Angella Janssen, SBN Member of the Month, September 2013

Angella Janssen, SEMA SBN Member of the Month, September 2013Name: Angella Janssen
Company: Roush Yates Engines
Address: 122 Knob Hill Road, Mooresville, NC 28117

Tell us about. . .

. . . what your company does.
We build all of the Ford engines in NASCAR. We also build Ford and Chevy engines in other applications of racing.

. . . your job.
I am in the Marketing department. My main duties include designing our email blasts, website banners and marketing material.

. . . the most satisfying aspect of your job.
The graphic design aspect and seeing my work printed. Makes me proud!

. . . how long you’ve been with the aftermarket industry.
I worked with the American Drag Racing League for about three years prior to Roush Yates. All together, about five years in the industry.

. . . what brought you to the industry.
My grandfather, two uncles, and cousin race super lates at my home track in Wisconsin. I grew up around the track and loved every minute of it. So, I packed up and moved to the racing capital of the US, North Carolina to pursue a degree and career in the industry.

. . . any major professional accomplishments.
I designed/created the first ever Roush Yates Catalog. A lot of work, but we got it done!

. . . your industry mentor.
My grandfather has been an excellent mentor to me. He was the one that started my family in racing and even took me to my first race. I’m very fortunate to have him in my life.

Now tell us about. . .

. . . the best piece of advice you’ve ever received.
Be true to yourself. Life is short and you make your own destiny.

. . . what someone meeting you for the first time would be surprised to learn.
I come off as a girly girl, but I am not afraid to get dirty working on the racecar.

. . . your dream car.
A light blue 2014 Ford Mustang GT with spoiler

. . . favorite pastime.
Going to the races with my family.