Now in its third year, SEMA’s 35 Under 35 is a list of automotive aftermarket industry professionals under the age of 35 who are rising stars. The list is not merely a list of young people; the list is comprised of young professionals who are making a difference in the automotive aftermarket with several key elements factored in.
SEMA News Editors have some strict guidelines for the recognition, beginning with a nomination from the individual’s peers in the industry. After all of the nominations have been made and submitted, SEMA News searches for the top 35 candidates who display such qualities as leadership within their business or organization. Also weighing heavily are the candidates commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, demonstrated skills, and involvement and success within their industry.
As you can tell, this list is more than just 35 young professionals, it’s virtually a who’s who of young industry professionals who are making a name for themselves. One of those individuals is Dave Kass, Customer Service Manager for QA1; Kass has worked at QA1 for five years, and has been an integral part of QA1’s success, and has been the man to go to for many of QA1’s dealers and customers.
In a recent QA1 press release, QA1 states:
Dave’s extensive product and application knowledge covers the full range of automotive aftermarket segments, from street rods and hot rods to vintage and modern muscle, lowriders, drag racing and even circle track racing. Whether he is on the phone with customers or talking to them at one of the numerous shows QA1 attends, Dave is always enthusiastic about each project and wants to help every customer achieve their suspension goals.
“It’s an honor being recognized as one of SEMA’s 35 Under 35,” says Dave. “This year’s list includes talented and hard-working people and it’s exciting to see the fresh creative ideas they are bringing to the industry. QA1 does a fantastic job investing time in young individuals who are excited about what they do, and I’m glad I get to be a part of that kind of culture.”
We would like to congratulate Dave on his outstanding achievements in the automotive aftermarket, and for being recognized by SEMA’s 35 Under 35: Talent, Energy and Passion.