Justin

Justin Holman is CEO of TerraSeer, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining TerraSeer, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

2 Comments

  • Nicholas Jacquez 5 years ago

    Justin,
    You make several good points here. I certainly agree that a projection of miles driven (or anything else for that matter) in 2035 is meaningless at best. The other thing I note is that the projection numbers assume flat then increasing miles/driver. Milennial cohort studies I’ve seen seem to indicate that younger consumers are not tied to their vehicles the way more (ahem) mature groups are. Couple this with growing work from home/virtual office arrangements and we could see driving decline. The other thing you might want to look at is miles per vehicle. After new car sales dropped in 2009, total registrations fell and miles per vehicle actually grew (though only back close to 2007 levels). Now that new car sales are reviving miles/vehicle will probably decline.
    Good stuff, thanks for posting.

    • Justin 5 years ago

      Nicholas, thanks for these comments! I will see what I can dig up on miles per vehicle. Thanks again for the feedback! Best, Justin

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