For my entire working career I have been involved in the automotive aftermarket as a machine shop owner, racer, vice president with TCI Automotive, and currently as director of marketing for the global aftermarket of Federal-Mogul Corp. I am directly involved with Champion Spark Plugs, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Carter Fuel and Speed-Pro Engine Parts.
I have been active in supporting SEMA by serving on various committees. I was an active member in YEN and was a founding member of the Street Performance Council. It has also been my privilege to serve on the Board of the National Engine Parts Manufacturers Association, and I am actively involved in the PWA and the AWDA. I am also a Trustee for Cleary University, a private business school in Michigan. These experiences have prepared me in a unique fashion to be an active contributor to the Board of SEMA, and I would like very much to have such an opportunity.
In addition to being passionate about cars, engines and this industry, I believe that SEMA’s priorities should be the following:
1) Continue to work with governmental agencies at the federal and state level for the benefit of our members and our environment;
2) assist members with the challenges and opportunities we face from the changing social trends of our customers and how they buy our products; 3) work with the OEMs on warranty and vehicle complexity issues to protect our member’s ability to compete in the future; 4) be actively involved in assisting our members to establish an international presence so that they will have new opportunities for expansion.
Please consider casting your vote for me. I want to serve and promise to actively participate on your behalf to help SEMA work for you and your business.