John McLeod, YEN Member Insights, February 2009

Name: John McLeod, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, February 2009John McLeod
Title: Owner
Company: Classic Instruments
Location: Boyne City, Michigan

Years of employment with current company?
7 years

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
13 years

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
Building Hot Rods and Restoration vehicles

Did you have a mentor in the industry?

If yes, and you’re comfortable sharing, who?
Mike Stowe and Tom Gale

What is the most satisfying aspect about your work?
Working with people. Customers, employees and tons of wonderful people with simular interests.

What are your major professional accomplishments, memberships, areas of service?
HRIA , SEMA, NSRA, NHRA,YEN and am proud to be part of the team at Classic Instruments and we hit the Inc. 5000 in 2008 and part of the Team at Great Lakes Motor Works to have built numerous nationally recognized vehicles (Hot Rods and restorations). Select Committee member at HRIA. Being the owner of Classic Instruments is clearly one of my highest accomplishment, being part of the industry is an honor and the people in our industry is what makes it so special!

Personal information regarding marriage, children, interests:
Wife: Josette, Daugher: Nikkie, Son: Randy

Thank you to membership at YEN, this really is a honor and I appricate the recognition. And thank you to my Family and the Team at Classic Instruments, none of this would be possible with them.


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