Nicholas Budka grew up around cars as a career environment with his family, but also as a hobby. He was fortunate enough to graduate from Northwood University, Midland Michigan, with a major in Automotive Aftermarket Management. Following graduation, Nicholas immediately started with Tenneco INC. in Syracuse, New York, and was then promoted to a district sales manager in Maryland. In 2019, he landed in Raleigh, NC where he is currently, working on their strategic account team. His favorite part of the industry is the people, our professional technicians are a cornerstone of this nation and their local communities. Our industry is made up of local businesses that help the people of our nation get to work, their child’s first day of school, or their family’s yearly vacation. There is nothing more important than that as a reason to believe in what we do.