SEMA News 35 Under 35: Nominate a Young Trailblazer


The September 2023 issue of SEMA News will highlight rising stars in the automotive aftermarket industry who are age 35 and younger. If you know a hot rod industry leader in that age range as of September 1, 2023—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media or distribution— SEMA News would like to hear from you.

Many HRIA members are currently working with creative young entrepreneurs and professionals who are already industry trailblazers. They may have played key roles in leveraging new and emerging technologies with a traditional automotive aftermarket business to expand company reach, improve product development, energize marketing efforts or upgrade customer interaction.

They could also be budding talents at an established company, entrepreneurs building their own brands or innovators who have launched companies that might become big names in the future. What they all will have in common are fresh ideas, enthusiasm, charisma and the drive to succeed.

SEMA News looks for candidates drawn from diverse industry segments who are already making a significant impact through their leadership within their organizations or businesses. Entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, demonstrated skill, involvement and success within the marketplace weigh heavily in the decision-making process.

SEMA News will honor the winners in the 2023 September issue and on

Nominate a candidate now for the 2023 SEMA News 35 Under 35. Nominations are due May 1.