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March 26th, 2015
Charlevoix, MI: ACAT is proud to announce that Big Bear Choppers has selected the ACAT catalytic converter for its all-new Dyna-Mite exhaust system. The ACAT catalytic converter helped Big Bear Choppers achieve CARB compliance for this system, allowing dealers in California to sell the Dyna-Mite exhaust system designed for 2007 to 2015 Harley-Davidson® Dyna models.

“We picked the ACAT system because the herringbone design helped us pass the stringent CARB requirements,” said Kevin Alsop, Chief Designer at Big Bear Choppers. “The insulation keeps temperatures down, and the unit is really light and compact, which means we could put it just about anywhere we wanted without compromising the design of the exhaust system. And it’s very efficient—less noise than other cat systems, and more horsepower. We gained 15 horsepower over the stock exhaust system and still met all the CARB noise and emissions requirements.”

ACAT technology was developed by General Motors/Delphi over a period of 18 years.  ACAT acquired the technology and manufacturing capabilities in 2011, and applied it to  powersports, automobile, diesel and other forms of internal combustion. ACAT’s    proprietary herringbone-formed metallic substrate forces exhaust gas through a metallic  maze, thereby increasing contact with the catalyst’s surfaces. This allows increased  exhaust flow while also reducing catalyst size for better performance and fuel economy.  The technology also means a marked reduction in noise, a smaller size, less weight,  more horsepower and better mileage.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Erion
Product Development/Sales Powersports 714-342-8588

August 25th, 2014
Media Contact: Pacific Communications Group, Kyle Reuter – (424) 903-3661

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (March 3, 2014) – Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT), manufacturer of lightweight and efficient catalytic converter substrates, has appointed Darrell Blackburn – a purchasing/supply chain professional with 20 plus in the automotive and defense industries – as Vice President of Purchasing and Global Supply Chain.

Blackburn, a long time Michigan resident, joins the northern Michigan-based ACAT after managing global supply chain operations for companies including Raytheon, Delphi and General Motors.  His new position at ACAT will focus on developing and directing the global purchasing and supply chain operations including personnel, materials, systems, and supplier relationship management.

“Darrell has implemented world class Purchasing and Supply Chain best practices delivering performance excellence in the areas of quality, technology, cost and delivery in complex global industries.  His talents will certainly be a huge asset to ACAT,” said Joseph A. Moch, President and CEO of ACAT Global.  “Whether it’s direct or indirect purchasing, global strategic sourcing or Lean and Six Sigma, Darrell has proven to be a leader in numerous global supply management processes.”

Blackburn holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Detroit and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Michigan Techno logical University.

ACAT manufactures metallic catalytic converter substrates using their patented “herringbone” design that allows ACAT’s catalytic converters to be smaller and lighter than competitive units. 




ACAT Global LLC of Charlevoix, Mich., utilizes patented and proprietary technology and processes to manufacture the world’s lightest, smallest and most effective metallic catalytic converter substrates. The substrates, which use up to 30 percent less raw materials than the competition, improve efficiency while reducing pollutants emitted by internal combustion engines, fuel cells or any power source that creates emissions (from motorcycles to industrial facilities, such as power plants and oil refineries). ACAT Global strives to help clients meet their emissions reduction goals by providing solutions that comply with North American (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board) and worldwide emissions policies. For more information, visit


January 23rd, 2013

Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT), manufacturers of lightweight catalytic converter substrates, has made a significant investment in Oliver Racing Parts, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based manufacturer of high-performance connecting rods.

The first phase of ACAT’s investment has cleaned up Oliver’s balance sheet, eliminating all debt.  A second phase of investment will include equipment upgrades and adding key personnel to the company, according to ACAT CEO Joseph A. Moch.

“Oliver Racing Parts complements ACAT nicely,” said Moch. “Both companies are dedicated to manufacturing well-engineered, high-quality performance products for original equipment and aftermarket use, and both are made in the U.S.A. It’s a great fit.”

