Jodie Andersen, SBN Member of the Month, July 2010

Jodie Andersen, SEMA SBN Member of the Month, July 2010Name: Jodie Andersen
Company: JoDog Sport Inc

Tell us about. . . 

. . . what your company does.
We manufacturer the X-Tend-A-Step®, and other unique truck related accessories.  We also champion other inventor’s products that promote safety and convenience to our client base. 

. . . your job.
CEO/President, Inventor, R&D, Sales, and contagious champion.

. . . the most satisfying aspect of your job.

That I create my future everyday.  The joy of knowing that my future relies on my efforts daily.  It is like riding the edge, some days I feel like I chose cruise control, but at the end of the day, I always choose the edgy side of things.

. . . how long you’ve been with the aftermarket industry.
5 years as a manufacturer. 

. . . what brought you to the industry.   
My brother-in-law invented a truck accessory and I decided to take it to market in 2005.

. . . any major professional accomplishments.
-Received the 2009 Best Safety Innovation/Product from The Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN).

- Championing a new product to a new industry without relationships, industry knowledge, and capital.

- Being recognized in 1999 from US Dept of HUD as a national “Top 100 Best Practice” organization for my development of the Community Business Resource Center.

- Receiving certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

. . . membership in other organizations.
- AGC California Safety & Health Council
Northern Nevada Builders Association

- Advisory Council, founding member for E-TECHS Entrepreneurial Technical Engineering Charter High School- Reno, NV

-Mefiyi Foundation, Board member

. . . your industry mentor.
Ken Ross, Networks Enterprises, Load Tamer.  Ron Doan RD Sales of Mi. Dave Herrmeyer, Trucking Times.

Now tell us about. . .   

. . .  the best piece of advice you’ve ever received.
Treat people how you want to be treated.

. . . what someone meeting you for the first time would be surprised to learn.
How ambitious I am.

. . . your dream car.
1954 Corvette

. . . favorite pastime.
Mountain biking