The election results are in for the TORA select committee. Each of the newly elected and re-elected members will serve a two-year term, 2018-2020. These volunteer leaders assist in guiding the direction and key initiatives of each group, while giving a voice to the industry.
The TORA leadership extends congratulations and welcomes the following winners:
Brian Godfrey- Method Race Wheels, Sales & Marketing Director
20 Years in the Industry
For over 20 years Brian Godfrey has immersed himself in the off-road automotive industry. Currently the Director of Sales and Marketing at Method Race Wheels, Brian utilizes extensive research and forward thinking, and has leveraged this mindset into building the brands of King Shocks, FOX Factory, and RIGID. Brian believes that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life, and he truly loves the automotive off-road world. He has competed at the highest levels in various off-road motorsports and is a 6-time NORRA Mexican 1000 winner. To Brian off-roading is a lifestyle, not a vehicle that is purchased and accessorized. He shares his knowledge by collaborating with several peer aftermarket companies and OEs while serving on industry committees and boards. He is recognized and sought after for his innovative marketing and sales strategies.
Wendy Miles- THE SHOP Magazine, Eastern Territory Sales Manager
7 Years in the Industry
Wendy’s work as a sales professional at THE SHOP Magazine requires that she stay in contact with leaders of automotive aftermarket companies, large and small. This gives her the opportunity to hear about the issues that affect their businesses. This also means she can get input from other companies on how to resolve these issues. While at THE SHOP, and previously RV PRO, she has achieved year-over-year growth within her territories. Wendy enjoys off-roading and is involved in leadership with an off-roading group (NORAC) and the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition. Through these connections she gets input on the consumer and legislative levels that may be beneficial to SEMA and TORA.
Following her belief that what's most important is the legacy we leave, in her free time she volunteers with Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues.
Charles Morrison IV- Truck'n America, Vice President
33 Years in the Industry
At the age of 43, Charles Morrison IV "Chuck 4" has been in the Aftermarket Industry longer than most. Officially, he began receiving a paycheck at the age of 10 but there is photographic proof of him working at his Father and Grandfather’s truck cap lot working at the age of 5. That being said; that’s 33 documented years he has spent working in the Aftermarket Industry. Not many can say that.
Being the boss’ son/grandson did not exclude him from sweeping floors to cleaning bathrooms. He has been involved in almost every aspect of our industry. From sales, to distributing to manufacturing. He’s done it all which gives him a great understanding and appreciation of our industry and the challenges it faces.
Currently he and his team operate Truck’n America with 6 retail locations in the Washington DC, Baltimore, Northern Virginia area.
Matt Reasoner- Retrax, SE Regional Sales Manager
14 Years in the Industry
Matt has been in the industry for 14 years, the last 7+ being spent with Truck Hero currently with the Retrax brand. He is an active volunteer serving for 6 years on the YEN Select Committee and now entering his second term on the TORA. His passion for the industry has earned him recognition as part of SEMA 35 Under 35 in 2013 and YEN Young Executive of the Year in 2016. Matt believes it's important to be involved to shape and preserve the industry for future generations.
Cody Ziegler- Meyer Distributing, National Sales Manager
17 Years in the Industry
Cody Ziegler has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for 17 years, all of which has been with Meyer Distributing. He started in the warehouse stocking shelves and loading trucks as a part time job during high school and college. Cody was offered an inside sales position in 2003 and helped Meyer expand nationally as a dedicated, hardworking salesperson for 10 years. He currently leads the inside sales team as National Sales Manager at Meyer, a position held since 2013. Developing relationships and educating customers is critical as the industry progresses. Cody was recognized as an Outstanding Sales Rep by Restylin' Magazine and a recipient of the SEMA 35 under 35 award.