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

SEMA Council and Committees Take Center Stage

The SEMA Show presents a rare opportunity for the industry to come together, conduct business, network and honor those individuals and companies that have blazed paths toward tomorrow. What drives the specialty-equipment industry and fuels its innovation is the camaraderie and shared passion for everything automotive.

This experience was on full display at the various council and committee receptions that took place during SEMA Show week. See below for a complete list of the winners and sponsors who helped make it all possible.

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Matt Agosta of Steele Rubber Products (left) accepts the award for 2012 ARMO Person of the Year.
   

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

Jeff Moses Scholarship Award – Michelle Perez, Skyline College  
ARMO Person of the Year – Matt Agosta, Steele Rubber Products
ARMO Business of the Year – Vintage Air
ARMO Industry Recognition Award – Carlisle Events

ARMO Platinum Sponsors:

Auto Custom Carpets
Parts Unlimited Interiors
Hemmings Motor News
Dynacorn International

ARMO Gold Sponsors:

American Autowire
Auto Trader Classics
Hotrod & Restoration
Steele Rubber Products
Source Interlink Media
Trim Parts

ARMO Silver Sponsors:

Distinctive Industries
SEIA Alliant
Soff Seal

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John Menzler of the COMP Performance Group (pictured) and Dave McClelland were inducted into the HRIA Hall of Fame.
   

Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

NSRA Achievement Award – Jerry Dixey, Classic Automobilia
Goodguys Trendsetter Award – David Kindig, Kindig-It Designs
ISCA Legends in Hot Rodding – Angelo Giampetroni
HRIA Industry Recognition of an Individual – Rick Craze, Lokar
HRIA Business of the Year – Classic Instruments
HRIA Chairman’s Award – Randy Clark, Hot Rods & Custom Stuff
HRIA Hall of Fame – John Menzler, COMP Performance Group
HRIA Hall of Fame – Dave McClelland

HRIA Gold Sponsors:

Borgeson Universal
Championship Auto Shows
Classic Instruments
Comp Performance Group
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Hot Rod & Restoration
ididit
Lokar
National Street Rod Association

HRIA Silver Sponsors:

Alliant Insurance Solutions
American Autowire
Flaming River Industries
Painless Performance
Source Interlink Media
Steele Rubber Products

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Trucks N Trailers USA was named the LTAA Retailer of the Year. Accepting the award for the company was Tom Moore (middle).
   

Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA)

LTAA Retailer of the Year  – Trucks N Trailers USA, Tom Moore
LTAA Industry Recognition Award – RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive
LTAA Chairman’s Award – Jim Skelly, SEMA Staff
LTAA Best New Product Over $500 – BAK Industries, Roll-X HD Aluminum Roll Up Covers
LTAA Best New Product Under $500 – US Speedo, LED Dashboard Lighting Kits

Platinum Sponsors:

Restyling magazine
Cal Trend
Weather Tech

Gold Sponsors:

Auto Accessories Garage
Edge
Hellwig
Jim Wrobleski & Co.
Keystone Automotive Operations
Meyer Distributing
Snug Top
Superchips
Truck Covers USA

Silver Sponsors:

SEIA Alliant
A.R.E.
Considine Sales & Marketing
DCI
The Decal Factory
Go Rhino!
Mile Marker

Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN)

Sales Team Annual Recognition (STAR Award) – AMP Research
Hall of Fame – Herb Goldstein, Mr. Phone

Premier Sponsor:

Bob Cook Sales

Supporting Sponsors:

Considine Sales & Marketing
The Kayes Co.

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Joel Ayres of Takit/Bedslide was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Restylers Organization.
   

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

Restyler of the Year, sponsored by Katzkin – Josh Poulson, Auto Additions Inc.
Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Restyling magazine Check Corp.
Nat Danas Person of the Year – Bob Carnahan, Restyling magazine
Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement – Joel Ayres, Takit/Bedslide

Platinum Sponsors:

Katzkin
Restyling magazine

Gold Sponsors:

Cal Trend Automotive Products

Silver Sponsors:

Alliant Insurance Services
Meyer Distributing
Roadwire Leather Interiors and Mobile Electronics

Bronze Sponsors:

DCi (Directed Communications Inc.)

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Source Interlink Media's Doug Evans was named the Mentor of the Year for the SEMA Businesswomen's Network.
   

SEMA Businesswoman’s Network (SBN)

Woman of the Year – Lauren Fix, Classic Tube
Mentor of the Year– Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media
Athena Award – Ford Motor Co.

Platinum Sponsor:

Toyota Motor Sales

Gold Sponsor:

Source Interlink Media

Silver Sponsors:

Alliant Insurance Services
Skyjacker Suspensions
Steele Rubber Products
COMP Performance Group
Flex-a-lite Consolidated
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
DCi (Directed Communications Inc.)
Magnaflow
Hypertech
JR Products

Street Performance Council (SPC)

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Gold Sponsors:

Falken Tire
Hedman Performance Group
Motovicity Distribution
GE Capital (CarCareONE)
Summit Racing Equipment

Silver Sponsors:

COMP Performance Group
DCi (Directed Communications Inc.)
FAST (COMP Performance Group)
Kahn Media
Hypertech
Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT)
The Decal Factory
powerTV Media
Alliant Insurance Services

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Joe Findeis of Wheel Consultants/Plus-Sizing Guide was inducted into the Wheel & Tire Council's Hall of Fame.
   

Wheel and Tire Council

Hall of Fame – Joe Findeis, Wheel Consultants/Plus-Sizing Guide

Platinum Sponsors:

1-800 EveryRim OEM Wheels
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels

Gold Sponsors:

Alliant Insurance Services
GE Capital (CarCareONE)

Silver Sponsors:

Standard Testing Labs
Wheel Consultants/Plus-Sizing Guide

Young Executives Network (YEN)

Vanguard Award – Dan Kahn, Kahn Media
Young Executive of the Year – Chris Douglas, COMP Performance Group

Platinum Sponsors:

Kahn Media
Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc.
K&N Engineering
Magnaflow

Gold Sponsors:

Auto Meter Products Inc.
BMF Wheels Inc.
Superchips (Powerteq)
Edge (Powerteq)
Hellwig Products

Silver Sponsors:

Alliant Insurance Services
Mile Marker Inc.
Meyer Distributing
Skyjacker Suspensions
Steele Rubber Products
COMP Performance Group
Flex-a-lite Consolidated
Considine Sales and Marketing
Bob Cook Sales
DCi (Direct Communications Inc.)
FAST/COMP Performance Group
MSD Performance
Aeromotive Inc.
THI Corp.

Bronze Sponsors:

ProRYDE (Northstar Mfg.)
Shoot Suit-Detro-R&H Products