It is our mission to be the leader in Nissan aftermarket performance and styling accessories. We shall accomplish this by providing exceptional value to our customers with high quality, superior performing, innovative products, and by providing service that exceeds their expectations. We will achieve these goals by marketing the products that our customers demand; respecting our customers, suppliers and community; and fostering continuous improvement by actively developing innovative new products emphasizing functionality and performance. Our products are made to be direct replacements for the original parts and it is our mission to provide exceptional customer service and installation assistance in order to save our customers as much money as possible.
ActiveTuning was formed when two Nissan enthusiasts met online on the Altimas.net community forum in the summer of 2002. Mike was already an Altima owner, and Dave was already amassing parts for a 2003 Altima he did not even own yet! A shared enthusiasm for the import tuning hobby and the Nissan brand led to the production of the ActiveTuning Sports Grille, and the many other fine new products which are continually being added to the product line-up.
ActiveTuning is dedicated to providing the Nissan enthusiast with unique products. Because our products are exclusive and produced in small quantities, we sell only directly to our customers or through exclusive agreements with Nissan dealerships. Your continued support insures that ActiveTuning will continue to respond to customer needs with even more new and innovative products.
Michael Wettengal: Partner & Director Of Research & Development
Mike has extensive experience in the automotive field. Following a two-year vocational apprenticeship program in auto body construction and metal fabrication at Robert-Bosch Schule in Stuttgart, Germany, he restored Detomaso Panteras, Shelby Cobras, and Shelby Mustangs, and developed aftermarket body styling kits for Stauffer Classics in Blue Mounds, WI. Most notably, he restored the Ford GT-40 # 1046. He then went on to restore investment automobiles for Sun Valley Classics in Tempe, AZ. Many of these cars were part of the Barret-Jackson and Blackhawk collections.
Some notable cars he worked on were a Bugatti for Jay Leno, Elton John's Delahaye, and a 1953 Oldsmobile XP-20 concept car formerly owned by E.L. Cord and constructed from a raw fiberglass body and original GM engineering blueprints. This car sold for $3 million dollars in 2005 setting a new Barrett-Jackson auction record. He also wrote service for a Chrysler dealership and worked as an medical equipment field service engineer before starting ActiveTuning with David Pitlyuk. Mike owns a 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 and a 2005 Titan SE KC, and is an active member of the NissanClub.com, TitanTalk.com, and ClubTitan.org discussion forums.
David Pitlyuk: Partner & Director Of Sales & Marketing
David Pitlyuk, born on May 18th, 1982, is a partner and director of sales & marketing at ActiveTuning.
David brings his numerous years of business, marketing, and technological expertise to the company to help maximize its potential. Before starting up ActiveTuning with Michael Wettengal, David was the president of SLCentral, an online computing and technology company. At SLCentral, David managed a staff of 11 located all over the world to maintain the popular and successful website. 4 years later David felt that it was time to move on and was on the search for another opportunity. This is when he met Michael, and quickly the two launched ActiveTuning, an aftermarket automotive company. David drives a 2004 Twin Turbo Nissan 350Z and a 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe. He is a member of just about every automobile forum you can think of.
Josh Palmer: Engineer
Josh is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison (Dec.'94), with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1995 Josh has worked at a large machine shop whose customers include heavy machinery, defense, food processing, dairy equipment and automotive companies. His duties there include cost estimating, materials management, and maintaining the computer system (network, hardware and software). Josh drives a Nissan Sentra SE-R (since 1994) and is a member of the SE-R list, SR20DEforum and Nissanforums.