THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

Ronald L. Coleman

Competition Cams
President

Ron Coleman is the President of Competition Cams, a world leader in valvetrain technology, and under his management the company has acquired several other businesses; including: TCI Automotive, LLC (manufacturer of performance transmission and torque converters) and Quarter Master Industries (manufacturer of performance clutches, bell housing and related parts) to make it the successful operation that it is today. Coleman founded the National Muscle Car Association, which is recognized as the largest national sanctioning group dedicated to street-legal vehicles. Ron Coleman is also the Founder, President and Chairman of Xceleration Media, LLC, a media company that owns and produces print and on-line magazines; including: Power and Performance News, Drag Racing Scene, Street Rod Life, One Dirt.com, Gearheads for Life, Cars & Parts and Cars & Scars (a monthly video show).

Coleman was elected to the White House Conference on Small Business twice. He served on the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Advisory Council, was a two time Delegate to the U.S. Congressional Small Business Summit, and was on the Advisory Council for the United States Small Business Administration.  Coleman was active in issues involving government regulations and taxation of business, and testified before the Senate Small Business Committee to encourage the reduction of regulations that impact small business. Coleman was active in the U.S.-Japan Auto Parts Trade Agreement, which for the first time gave U.S. companies a fair chance to compete with product sales in Japan.

Coleman served on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors for two terms and dedicated his professional time to a four-year stint as SEMA Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Joint Operating Committee for Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW).

Locally, Ron Coleman is very involved in the community, some of the organizations in which has played an active role are: Memphis in May, Memphis Library Foundation, Memphis Museum Systems, St. Peter’s Village, Associated Catholic Charities, Shelby County Healthcare Board, Memphis Chamber of Commerce and is a Graduate of Leadership Memphis.

Description of Business
Thoughts on Entrepreneurship

“Uniquely in America, an individual can take an idea and couple it with personal commitment to create good jobs, improve the community and reward the owner for the risk taken.”