SEMA Industry Awards - SEMA Show

Date: 
Nov 1 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Las Vegas Hotel
Facility 2: 
Paradise Balloom LVH 3000
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Country: 
US
Phone: 
(909) 978-6693

SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, an annual celebration of the specialty-equipment industry that also provides the backdrop for the presentation of SEMA's industry awards, SEMA Person of the Year, SEMA WD of the Year and SEMA Manufacturers’ Rep Agency of the Year. The 2012 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees—Nick Arias Jr., Bill France Sr., Mark Heffington, and Bob Larivee Sr. Entertainment will be announced at a later date.

Ticket: $50 per seat
Table Sponsor information: Email Michelle Harris
Ticket information: Email Tricia Ward 

 

SEMA Person of the Year Award

SEMA Show Award - 2011's Person of the Year Honoree, John Menzler
2011's Person of the Year Honoree, John Menzler

The SEMA Person of the Year Award has been established to honor a person for his outstanding contribution to the industry during the past twelve (12) months corresponding with the SEMA fiscal year, July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Achievements made following or prior to this time period are not to be taken into account as part of the awards process.

A candidate must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for the SEMA Person of the Year Award:

  • The candidate must be from our industry and employed by a member company. SEMA staff or persons working contractually for SEMA are precluded from consideration as a Person of the Year candidate.
  • The candidate should be nominated for his outstanding contribution to the industry during the past twelve (12) months corresponding with the SEMA fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.
  • An individual can win the award more than one (1) time provided that person qualifies for a second nomination; however, three (3) to five (5) years should elapse before an individual is nominated for a second time.
  • A person should not be nominated for previous industry contributions (committee members are reminded that the SEMA Hall of Fame Award salutes veterans of the industry and their contributions of years past).

The SEMA Person of the Year Award has been established to honor a person for his/her OUTSTANDING contribution to the industry.

View previous years' Person of the Year Honorees

 
SEMA Rep Agency of the Year Award

SEMA Show Award - 2011's Rep Agency of the Year Honoree, Bob Cook Sales
2011's Rep Agency of the Year Honoree, Bob Cook Sales

The SEMA Rep Agency of the Year Award has been established to honor a Rep Agency for their outstanding contribution to the industry during the past twelve (12) months corresponding with the SEMA fiscal year, July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Achievements made following or prior to this time period are not to be taken into account as part of the awards process.

  • SEMA Involvement (i.e., member, service on committees, task forces, councils, board, etc.).
  • Quality and frequency of calls to the WD.
  • Knowledge of terms and policies of lines/products represented (i.e., technical, general, presentation).
  • Communication of critical information between the supplier and client network and vice versa.
  • Ability to provide the services required by the manufacturer and the WD.
  • Effective implementation of manufacturers’ programs in a timely manner.
  • Maintains current and up-to-date catalogs/database files and price sheets/pricing files.
  • Consistently reviews and writes up product warranties in a timely manner.
  • Does periodic inventory reviews to ensure WD’s product coverage and inventory turns.
  • Integrity of the agency in all operations.
  • Conscientious and timely follow-through by reps on specific issues.
  • Pursuit of new marketing opportunities.
  • Maintains continuous training and education programs.
  • Troubleshoots and attempts to resolve any problems related to a rep’s line/product.
  • Supports and actively participates in WD open houses and other events.
  • Makes in-field jobber calls on behalf of the WD and manufacturer and reports findings.

View previous years' Rep Agency of the Year Honorees

 
SEMA WD of the Year

SEMA Show Award - 2011's WD of the Year Honoree, MotorState Distributing
2011's WD of the Year Honoree, Motor State Distributing

The SEMA WD of the Year Award has been established to honor a Warehouse Distributor for their outstanding contribution to the industry during the past twelve (12) months corresponding with the SEMA fiscal year, July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Achievements made following or prior to this time period are not to be taken into account as part of the awards process.

  • SEMA Involvement (i.e., member, ambassador, service on committees, task forces, councils, board etc.).
  • Works with jobbers for sales training and support programs.
  • Promptly distributes catalogs, price sheets, merchandising aids and general collateral materials.
  • Attends industry shows and events.
  • Creates programs to further the suppliers and resellers chances for successfully getting the product to the consumer.
  • Maintains proper inventories to service the resellers on a timely basis.
  • Provides the suppliers with input and regular communication to help their products and programs succeed.
  • Allows for regular training of their personnel to keep them updated on new products, promotions and trends through rep, factory and/or industry training.
  • Presents suppliers; their products and promotions to the reseller in a professional manner.
  • Operates in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Regularly pays their bills as agreed and in a timely manner.
  • Provides the means to get the suppliers product to the reseller in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Integrity of the WD in all operations.

View previous years' WD of the Year Honorees

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