PRO Members Receive Special Recognition

SEMA Member News
January/February 2012

PRO Members Receive Special Recognition



Platinum Award Sponsors

  • Cal Trend Automotive Products
  • Restyling Magazine

Gold Sponsor

  • Katzkin Leather

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) - SEMA CouncilSilver Sponsors:

  • Advantage Truck Accessories
  • Check Corporation
  • Pecca Leather
  • Restylers’ Choice
  • Roadwire AutomotiveInnovation

Bronze Sponsor

  • SEIA Alliant Insurance  

As the doors opened for the third installment of the Professional Restylers Organization’s (PRO) NovemberFest reception, attendees were greeted by the select committee, whose members were on hand to welcome guests with a glass stein emblazoned with the increasingly recognizable barmaid logo.

From there, the who’s who of the restyling community was treated to German fare consisting of a variety of bratwurst, chicken schnitzel and apple strudel.

The guests freely exchanged ideas and shared stories about business as they optimistically looked to the future, fueled by the energy in the Las Vegas Hilton ballroom.

For PRO, looking forward entails honoring the past and recognizing those trendsetters who are helping to drive the future of a segment that includes innovators from such fields as mobile electronics, leather, graphics, appearance, sunroof, trim and, of course, professional restylers.

An event as popular and important as NovemberFest is only possible through the generous support of the sponsors who understand the value of giving back and leading the way.

PRO would like to give special thanks to the reception sponsors.

SEMA Board of Directors Chairman Scooter Brothers (left) and PRO Chair-Elect Jeff Fink (right) honored industry icon Leo Kagan with PRO’s Special Recognition Award for his unprecedented contributions and service to the specialty-equipment industry. 
Kevin McGowan (second from left) of Auto Trim Restyling was presented with the Cal Trend Automotive Products Restyler of the Year Award by PRO Chairman Eldon Bracken (left), Cal Trend President Andy Wadhera (center right) and Fink. 

Ron Leslie (center) of Katzkin was recognized with the PRO Nat Danas Person of the Year honor, presented by Bracken (left) and Fink.
Jerry Roman (center) of Jerry Roman Enterprises received the prestigious Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Bracken (left) and Fink.