Every so often, our editorial staff selects one aftermarket industry professional to get to know a little better. Participants are asked to respond to a series of questions that can be answered in about the same amount of time you might spend chatting at the office coffee pot or waiting for an elevator. In today’s installment of “Five Minutes With,” we get to know Ethan Bregger, training content and curriculum manager, Tenneco.
What was your first job in the industry?
I started in the industry when I was 16 years old as a tire and lube technician at Burt Brother’s Tire and Service in Park City, Utah.
What do you like best about your current position?
My current position allows me to stay in touch with our customer base regularly and spend time with people who use our parts on a daily basis. I am a car guy through and through, so I jump on every opportunity talk with fellow enthusiasts.
What word or two best sums up your personality?
Passionate and enthusiastic
What are you currently reading?
After the amount of reading to complete my MBA earlier this year, I swore off reading for a little bit, but in all honesty, I peruse aftermarketNews.com (Thanks Ethan!) daily and you can often catch me reading Car Craft and Hot Rod magazines in my free time.
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
Any advice for someone just entering the industry?
This industry has more opportunities and avenues than most realize. The best way to continue to grow is to get out there and network. As you get more connected to the industry, it only becomes more fun and increased opportunities will come your way. If you are passionate about what you do, the opportunities will present themselves.
This feature was originally published in AAPEX Express.
Know someone who would love to be featured in Five Minutes With? Email editor Amy Antenora at [email protected].