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Still Time! 2016 SEMA Board Voting Closes Next Week

By SEMA Editors

SEMA Board of Directors
The current SEMA Board of Directors.

Voting for the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election is underway now through through Tuesday, May 24. Election details, ballots and links were sent to each member company's designated primary contact earlier this week. Learn more about the candidates, their backgrounds and campaign goals by visiting

To help ensure that the primary contact received the specific voting details, they were encouraged to add the following e-mail address as an approved sender:

The SEMA Board is comprised of 10 directors, the chairman, the chairman-elect, immediate-past chairman, secretary and treasurer. While there are a limited number of seats available on the SEMA Board, the election process provides all SEMA-member companies the opportunity to influence the direction and future of the association and specialty-equipment market.

Winners will be announced by May 27 and formally welcomed to the SEMA Board of Directors during the SEMA Installation Gala, July 29.

Here are the candidates for this year’s election:

Manufacturers Category (two open seats)

  • Chris Douglas – vice president of marketing, COMP Performance Group
  • Dave Edmondson – senior vice president, Roadwire
  • Kyle Fickler – director of business development, Aeromotive Inc.
  • Rick Love – executive vice president, Vintage Air

Manufacturers' Representative Category (one open seat)

  • Les Rudd – president, Bob Cook Sales
  • Rich Butler – CEO, R&R Marketing

For more information about the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election, contact Susan Alfonso at 909-978-6671 or