SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 45, November 8, 2012

Movers & Shakers: Keystone Automotive, Lund Give Away 2012 Silverado; Goodguys Offers Veterans Free Event Admission

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All active and retired military personnel receive free admission for the Goodguys 23rd Autumn Get-Together, Sunday, November 11, at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California.
   

Free Admission for Military Personnel at Goodguys 23rd Autumn Get-Together
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and Specialty Sales Classics have teamed up to offer FREE admission to all active and retired military personnel for the Goodguys 23rd Autumn Get-Together, Sunday, November 11, at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. The two-day automotive event features more than 2,500 American-powered hot rods, custom cars, classics, trucks, musclecars and street machines of all years, makes and models. The event also includes vendor exhibits, a giant swap meet and car corral, Goodguys AutoCross and more. All U.S. Military will be admitted for FREE (valid military ID required for admission) Sunday, November 11, for a special Veteran’s Day celebration. The U.S. Color Guard will post the colors during a special ceremony at high noon at the main stage. Other festive Veteran’s Day activities will also be featured.

Transamerican Auto Parts Names Jim Jackson International Sales Manager

Transamerican Auto Parts Company hired Jim Jackson as international sales manager, a newly created position for the company. According to Transamerican, Jackson is highly regarded in the automotive aftermarket industry, most recently serving as president of ARB USA/Air Locker Inc. for 23 years. Prior to that, Jackson was the international sales manager for six years at Warn International. Although Jackson's duties will require travel, he is based at Transamerican Auto Parts' headquarters in Compton, California.

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Pictured left to right: Mitch Fogle, president, Lund International; Gary Disher, Niagara Truck 'N' Stuff; and Ed Orzetti, president & CEO,  Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
 
   

Keystone Automotive, Lund International Give Away Chevrolet Silverado
Keystone Automotive and Lund International teamed up to offer one lucky Keystone customer a chance to win a customized ’12 Chevrolet Silverado for supporting and promoting the Lund International family of products. The contest, which began March 3 and ended October 1, was open to customers purchasing LUND and AVS products who earned entries to become one of the five finalists with a chance at picking the key to the giveaway vehicle. The five finalists were flown into Las Vegas for a three-night stay and VIP Tour of the  2012 SEMA Show. The final event - the grand prize drawing—took place in Last Vegas, at the SW Steakhouse on October 31, 2012, and Gary Disher was the grand prize winner of the customized Silverado.  

John Nodson to Serve as Vice President for Marx Group Advisors
Marx Group Advisors named John Nodson as the company's vice president. He will be responsible for providing hands-on experience as an analyst and dealmaker for acquisitions and divestitures. Nodson is also an advisory board member of Marx Group Advisors. According to the Marx Group Advisors, Nodson was with Standard Motor Products for 35 years, most recently as director of marketing, where he provided leadership for business units building and managing multiple brands and full lines of engine management, brake products and retail accessories. Since 2009, Nodson has been the vice president of research for The Marx Group, an allied organization of Marx Group Advisors that specializes in marketing communications in the automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket. In that role he has been managing the market research department, including primary and secondary research, focus groups and online studies. He also works with major data providers to help clients select the right information to incorporate into customized data analyses.