Meet the Family
Co-Founder, Chairwoman, CEO
Barbara Moran – 1990
Barbara Moran is one of Moran’s co-founders and she has served as a member of Moran’s Board of Directors since its inception in 1990. Ms. Moran has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Moran since 1999. In 2010, Ms. Moran was appointed as Chairwoman of Moran’s Board of Directors. Barbara Moran has also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Transmission City, Inc., an automobile repair and service equipment supplier in Midlothian, Illinois since 1999. Barbara Moran began working for Transmission City, Inc., in 1995 and has served in many capacities including finance, marketing, customer relations, production and operations. Ms. Moran is also a co-founder of Mor Property Development and a general partner since its inception in 1994. She currently serves as Managing Member of Mor Property Development. She has served in that capacity since 2004.
Peter Baldine – 1999
From 1999 to 2006, Peter Baldine served as our Senior Vice President. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Baldine served as our Chief Development Officer. In 2008, Mr. Baldine founded Accelerated Development, Inc., a franchise development consulting firm in Morris, Illinois. He has served as President of Accelerated Development, Inc. since its inception. Mr. Baldine, through his company assists us in the management of our franchisee development and franchise sales activities. In 2014 Peter was brought back into the company full time as the President.
Ron Frydrychowski – 1992
Ron Frydrychowski began working for Moran in 1992 as a Transmission Rebuilder/Assistant Technical Director and became our Technical Director in 1995. In 2007, Mr. Frydrychowski became the Chief Operations Officer of Moran and continues to oversee our Technical Department. In 2009, Mr. Frydrychowski was appointed as a Director to Moran’s Board of Directors. Mr. Frydrychowski is also one of our franchisees. He has co-owned B & R Transmission, Inc. d/b/a Multistate Transmissions in Oak Forest, Illinois since 2001.
Director of Marketing/Project Manager
Amanda Ploger – 2017
Amanda joined the Moran Family of Brands team in May of 2017 as the Project Manager. As the granddaughter of Dennis Moran and daughter of Barbara Moran she grew up in the automotive business and gained a great appreciation for all their hard work. In High School she helped out around her grandfather’s car museum, Rag Tops, and worked at Moran during the summer, assisting in all areas. After moving to California Amanda explored other avenues in the Fashion Industry. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where she received an associate’s degree in Fashion design and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. From 2009-2017 Amanda worked in the Denim industry as a Project Manager/Designer. She has experience in Marketing, Sales, Product Design, and International Production as well has worked at companies of all sizes, large and small. With her diverse background she is able to bring a different viewpoint to Moran’s business and to their franchisees. Amanda is very excited to be working in the automotive aftermarket industry and with all the brands franchisees.
Roni Bava – 2011
Roni Bava joined Moran in June 2011 as Compliance Director. From 2006 – 2011 she worked as Compliance Director for Francorp, Inc., a franchise consulting firm located in Olympia Fields, Illinois. From 1996 – 2006, Mrs. Bava owned and operated Camelot Productions, Inc., a broadcast consulting firm located in the Chicago suburbs. Prior to that time Roni was Director of Traffic and Clearance for Major Networks located in Chicago, IL and SMN/ABC/CapCities Chicago Offices.