PTEN and Professional Distributor magazines welcome Scott Brown

Feb. 18, 2020
Brown, an ASE Master Certified L1 Technician, joins the publication’s editorial team as a contributing editor.

Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) and Professional Distributor magazines announced that Scott Brown has joined their team and will be writing a new column, Diagnostic Tech. 

Brown has a thorough understanding of the challenges technicians experience at the service level. He is an ASE Master Certified L1 Technician and has over 37 years of professional service industry experience.  

Currently, Brown is an independent shop owner in Southern California and is engaged at various levels within the automotive industry. He continuously strives to move the industry forward through education and networking.

Brown Founded Diagnostic Network ( after 22 years of service at the International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN), where he retired as company president in 2018.

“Scott is a talented diagnostician, shop owner, and instructor who is on the cutting edge of the latest automotive technologies and repair procedures,” said Kylie Hirko, publisher of PTEN and Professional Distributor magazines at Endeavor Business Media. “He also has a passion for training technicians across the industry.”

In addition, Brown will be hosting a new podcast series, Torque Factor, for, the official home of PTEN, Professional Distributor, and Fleet Maintenance magazines. Torque Factor can be found at or via most podcast apps.

“We are thrilled to have Scott on board with PTEN and," Hirko says. "He brings immense technical expertise to our brands and will help us work towards our mission of delivering the best content in the industry.”

About Endeavor Business Media

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites, and events. The company targets B2B audiences in the accounting, aviation, dental, facilities maintenance, fire and public safety, industrial, technology, medical, oil and gas, public services, security, construction, vehicle repair, vending, and water and wastewater markets. The company has offices in Nashville, Tennessee; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashua, New Hampshire; Birmingham, Alabama; Sarasota, Florida; Skokie, Illinois; Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; Akron, Ohio, and Santa Barbara, California. For more information, visit

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