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Industry Personalities Bring SEMA Show Education Directly to the Show Floor

By Ashley Reyes

The STAGEThe STAGE will be in Lower South Hall.

The new STAGE, produced by SEMA Show Education in partnership with SEMA’s Wheel & Tire Council (WTC), brings education and entertainment directly to the 2019 SEMA Show floor in booth #45227.

SEMA Show Education offers dozens of free seminars during the week of the SEMA Show, but only at the new STAGE is SEMA Show Education taking place directly on the Show floor.

STAGE will featuring DUB magazine co-founder and entrepreneur Myles Kovacs, who will interview leaders, icons and personalities, including Chip Foose. This is a chance for Showgoers to be a part of intimate conversations that will inspire, motivate and educate.

With interviews hosted multiple times daily, The STAGE offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the brightest minds and hottest products all in one place. Join Kovacs as he hosts a diverse collection of meaningful discussions with entrepreneurial leaders, which will engage every participant to learn and be challenged.

As an incentive for Showgoers, Chip Foose will also join Kovacs for a special autograph signing session following his interview on November 7.

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Interviews Scheduled for the SEMA Education STAGE
DateTimeSpecial Guest
Nov. 510:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.“Solving Common Vibration Issues With Balancing Best Practices,” featuring Stewart Peregrine, Western Region sales manager, Hennessy Industries
Nov. 511:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.“The Fundamentals of Tire & Wheel Fitment,” featuring Gary Ruede, product and quality management technologist, Discount Tire
Nov. 51:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.Tyson Boyer, Dill Air Controls, and Todd Steen, Jackson Marketing Group
Nov. 53:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.“Retailer Landscape,” featuring Gavin Knapp, director of market research, SEMA
Nov. 610:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.“YouTube Influencers, Automotive Lifestyle,” featuring Brittany and Kevin Williams, Lite Brite Studios
Nov. 611:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.“TV Production, Brand Development,” featuring Bud Brutsman, CEO, BCII
Nov. 61:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

“Social Media Influence,” featuring Ken Johnson, manager, MuscleKingz

Nov. 6


Nov. 7

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

“Indy AV Challenge,” Featuring Matt Peak, director of mobility, Energy Network Systems


“Passion, Design and Engineering,” featuring Jamie Jiang, CEO, Fury OffRoad Tires

Nov. 711:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

“Design Trends, Business,” featuring Chip Foose, president and chief designer/fabricator at Foose Design and Star of Motor Trend TV’s “Overhaulin’”

Nov. 71:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.“Future e-Commerce of Tires,” featuring Michael Welch, president/CEO, Tirescanner
Nov. 73:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.“Tire Dealer Trends,” featuring Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training, TIA
Nov. 810:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

“Podcasting to Build Your Brand and Reach Your Audience,” featuring Sean P. Holman, The Truck Show Podcast, Motor Trend Group

Nov. 811:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

“Business, Creating a Global Footprint,” featuring Wade Kawasaki, president and CEO, Legendary Companies

Nov. 81:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

“Niche Marketing, Volunteerism,” featuring Marla Moore, marketing director, Legendary Companies