The ETTN has announced Jay Payson, Doug Frymer, Greg Banish and Charles Woodruff as the network's newest Select Committee members. Payson, Frymer, Banish and Woodruff will serve a two-year volunteer term and help lead the network in providing valuable benefits to its members.
Payson was born to help others enjoy their vehicles. He has over 35 years of experience in the performance aftermarket, with the bulk of those spent in the tuning segment. In 2007, Payson became the first employee of HP Tuners, serving 15 years in executive management. Payson now holds the role of Chief Revenue Officer at Bullydog and SCT and consults for small manufacturing businesses that require assistance navigating today's competitive landscape.
A licensed lawyer in California, Nevada and Utah, Frymer has 32 years in practice, advising and strategizing with businesses and individuals to plan, protect, prosecute and defend civil cases. He drafts, reviews and advises on contractual, corporate, intellectual property and real estate matters. He's counsel to many parts manufacturers, importers and distributors, as well as builders, contractors, subcontractors and trades. He represents those who make, build and hire.
Banish is an automotive engineer, trainer and consultant with over 20 years of experience as a powertrain calibrator for several major OEMs. With a background and education primarily in mechanical engineering and combustion systems, Banish has been teaching high-performance fuel injection control since 2005 and provides technical writing for several clients, including Hot Rod Magazine. Throughout his OEM career, he has performed calibration, emissions and management work for GM, Ford, Lotus, Roush and FCA, and is passionate about showing the high-performance industry how to build responsible horsepower that is kind to the environment.
A police officer turned sergeant for the Oxnard Police Department, Woodruff co-founded a successful automotive after-school program to mentor the youth by partnering law enforcement with the automotive industry to build a brighter future. In addition to working with different automotive brands to build project vehicles for Ford during SEMA week over the years, Woodruff partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department to develop an enhanced education program, known as Accelerate Education Group, to build a team of leaders who reach out to the youth in their communities and make a positive difference in their futures. Today the program serves over 500 youth a year and works with Formula Drift traveling around the country getting youth a behind-the-scenes look at the industry.
In addition to the newly elected Select Committee members, ETTN welcomes back Immediate Past Chair Rob Simons, Automotive Consulting Services; Network Chair Kelleigh Ash, Battle Motors; Chair-Elect Bob Morreale, The Tuning School; Robert Prucka, Clemson University; Chris Crecelius, Edelbrock LLC; Scott D. Lowe, High Xpectations; Eric Dmytrow, Magnuson Superchargers; Karen Salvaggio, Scorpion EV and Edward Hightower, Lordstown Motorsports.