FLN Member Spotlight: December Ross of Melling Tool Company

By Ashley Reyes

December RossThe SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) has named December Ross, customer service manager at Melling Tool Company, as the network's newest spotlight member.     

Get to know Ross in her interview with SEMA News below.    

SEMA News: What is the best advice you have ever received?     

December Ross: Put your feet to the pavement and do the work. The ones that get ahead are the ones that are doing what no one else is, actually working! It's true, when you reach out, you get results. The phone can be your friend.  

SN: What keeps you in the industry?    

DR: The people. I enjoy both the people I work with and our customers. 

SN: Where can you be found on a Saturday?     

DR: With my family and friends. I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy in 2021, nothing beats spending time with him! 

SN: How do you prepare for an important meeting?     

DR: Research; I make sure to familiarize myself with the subject being covered. I go in with an open mind, ready to learn, listen and encourage feedback if I have a presentation. 

SN: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?      

DR: Paula Flowers, a strong, knowledgeable women and leader. She saw a need and went after her dream, started a successful engine parts warehouse. I feel she is a pioneer and helped shape the automotive industry warehousing history. 

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