SEMA Announces New Vice President of Product Development, OEM Relations

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced MikeSEMA Mohacsi as its new vice president of product development and OEM relations. In his new role, Mohacsi will oversee the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, and Detroit, Michigan.

Mohacsi brings 30 years of experience in the automotive/powersports industry, including product development, testing, manufacturing, operations, project management and quality assurance.

Most recently, Mohacsi worked for Power House Brands (Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension and Burly), which primarily offers aftermarket products for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including braking systems, wheels, suspension and accessories. While there, he provided direction and leadership for all engineering and operations activities for two manufacturing facilities in Cerritos, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Prior to Power House Brands, Mohacsi worked at HORIBA Instruments in the automotive segment as the director of West Coast area support, where he was responsible for new test equipment (dynamometers, emission, battery and software) installation projects as well as service for all customers (CARB, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Hyundai, and VW) located on the West of North America (including Mexico). 

Mohacsi also managed engine testing operations at Toyota Racing Development in Costa Mesa for five years. While there, he managed five engine testing cells and two valvetrain testing cells. He also led the specification, procurement, installation and commissioning of two new state-of-the-art engine test cells used for NASCAR Cup Series racing from the ground up, including the building and related equipment.

Mohacsi has also worked for many other well-known companies such as Renthal Ltd., Yamaha Motor Corporation, Honeywell Turbocharging Systems, FMF Racing, Answer Products and the Toyota Technical Center.

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