Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA), the 60,000-member motorsports organization boasting the largest active participant group in racing, announced today that James R. Julow will become its next President. Julow brings a wealth of industry...
Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA), the 60,000-member motorsports organization boasting the largest active participant group in racing, announced today that James R. Julow will become its next President.
Julow brings a wealth of industry experience to SCCA, with a focus on marketing and operations. His 28-year automotive career has included stints with all domestic divisions of the current Chrysler Group, including serving most recently as the DaimlerChrysler Vice President of Motorsports and SRT Programs.
"Throughout this process, the Board of Directors' primary goal has been to ensure the future leadership and excellence of the staff for this Club," SCCA Chairman of the Board Robert Introne said. "We met with a number of excellent candidates, and Jim Julow stood out as an outstanding choice for the next president of SCCA. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership qualities to our company and has a proven record of success in his past business endeavors."
"Given my broad background in the automotive industry and, more recently, consulting in high-tech growth marketing, I feel that there is a lot that I can bring to SCCA," Julow said. "My goal is to turbo charge SCCA. It already has a great image and excellent programs, and I want to work to take everything to the next level."
Under Julow's leadership, the current Dodge Motorsports program, which includes a successful NASCAR effort, was born. Additionally, the Street Race Technology (SRT) program was conceived, and he oversaw the launch of the Viper SRT-10 convertible and SRT-4 as well as the distribution of the Viper Competition Coupe. While the Vice President and General Manager of Dodge, Julow set all-time records for sales, share and revenue for the Dodge Division.
In 2003, following his departure from DaimlerChrysler, Julow became a partner and Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Swat Team, a growth marketing consulting company specializing in the high-tech industry.
Julow's academic accomplishments include undergraduate and MBA degrees from Purdue University and certificates of merit from Harvard University and Michigan State University. He and his wife, Joan, will relocate from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. to Kansas. The couple has three college-aged children.
Julow replaces Steve Johnson, who held the Club's top position from 2000 through September 2005, before moving to a similar position with Champ Car. Julow will officially take the office full time in early March, but will be on hand for the annual SCCA National Convention in Kansas City, Feb. 2-4.
Founded in 1944, the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 60,000-plus member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 111 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs(r) at Heartland Park Topeka; The Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals and ProSolo Championship at Topeka, Kan.; and the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships. For more information, please visit www.scca.com.