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MEMbER PRoFiLE sherri rains Helping Others Step Into the Aftermarket Sherri Rains, chair of the Leadership Development Network (LDN), believes one of the biggest issues facing the aftermarket today is recruiting and maintaining talent within the industry. tunity to share your knowledge and experiences with a group of your peers. Also, the networking opportunities at meetings like Leadership Days are priceless – there is always strength in numbers,” said Rains. She rri r ain S POsitiOn : Sales Manager, Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation, Emporia, Kan. Years in the aFterMarKet: WOrds tO liVe bY: 25 “Family, friends, loyalty, respect, fun… and chocolate!” PhOne : e-Mail : 918-257-8309 At Hopkins Manufacturing “This is one of the issues we are Corporation, Rains serves as sales addressing in the LDN Committee. manager. She works with internal Through the Next Step Program, we support staff and manufacturer reprehave the opportunity to educate and expose individuals to the many facets of sentative firms in order to maintain and grow business with current customers, AAIA and assist in finding that perfect as well as obtain new business. fit. LDN wants to act as the conduit to other segments and committees Rains began in the industry working within the organization,” said Rains. for a small manufacturing company in their main office with a variety of The Next Step Program encourages junior-to-mid-level members to develop responsibilities. As the company grew, lasting involvement in the industry and she also had the opportunity to grow and eventually found a niche in sales. the association by allowing them to see – up close – how the association If not in the aftermarket, she would and various aspects of the industry probably still be in sales using her skills work. Next Step participants attend as a “people-person” and love for travel. various AAIA committee meetings, In her spare time, she enjoys boating participate in discussions and network with her husband and son on the lake at the lunches, dinners and receptions. they live on. She and her husband also like to ride their Harley motorcycles A product of the 2006 Next and have started training their labrador Step Program herself, Rains retriever to compete in hunting tests. was also recently elected to the AAIA Board of Directors. Rains received her degree from Northeastern Oklahoma University in “The rewards and resources within Music Studies. the association are enormous. It is a vehicle that gives you the oppor- 12 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER 2010 | VOLUME 65

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Volume 65

Aftermarket Insider Volume 65
President's Message
An Unwelcome Oil Change
Investigating the Cold, Hard Truth About the Right to Repair Battle
Industry News
Member Profile
Campaign Update
Technology Update
Industry News
International Focus
Market Research

Aftermarket Insider Volume 65