Name: Charlene Bower Company: Bower Motorsports Media Address: Mesa, AZ
What does your company do? We are a PR firm that works with companies, racers and events to ensure each category is represented correctly in every way possible. We also own and operate multiple projects, including Race Team Store, Racer Marketing School, I’m Not Just a Girl, Offroad Newswire, Shirt Swag Club, Shirt Bling Club and others that are in testing phases.
What is your position? Owner, chaos creator.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? Watching racers succeed at the races, but more importantly, at keeping their sponsors happy.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) hosted the Gear Up Girl networking event for the fourth time at the 2014 SEMA Show. The gathering provides a unique opportunity created for the benefit of female students pursuing careers in the automotive industry.
What does your company do? 3pConnect is a California-based international sales support and logistics services company, offering a comprehensive range of products to the automotive industry. The primary focus of these services is the importation and distribution of premium-brand performance automotive aftermarket products.
What is your position? I continue to grow the automotive aftermarket business with not only the domestic consumers, but also with our international customers. My job is to provide the best customer service, and strategically plan each new company that is interested in being profitable in the United States.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? Being able to be a part of a team that revolves around bringing in companies from all around the world. These companies offer superior products, and now have the opportunity to be a part of the U.S. team.
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 10, 2015 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the sixth commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The SAN is again working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.
Name: Lori Huisman Company: Classic Design Concepts Address: 28266 Beck Rd., Wixom, MI 48393
What does your company do? Automotive styling and performance enhancements, primarily Mustang, Camaro and Challenger. We design and manufacture cold-air induction systems, aero packages, chin spoilers, deck spoilers, hoods and rockers. We also do show car builds, low- to medium-volume limited-edition vehicles, packages and components.
What is your position? President.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? The variety I encounter and manage on a daily basis.
SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) had a rewarding 2014. With the annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast as the backdrop, SBN presented its Athena Awards to three deserving individuals who have significantly contributed to the support and advancement of women in the specialty-equipment industry.
What does your company do? We do full-service automotive repair catered specifically to higher-end customer needs. Topline can repair, modify and rebuild anything from a ’20s Buick to a ’14 Ferrari FF, and we use our in-house showroom to showcase our customers’ cars and our hard work. Our efforts are world renowned, with customer builds having been featured in multiple magazines and multiple trophies in concourse class exhibitions. Bodywork, maintenance, warranty development and sales—Topline is equipped to handle it all.
What is your position? Service manager.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? Solving problems and making people happy.