Vice President, OEM & Product Development
I serve as a resource and liaison for SEMA members and automakers & help develop aftermarket automotive products.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
My day is mainly spent sending emails, giving and receiving phone calls, guiding our staff to ensure they have all of the resources they need to do their work, and working on big-picture projects that will continue to move the ball forward.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
The automotive industry is so diverse, you don't have to be a mechanic if that doesn't interest you. If you have an interest in sales, marketing, business, technology, etc. there is a position for you. Don't think that your passion for cars or this industry has to be limited.
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead: