FTR 076: Josh McFarlin – Dream Big – You’ll be surprised Where a Career in the Automotive Will Take You
Josh McFarlin is an industry veteran, and a highly-regarded member of the automotive industry. Josh serves as VP of Strategic Business Operations for AirPro Diagnostics. In his position, Josh is responsible for all daily service operations including multiple technician service centers and all field personnel. Josh is ASE Master certified and holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.
Formerly Director of Curriculum and Product Development for I-CAR, Josh is known for his ability to form and mold strong collaborative teams, solve difficult problems and manage others with a leadership style that tackles challenges head-on. Josh’s career includes stops at Raytheon, Audi AG, Ford Motor Company, and Greenway Ford. Outside of office hours, Josh still remains connected to the industry. Among other endeavors, he currently serves as a board member for the Automotive Training Managers Council.
Key Talking Points
The average age of working tech is climbing
Class size at CTE is declining
Can we share our stories of success within the aftermarket
Work ethic and passion got him where he is today
What is the potential of what is next in your career?
Are you willing to move to look for a new opportunity?
Do we know what opportunities exist in the automotive job market?
You may not see the crossroad coming. Keep your eyes wide open
Your opportunities may not be easily seen but they will get bigger every day
Grease monkey is a term of endearment for him and his colleagues but not healthy as a ‘label’ in the industry
Walk by an open door and find out what is inside
CTE Student to Ford Technician to the Ford Help Desk to Audi to Raytheon, to I-Car to AirPro
A special thanks to Josh McFarlin for his contribution to the aftermarket.
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