Representing WTC and serving as leaders for the automotive aftermarket industry, the network has announced six new members who will serve on the WTC Select Committee.
Ryan Fuller, Standards Testing Labs
In addition to balancing both military and professional careers for several years, Fuller’s notable career achievements include completing an auditors’ course through a train-the-trainer program at Stark State, working with his company’s marketing team to develop new material, and streamlining the workflow of his company’s lab office.
Dan Guyer, Keystone Automotive Operations (KAO)
Having transitioned from a sales position to category manager at KAO, Guyer’s most notable career achievements include having a significant design influence on the styles for both Grid and Warn, and bringing in 10 new product lines in wheels and tires in the past three years.
Brett Kinsfather, Shopmonkey
Kinsfather’s most notable career achievement is pivoting from traditional sales and marketing roles in manufacturing and distribution into technology. The future is fast, and the opportunity to help shops adapt and thrive through technology is something that he is extremely proud of.
Heather Tausch, Mickey Thompson Tires
Tausch’s most notable career achievement is revitalizing MOMO. Through an investment in social media marketing; fostering partnerships with Hoonigan, Hot Wheels, Singer, and other notable brands/ambassadors; and rebuilding the organization’s infrastructure, Tausch was able to increase sales 75% year-over-year. She is looking forward to even bigger achievements in the future with a powerhouse brand like Mickey Thompson.
Alexander Martinez, SD Wheel / Enthusiast Enterprises
Martinez’s most notable career achievements include launching an invite-only tri-state Road Rally within 24 months; launching a start-up of Fitment Industries, an online retailer for aftermarket wheels, tires, and suspension; and launching two product wheel companies, for both cars and trucks that are now industry leaders in their segments (ARKON Off-Road and Artisa ArtFormed Wheels).
John Rastetter, Tire Rack
Rastetter’s most notable career achievements include participating in and managing training, marketing, and racing support for his company, as well as developing Tire Rack’s tire testing and consumer satisfaction tire survey program.
In addition to the newly elected members listed above, the council welcomes back WTC Immediate Past Chair Tyson Boyer, Dill Air Controls; WTC Chair Todd Steen, Jackson Marketing Group; WTC Chair-Elect Michael Lusso, Hennessey Industries, Sam Williams, Falken Tire; Craig Donnelly, BBS of America, Inc.; Gary Ruede, Discount Tire; Ted Schlaak, RimTyme, Inc., and Steve Swanson, The Carlstar Group.