SEMA Rep Group Changes Format, Name

The SEMA council that serves manufacturers' reps in the automotive specialty equipment industry has changed from the Manufacturers' Representatives Council to the Manufacturers' Representative Network (MRN). The new name reflects the group's change to better serve the needs of the membership by becoming an individual-based professional network, compared to it's previous agency-based membership format.

SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women to be Unveiled at 2012 SEMA Show in the Ford Booth

The SEMA Mustang Build Powered By Women, better known as "High Gear," will debut in the Ford Motor Company booth on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m., the opening day of the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2013 Mustang GT made national headlines during the summer when more than 40 women volunteered their time and expertise to customize the vehicle in less than two months. Immediately after the unveiling, the vehicle will be auctioned to raise funds for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Details about the auction are available at

Jim Graven Joins SEMA Data Co-Op

Jim Graven has been named as Director of Membership for the SEMA Data
Co-op. Graven, who has more than 15 years of experience in the specialty parts
aftermarket, will play a key role in growing the industry-owned and operated
data management solution - particularly as it transitions into a full system launch
in January.

SEMA Awards to Recognize Industry's Hottest Vehicle Platforms

Recognizing the top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards
will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2012 SEMA Show
in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make products
for those trend-setting vehicles will identify the vehicle platforms that they
believe are best for accessorizing, and best for showcasing the industry's
coolest products.


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