Candidates Announced for SEMA Board of Directors


Contact: Della Domingo

New Chairman-Elect to be Chosen, Will serve as Chairman of the Board in 2013

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 30, 2011) - Candidates for the 2011 SEMA Board of Directors election have been announced. In addition to the 17 members vying for a seat on the Board, this year's election includes voting for the Chairman-Elect. The Chairman-Elect plays a critical role in the industry, serving as Chairman-Elect for two years before transitioning to the Chairman of the Board position.

Candidates for all SEMA Board categories are:

Chairman-Elect Category:
Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media
Nate Shelton, B&M Automotive Group

Manufacturers Category:
Joel Ayres, Takit, LLC (Incumbent)
John Brueggeman, 3M
Jim Chick, Bestop, Inc
Raymond King, Federal Mogul
Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.
Mike Spagnola, Street Scene Equipment (Incumbent)
Brock Weld, BMF Wheels
Steve Wolcott, ProMedia LLC
Jeep Worthan, Auto Meter (Incumbent)

Distributor/Retailer & Services Category:
Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts
Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc (Incumbent)
J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse
Famous Rhodes, eBay Motors
Brock Rude, JR Motorsports
Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply, Inc. (Incumbent)

Manufacturer's Rep Category:
Jeff Bates, Bob Cook Sales (Incumbent)
Joel Rosenthal, Gantt-Thomas and Associates, Inc.

Photos and backgrounds of all of the candidates will be posted on by mid-May.

Election materials, including online voting instructions, will be sent to the primary contacts at eligible SEMA member companies within the corresponding categories by May 16, 2011, and are due back by June 14, 2011.

For more information about the 2011-2012 SEMA Board of Directors election, contact Judi Ritchie at, 909/978-6671 or Arlene Wood at, 909/978-6689.

About SEMA
Founded in 1963, SEMA represents the $27.9 billion automotive specialty-equipment industry and has 6,164 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the automotive specialty-equipment industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit or