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Speaking Out: New Select CommitteeMembers Share Goals and Vision

It’s official! Four incumbents and three freshmen have joined the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) select committee. Incumbents include Bob Carnahan; Dave Edmondson, Roadwire Inc.; Ginger Glover, Truckers Toy Store; and Ellen McKoy, EMK Marketing. Newcomers are Kimberly Callahan, Insignia Group; Mike Timmons, BedRug; and Steve Weimar, Rosen Entertainment Products. SEMA Member News recently asked the committee members about their goals and the reasons they’ve chosen to get involved.
SEMA Member News—September/October 2014

Speaking Out: New Select CommitteeMembers Share Goals and Vis

PRO to Focus on Sales and Product Development Resources

Look to the FutureOn the morning of July 16, 2014, SEMA-member restylers, accessory manufacturers and retailers—all of whom are involved in the restyling industry—are invited to gather at the SEMA Garage–Industry Innovations Center in Diamond Bar, California, to discuss the current state of the industry and explore new opportunities for the future. This annual Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) long-range planning meeting is a chance for all employees of PRO-member companies and potential members to network and discuss industry-related issues. Attendees can help determine the focus and direction of the council for the next year and beyond.
SEMA Member News—July/August 2014

PRO to Focus on Sales and Product Development Resources

Look to the Future
 

The Auto Dealer Track educational program will return for the 2014 SEMA Show.

Welcome to PRO!

Each year at the SEMA Show, members of the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) staff a booth, host a reception and hold an open membership meeting. These activities give members a chance to connect with each other as well as share information about the benefits of council membership with Show attendees who are not a part of the group. When new members do join, council leadership does its best to help them get plugged in.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Welcome to PRO!

Getting to Know Fellow Council Members

PRO Announces Awards

The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) announced the recipients of four prestigious awards at its PRO Night Club event, held in the Oasis Lounge at the Las Vegas Hotel on November 5. The PRO Night Club was a break from the traditional industry reception and provided guests with a premier networking opportunity with a new format in a new, fun space.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

PRO Announces Awards

 

3M was named 2013 PRO Manufacturer of the Year. Greg Piserchia (center) accepted the award from Chair-Elect Scott Wolin (left) and Chair Jeff Fink.

PRO Gears Up for the SEMA Show

Quick question: What happens in Vegas that doesn’t stay in Vegas? If you said the SEMA Show, you’re right on the money. With all the new innovations, ideas and opportunities they spawn and the connections made and friendships renewed, the afterglow of the Show lingers long after everyone heads home. As your thoughts turn to the 2013 SEMA Show, grab your smartphone and mark your calendar for activities that will be of particular interest to members of SEMA’s Professional Restylers Organization (PRO).

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

PRO Gears Up for the SEMA Show

By Ellen McKoy

Select Committee Members Share Their Vision and Passion for PRO and the Industry

It’s official! Four industry veterans were recently elected to their first terms on the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Select Committee. They are Kevin McGowan of Auto Trim Restyling, Josh Poulson of Auto Additions, Chris Sepanski of 3M Automotive Division and Jeff Varick of Brandmotion. We asked them to share their vision as they assume their roles.SEMA Member News: Briefly describe your industry background.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013  

Select Committee Members Share Their Vision and Passion for PRO and the Industry

By Ellen McKoy

Face to Face With PRO Chair-Elect Scott Wolin

Devoting one’s time, talent and energies on behalf of worthwhile activities is at the core of the success of SEMA’s councils, and the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) is no exception. Over the years, PRO has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments, thanks to the dedicated efforts, vision and enthusiasm of its members—volunteers who serve on the Select Committee and as members at large.For Scott Wolin, director of sales and marketing at AVG-OEAM, a personal passion for the council, its mission and the restyling industry has long served as a motivating force behind his many years of involvement with PRO. A longtime select committee member and a former PRO chairman, Wolin is now poised to assume the role of chair-elect on July 1. He recently shared his thoughts on a range of topics with SEMA Member News.

SEMA Member News—July/August 2013

Face to Face With PRO Chair-Elect Scott Wolin

By Ellen McKoy

Devoting one’s time, talent and energies on behalf of worthwhile activities is at the core of the success of SEMA’s councils, and the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) is no exception. Over the years, PRO has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments, thanks to the dedicated efforts, vision and enthusiasm of its members—volunteers who serve on the Select Committee and as members at large.

Select Committee Members Speak Out on the Importance of Getting Involved

By Ellen McKoy Four freshman members have joined the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Select Committee. They are Dave Edmondson of Roadwire Automotive Innovation, Ginger Glover of Truckers Toy Store, Donna Green of Retro USA and Jerry Redding of EchoMaster. We recently asked them about their backgrounds and the reasons they’ve chosen to get involved.

SEMA Member News—March/April 2013  

Select Committee Members Speak Out on the Importance of Getting Involved

By Ellen McKoy

 

Ginger Glover: Truckers Toy Store
Ginger Glover, Truckers Toy Store

PRO Pays Tribute to the Accessory and Appearance Industry

The evening’s festivities for 2012—hosted by PRO and supporting sponsors—included hors d’oeuvres and liquid libations plus a ceremony honoring the 2012 PRO awards recipients in four categories: Restyler of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Nat Danas Person of the Year and Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement. The awards are detailed in the accompanying photos and captions.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

PRO Pays Tribute to the Accessory and Appearance Industry

A highlight of the SEMA Show is the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) German-themed NovemberFest industry reception. Every year since 1995, PRO has saluted industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the restyling industry.

PRO Reception, All-New Interactive PRO Garage to Take Center Stage in Las Vegas

Planning to attend the 2012 edition of the SEMA Show? As in years past, Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) members can expect to find a number of activities of particular interest. So grab your Blackberry or iPhone and mark your calendar.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012

PRO Reception, All-New Interactive PRO Garage to Take Center Stage in Las Vegas

By Ellen McKoy

 


Industry colleagues networked during PRO’s 2011 Novemberfest reception. The opportunity to spend time with peers is one of the best advantages of attending the reception. 

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