Jay Payson’s love of motored vehicles goes all the way back before he can remember. He began working at a repair shop / filling station in his late teens where he learned a ton of information about cars. He gave college a try but that wasn’t quite his thing. So he found an automotive program through General Motors at a community college which really peaked his interest. He worked at a few dealerships and then transitioned to a testing facility. His various jobs over the years moved him to Michigan to go where the work was.
In 1999, he went to work for SuperChips as a calibrator. Things have come a long way from floppy drive flash tunes! He moved into upper management by 2004 where he helped them grow several hundred percent over the years. He then moved to HP Tuners where he has been for almost 10 years. He has helped grow this company as well and focuses on creating mutually beneficial relationships with other companies.
Game Changing Product: HP Tuners is looking to help third parties develop performance packages
Software: HP Tuners
Favorite App: Track Addict data logger for your phone
Favorite Shop Tool: The PC for tuning
Daily Driver: 2004 Dodge Cummins truck
Future of automotive performance: The pressure from the EPA to make cars more efficient will result in more turbo charges but this also introduces more complicated forms of tuning.