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Jason Snyder, YEN Member Insights, January 2010

Jason Snyder, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, January 2010

Edelbrock’s Jason Snyder on… Climbing the Ladder

By James Lawrence, PowerTV


Jason Snyder, 34 Years Old
Vice President of Marketing, Edelbrock; YEN Member
  

At 34 years old, Jason Snyder is one of the most creative and successful young executives at Edelbrock Corporation. Recently promoted to the Vice President of Marketing, Snyder believes his benchmark of success has been a blue collar work ethic and a continued appetite for learning. Known for being candid and direct in the daily course of business, he has helped Edelbrock transition to the digital age with stellar results.

What Does It Take to Make it to the Executive Level?
“Early on, I had a manager that laid out very high expectations. I felt like the karate kid. If I had to clean shelves, stay late, come early – I did it. If I was late, he was standing at the door. There I learned to become an executive – it takes a blue-collar approach. You work hard, do what it takes, and you’ll be successful. I was also wiling to take the big risks for my job. I was 28 when I was offered the opportunity to go to work for Edelbrock. I had to move across the country, away from my wife and 18-month old son, to unfamiliar surroundings and live in a hotel for 7 weeks. But those were the things that I had to do.. to make the sacrifice to make it work.”

Richey Trey Owen, YEN Member Insights, October 2009

Richey Trey Owen, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, October 2009Name: Richey Trey Owen
Title: GM
Company: Earl Owen Co.
Address: 334 N. Hall St.
City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: 214-747-7549
Fax: 214-748-5124
E-Mail: ro3@earlowen.com
Web Site: www.earlowen.com

How many years have you been with your current company?
I have been with Earl Owen Co. my whole life. As for a full time position it has been around 7 years.

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
I have worked in the automotive aftermarket 7 plus years.

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
The family business was the thing to do.

Did you have a mentor in the industry?  
Yes

Nathan Kunzman, YEN Member Insights, September 2009

Nathan Kunzman, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, September 2009Name: Nathan Kunzman
Company: Kunzman and Assoc.
Address: 4094 Pionner Dr., Walled Lake, MI 48390
Phone: 248-360-2700
Fax: 248-360-3704
E-Mail: npk735@aol.com
Web Site: www.kunzman.com


How many years have you been with your current company?
I have been with my company my entire life, but I began working full-time in 2004 after graduating from college.

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
Technically, a little over 5 years.

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
I always went to races and events when I was younger and decided at a very young age that I would work in this field.

Did you have a mentor in the industry?  
Yes

Cary Redman, YEN Member Insights, July 2009

Cary Redman, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, July 2009Name: Cary Redman
Title: Sales Manager
Company: Prestolite Performance / Mr. Gasket
Address: 10601 Memphis Ave
City, State, Zip: Cleveland, OH, 44144
Phone: 216-658-6472
Fax: 216-688-8304
Email: credman@mrgasket.com
Website: www.mrgasket.com

Chris Gramelspacher, YEN Member Insights, June 2009

Chris Gramelspacher, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, June 2009Name: Chris Gramelspacher
Title: Regional Sales Manager
Company: Meyer Distributing
City, State: Jasper, Indiana
Website: www.meyerdistributing.com

• Years of employment with current company?
6 years

• Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
10 years

• How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
In high school I worked part time at a local parts store. This truly is how I got my start in sales as well as in the automotive aftermarket industry.

 

Dan Dolan, YEN Member Insights, May 2009

Dan Dolan, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, May 2009Name: Dan Dolan
Title: Regional Sales Manager
Company: DiabloSport, Inc.
City, State: Delray Beach, Florida
Website: www.diablosport.com

Years of employment with current company?
5

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
5

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?

I started in the industry Wilma destroyed my previous workplace. It so happened that a friend I played in a band with worked at DiabloSport and they were looking for some people that might be good on the phones- I had plenty of phone and sales experience, so as it turns out the biggest natural disaster in my life turned into the biggest opportunity of my life! I couldn't have asked for a better stroke of luck!

Jason Fink, YEN Member of the Month, April 2009

Jason Fink, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, April 2009Name: Jason Fink
Title: Sales Manager
Company: Advantage Truck Accessories
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Website: www.advantagetruckaccessories.com

Years of employment with current company?
5 years

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
Entire life.

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
I grew up in a family owned aftermarket manufacturing company.

Did you have a mentor in the industry?
Yes

Tony Vaz, YEN Member Insights, March 2009

SEMA YEN Member of the Month, March 2009, Tony VazName:  Tony Vaz
Title: Automotive Operations Manager
Company: B.S. Contractors
Location: Los Angeles, California
 

Years of employment with current company?  
3+ years

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
11 years

John McLeod, YEN Member Insights, February 2009

Name: John McLeod, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, February 2009John McLeod
Title: Owner
Company: Classic Instruments
Location: Boyne City, Michigan
Website: www.classicinstruments.com

Years of employment with current company?
7 years

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