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42 n Performance & Hotrod Business n December 2014 We coupled that with a two-piece design for ease of installation. Our current focus is on manual transmissions, and we are developing products for other sectors of the aftermarket industry, too. PHB: What's a typical day like for you? TG: I start out every morning review- ing my notes and reading emails. From there I proceed onto the manufacturing floor to talk with our employees and look at the products coming off the produc- tion machines. Afternoons are reserved for marketing and product development. In the evenings at home, I catch up on every magazine and car show I can get my hands on! PHB: What's the best thing about your job? TG: I've been allowed to live my dream in the coolest sector of the automotive Todd Gold grew up in a Colorado mountain town and pursued his dream of making hot rods a part of his everyday life. aftermarket industry. I also enjoy the vari- ety of the day-to-day operations, especially when we discuss R&D/prototypes and new products for the market. PHB: What's the biggest challenge? TG: My challenge is balancing busi- ness and family time, and of course my hobby—hot rods—gets in the way, so I drag the family to drag races and car shows. Just kidding—they go willingly because they love it! PHB: How do you see the current state of the performance aftermarket? TG: I believe it has shown in the last few years how resilient it is. After a rough couple years (2009-2011) it seems to be strong as ever. When you see the OEM fac- tories continuing to emulate the hot rod

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