“ACAT’s investment will keep our company moving forward,” said Bruce Baldwin, Oliver’s founder. “This enables us to build up inventories and ensure product availability, our product line will expand to cover the growing market for premium high-performance connecting rods, and Oliver will have the resources to solidify our position as one of the world’s best connecting rod manufacturers.

The second phase of ACAT’s investment is expected to occur over the next six to twelve months, bringing machinery and new equipment upgrades to convert Oliver’s operation into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Plans also call for Oliver to hire four to eight additional full-time employees and expand the company’s product line of high-performance connecting rods.

Oliver Racing Parts, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013, manufactures connecting rods made from aircraft-quality steel for motorsports applications. Oliver Racing Parts feature the exclusive Parabolic Beam™ connecting rods, which offer the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any connecting rod on the market and deliver consistent performance in a wide variety of racing applications, from late models, offshore boats, Baja, Bonneville land speed racing, monster trucks, sprint cars and more.

About Oliver Racing Parts

Oliver Racing Parts, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., is an American manufacturer of connecting rods for motorsports applications. Oliver Racing Parts, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013, manufactures connecting rods, machined by American craftsmen using American Mill-Certified aircraft-quality steel. Oliver Racing Parts feature the exclusive Parabolic Beam™ connecting rods, which offer the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any connecting rod on the market and deliver consistent performance in a wide variety of racing applications, including Late Models on Dirt and Asphalt, 410 Sprints, 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Drag Racing, Offshore, Truck Pulling, Tractor Pulling, Monster Trucks, Baja Off-Road Racing, Land Speed Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats and more. For more information, visit

January 14th, 2013
 In today's AMN Executive Interview, we hear from Joseph A. Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. ACAT was established in 2010 when CEO Joseph A. Moch and ACAT Global Counsel Joseph W. Moch purchased the technology and manufacturing assets of Delphi’s catalytic converter division. Delphi had invested $500 million over 20 years to develop its substrate technology, and now ACAT Global is bringing that technology to the marketplace.

December 12th, 2012

Former AMA champion rider and owner brings years of expertise with motorcycle and powersports exhaust systems

Champion motorcycle racer and owner Kevin Erion has teamed with ACAT Global to provide product development, sales and marketing for the company’s line of lightweight and efficient catalytic converter products to the motorcycle and powersports industries.

“No one can match the success Kevin Erion and Erion Racing have had in road racing and his experience will be invaluable to ACAT,” said Joseph A. Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “He also designs and markets his own line of high performance motorcycle exhaust systems, which makes him a natural choice to represent our high performance technology to the motorcycle and powersports industries.”

In his new role, Erion will utilize his powersports expertise to work with manufacturers and exhaust system makers to create solutions for their emissions control problems. He will engage original equipment manufacturers as well as aftermarket exhaust system builders on ACAT’s behalf.

Erion became the most successful independent team owner in the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) paddock while overseeing Erion Racing ( ). After winning two AMA national titles as a rider in the late 1980s, Erion won more national titles as a team owner than anyone in AMA road racing history, including seven Formula Xtreme Championships between 1997 and 2008.

He also won two SuperTeams Championships in 1994 and 1996 and back-to-back AMA 600 Supersport crowns in 1999 and 2000.

“I am very excited to be a part of ACAT Global at a time in the powersports industry when size, weight and performance have so much value,” said Erion. “I see this new technology a natural fit for both original equipment and aftermarket exhaust systems. With all the performance and environmental benefits the ACAT Global catalytic converter has to offer, I believe that eventually every motorcycle and product produced in the powersports industry will have an ACAT converter.”

Erion will perform his duties for ACAT in addition to running the day-to-day operations of his 19-year old business, which provides premier products and services for motorcycle sport bike enthusiasts. He also runs a small leasing company specializing in Class A trucks for the motorcycle industry.

Kevin enjoys traveling with his wife and three daughters in the family’s recreational vehicle. He also restores motorcycles, with his current project being a 1969 Triumph Bonneville.

Media Contact: Dan Smith, PCGCampbell (424) 903-3654 or