At SEMA’s recent Installation Gala, attendees paid tribute to the specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers.
A Look to the Future With SEMA Council Leaders
SEMA News annually turns to the leaders of the association’s councils and networks for the January issue to seek their views about how the industry is shaping up for the coming year. The chairs of each group provide responses based on what their organizations and companies are seeing within their marketplaces. Their responses provide helpful insights for businesses in every segment of the marketplace.
Seventeen industry professionals are vying for a position on the 2011–2013 SEMA Board of Directors. This year's election includes voting for the Chairman-Elect. The Chairman-Elect plays a critical role in the industry, serving as Chairman-Elect for two years before transitioning to the Chairman of the Board position.
When Petersen Publishing Company photographer Eric Rickman took this photo in October 1958, Paul Schiefer’s involvement in developing a safe, “slipper” clutch for drag racers was still a decade away. So was the honor of being the very first inductee into SEMA’s Hall of Fame.
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While technology has been an undeniable force in the evolution of the automobile, it has also determined how cars and car parts are sold. From the first handbills to newspaper and magazine advertising to broadcast media and now the Internet, technology inevitably changes the way manufacturers, distributors and retailers sell their wares. As electronic cataloging has evolved over the past decade, the ability of parts suppliers, sellers and end users to source and find parts has gone from tedious to instantaneous—so long as sufficient and correct product information is available. Simply put, ample and easily understood information helps sell products.
I am honored that I have been nominated to serve SEMA members on the SEMA Board of Directors. Having served three terms on the Board in the past, I am fully aware of the responsibility that comes with this position and feel that I am qualified and looking forward to making a difference now and in the future.
I count it an honor and a privilege to have been nominated for this SEMA Board position. I look forward to serving in any capacity where my time, talents and 36 years of industry experience can be of use.
I am asking for your vote to be re-elected to the SEMA Board of Directors to help see through some of the initiatives that were started during my first term. Several of these, such as the Data Pool and SEMA Education Institute, will directly affect the rep and the companies they sell to and work for.