Each year the SEMA Young Executives Network recognizes 35 young trendsetters within a variety of segments in the automotive industry. When reviewing candidate submissions, SEMA news looks for candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds who are making significant contributions through their leadership within their organization or business. Factors such as entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility and demonstrated skills as well as involvement and success within the marketplace are also heavily factored into the decision-making process.

With that, we’re thrilled to announce that our very own, Allison Chisenhall Harding, has been selected as one of this year’s “35 Under 35” recipients. To learn a little bit more about Allison, check out what SEMA News had to say:

“Before Vintage Air installed an automated phone-answering system, it’s likely you talked to Allison if you called. She would have been five years old at the time.

‘Some kids went with their dad to the movies,’ she said. ‘We went to car shows.’

After completing her degree in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins, she worked at BAE Systems, where she gained experience in process design, troubleshooting, and lean manufacturing. Since joining Vintage Air in 2018, she has worked on new-product releases, manufacturing process optimization, environmental/safety compliance programs, and meeting the new Proposition 65 standards.

‘We had to categorize every product we sell,’ she said. ‘By the end, I definitely had a new understanding of all the components we offer.’

Since then, she has been instrumental in developing a new in-house powder coating process and facility expansion at Vintage Air, set to begin operating later this year, which she considers ‘my biggest accomplishment so far.’

In her briefcase: ‘The only way I can balance myself between about 50 projects is through a detailed calendar with Post-Its.’

Favorite pizza topping: Basil.”