Aftermarket Insider Issue 81 - (Page 10)

Member profile David Honig A Lifetime of Loving the Aftermarket “I have the pleasure of working with many great people who have spent a number of years helping the company grow,” said David Honig, president and CEO, The Parts House (TPH). “I am still very active with many accounts, and while my time with them is limited, I really enjoy being out in the field with customers. Like many CEOs, I spend considerable time focused on the financials of our business and researching new opportunities. It is refreshing to enter the field and gain new perspectives. I love my job!” David Honig POSITION : President and CEO, The Parts House (TPH) YEARS IN THE AFTERMARKET: 31 WORDS TO LIVE BY: The “golden rule” — essentially, treat people as you would want to be treated. PHONE : 904-731-3034, ext. 2231 E-MAIL : David Honig received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Florida. He began his career in the aftermarket at The Parts House after waiting tables at a local restaurant became difficult while studying for his master’s degree in business at the University of North Florida. “A friend told me he was moving and thus leaving his job with The Parts House; he mentioned I might be able to get his job. I had no idea what the aftermarket was, and certainly did not expect to spend a career in it, but I accepted the position with TPH,” said Honig. “It’s been more than 30 years since that day, and I haven’t left the industry yet!” His company has been an active member of AAIA for 15 years, and he currently serves as a board member for the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and Automotive Distribution 10 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 81 Network (Parts Plus), as well as a member of Rotary International. “It is always beneficial to understand some of the challenges that exist outside the four walls of your own company. The magnitude of the automotive industry, and its importance in the overall U.S. economy, can be difficult to comprehend,” said Honig. “Being part of AAIA brings the impact and importance of our industry into greater perspective, as well as provides some sense of the opportunities that exist for members.” Following such a long aftermarket career, Honig would like to give those same opportunities to young people in the industry. “There are many smart, talented people working for The Parts House, for whom I’d like to pave a path of growth,” Honig said. “If you want the best people working with you, a key ingredient is making sure you provide them with ample opportunity to flourish and grow.” If he was not in the aftermarket, Honig predicts that he would be in a financial service or sales-related position. In his spare time, Honig enjoys golf, fishing and surfing. “Living in Florida gives me the opportunity to do all three activities on a regular basis, depending, of course, on the weather and how long my body holds up!”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 81

Aftermarket Insider Issue 81
President’s Message
If It Matters… It’s at eForum
Campaign Update
Government Affairs
Member Profile
Toolbox: The Workplace Then and Now
Impact Award
Head of the Class
Market Intelligence: Globally and Locally

Aftermarket Insider Issue 81