- Aug 28 2014
Russell Stephens, 2012 - 2015 Board of Directors Nominee
Dear Industry Leader,
It is a great honor to be nominated to run for election for a seat on the SEMA Board of Directors. Serving the industry through a Board position is a great responsibility and I am prepared to work diligently to make decisions that will grow and protect our beloved industry. I need your vote to make sure that all stakeholders in the automotive aftermarket have an environment to thrive and grow.
Currently, I am President of MSD and Racepack and have spent 30 years in the automotive aftermarket. Through this tenure I have developed extensive, long-term relationships with manufacturers, warehouse distributors, rep organizations, retailers and sanctioning bodies that will give me great understanding when making the tough decisions that will be required on the Board.
Service to our industry is important to me. I have served four years on the SEMA Board of Directors, two terms on the Motorsports Parts Manufacturer’s Council (MPMC) select committee, and seven years on the SEMA WD of the Year committee. In addition, I have also served two years on the SEMA Rep of the Year committee and one year on the SEMA Person of the Year committee. I have been blessed in this industry and in 2000 I was recognized with the inaugural Sales Team of the Year Award presented by the SEMA Manufacturer’s Rep Council. I was also named Performance Warehouse Association’s Person of the Year in 2005.
I am a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and grew up in a racing family. I started racing in karts and eventually took over the wheel of the family dirt-track stock car. I still love everything from sprint cars to hot rods and when I am not involved in the performance industry, I serve as a Deacon at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso.
If elected to the Board, the one thing you can count on is I will serve with integrity and character. I ask for your vote so I can once again serve you and the industry and chart the path for its great future.
2012-2015 Candidate Bios and Photos
John Hotchkis (Incumbent), Hotchkis Performance
Adrian Murray (Incumbent), Painless Performance
Tim Watts (Incumbent), Superlift Suspension Systems
Tracie Nunez, Advanced Clutch Technology, Inc.
Russell Stephens, MSD Performance