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19 Industry Veterans Run for SEMA Board


  2010 SEMA Board of Directors
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Nineteen industry professionals are vying for a position on the 2011–2013 SEMA Board of Directors. The SEMA Board provides strategic direction to the association and plays a critical role in shaping the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. The voting process, which is entirely electronic this year, will open May 16 and be ongoing until voting closes June 14.

Election materials, including instructions for the online voting process, will be mailed to the primary contacts at eligible SEMA-member companies within the corresponding categories on May 16.

Each candidate has provided SEMA with a detailed biography including career experience, personal insights and a discussion of their primary goals in running for a seat on the SEMA Board. To learn more about each individual candidate, simply click through the following list of nominees.

Candidates for all SEMA Board categories include:

Chairman-Elect Category:
Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media
Nate Shelton, B&M Automotive Group

Manufacturers Category:
Joel Ayres, Takit LLC (Incumbent)
John Brueggeman, 3M
Jim Chick, Bestop Inc.
Raymond King, Federal Mogul
Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.
Mike Spagnola, Street Scene Equipment (Incumbent)
Brock Weld, BMF Wheels
Steve Wolcott, ProMedia LLC
Jeep Worthan, Auto Meter (Incumbent)

Distributor/Retailer & Services Category:
Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts
Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc. (Incumbent)
J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse
Famous Rhodes, eBay Motors
Brock Rude, JR Motorsports
Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply Inc. (Incumbent)

Manufacturer's Rep Category:
Jeff Bates, Bob Cook Sales (Incumbent)
Joel Rosenthal, Gantt-Thomas and Associates Inc.

For more information about the 2011–2013 SEMA Board of Directors election, contact Judi Ritchie at or 909/978-6671.