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WTC

In an effort to strengthen business relationships and promote the tire segment within SEMA, the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) voted unanimously during its Long-Range Planning meeting to designate a seat for the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

SEMA Member News - September/October 2010

TIA: Working for the Tire Industry 

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One of TIA’s special events during SEMA Week is the welcome reception. It’s widely considered to be one of the best events of the week.  

ARMO

Along with incumbents Ken DeVries, Sal Perez and Sheila Perkins, the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) membership elected four new members to the Select Committee for 2010–2011. While “new” to the council in terms of the most recent elections, each of the four brings his or her own long history in the automotive aftermarket.

SEMA Member News - September/October 2010

Active ARMO

Reception Sponsorships, Collector Car Day, Task Forces

MRC

Life is full of mile markers. July 1, 2010, marked an important mile marker for the Manufacturers’ Rep Council (MRC), when we welcomed four new members to the Select Committee. As the road of business winds through years 2010 and 2011, the interests of manufacturers’ reps are attended to by the leadership body of the council.

SEMA Member News - September/October 2010

MRC Leadership

Election Results and Volunteer Opportunities

SBN

The SEMA Networking Breakfast is your ticket to one of the most sought-after networking events at the SEMA Show. Sponsored by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), this combined awards breakfast and speed networking event—open to all SEMA members—is a hot item that sells out fast.

SEMA Member News - September/October 2010

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The SEMA Networking Breakfast is your ticket to one of the most sought-after networking events at the SEMA Show.

HRIA

Brian Downard was recently elected to the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Select Committee. He has been working in the automotive industry since 1984. He got his start in his father’s shop, Downard’s Automotive Specialties. After graduating from Kent State University, he went to work with Summit Racing in the company’s tech department.

SEMA Member News - September/October 2010

Select Committee Spotlight

Brian Downard: Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Lokar Performance Products

PRO

As chairman of the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), my job is more than just being a figurehead. Those who reach this position work hard to attain it and have a strong passion for the industry they represent. They need to have a good handle on the immediate needs of the council and industry but also have a vision of the future.

SEMA Member News - September/October 2010

An Eye to the Future

Thinking and Planning Ahead

By Karl Stearns

PRO

A critical initiative for each council is its long-range planning (LRP) meeting. The LRP takes place annually and is designed to discuss industry issues and then formulate a strategy that will drive council goals.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

The Making of TSTC

By Zane Clark

SBN

In doing my research for this article, I started first by looking to see how women in leadership roles view themselves in other male-dominated industries. I also wanted to see how the leadership styles of men and women differ from each other and, given a male-dominated industry, if one or the other style would be more advantageous.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

By Gigi Ho

Living on the Edge

        Over the past 18 months, our nation has experienced what many have identified as a modern depression. Business owners from all industries have experienced lower earnings and a real threat toward their corporate survival. Those with strong capital are avoiding disaster, but often not until a major reduction in work force has to be implemented.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

Insuring Your Business Against Loss

By Franco Ganino

LTAA

If you are reading the July issue of SEMA Member News, congratulations on maintaining your SEMA and council membership during the past two years of tough times. I am confident that the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and the industry are now on the upswing.

SEMA Member News - July/August 2010

New Year, New Projects

A Message From the Chairman

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