Registration is now open for the Automotive Restoration Market Organization’s (ARMO) Hot Products Showcase, which will take place April 23–25, 2015, at Spring Carlisle in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Join friends and colleagues for the SEMA Installation Gala—a special evening dedicated to the specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers—with the 2015 SEMA Hall of Fame honorees, as well as the association’s incoming and outgoing SEMA Board members.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) recently partnered with the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) on a revised edition of the PRO Sales Training Manual.
Neil Tjin is the president of Tjin Edition and the automotive marketing director at Vortech Engineering in Channel Islands, California.
How did you get into the industry?
I started tinkering with cars in 1996. It started out as a hobby and I was able to turn it into a profession in the early 2000's. I started out as the marketing director at Toucan Industries, and then I became the executive editor at Hot Compact and Imports magazine and B/Scene Magazine in 2003. In 2010, I became the automotive marketing director at Vortech Engineering. And, we started the Tjin Edition Road Show in 2004.
When did you start Tjin Edition and what is it all about?
Tjin Edition started out as a car club/business in 2003, when we did our first OEM build for Scion. In 2004, we expanded the Tjin Edition brand into the Tjin Edition Road Show, and this is year will be our 11th year on the road.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) held its first live chat with Formula Drift founder and CEO Jim Liaw. The live chat was held on October 24, 2014, via the YEN Facebook page and was a huge success. Questions came from YEN members far and wide and featured many topics, and they brought insights into the growth and continued success of aftermarket companies. Much of the focus was on how to get the most out of a company’s SEMA Show investment.
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.
The annual Installation Banquet serves as the venue where we thank our association's outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected.
Join SEMA’s Young Executive Network (YEN) on January 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. PST) for a Live Chat with Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) VP of Sales & Marketing and the 2014 SEMA Person of the Year, Rich Barsamian.