Nan Kevin Gelhard, SBN Member of the Month, September 2010

Nan Kevin Gelhard, SEMA SBN Member of the Month, September 2010Name: Nan Kevin Gelhard
Company: Summit Racing Equipment
Address: 1200 Southeast Avenue, Tallmadge, OH 44278
Phone: (330) 630-5010

Tell us about. . . 

. . . what your company does.
Summit Racing Equipment is the world's largest mail order automotive performance equipment company. Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, the company has three Retail Store and Distribution Centers: Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia. For over 40 years, Summit Racing Equipment has set and reset the standard for fast shipping, customer service, and tech expertise. Since the beginning, we've followed a simple formula: Give customers the parts they want at a fair price, deliver those parts fast, and back them with the best customer service on the planet.

. . . your job.
Plan and execute broadcast and print advertising; plan and execute PR and partnership advertising; media relations; supplier relations.

. . . the most satisfying aspect of your job.
Connecting fans and enthusiasts with the performance industry.

. . . how long you’ve been with the aftermarket industry.
28 years in 2010

. . . what brought you to the industry.
A 1963 Triumph GT6 plus

. . . any major professional accomplishments.
Participating in the development of the Summit Racing Equipment print and online catalogs. Supporting Summit Racing’s entry into new markets. Creating a PR program for Summit Racing.

. . . membership in other organizations.
Akron Art Museum, RSDSA

. . . your industry mentor.
Joe St. Lawrence

Now tell us about. . .

. . .  the best piece of advice you’ve ever received.
Take the notes.

. . . what someone meeting you for the first time would be surprised to learn.

How much I like driving fast on windy roads.

. . . your dream car.
Ferrari F430, red, of course.

. . . favorite pastime.
Learning new things.