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Celebrate Young Talent: Last Chance to Nominate SEMA's Gen-III Innovator of the Year

By Ashley Reyes

Young automotive innovators are constantly creating new breakthroughs that advance the future of the specialty-equipment market. They hold a pioneering spirit for the automotive culture, create new industry demands, tackle problems with new technology, and foster a more competitive economy.

Gen-III Innovator

Matt Kossoff of Driven Lighting Group, winner of the 2021's Gen-III Innovator honor.

To honor an entrepreneurial individual who has made significant contributions to the automotive aftermarket, SEMA is accepting nominations for its prestigious Gen-III Innovator of the Year Award until July 15.  

A “Gen-III Innovator” is defined as a young, entrepreneurial individual, 40 years or younger that has succeeded within the area(s) of industry opportunities, advancement, best business practices, and technology or trends. If you know of a youthful innovator that excels in these criteria, highlight their achievements and transformational impact by telling SEMA why they deserved to be honored and recognized.   

Candidates should be nominated for their outstanding contributions during the past 12 months corresponding with the SEMA fiscal year, July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022. The award winner will be announced and celebrated during the SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in November.  

SEMA Person of the Year, Channel Partner of the Year, and Manufacturer of the Year nominations are also being accepted at