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SEMA's John Waraniak to Leave Position, Transition to Advisory Role

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By SEMA Editors

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John Waraniak

SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology John Waraniak will be leaving his position with the association, and will transition into an advisory role with the coming new year.

“While this pandemic has presented plenty of challenges, it has also provided many of us with opportunities to pause, reflect, reset and begin a new chapter,” Waraniak said.

“We have made some lasting contributions in customizing with confidence, performance systems integration, and safety compliance of aftermarket-modified vehicles, but now is the time for me to move downrange and back to the frontlines of racing, performance and next-gen technology development,” he added.

Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO, said “John has been our leader and voice in Detroit for nearly 15 years. “His accomplishments and contributions have helped automotive aftermarket companies understand the latest advanced vehicle technologies and develop solutions, tools, and resources to capitalize on new product and business opportunities.”

“John’s good work and collaborative efforts on behalf of the industry will be missed,” said Kersting, “but we look forward to working with John to support the specialty-equipment industry in Detroit as he transitions to new roles there.”