SEMA Ambassadors

SEMA Member News - November/December 2010

Thank You for Your Commitment to the Association and the Industry

  SEMA Member News-SEMA Ambassadors 
The SEMA Ambassador Program is in its 18th year. It was designed to ensure the success of the association and the automotive specialty-equipment industry by connecting companies and individuals within the industry.

Each year, a group of dedicated employees of SEMA-member companies recruits new SEMA and council members. Through the SEMA Ambassador Program, members have an ideal way to develop relationships within the industry and to recruit new members. The SEMA Ambassador Program is in its 18th year. It was designed to ensure the success of the association and the automotive specialty-equipment industry by connecting companies and individuals within the industry.

SEMA Ambassadors fulfill an important role by participating in the Member-Get-a-Member recruitment campaign, sharing the value of SEMA membership with non-members; advising and mentoring new members by escorting them to industry events; and encouraging volunteer participation among other SEMA members. If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities, such as the Ambassador Program, visit or call A.J. Carney at 909/978-6697.

This year’s SEMA Ambassadors recruited 98 new association members and 26 new council members during the 2010 Member-Get-A-Member campaign, which ran from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. In recognition of their outstanding efforts, the 2010 SEMA Ambassadors will be honored at a special luncheon during the SEMA Show, with top honors going to the “Ambassador of the Year” winner, Jim Barber of Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists.

Congratulations Ambassadors!

2010 Ambassador of the Year
Jim Barber, Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists

2010 Honorable Mentions
Scott O’Toole, RPM Data Services LLC
John Menzler, Competition Cams Inc.
Bob Kern, General Motors Corp.

2010 SEMA Ambassadors

Ralph Accinno, Racer’s Equipment Warehouse Inc.
Adel Adams, Warn Industries Inc.
Bob Adams, Ford Motor Company
Rico Aiello, Strada Wheels
Jim Barber, Classic Automotive 
Restoration Specialists
Buddy Barker, Beyond Cargo Inc.
Jeff Biegun, Seatbelt Solutions 
Scott Black, TimePiece Public Relations
Ernie Bunnell, 3dCarbon Inc.
Alan Campbell, Opis Companies
Mark Campbell, Street and Performance Inc.
Charlie Card, Vehicle Accessories Inc.
Bill Chamberlain, JSC&A
Corky Coker, Coker Tire Co. Inc.
Bill Cole, Yankee Custom Caps
Ronald Coleman, Competition Cams Inc.
Chris Cook, DICE Electronics
Jack Cummings, Endeavors
Tim Dietz, Standards Testing Labs
Dick Dixon, Cal State University,San Bernardino
Bob Drake, Bob Drake Reproductions Inc.
Lou Fidanza, Fidanza Engineering Corp.
Jim Fitch, United Auto Body LLC
Tony Gee, Prairie Wolf Partners LLC
William George, Custom Trunk Panels
Douglas Graf, Classic Reflection Coachworks
Nick Gramelspacher, Meyer Distributing
Daniel Hall, AutoPacific
Todd Haner, Soaring Eagle Business Resources Corp.
Tammy Holland, Competition Cams Inc.
Jim Holloway, Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners
Adam Howard, No Joke Upholstery
Traci Hrudka, Quarter Mile Foundation
Kevin Ingold, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead
David Insull, American Tire Distributors
Bill Jake, Bethel Automotive
Clay Johnson, Clayton Machine Works
Ronald Johnson, ADDCO Industries Inc.
Steve Johnson, Garage Art Inc.
Leo Kagan, Robbins Autotops
Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works LLC
Chuck Kaufman, Premiere MotoringConcepts LLC 
Rose Kawasaki, Exports International
Bob Kern, General Motors Corp.
Larry Kingsland, Boze Alloys
Kelly Kneifl, TruXedo Inc.
B.J. Leanse, IDDEA California LLC
Rick Love, Vintage Air Inc.
Bret Lovett, Superlift Suspension Systems

  Aaron Lynch, Lynch Concepts
Chad Magana, Edelbrock Corp.
Stefan Majlinger, Katzkin Leather Inc.
Michael Manning, American Autowire
Paul May, Equipt Expedition Outfitters
Joe Mazzeo, General Motors Corp.
Chance McClurkin, DevilsOwn Injection LLC
Shari McCullough-Arfons, McCullough Public Relations
Jim McFarland, SEMA Hall of Fame
Barry Meguiar, Meguiar’s Inc.
John Menzler, Competition Cams Inc.
Dale Minnix, Championship Auto Shows Inc.
Marla Moore, Hypertech Inc.
Vic Moore, Moore Good Ink 
Warren Nally, Ford Motor Co.
Bill North, Webasto Product North America Inc.
Dennis Nosworthy, SO-CAL Speed Shop
Tracie Nuñez, Advanced Clutch Technology Inc.
Dale Obeshaw, SynOpt LLC
Scott O’Toole, RPM Data Services LLC
Chris Ripper, Aftermarketer Club
Charles Rollins, Woody’s Custom Shop
Rick Rollins, Rollins PerformanceMarketing LLC
Tom Rudd, KuryAkyn Holdings Inc.
Harry Samp, Lund International
Lenny Schaeffer, Chop-Shop Customs
Robert Scheid, Fidanza Engineering Corp.
Jerry Schnetzer, Schnetzer’s Auto Upholstery
Ralph Schroeder, AAE Group Inc.
Sunny Senguilay, Tornado Air Management Systems
Dave Sexton, AutoTrader Classics Publishing
Nate Shelton, SS Sales & Marketing,SEMA Hall of Fame
Rob Simons, Edelbrock Corp.
Clint Sly, duPont Registry
Don Smith, DCS Consulting & Export
Roger Solverson, S and S Classics Supply
John Sonnefeldt, Holley Performance Products
Donald Sorel, Speedway Transportation 
Mike Spagnola, Street Scene Equipment Inc.
Mike Stanifer, Innovative Creations Inc.
Mike Stasko, Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories Ltd.
Karl Stearns, KMS Marketing Solutions
David Stringer, Insignia
Stephen Strope, Pure Vision LLC
Mark Toebben, Direct Communications Inc.
Korey Tsuno, Scion
Trent VanArsdalen, Trent’s Trick Upholstery
Mark Vogt, Classic Industries/OER
Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply
Ma Yongbo, Winbo-Dongjian AutoAccessories Manufacturing

  SEMA Member News-SEMA Member Directory
The 2010 edition of the SEMA Membership Directory is now available as either a hard copy or as an electronically delivered PDF file.


The 2010 SEMA Membership Directory Is Now Available…and It’s Free of Charge!

Used by professionals to connect and network, the 2010 SEMA Membership Directory is where leading companies go to identify and establish partnerships with others in the industry. Updated annually, the guidebook includes detailed information for industry professionals. Easy-to-use listings make it simple to identify manufacturers of specific products, members in particular categories, council affiliation or reps serving certain locations.

The 2010 SEMA Membership Directory is often referred to as the industry’s “ultimate sourcebook.”

SEMA members now have two ways to obtain their free 2010 directories. A hard-copy version is available by mail; just send your name, company name and your shipping address to An electronic (PDF) version of the directory is also available for immediate download. Simply add it to your shopping cart; once you’ve received it in your inbox, you can print all or just the pages you need. (Keep in mind that you must be logged in to to download your free copy. If you need assistance to log in or register, e-mail, or call Tim Johnson at 909/978-6685.)

Members may request one free hard copy per company. Additional hard copies are only $29 each. The non-member price per hard copy or download is $59.