36 Under 36: Josh Kaplan
Josh Kaplan, 31, of Novi is president and co-founder, with his brother Darryl Kaplan and cousin Max Cornfield, of Supply Line International (SLI), an automotive company in Novi. SLI got started about four years ago with a $50,000 interest-free loan from Hebrew Free Loan (HFL) and generated $11 million in revenue last year. The company forecasts $18 million in revenue for 2017. Josh’s innovative thinking and leadership helped the company thrive. SLI has a 40,000-square-foot headquarters building, locations in Orlando, Nashville and Boston, plus new medical and financial divisions. Financial success has given Josh the opportunity to indulge his giving nature. A board member, he arranges benefit events for Kids Kicking Cancer. The award-winning organization provides martial arts therapy to help seriously ill children dealing with pain. Josh and SLI also participate in Cheers for Children and charity golf outings hosted by the Kovan Classic. Josh teaches entrepreneurship to aspiring Jewish teens he takes under his wing. Still grateful to HFL, he plans to continue giving back through donations and mentoring.