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Help Choose the Industry’s Most Influential Person Under 40

 SEMA Gen-III Innovator
Blake Fuller of Braille Battery won SEMA’s 2014 GEN-III Innovator Award.

By Lindsay Bianco

Who is the biggest name in the industry under 40? We’re looking to celebrate a young innovator who is changing the industry and deserves to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Who will be the "next big thing?" Maybe it’s you! Self-nominations are accepted. Just use the Gen-III Innovator of the Year Nomination Form to get started.

Or, if you have a young innovator in mind and need a little help, contact Lindsay Bianco at 909-978-6692 or and she’ll walk you through it.

SEMA is also seeking nominations to recognize young innovators who exhibit the same pioneering spirit as the original industry founders, and whose work is changing the way the automotive aftermarket does business. He or she may have been the first to act on a new trend, invented an original product or devised and implemented ideas that better suit the current marketplace. Qualifying nominees must be younger than 40 as of December 31, 2015. For more details about the criteria and to nominate, visit

The award winners will be celebrated for their accomplishments at the 2015 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, November 5, during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Nominations are due by Friday, July 17.