Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Profiles: Anderson, Baldwin, Berna, Cleary, Coulm, Cox, Del Vecchio, Dodge
Introducing the first eight profiles of the 2015 Dealerscope 40 Under 40.
Jonathon Anderson, 36, Owner, The Sound Vision, Franklin, Mich.
Twitter Handle: @thesoundvision1
Background: Grew up in Detroit; now lives in Village of Franklin, Mich.
Education: Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.; B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Years in Industry: 8
Description of Role: Lead sales and system designer
Industry Accomplishments/Proudest Achievements: Taking a company from non-existent to over a half million dollars in sales in under five years. The best part is, I created jobs for my team. I take great pride in providing jobs for great people.
Awards: Detroit Home Design Award Winner
What I Like Best About My Job: My favorite part about my job is getting to interact with people. I love all of the different personalities and their unique life experiences. I also love making their lives cooler with high-tech solutions.
What I Like Least About My Job: My willingness to be a beta tester for hardware manufacturers.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby: Avid radio-controlled car enthusiast. I will own a hobby shop before I die.
Last Book I Read: Crucial Conversations
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Best Concert Ever Seen: The Roots at St. Andrews Hall, Detroit
Who’s My Hero: My mother. She gave me (us) everything from a comfortable living to wonderful life experiences and exposure. Her ability to provide a wide view of the world made becoming a business owner a no-brainer. I hope to be half as successful at raising my own child.
Favorite CE Product of the Year: Crestron HTT-B2EX-BATT—because it is so simple
If You Could Be Anyplace Else Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: Maldives in a private cabana on the water. Snorkeling or doing nothing at all.