EXECUTIVE TEAM

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VISION To be the community, culture, and brand of choice for the automotive enthusiast. CORPORATE OVERVIEW Saleen Automotive Inc. has created high performance vehicles for street and track, including the S7 supercar, the S281, the race/road SR and the N2O Focus. The company also produces and markets a broad line of performance parts, as well as offers customizable design, engineering and certification services to diverse end markets. Former racing driver Steve Saleen began producing high performance automobiles in 1983, using his business degree from USC and experience in his father’s manufacturing business. Saleen Automotive Inc. was incorporated in July of 2011 to market these high performance vehicles to a wider customer base around the world.

Steve Saleen

Chief Executive Officer


Stephen M. Saleen, founder, has been president and CEO of SMS Signature Cars, Inc. since its formation in July, 2007.  He has been board chairman and CEO of Saleen Automotive, Inc. since its formation in July 2011. Mr. Saleen is considered one of the most successful and well known automotive legends in the country.  He was born and raised in Southern California, which has been the home of the “hot Rod” culture for decades.  Like many of his peers, he was inspired by the performance and muscle car era of the time. Mr. Saleen’s entrepreneurial business plan laid the groundwork for an entire new industry of design, engineering, manufacturing, and sales of high performance vehicles that were race proven and marketed for sales through showrooms nationwide; this included very successful racing programs featuring himself as a lead driver in vehicles of his design that went on to win numerous national championships. Mr. Saleen’s approach to tie in the marketing with vendors created a never before seen collaboration of race proven parts that were subsequently used for the street cars.  Mr. Saleen is recognized worldwide for his expertise in small volume vehicle manufacturing, vehicle certification processes and mass customization – creating customized products in an efficient mass – production manner. From humble beginnings in a 3 car garage to an expansive network for multiple manufacturing plants and distributions centers in North America and Asia, Mr. Saleen dominated the automotive landscape with his much respected brand. Saleen Mustangs, Sportrucks, Saleen SSC, Saleen S351 and S281 led the way for the truly innovative and world class “Great American Supercar”, the Saleen S7, which is the most successful supercar to date, having won races at virtually every major racetrack in the worked, including Daytona (US), 24 Hours of LeMans (France), Silverstone (England), Monza (Italy), and Nurburgring (Germany).  Other significant accomplishments are the engineering, development and subsequent manufacturing of Ford Motor Company’s supercar, the Ford GT (40), paint and sub-assembly of the Dodge Viper, the supercharged Harley Davidson Ford F150 and the construction of the first “running’ Camaro for its introduction in the movie “Transformer”.  Numerous Hollywood films have featured Saleen vehicles such as “Fast and Furious”, “Bruce Almighty”, “Transformers” (as the Decepticon “Barricade”) and “Ironman”. As the “History Channel” program pointed out, Steve Saleen is part of a trio of “legendary” performance car builders alongside Enzo Ferrari and Ferdinand Porsche.  Mr. Saleen has a bachelors degree in business from the University of Southern California.

Amy Boylan

President/Chief Operating Officer


Amy Boylan oversees the day-to-day running of the company including operations, sales, marketing, licensing, sponsorships, and partnerships. She will be based at Saleen’s Southern California state-of-the-art headquarters. Her unparalleled competence in the automotive world will help grow the Mustang business and bring focus to the Saleen brand. Boylan is an automotive enthusiast with expertise in building brands, licensing, strategic planning, and partnerships with tenure at Mattel, Shelby American, and West Coast Customs. Boylan, an expert at streamlining and optimizing corporate operations joins Saleen following a successful tenures as President/COO of West Coast Customs, and Shelby Automobiles where she grew the companies’ reach through key partnerships, licensing, parts, mainstreaming production, and restructuring the brands. Boylan’s background also includes a long stint at Mattel, where she built its Barbie software division into a $140 million enterprise, re-organized the company’s Hot Wheels and Entertainment division, and increased sales in its Hot Wheels adult Collector division. Boylan built and implemented the Hot Wheels Online Collector Clubs, now a multi-million dollar collector business. Boylan was also responsible for developing synergistic marketing programs, and expanding partnerships with GM, Ford, Chrysler, Formula One, NASCAR and NHRA and building a multi-year partnership with eBay, and automotive legends John Force, Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, George Barris, and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme.

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