SEMA Show Highlights

Matt Beenen Named 2018 Launch Pad Winner

By SEMA Editors

Launch Pad WinnerThe SEMA Launch Pad winner Matt Beenen (center) of Builtright Industries was presented his check by YEN Chairman Rory Connell (left) and YEN Select Committee member Nick Caloroso.

Matt Beenen of Builtright Industries was named the winner of the sixth annual SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network. Builtright's Bedside Rack System adds modular mounting panels to the inside walls of a normally featureless truck bed, enabling users to quickly and securely mount their tools and equipment. The Bedside Rack System requires no modification and is easy to install with basic hand tools.

The Launch Pad competition features young inventors and entrepreneurs pitching their business or invention to a panel of industry personalities at the 2018 SEMA Show. This year's SEMA Launch Pad competition included more than 80 applicants. Beenen competed in the last stage against nine other finalists to prove that his product was the best in 2018.

For his efforts, Beenen will receive a prize package that includes $10,000 to be used to benefit the business, turn-key exhibit space at the 2019 SEMA Show, a free advertisement in the SEMA News magazine and more.

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