By Ashley Reyes
The SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) has named James Kovac, wholesale account manager at Diode Dynamics, as the network's newest spotlight member.
Get to know Kovac in his interview with SEMA News below.
SEMA News: What is the best advice you have ever received?
James Kovac: Follow your passion when looking for a career. Growing up, I figured that working in this industry would be a pipe dream or simply unsustainable. After I graduated, I took a chance at (what was) a small company and have been growing with them ever since!
SN: What keeps you in the industry?
JK: My love of all things automotive. Secondly, being able to contribute product and process suggestions that have a tangible impact on my company's operations.
SN: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
JK: If I'm not attending an expo or show for work, you can find me working on an endless list of DIY projects for my old house or spending time with friends and family.
SN: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
JK: Step one, ensure that I am fully caffeinated! Then, I usually dedicate 10 minutes or so to mentally reviewing the subject and objectives of the meeting. I'll make a short list of talking points that need to be hit to ensure nothing is missed.
SN: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?
JK: Lee Iacocca.
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