- Aug 28 2014
Ed Orzetti, 2010 Board of Directors Nominee
As an incumbent, it is truly an honor to have been selected by SEMA for re-election to the Board of Directors. I am a devoted automotive aftermarket enthusiast and a businessman dedicated to the growth and success of our industry. While we face many challenges to the way we have done business in the past, I believe that there are tremendous opportunities that will lead our industry into new areas of growth and profitability.
My business career spans multiple industries and business functions, providing me with a broad leadership perspective. My role as CEO of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. brings me tremendous professional and personal satisfaction. Growing our business, supporting our jobbers and partnering with SEMA and its members to support industry growth have been a great privilege. I am confident that we will continue to work together to tap our industry’s growth potential.
SEMA Committees and Councils
I support SEMA through membership on the SEMA Investment Committee and the President’s Club of the SEMA Political Action Committee (PAC). These positions continue to provide me with insight to what SEMA is, its impact on our industry, the power of its membership and its methodology for addressing our common interests and concerns. It is my privilege to represent Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. as a SEMA Warehouse Distributor Award recipient. Keystone actively encourages employee participation in the various SEMA councils. Currently, Keystone employs members of Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA), Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), Street Performance Council (SPC) and Wheel & Tire Council (WTC). We participate in the SEMA Show and contribute to SEMA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund and SEMA PAC.
If re-elected to the SEMA Board, I will continue to emphasize your concern for the industry and its growth in all of my efforts. I believe that I am in a unique position to help bring the groups that can benefit our industry together for our mutual satisfaction and advancement.
Candidates Bios and Photos
- Ron Funfar, Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt (incumbent)
- John Hotchkis, Hotchkis Performance LLC
- Myles Kovacs, DUB Publishing Inc.
- B.J. Leanse, Big Country Truck Accessories (incumbent)
- Adrian Murray, Painless Performance
- Ernie Silvers, Egge Machine Company, Inc.
- Chris Thomson, AIRAID Filter Co. (incumbent)
- Tim Watts, Superlift Suspension Systems (incumbent)
- Bob West, Westin Automotive Products, Inc.