Auto Care Insider Volume 88 - (Page 15)
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 11
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Don't let making a
living prevent you
from making a life.
- John Wooden
AFTER graduating from Eastern
Michigan University with a degree
in computer science, Todd Campau
started his first "real job" as database
analyst at Clevite Engine Parts after
learning about the opportunity from
another Clevite employee, who
happened to be his neighbor.
"I had always been interested in cars,
so when the opportunity presented
itself to work in the industry, it seemed
like a very good fit," said Campau.
Now responsible for managing IHS
Automotive offerings in the automotive
aftermarket, including the new
WorldView System which combines
global VIO (Vehicles in Operation), VIO
forecasts and trends, OE research
and aftermarket catalog analysis. His
responsibilities include setting the
strategic direction of the software as
well as managing the execution of
enhancements, and supporting their
aftermarket sales team in meeting and
exceeding customers' expectations.
"Being recognized as an Impact
Award Winner is a very nice recognition,
but realistically, at 35 years old, I'm
already 10-15 years older than the
young people coming into our industry,"
said Campau. "The insight they bring
by just being themselves is fascinating,
and I believe that those companies
and leaders who take an interest in
understanding these young people
will reap dividends in the future.
"I think that young people provide
extremely valuable insight into what
future consumers' wants are, as well
as how their thought processes and
decision making processes work.
While currently their buying power
may be minimal, in a few short years
they will be in command of a large
number of consumer dollars."
Campau was a long-time member
of the Auto Care Association
Technology Committee, and served
as the chairman of the ACES
Subcommittee for several years.
"The greatest reward I've realized
through being a part of the association
is the network of colleagues and
friends I've been blessed to be able to
develop," said Campau. "When I was
early in my career, they were integral
to my growth as a professional; I had
many veterans of the industry that I
was able to bounce ideas off of, which
has allowed me to hone my skills
and add new ones over the years."
For future goals, Campau hopes
to, "continue to help our industry
embrace technology more fully."
Campau's goal is to help drive more
acceptance of web services, the cloud,
big data and whatever the next big
technology 'thing' will be, as long as it
helps the aftermarket sell more stuff.
"I look forward to supporting
the growth of global capabilities in
cataloging and product management
by leveraging and rationalizing
multiple global standards, as
well," Campau said.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Auto Care Insider Volume 88
Member Profile: Mark Seng
Toolbox: Technology Tips
Impact Awards: Todd Campau
Head of the Class: Tascosalesreps
Auto Care Insider Volume 88