By Ashley Reyes
Erik Heitman is the SEMA Future Leaders Network’s (FLN) newest spotlight member. Heitman is the brand manager at FASS Diesel Fuel Systems, manufacturers of a fuel-air separation system designed to eliminate air and vapor trapped in diesel fuel.
Get to know Heitman in his interview with SEMA below:
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Erik Heitman: The only thing standing in your way is you. Self-doubt and criticism are things we all struggle with. Learning how to combat this takes time, and consistent effort, but is a game-changer.
SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?
EH: I love helping others and finding ways to keep the younger generations excited about the industry.
SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
EH: I can be found at the local racetrack or at a Cars & Coffee.
SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
EH: I prepare by making sure I have good questions about the topic and take time well beforehand to think through what we’re going to cover.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
EH: Rick Hendrick—he is so good at putting the right people in the right places in both his dealerships and race team. It would be a privilege just to meet him.
If you are a current FLN member, fill out an FLN member spotlight form. Selected candidates may be featured on FLN’s social media, SEMA News and FLN member updates.