The best piece of advice Vahe Michaelian ever received was that “life’s not a race, it’s a marathon.” And, if you make improvements every day, the goal will be reached.
Michaelian has done just that, but he’s been running pretty fast. In his short career, Michaelian has been extremely involved in the tire industry through evolving roles at 1-800EveryRim.
After graduating from San Diego State University in 2014, Vahe was inspired by 1-800EveryRim founder Billy Eordekian to have a career in the tire industry. He had been working seasonally at the business since 2010.
Today, Michaelian manages warehouse operations for the company, including shipping and receiving, as well as overseeing routing delivery drivers.
“I have successfully taken long-standing procedures and fine-tuned them, including wheel painting methods and the approval process prior to shipping. I took great pride in aiding in the design and workflow procedures here at our new building in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.,” Michaelian says.
His hard work in the industry, however, doesn’t stop at his day job. Michaelian became the youngest board member to serve on the California Tire Dealers Association in December of 2016. He also plans to continue his education and go back to school to study business.
It’s no secret that Michaelian thoroughly enjoys the industry. You’ll find him building model cars in his spare time, and he says he would one day like to pick up rebuilding old cars.
“Vehicles and OEM wheels change every year so the product stays new and exciting. It’s a challenging industry that keeps me on my toes as I stay up to date with all the new part numbers and wheel variations,” Michaelian says.
Fun Fact: Vahe’s Bucket List
1. Buy an old muscle car and rebuild it.
2. Visit each of the 50 states on a road trip.
3. “Have great financial success so that I may share with others.”