Most college students are on a budget, and I was no different. I had a 1966 Oldsmobile that was in continuous need of repair, and while I found an old mechanic who knew what to do, he was physically unable to do it. Essentially, he would point out what needed to be done, and I would attempt to do it! Little did I know, that was the beginning of my automotive aftermarket career.
Despite a lack of technical or automotive experience, I have been fortunate to spend the last 38 years engaging associates, customers and vendors in our dynamic automotive aftermarket industry. TPH has a great culture of growth, and of developing its people. Dozens of our key management team started with entry-level positions in the company, and will lead our growth and opportunities in the future. I am proud to be a part of their growth and development, and am excited to see what the next 40 years will bring.
David Honig is a veteran of the automotive aftermarket, serving as president of The Parts House “TPH” since 1996. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, David began working for TPH at an entry level position while pursuing an MBA from the University of North Florida. In 1985, upon receiving his MBA, David moved to Miami to open the first branch location for The Parts House. David led a management buyout of the company in 2002, and has successfully steered TPH through the decades to become the largest independent auto parts warehouse distributor in Florida. Currently, TPH is one of the largest regional distributors competing in the $150BB aftermarket.