SEMA News—May 2015

INDUSTRY NEWS

Voting Open for the 2015 SEMA Board Election

The candidates have been announced for the 2015 SEMA Board election. Voting takes place online from May 13 to June 9 and is open to current SEMA-member companies. Election details with ballots and links were sent to each company’s primary contact at the beginning of the month. Votes must be cast by each company’s primary contact prior to 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on June 9.


Voting for the the 2015 SEMA Board of Directors election takes place May 13–June 9.
Voting for the the 2015 SEMA Board of Directors election takes place May 13–June 9.

  
The new SEMA Board members will be announced in June and will be formally introduced at the SEMA Installation Gala in July. The candidates are:

Chairman-Elect Category
(One Open Seat)

Donnie Eatherly, president and CEO of P&E Distributors

Wade Kawasaki, president and COO of Coker Group

Manufacturers Category
(Two Open Seats)

Susan Carpenter, president of JR Products

Laurel Dasher, northeast sales manager of Powerteq

Dave Edmondson, senior vice president of Roadwire

Distributor/Retailer Category
(Two Open Seats)

Jim Bingham (incumbent), president and CEO of Winner’s Circle Speed & Custom

Nick Gramelspacher (incumbent), vice president of sales and marketing for Meyer Distributing

Parley Valora, senior vice president of Premier Performance

David Ziozios, CEO of Motovicity Distribution

Services Category
(One Open Seat)

Dan Kahn, president of Kahn Media Inc.

Clint Sly, chief marketing officer of Hagerty Insurance Co.

All candidates' profiles and photos are available at www.sema.org/bod15.


Thousands of viewers tuned in to watch “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” on the Velocity Channel in March. The one-hour TV special featured the top 10 competitors and chronicled their journeys to the 2014 SEMA Show. How You Can Compete in 2015’s Battle of the Builders

Thousands of viewers tuned in to watch “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” on the Velocity Channel in March. The one-hour TV special featured the top 10 competitors and chronicled their journeys to the 2014 SEMA Show.

Find out how you can compete in 2015 by visiting the competition’s official website, www.SEMAignited.com.


Early-Bird SEMA Show Hotel Deadlines Expiring in July

Early-bird deadlines for 11 Las Vegas hotels will expire in July. Showgoers are encouraged to visit the Travel & Lodging page on www.SEMAShow.com to lock in a guaranteed low rateEarly-bird deadlines for 11 Las Vegas hotels will expire in July. Showgoers are encouraged to visit the Travel & Lodging page on www.SEMAShow.com to lock in a guaranteed low rate.

Early-Bird Deadlines

July 6
Bally’s Las Vegas
Caesar’s Palace
Flamingo Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas
LINQ Hotel & Casino
Paris Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood

July 14
Trump Hotel Las Vegas
Westin Las Vegas

July 15
SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

To ensure that SEMA Showgoers get the best deals on hotel rooms, Travel Planners, the official housing partner of the SEMA Show, provides a lowest-rate guarantee on all contracts. Even if reservations have been made, Travel Planners will lower rates automatically and confirm savings by e-mail.

For more information, visit the Travel & Lodging page on www.SEMAShow.com.

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