Shows & Events

Industry Awards Celebration Set for November 5 on SEMA YouTube Channel

By Ashley Reyes

Jack Chisenhall
Jack Chisenhall
John Gaines
John Gaines
Rich Barsamian
Rich Barsamian
Joe St. Lawrence
Joe St. Lawrence

Leaders, celebrities and icons have gotten together to bring the industry the first-ever online SEMA Industry Awards celebration. Taking place Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. (PST) on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel, the automotive specialty-equipment market will celebrate this year’s SEMA Hall of Fame inductees, SEMA Person of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year and Gen-III Innovator of the Year during this historic event.

Industry members, family and friends are all welcome to join in the celebration that is traditionally held at the in-person SEMA Show in Las Vegas. No tickets or fee are required.

Visitors will get to be a part of the annual presentation that is one of the SEMA’s longest traditions. They will honor and recognize the individuals and companies that have stepped forward and brought vision and initiative to propel the industry forward.

The event will be hosted by Kevin Oeste and Jerod DeAnda, with appearances by SEMA Chairman Tim Martin, SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting, and the four new SEMA Hall of Fame members: Jack Chisenhall, John Gaines, Joe St. Lawrence and Rich Barsamian. Viewers will also learn and hear from this year’s SEMA Person of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, and Gen-III Innovator of the Year.

“We’re excited to present this year’s Awards in a new way where the entire industry can join together and participate from the comfort of their own homes, cell phones and computers,” said Lindsay Bianco, senior manager, membership projects. “Although nothing can replace meeting in person, we look forward to gathering online to celebrate all the ways people contribute to this industry, and invite all industry members to join us for a night they won’t forget.”

Simply tune in to the SEMA Show YouTube Channel, Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. (PST).