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FLN Member Spotlight: Erik Heitman of FASS Diesel Fuel Systems

By Ashley Reyes

Erik HeitmanErik 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.