- Aug 28 2014
Brock Rude, 2011-2013 Board of Directors Nominee
I am honored to be considered for the SEMA Board of Directors and look forward to giving back to my peers. I have designed my life around this industry, and you can rely on my rock-solid work ethic and passion for the business to be exercised in the best interest of our members.
With 29 years of experience in the industry, I’ve dedicated my career to providing customer satisfaction through innovative thinking. As a SEMA member for over 25 years, I feel a personal connection to the Association and especially the membership. Helping members achieve their objectives is why SEMA exists, and it’s why I am running for a seat on the SEMA Board.
My professional experience starts at Dee Zee Manufacturing where for 13 years I worked in sales, distribution, production and R&D. In 2005, I became a partner at Considine Sales & Marketing. Five years later, I purchased JR Motorsports where I currently serve as President. We employ 30 people in two locations and specialize in dirt track parts distribution, chassis fabrication and race engine production. Currently, we are planning our inaugural Street/Strip catalog release and have partnered with several local drag strips in support of the project.
When I was with Considine Sales, I encouraged the company to help SEMA’s YEN committee via sponsorship. I was a member of SEMA’s MRC from 2005-2010. I also volunteered my time last year to SEMA’s nominating committee. In addition to being a SEMA Member, I belong to PWA, AMA, NRA, NFIB and I have exhibited at IMIS, PRI, Big Twin and the SHOT show. When asked about my personal interests the answer is simple, “operating anything that burns fossil fuels.”
Your vote and your support are deeply appreciated.
Candidate Bios and Photos
Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media
Nate Shelton, B&M Automotive Group
Joel Ayres, Takit, LLC (Incumbent)
John Brueggeman, 3M
Jim Chick, Bestop, Inc
Raymond King, Federal Mogul
Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.
Mike Spagnola, Street Scene Equipment (Incumbent)
Brock Weld, BMF Wheels
Steve Wolcott, ProMedia LLC
Jeep Worthan, Auto Meter (Incumbent)
Distributor/Retailer & Services Category:
Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts
Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc (Incumbent)
J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse
Famous Rhodes, eBay Motors
Brock Rude, JR Motorsports
Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply, Inc. (Incumbent)
Manufacturer's Rep Category:
Jeff Bates, Bob Cook Sales (Incumbent)
Joel Rosenthal, Gantt-Thomas and Associates, Inc.