By Ashley Reyes
Dallas Donovan is the SEMA Young Executives Network’s (YEN) newest spotlight member. Donovan is a regional sales manager at Dee Zee, manufacturer of truck accessories for the automotive aftermarket.
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Dallas Donovan: In order to be successful in sales, you have to know the product like you designed and built it.
SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?
DD: What keeps me in the industry is the like-minded people who are very relaxed, yet always strive for excellence in all aspects of life and business.
SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
DD: I can be found doing something outdoors or watching the Iowa State Cyclones play football.
SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
DD: Dressed for success so that I can feel confident in the task of the meeting. I always make sure I have all my ducks in a row to make sure everything goes smoothly.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who it would be?
DD: I would go to lunch with Jay Leno because you are guaranteed to have some good laughs and enjoyable laid-back discussions.
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