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News   June 24, 2015   by CARS Magazine

Design Engineering, Inc. celebrates 20 years

vcsPRAsset_2899474_61913_c59dc00a-b936-44f1-9654-414aa9d275be_0Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI) is proud to announce the company’s 20th anniversary.

Formed in 1995 by Dale and Nancy Markley, the company continues to expand and thrive under the leadership of their son, David Markley.

In the course of the past twenty years, DEI has designed and developed a multitude of new and innovative thermal protection materials and products.

Now employing 30 at the company’s main headquarters in Avon Lake, Ohio, DEI has stayed true to the company’s original focus on developing the most advanced performance heat and sound control products while also introducing new brands including: Boom Mat, DEI Powersports, Ny-Trex nitrous oxide performance systems, Radiator Relief performance coolant additives and CryO2 cryogenic intake systems.

In 2003, Design Engineering was honored with the Best New Performance-Racing Product award from SEMA in recognition of the outstanding and innovative design achievement for the introduction of CryO2.

In celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary, DEI has produced a video currently featured on its YouTube channel. The video provides a historical perspective of how DEI was formed under the able leadership of the late Dale Markley and his wife Nancy, and how it has evolved into a worldwide business with sales across a broad variety of markets.

The video captures twenty years of growth from the company’s earliest origins operating in Dale’s garage, to space rented behind a convenience store, to its present 24,000 sq. ft. headquarters located on four acres. In closing, the video captures a snapshot of the 20 year evolution of Design Engineering and the close camaraderie shared by employees, past and present.

“How time flies. Looking back, I attribute our success to our fantastic team and a heaping dose of good luck,” said David Markley, president of DEI. “Our employees are 100% committed to Design Engineering and to providing the best possible customer experience every time. We are also blessed to operate in an industry made up of really good people. In 20 years of business we’ve only had to write off three bad debts! I don’t know of another industry that can claim such integrity. It has been a great ride. Even now we are eyeing additional expansion to meet demand. I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years brings.”

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