunteer on the Scottsdale Police Department

Leslie Pfeiffer

Publisher of POLICE Magazine and Bobiteer since 1998

Licensed cosmetologist since 2011

Alison Alhamed

Modern Salon Magazine editor since 2008 and Bobiteer since 2015



Corporate Headquarters 

3520 Challenger St.
Torrance, CA 90503

Chicago Office

2150 E. Lake Cook Rd., Ste. 500
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Ohio Office

3515 Massillon Rd., Ste. 350
Uniontown, OH 44685

New Jersey Office

49 S. Maple Ave.
Marlton, NJ 08053