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About Dave Mann - President of Performance Oil Technology

About Dave Mann - President of Performance Oil Technology

I'm Dave Mann, founder of Performance Oil Technology. Learn more about me here.
Dave Mann
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May 21, 2014
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About Dave Mann - President of Performance Oil Technology

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Dave Mann
Hi, I’m Dave - a former Ford Truck/Automotive Engineer with 40 years of combined professional experience working with lubrication systems and using and promoting AMSOIL products. My trucks, heavy equipment, farm and powersports vehicles experience extreme use, and I use AMSOIL products in every single one. Enjoy the site!

Welcome from Dave Mann

Hello, my name is Dave Mann. I am an AMSOIL Regency Platinum 12-Star Direct Jobber, the highest level ever achieved by an AMSOIL Dealer. I have spent my entire career engineering and testing vehicles while employed at Ford Motor Company as a Truck/Automotive Engineer and I am available to assist you with all your detailed lubrication, filtration and vehicle engine, powertrain and chassis questions.

My dogs: (left to right) Huckleberry, Roxy, Daisy up top and Toby in the grass

I've also worked on numerous Ford Special Vehicle Operations car and truck programs as well as with Roush Racing/Roush Industries during my career. I have extensive real-world application experience that I will put to use for you to ensure you receive the absolute best advice, recommendations and support for your specific vehicles and applications and I will be here to support you with the best support I can possibly provide when you need it. I have extensive experience with dirt bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV's, boats, personal watercraft, RV's, chain saws, racing, lawn and garden equipment, light and heavy diesel trucks, equipment and much more.

When you purchase AMSOIL products, or register for AMSOIL's Preferred Customer Program, you are purchasing or registering through an Authorized Independent AMSOIL Dealer.

That Dealer you purchase through or register with as a Preferred Customer, Catalog Customer or Dealer will be your primary point of contact for support. All AMSOIL Dealers offer the exact same wholesale pricing which is mandated by AMSOIL INC, which is called AMSOIL Wholesale Pricing. You have probably noticed other AMSOIL Dealers advertising "lowest pricing", "wholesale pricing", "Save 25%" etc. The simple fact is each and every single Dealer must offer the exact same pricing, regardless of how it is cleverly worded in an advertisement, therefore what it comes down to for you, the valued customer, is making sure that the AMSOIL Dealer you select has the required level of lubrication, filtration and vehicle knowledge, expertise and experience and that they will be there to support you when you need it.

I build long term business relationships with my customers and through my dedicated commitment to excellence I have earned the position of AMSOIL Regency Platinum 12-Star Direct Jobber. I hope my brief introduction helps you to know exactly who you are doing business with and you have my personal guarantee that I will provide you with the absolute best level of support possible and in the process hope to earn your business. I thank you for your interest in AMSOIL products. You have the choice who you do business with and I hope you choose to do business with me.

Learn more about the many benefits of using AMSOIL and why I made the switch decades ago.

Dealer Makes AMSOIL History with 7th Star

From AMSOIL ACTION NEWS / August 2010

Direct Jobber Dave Mann has again made AMSOIL history by becoming the first to earn 7-Star Regency Platinum status, sitting atop the group of the highest achieving AMSOIL Dealers that includes 6-Star Regency Platinum Direct Jobbers Bill and Donna Durand, ★★★★★ Regency Platinum Direct Jobbers Ray and Arlene Schmit and new ★★★★★ Regency Platinum Direct Jobbers David and Carol Bell. Mann first became a history-maker in 2007 when he was the first to earn six stars.

Mann became an AMSOIL Dealer in November 1999. “I’ve been a gearhead since I was very young,” Mann said. “I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and automotive engineering, worked my entire career at Ford Motor Company as an engineer specializing in powertrain and chassis vehicle systems and components engineering and testing for cars, trucks and selected special vehicle operations programs.”

He used AMSOIL products for many years before becoming a Dealer.

While continuing his career at Ford, where he worked 10 hours a day, Mann built his AMSOIL business at night, working until the early morning hours. “There were lots of times my commission checks were only $100 or $200, sometimes a lot less,” Mann said. “It all comes down to hard work.”

Mann acknowledges there are many methods to grow a thriving AMSOIL business and talked about some of the things that work for him in a recent interview.

Mostly Online Business

Mann built his business online, using technology to build a reputation with his expertise in lubricants and all kinds of engines. “I focus primarily on the Internet business model as I believe it is an effective method to connect with other performance-minded automotive and powersports enthusiasts from around the country,” Mann said. “Dealers who have the right product and technical knowledge, and know how to effectively use the Internet, will have a steady stream of potential customers making contact with them.”

Customer Focus

“I build a customer relationship in the most straightforward manner possible,” Mann said. From initial contact through all future support, Mann lets his customers know he is available to help them in all areas. “I respond to anything from product and vehicle questions to business and support to Preferred Customers, accounts and catalog customers to fielding potential Dealership questions,” Mann said. “If for some reason I need to do more work regarding their question, I always get back with them as quickly as I can.”

Retaining Customers

Mann said one of the best ways to get and keep customers is to have in-depth product and technical knowledge of both vehicles and lubricants and filtration.

“Customers have detailed questions and they want a source they can go to and know they will receive accurate information presented in a manner they can fully understand and take action on,” Mann said. “My customers have come to know over the years that the info they receive from me is accurate and they can always depend on me. Plus, a good Preferred Customer has a high potential to become a successful AMSOIL Dealer.”

Trust develops between a Dealer and his or her customers when Dealers focus on their customers’ needs, Mann said. “If I do these things, then ultimately the customer is fully satisfied that with me as a sponsor they have a ‘one stop’ source of knowledge and do not have to continue to search for information or answers to their questions elsewhere.”

The entire process from initial contact to sale to providing information and follow-up is equally important, Mann said. “It’s knowing what your prospects and customers want and providing it to them,” he said. “It’s being accessible, available, knowledgeable and reliable.”

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