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Tom Salisbury (Reliable Aftermarket Parts)

Lansing
June 18, 2015 / 6:00 PM

About this event

In less than 6 years Tom has taken Reliable Aftermarket Parts from a home-based business to a quickly growing company employing over 40 people with a listed inventory of over 150,000 parts. Come learn how Tom's business savvy helped him overcome his lack of technical skills or resources to build a thriving e-commerce business. Tom started his career working on farms in the St Johns area while still in high school.  In 1983 he started working for Central Michigan Tractor Parts.  During his thirteen years with CMTP, he worked his way up from basic laborer to Assistant Manager.  Tom started and grew the construction parts wholesale division for the company giving him valuable experience in sales, customer service, purchasing, order processing and other critical business operations.  In 1996 while working the second shift at Federal Mogul, Tom used the industry contacts he had developed over the years and started Junior’s Parts in St. Johns. Tom realized electronic distribution would eventually replace the local tractor parts store.  The internet gives more choices to customers than could be supported by the physical storefront. In 2009 Tom started Reliable Aftermarket Parts, Inc right out of his own home.  This company distributes construction and agricultural parts to wholesale and retail markets via the internet.   About Reliable Aftermarket Parts Reliable Aftermarket Parts provides quality aftermarket parts that meet or exceed OEM specs. Offering competitive pricing, the best return policies, and personalized customer service from their knowledgeable sales team sets Reliable apart form the competition. This company distributes construction and agricultural parts to wholesale and retail markets via the internet.

Speaker

Tom Salisbury (Reliable Aftermarket Parts)

Tom Salisbury

Reliable Aftermarket Parts

In less than 6 years Tom has taken Reliable Aftermarket Parts from a home-based business to a quickly growing company employing over 40 people with a listed inventory of over 150,000 parts. Come learn how Tom's business savvy helped him overcome his lack of technical skills or resources to build a thriving e-commerce business. Tom started his career working on farms in the St Johns area while still in high school.  In 1983 he started working for Central Michigan Tractor Parts.  During his thirteen years with CMTP, he worked his way up from basic laborer to Assistant Manager.  Tom started and grew the construction parts wholesale division for the company giving him valuable experience in sales, customer service, purchasing, order processing and other critical business operations.  In 1996 while working the second shift at Federal Mogul, Tom used the industry contacts he had developed over the years and started Junior’s Parts in St. Johns. Tom realized electronic distribution would eventually replace the local tractor parts store.  The internet gives more choices to customers than could be supported by the physical storefront. In 2009 Tom started Reliable Aftermarket Parts, Inc right out of his own home.  This company distributes construction and agricultural parts to wholesale and retail markets via the internet.   About Reliable Aftermarket Parts Reliable Aftermarket Parts provides quality aftermarket parts that meet or exceed OEM specs. Offering competitive pricing, the best return policies, and personalized customer service from their knowledgeable sales team sets Reliable apart form the competition. This company distributes construction and agricultural parts to wholesale and retail markets via the internet.

Date and Time
June 18, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Address

Technology Innovation Center
325 East Grand River Avenue
48823 East Lansing

 
Agenda
06:00 PM Networking and Food
07:00 PM Fireside Chat
08:00 PM Networking
 

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