PRO named Edward Brumfield as the council's newest spotlight member. Brumfield is the owner of Hi Class Customs, an automotive customization shop in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Get to know Brumfield in his interview with SEMA below.
SEMA: Why did you decide to volunteer for PRO? How has it or will it impact you?
Edward Brumfield: I decided to volunteer for PRO because I want to stay connected to the industry. It will impact my business in a major way. I will have access to new manufacturers and technical data, not to mention all the upcoming SEMA news and events.
SEMA: What advice do you have for someone pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket?
EB: Find your niche, focus on your growth, and move in the direction where you are strong in. Don't worry about anything but what will help you grow. Stay in your own lane.
SEMA: What is your dream vehicle? Where would we find you in it on any weekend?
EB: My dream vehicle is the 2022 Ford Bronco – Battleship Gray exterior with some Gloss Black ADV1 wheels and a Rosso Corso Impact Leather interior by EDTHESTITCHDOCTOR. You would find me at weekly Cars & Coffee shows worldwide with the roof and doors off to enjoy the lovely weather.
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
EB: Don't worry about how long it takes to build a great company. Just get started and don't waste time.
SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?
EB: What keeps me and my company in the industry is our ability to adjust to changes fast. You must be open minded for change at all times.
SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
EB: At car related events or at my shop catching up on work staying ahead of the pack.
Fill out a PRO member spotlight form to highlight how you or your company are contributing to the automotive restyling industry. Selected candidates are eligible to be featured on PRO's social media, SEMA News and future PRO-member updates.