Derrick JohnstoneAlliance Sales
It is customary
for the YEN Member Spotlight to showcase the life and career of a young, up and
coming YEN member but let’s face it, we work in and industry that thrives on
breaking norms and thinking outside the box. With that in mind, this YEN Member
Spotlight focusses on Derrick Johnstone of Alliance Sales, who’s odometer has
rolled over the 40 year limit for YEN. All joking aside, Derrick continues to
stay involved through Manufacturer’s Representative Network (MRN) where he is a
current Select Committee Member. I had an opportunity to talk with him at the
2012 SEMA Show and find out what this former YEN member is all about.
Whenever I ask somebody how they got involved in the industry there is usually a pretty interesting backstory and Derrick’s is no different. He was pretty much born into it as his father, Dave Johnstone, was an instrumental in the Vancouver drag racing scene and is an inductee of the Greater Vancouver Motorsports Pioneer Society (2012) as a racer, car builder and car show producer.