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Industry Leaders Wanted for SEMA Person of the Year Award Nominations

By SEMA Editors

Dan KahnDan Kahn, founder of Kahn Media, 2019 SEMA Person of the Year.

Nominations for the 2020 SEMA Person of the Year Award are now being accepted at The award is one of the trade association’s highest honors and recognizes an outstanding individual for making invaluable contributions to the industry during the fiscal year of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

While the award celebrates the accomplishments of a person who has made a significant impact on the specialty-equipment market, the candidate must meet certain requirements, including working directly within the industry and being employed by a SEMA-member company.

“SEMA recognizes that it takes dedication, hard work and drive to make a specialty-equipment business—and the industry as a whole—successful,” said Lindsay Bianco, SEMA senior manager, membership projects. "Award nominees must have a proven record of advancing the success of the marketplace and helping to propel the industry forward.”

In addition to SEMA Person of the Year, the SEMA Industry Awards also include Manufacturer of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year, Warehouse Distributor of the Year, and Gen-III Innovator of the Year. The award winners will be celebrated for their accomplishments at the 2020 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, November 5, during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

To learn more about the additional criteria for each award and to submit your nominations, visit or contact Lindsay Bianco at