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|Baby Boomer||Generation Y|
Craig Lindamood, Baby Boomer
Who do you trust the most? My wife.
What is the best decision you have ever made? Marrying my wife, Lori, 31 years ago.
Best book read? Bible.
How did you get into the automotive service business? Followed my grandpa and dad’s footsteps. Started working at a body shop right out of high school.
Who or what inspires you? My family inspires me, as well as being able to help customers in their time of need.
What do you drive? Silverado pickup.
If you had a free weekend by yourself, what would you do? Hunt.
What piece of advice would you give a young person who is graduating from high school today? Get into a good church and be motivated in whatever you do. Set goals in life and work hard to meet or exceed them.
What do you like most about your work? Helping people.
What is one electronic gadget that you cannot live without? Cell phone.
Speaking on behalf of your generation, how do you see the future of the industry? With all the new technology in cars today, schooling is more important than ever. It’s tougher than ever to work on cars today because of all of the regulations and policies put on shops today. The industry is growing faster than ever, and to meet all rules and regulations, we must keep up with the times to have a strong company.
Steven Knight, Generation Y
Who do you trust the most? My mother.
What is the best decision you have ever made? Taking the opportunity to start a career in the trade that I enjoy doing.
Best book read? Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club.
How did you get into the automotive service business? I enjoyed helping my father and uncles, went to vocational school for it, then got hired as a detailer.
Who or what inspires you? Anyone who builds/customizes/restores any vehicle.
What do you drive? A 2001 Ford F-150.
If you had a free weekend by yourself, what would you do? Jump on the dirt bike and go riding.
What piece of advice would you give a young person who is graduating from high school today? Find something you enjoy doing and try to match your career with it.
What do you like most about your work? Seeing the final product, knowing I took part in it.
What is one electronic gadget that you cannot live without? Smartphone: Navigation. (I’m not good with directions.)
Speaking on behalf of your generation, how do you see the future of the industry? Unfortunately, it seems like my generation isn’t as interested in this trade as previous generations. As far as the industry goes, as long as there are automobiles, they will need to be worked on, and the people who are interested will have a better opportunity to make a career out of it.
In future issues, we are inviting different generations from each shop (you don’t have to be related) to participate in the “Generationally Speaking” department. If you are interested, please send AutoInc. Editor Leona Dalavai Scott a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org.