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May 12, 2020 / Career Spotlight

Kathryn Jones

Job title and employer

District Sales Manager, Toronto and Ottawa |  DRiV ™ (Formerly Tenneco)

Was your education related to the automotive aftermarket?

I went to Georgian College and received a Business diploma in Automotive Marketing and then went to Northwood University in Michigan and received a Bachelor’s degree of Business in Automotive Aftermarket Management.

Did you know you wanted to work in the automotive aftermarket?

I grew up with family in the Automotive Aftermarket, so from a young age I was submersed into it and my passion ignited for this industry. I am 100% a car nerd, I consider myself extremely lucky to wake up every day and work in an industry that is my passion.

What advice would you give someone who is just starting out or is looking to transition into the industry?

Network like crazy; get out there and talk to as many people as possible. It’s a large, yet very small industry.