Gideon Williams’ love for the automotive aftermarket evolved from a chance meeting with The Parts House into a career in automotive e-commerce. As head of business development for RevolutionParts, Williams is known as your go-to guy for solving your e-commerce questions. While it was never his intention to end up in the aftermarket, Williams credits the industry for providing him with a fulfilling and rewarding career path.
In this installment of “5 Minutes With…,” get to know Williams, his role at RevolutionParts and his outlook on business and life.
AMN: Tell us about RevolutionParts and your role with the company.
Williams: At RevolutionParts, we are leading the way with our parts-focused total commerce platform. Our tech stack supports 2,000 dealers, OEs, aftermarket manufacturers, parts sellers and WDs. We continue to lead the industry through our feature-rich tech stack.
AMN: What do you like best about your current position?
Williams: From day one, I have had a love for this industry and for evolving the parts industry forward. I come from a WD background and genuinely have an ambition to improve our industry through technology.
AMN: Did you initially intend to pursue a career in the aftermarket? If not, what drew you to the industry and what keeps you here?
Williams: No, it was pure luck. I was introduced to David Honig, president of The Parts House, at the time to develop their e-commerce division. Since day one, the people within our industry have been fantastic! Every day, we work for the working class of our country and worldwide to get them back up and running as quickly as possible. It is a very rewarding industry!
AMN: What do you do when not at work?
Williams: I love playing golf and spending time with my daughter (Kyle) and my wife (Danielle).
AMN: What’s one word that best sums up your personality?
Williams: Rarely do I have a bad day!
AMN: What are you currently reading?
Williams: Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni
AMN: What’s your favorite quote/mantra/motto?
Williams: When you come to a fork in the road, take it. -Yogi Berra
AMN: Who was your childhood hero?
Williams: Cal Ripken Jr (Iron man of baseball). He was the greatest influence in my early years.
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