|Visit ARMO's website.|
ARMO Select Committee Elects Alex Tainsh as Chair-Elect
Alex Tainsh is a founding member of ARMO and has been an active member for 12 years. His accomplishments begin with a combined 16-year stint at P.U.I and Soffseal, and he is currently the sales and marketing manager for TrimParts.
Throughout his many years with ARMO, he has worked passionately to promote the "Take a Kid to a Car Show" program and, most notably, headed up the Colton Camaro project. When asked about future projects, Tainsh reiterated the importance of young enthusiasts and the preservation of the restoration market.
As Tainsh begins his two-year term as chair-elect, Laura Bergan will assume chairwoman duties July 1.
ARMO Column in SEMA Member News
Read ARMO's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For more information about ARMO, visit the council's website.
|Visit HRIA's website|
|Visit TORA's website.
TORA Column in SEMA Member News
|Visit MPMC's website.|
Wet Weather Fails to Dampen Spirits at Annual Media Trade Conference
The 2010 Media Trade Conference, hosted by SEMA's Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), coincided with one of the wettest weeks on record in Southern California—unfortunate for those who came from colder climes seeking a little West Coast sun and warmth.
|Media attendees of the annual Media Trade Conference can gather months of editorial content over the event's three days.|
For three days from January 19–21, 100 manufacturers met with editors and writers throughout the day in a series of half-hour meetings. For manufacturers it's a chance to put their newest products in front of the enthusiast media. For editors, it's a way to nail down several months (in some cases an entire year's) worth of editorial projects.
SEMA News took the opportunity to meet with member companies to not only learn about their new products, but also the overall business climate. We were relieved to learn that most businesses are fairly optimistic about recovery in 2010, embracing a feeling that the worst has passed.
Judging by the investment these companies have made in new-product
development, from Edelbrock's venture into supercharging to Yokohama's
"green" tires, 2010 looks to have gotten off on the right foot for
enthusiasts and specialty-equipment businesses alike.
MPMC Column in SEMA Member News
|Visit MRC's website.|
MRC Names Chris Fairless New Chair-Elect
The MRC Select Committee has named Chris Fairless of Fairless Sales & Marketing to the position of chair-elect. Fairless is a current MRC Select Committee member and will take over duties as chair-elect on July 1. Fairless stated, “I’m honored to be selected as MRC’s chair-elect. I’m looking forward to the future challenges and the opportunities. I’m excited to be involved with SEMA and MRC and hope to inspire more people in our industry to get involved. There are great opportunities ahead!” When Fairless assumes chair-elect duties on July 1, current chair-clect Wade Cobb of HAPCO will become chairman of MRC, when Joel Rosenthal’s two-year term as MRC chairman ends. At that time, Rosenthal will assume his new role as the MRC immediate past chairman/advisor.
2010 MRC Long-Range Planning Meeting at PWA
MRC will be conducting its annual Long-Range Planning meeting in conjunction with the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Conference. All reps are welcome and encouraged to participate in this open forum and address issues faced daily by reps in all segments of the automotive industry. Bring your ideas and suggestions to raise the bar for all manufacturers' reps.
For us to be able to accommodate attendees
with food and beverage, we ask that you take a moment and contact Staci
Bostock at 909/396-0289 ext. 104 or e-mail email@example.com.
Read MRC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit PRO's website.|
|PRO Chairman Karl Stearns credits the hard work of the council members for the success of the group's NovemberFest at the 2009 SEMA Show.|
first-ever PRO Industry Awards reception held at the SEMA Show was an
overwhelming success for the PRO council. Branded "NovemberFest," the
reception played to a packed house, as more than 200 attendees filled
Ballrooms D, E, F and G at the Las Vegas Hilton to standing room only.
The evening included a free commemorative event T-shirt, German-themed
food and bar menus and presentations of PRO’s annual industry awards.
"I am so proud of this council,” said PRO Chairman Karl Stearns. “At our LRP in June, the idea for a reception was introduced. Someone suggested we come up with a brand for the event so that it wouldn’t just be another reception. Someone else suggested NovemberFest, and the Select Committee was off and running. Select Committee members designed the logo, menu, T-shirt and the bookmark invitation concept and solicited sponsorship monies.
"SEMA did the final invitation layout, and
we kept them apprised every step of the way to make sure nothing fell
off the track. At the Show, we all pushed the invitations from our
booths and in the aisles. The process was a textbook volunteer
cooperation. The success of the actual event is icing on the cake.
We’re already looking forward to next year!"
NovemberFest was held on Tuesday, November 3, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton.
PRO Column in SEMA Member News
Read PRO's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit SBN's website.
“I’ll get by with a little help from my friends…” - Joe Cocker
Everyone needs help or expert advice from time to time, and SEMA’s Mentoring Program is an excellent resource to get answers to all your questions. Whether you need to know more about SEMA, market information for a start-up company or advice on how to approach your boss about a new position, the SEMA Mentoring Program can help.
“Ask A Mentor” is perfect for one-time questions. You can expect multiple SEMA mentors to provide online guidance and answers to your industry-related questions.
Short-term Assistance/Guidance is for help with a specific project or task. A SEMA council/committee mentor with the expertise you seek will be paired up with you to provide guidance with your project.
Long-term Relationship is helpful for developing your professional career. In this program segment you will be paired with a SEMA council/committee mentor who will provide guidance and assistance for ongoing career development or a long-term project.
So whether you just need an answer to a question or you want to cultivate a mentoring friendship, the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN is available to help. After all, we can all use a little help from our friends.
Visit the SEMA Mentoring Program now.
SBN Column in SEMA Member News
Read SBN's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For information about SBN, visit the committee's website.
|Visit SPC's website.|
|Visit WTC's website.|
WTC Column in SEMA Member News
|Visit YEN's website.
you know that the SEMA Young Executives Network has more than 500
members networking in the industry and is the largest SEMA committee?
If you are employed by a SEMA-member company and are under the age of
39, then you can join the SEMA Young Executives Network for FREE. If
you are interested in becoming part of the team, please visit our
website at www.sema.org/yen.
YEN Member of the Month Spotlight
Did you know that YEN has a Member of the Month Spotlight on the SEMA website and that anyone can be nominated? To view previous selections or to make a nomination, visit www.sema.org/yen.
YEN Column in SEMA Member News
Read YEN's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For information about YEN, contact Nathan Ridnouer.