By Linda Spencer
(L-R): Linda Spencer, SEMA senior director of international and government affairs; Kevin Floody, director of international sales, aFe Power; and Tim Martin, K&N Engineering and SEMA chair-elect.
Kevin Floody, director of international sales for California-based aFe Power, was honored with the SEMA International Ambassador Award. The award is presented to individuals who have both enjoyed exporting success and have paid it forward by assisting other SEMA members seeking to develop their overseas business.
Floody received the award at the annual SEMA Show International Happy Hour in front of 1,000 buyers, international media and exhibitors. The following are comments from just a few of the companies Floody has assisted:
“Whenever I have reached out to Kevin Floody, he has always been more than willing to share his experience with me, and has always given great advice. In fact, I bet if you looked up industry ambassador in the dictionary, you would find a picture of Kevin Floody!”
—Jeff Jenkins, president, Fidanza
“Kevin is someone I have looked up to since meeting [on the SEMA Middle East trip]. Kevin’s mentorship and friendship are invaluable, and I can’t thank him enough for that.”
—AJ Dudon, founder and CEO, All-Fit Automotive
“Kevin was one of the first people I met when I began in this industry, and he was always willing to offer his endless wisdom and advice to help me find my way. He is truly deserving of this award, and I can only offer my sincerest thank you to Kevin for helping me to grow as a professional.”
—Jack Tese, international and business development manager, Kook’s Headers & Exhaust.
The SEMA overseas business development programs provide a great way to explore promising markets. More information is available at www.sema.org/international or by contacting SEMA’s Senior Director of International and Government Affairs Linda Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.