Following high school, Doug enlisted in the US Army and after 2 years of service he attended San Jose State University where he graduated with a degree in Industrial and Process Engineering in 1980.
Following college, Doug entered the workforce with a position in the semiconductor industry but was convinced by his father to return to the family company, first as a Design Engineer and then in 1985 to a sales position as a Regional Sales Manager. He was promoted to National Sales Manager in 1989. In 2003 he was named President and in 2005 he was chosen to take over as CEO of the corporation.
In 2022 he invested in a TV Production Company, becoming majority owner. The TV shows produced are centered around autos and auto restoration, appearing on MotorTrend, Rev’n, and MAV television channels.