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2018 SEMA News 35 Under 35 Profile: Trent Goodwin, COMP Cams

By SEMA Editors

Trent Goodwin
Trent Goodwin of COMP Cams was featured in last year’s SEMA News “35 Under 35.”

September’s issue of SEMA News will highlight up-and-coming superstars in the automotive aftermarket industry who are age 35 and younger. If you know a leader in that age range as of September 1, 2019—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you by May 31.

Trent Goodwin, 34, media/marketing coordinator for COMP Cams was featured in last year’s SEMA News “35 Under 35.”

Goodwin showed an interest in cars at an early age, which prompted his father to buy him a ’79 Camaro for restoration at age 13. In his 12th year with COMP Cams, he plays an integral role in the company’s marketing department. His role allows him to work with well-known media representatives and prestigious car builders in the industry, helping with product placement for all brands under the COMP Performance Group umbrella. Goodwin also assists with ad creations, merchandise, trailer inventory, display creations, trade show coordination, sponsorship and event promotions in addition to day-to-day marketing tasks.

Goodwin was named the SEMA Young Executive of the Year in 2017, and serves on the YEN select committee. In the next five to 10 years, he hopes to continue moving up the corporate ladder at COMP Cams.

SEMA News looks for candidates drawn from diverse industry segments who are already making a significant impact through their leadership within their organizations or businesses. Entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, demonstrated skill, involvement and success within the marketplace weigh heavily in the decision-making process. We’ll honor the winners in the September issue of SEMA News and on

Nominate a candidate now for the 2019 SEMA News 35 Under 35. Nominations are due May 31.