- Oct 01 2015
Mike Spagnola, 2011-2013 Board of Directors Nominee
It is an honor to be nominated for election to serve another term on the SEMA Board of Directors. I thank you for your past support, and I write to you today to ask for your vote once again as we work together to shape our industry’s future.
Running an automotive aftermarket business in today’s climate is tougher than ever. Because of this, it is crucial that our association and its Board be active in the areas that protect and nurture the growth of automotive aftermarket manufacturers. I understand the cost of doing business and the pressure that we manufacturers face in all aspects of our businesses. I pledge to help guide SEMA’s role in our survival and growth. I intend to continue to bring my experiences and knowledge to the Board as we shape its decisions and future.
Over the past couple of years, I have served on the Executive Committee and Governance Committee, chaired the SEMA Show Committee and chaired the SEMA Show ’N Shine and Gala Fundraiser. In addition, I have been very active in the SEMA Cares Committee and have served as the liaison to LTAA. In November, I was honored as SEMA’s Person of the Year.
I have been blessed to be involved in the automotive industry for more than 35 years and have served as a volunteer on several committees with SEMA for more than 15. I live and breathe all forms of our industry, and I believe that I will serve the diverse SEMA membership with integrity and fairness. I ask for your vote to allow me to represent you as we look confidently to the future of our industry together.
Candidate Bios and Photos
Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media
Nate Shelton, B&M Automotive Group
Joel Ayres, Takit, LLC (Incumbent)
John Brueggeman, 3M
Jim Chick, Bestop, Inc
Raymond King, Federal Mogul
Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.
Mike Spagnola, Street Scene Equipment (Incumbent)
Brock Weld, BMF Wheels
Steve Wolcott, ProMedia LLC
Jeep Worthan, Auto Meter (Incumbent)
Distributor/Retailer & Services Category:
Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts
Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc (Incumbent)
J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse
Famous Rhodes, eBay Motors
Brock Rude, JR Motorsports
Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply, Inc. (Incumbent)
Manufacturer's Rep Category:
Jeff Bates, Bob Cook Sales (Incumbent)
Joel Rosenthal, Gantt-Thomas and Associates, Inc.