Someone once said, “Learning is not a spectator sport.” That certainly applies to the interactive, student-centric learning experiences that take place during the annual SEMA Show and Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) recently chose a new chair-elect. According to SEMA council and network guidelines, the chair-elect must be a current member of the group’s select committee, with nominees chosen by their fellow select committee members.
It’s not entirely surprising that a 2018 study by LeanIn.org and McKinsey—which surveyed 118 companies and 30,000 employees—found that women still remain underrepresented in key positions at U.S. corporations, especially at senior levels of leadership.
Walk around the SEMA Show or attend an industry gathering, and it’s likely you’ll run into some old timers—folks who’ve spent the better part of their lives working in and devoted to the aftermarket industry.
In keeping with its mission to identify and communicate knowledge of evolving trends and new technologies, the Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) has created an online platform to engage and reach engineers practically 24/7 at either their workplaces or via their mobile devices as they travel.
Much like SEMA’s mission to help members’ businesses grow and prosper by providing a range of resources, SEMA councils and networks also offer deliverables to their members. For the Wheel & Tire Council, that means providing a forum for member companies to work together to identify and address industry-related issues and explore opportunities in the aftermarket wheel industry.
Selling to car dealers is not an easy proposition. It takes more than installing a few accessories on a vehicle and walking cold into a dealership to make a sale and build a long-lasting, value-based relationship.
Each year at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) puts together an entire week of activities that includes a general membership meeting, two seminars, and a Friday evening reception featuring the induction of new MPMC Hall of Fame members.
In the ensuing years, TCIA focused on expanding its membership and services, including producing trade shows focused on the truck cap and light-truck accessory market. As the industry continued to evolve, and to better define its members’ interest in all aspects of light-truck accessories, the organization’s name was changed in 1992 to the Truck Cap & Accessory Association (TCAA).
If you’re a hot-rod builder, securing a coveted spot in the annual Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) feature vehicle program is a lot like winning a lottery. That’s because, of the many applications received, a mere 10 one-of-a-kind rods end up selected for display at the SEMA Show.