Raymond King, 2011-2013 Board of Directors Nominee
For my entire working career I have been involved in the automotive aftermarket as a machine shop owner, racer, vice president with TCI Automotive, and currently as director of marketing for the global aftermarket of Federal-Mogul Corp. I am directly involved with Champion Spark Plugs, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Carter Fuel and Speed-Pro Engine Parts.
I have been active in supporting SEMA by serving on various committees. I was an active member in YEN and was a founding member of the Street Performance Council. It has also been my privilege to serve on the Board of the National Engine Parts Manufacturers Association, and I am actively involved in the PWA and the AWDA. I am also a Trustee for Cleary University, a private business school in Michigan. These experiences have prepared me in a unique fashion to be an active contributor to the Board of SEMA, and I would like very much to have such an opportunity.
In addition to being passionate about cars, engines and this industry, I believe that SEMA’s priorities should be the following:
1) Continue to work with governmental agencies at the federal and state level for the benefit of our members and our environment; 2) assist members with the challenges and opportunities we face from the changing social trends of our customers and how they buy our products; 3) work with the OEMs on warranty and vehicle complexity issues to protect our member’s ability to compete in the future; 4) be actively involved in assisting our members to establish an international presence so that they will have new opportunities for expansion.
Please consider casting your vote for me. I want to serve and promise to actively participate on your behalf to help SEMA work for you and your business.
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.