By Ashley Reyes
Some of the industry’s young leaders gathered at the 2021 SEMA Show for a candid discussion on where the industry is headed, how technology is impacting the market and if electrification will kill the aftermarket. Watch the recording of the seminar “Future Industry Outlook from CEOs Under 40” now at www.semashow.com/education.
As young leaders and innovators in the industry, the panel provides viewers with a unique perspective of the current state of the industry, and where it is headed.
Moderated by Ian Lehn of BOOSTane, the seminar features Lindsay Hubley, Lodestone Events; Jonathan Pulli, Turn 14 Distribution Inc.; Roland Hence, FrontLane; and Matt Kossoff, Driven Lighting Group.
As young leaders and innovators in the industry, the panel provides viewers with a unique perspective of the current state of the industry, and where it is headed. Among the information viewers will hear:
“With the supply issues that vehicle manufacturers and OEs are having getting new cars on the road, we are seeing an influx of people buying and refitting all kinds of old vehicles. The combustible engine isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The country’s not ready, the infrastructure’s not ready for it to go full electric, so even if we wanted to talk about this show in 10 years, it’ll be here,” said Lindsay Hubley.
“The type of consumer that is out there today wants products that are very turnkey. They want products that are very well documented. They want to watch a video on YouTube to know very clearly step-by-step how this thing should be installed,” said Matt Kossoff.
“The last thing you want [your value proposition] to be is that ‘I can get rich.’ That’s not really going to get a team around you. You really want to try to develop something that you can all have meaning and believe in,” said Jonathan Pulli.
“For anyone who is looking to join the industry, I would say just start by making great connections. Start by talking to people, having conversations. Find things you have in common with folks because at the end of the day it’s all about people,” said Roland Hence.
The seminar recording is one of many available at www.semashow.com/education. New recordings are added weekly. Other recently added seminars include:
- “Digital Advertising: How to Measure Success”
- “Managers Matter: A Relationship-Centered Approach to Driving Employee Engagement, Presented by Dale Carnegie”
- “Going Off Script With Reality Show Stars”
- “Power Steering: One Woman’s Inspiring Success Story”
Visit www.semashow.com/education to view and access the entire collection.