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YEN Member Spotlight: Andrew Schenk on Being a Certified Gearhead and His '86 Ford Mustang

By Ashley Reyes

Andrew SchenkAndrew Schenk is the SEMA Young Executives Network’s (YEN) newest spotlight member. Schenk is a national account sales manager at ITW Global Brands—a company that specializes in selling automotive aftermarket car-care products. Find out where he can be found on a Saturday and how he prepares for important meetings in his interview with SEMA below.

SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?

Andrew Schenk: It’s not a job if you love what you do. Find out what you enjoy doing for fun and figure out what jobs are available in the field you enjoy.

SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?

AS: I’m a certified gearhead. My passion for all things engines, cars, trucks and custom keeps me in the industry.

Mustang
Andrew Schenk likes to spend his free time working on his ’86
Mustang.

SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?

AS: I can be found working on my ’86 Mustang, attending car shows, Cars and Coffee events, cruise-ins or perfecting my Bermuda grass lawn. You can follow my car-build progress @protourfox on Instagram.

SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?

AS: A lot of preparation, practice, more prep and more practice.

SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who it would be?

AS: I would go to lunch with Bill Ford, the current CEO of Ford. I would ask him about his passion for cars, his grandfather’s legacy and what types of cars he is really into, other than a Ford.

If you are a current YEN member, fill out a YEN member spotlight form. Selected candidates may be featured on YEN’s social media, SEMA eNews and YEN-member updates.