By Ashley Reyes
The SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) has named Alex Stivaletti--social media manager at Holley Performance Products--as its newest spotlight member. Read about his career and what keeps him in the industry in this exclusive interview with SEMA below.
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Alex Stivaletti: "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" is probably the best thing I have ever heard. I truly do love what I do and enjoy coming to work every day. That makes life so much easier.
SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?
AS: I grew up loving cars and motorcycles. There isn't much else I could imagine I'd do with my life. This industry is my passion.
SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
AS: Probably in the garage wrenching on something. If not that, out riding around with the wife!
SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
AS: Research is key! I always make sure that I am fully educated on what the meeting is about, and I am prepared with my notes. I always take every step I can to make sure I'm prepared.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
AS: This is a really hard one, but I would probably want to sit down and have a real conversation with Ken Block. Not just from a driving perspective but business and success in general. We crossed paths during the build of the Hoonitruck at Detroit Speed for Gymkhana Ten, and the entire experience and amount of people involved in that project just blew my mind.
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