RIP Dan Jesel of Jesel Valvetrain

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Dan Jesel, the founder of Jesel Valvetrain Innovation, sadly has passed away, announced Jessel. Dan was a beloved father, a brilliant innovator, a generous employer and a respected member of the racing community.


Many people are aware of Dan’s valvetrain innovations with Jessel. Dan started the Jesel Valvetrain company in 1980 with the staunch focus on creating the best parts without compromise.  He built Jesel Valvetrain into what it is today, a state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing company. Along the way, Dan introduced the performance engine world to innovations such as Shaft Rocker Arms, Camshaft Belt Drives, Keyway Roller Lifters and his latest and most innovative project, a designed engine from the ground up named the “Equal Eight.”

As per Dan’s wishes, Jesel Valvetrain Innovation will continue to operate as a privately held company, run to the highest of standards. Through Dan’s wisdom and knowledge and his employees’ dedication, Jesel Valvetrain will continue to supply the industry with components worthy of his name.

2 Comments on RIP Dan Jesel of Jesel Valvetrain

  1. Innovators like Dan Jesel do not come along everyday.Taking a closer look of how his innovations are key to making engine horsepower especially in the head department. Valve train is where we can inch out the maximum potential and race engine durability.

    To your family I wish them my deepest condolences for your loss. R.I.P. Dan

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