Tim Watts, 2010 Board of Directors Nominee
As a true automotive enthusiast, I have been fortunate to make a career out of something I am truly passionate about. I am currently the vice president of sales and marketing for Superlift Suspension Systems. I began my career with Superlift nearly 20 years ago and have had an active role in growing a small company into a large one. Over the years I have been involved in every facet of operations, with most of my efforts focused on sales and servicing accounts. Hands-on involvement at all levels—manufacturing, operations, distribution and retail—has provided me invaluable insight on the challenges our industry faces and what role SEMA can realistically serve in addressing them.
Active within SEMA and finishing my first term as a SEMA Board of Director, I am also a current member of the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and Young Executives Network (YEN). I have served on the YEN Select Committee, Nominating Committee, SEMA Show Committee, WD of the Year Task Force, Suspension Task Force, ESC Work Group, Marketing Task Force and Advanstar’s Off Road Advisory Council.
If re-elected as a SEMA Board member, I would continue to amplify the voice of the “manufacturer’s side” of the market and focus on what I consider to be our most important issues:
Vehicle Technology—SEMA must remain committed to staying abreast of emerging vehicle technologies and how they impact the aftermarket.
Member Benefits/Education—SEMA must work diligently to increase the ROI for manufacturers displaying at the SEMA Show as well as create and manage relevant and useful programs and services for its member companies.
Legislation—One of the greatest threats facing our industry today comes from within our own government. SEMA’s Washington, D.C., office does an excellent job of staying abreast of potential legislative issues that could prove damaging to the aftermarket, but SEMA’s efforts must keep pace with legislative threats.
I offer real-world experience and insight and an exceptional work ethic, and I understand that SEMA exists to serve its membership…you. It is an honor to be considered for a seat on the SEMA Board, and I would greatly appreciate your vote.
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.