SEMA Announces Board of Directors Election Results


Media Contact:
Della Domingo,
SEMA 909/978-6723


Diamond Bar, Calif.
(June 17, 2011)

- Nate Shelton of B&M Automotive Group has been elected chairman-elect of
the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and will join five newly
elected Board members to help lead the association in the 2011–2012 term.
Shelton will fill the position that was held for the past two years by Scooter
Brothers of Comp Performance Group. Brothers begins serving his role as
Chairman at the association’s summer board meeting in July. The newly elected
Board volunteers include Tim Martin of K&N Engineering; Steve Wolcott of
ProMedia LLC; Jim Chick of Bestop Inc.; J.R. Moore of Performance Warehouse;
and Greg Adler of Transamerican Auto Parts.

“Scooter and Nate are both
industry veterans who have proven track records for knowing and understanding
what’s important and relevant to the industry,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA
president and CEO. “We are fortunate to have such dedicated and knowledgeable
volunteers leading the association.”

The 2011–2012 SEMA Board of
Directors roster is as follows:

Chairman: Scooter Brothers,
Comp Performance Group
Chairman-Elect: Nate Shelton, B&M Automotive Group

Immediate Past Chairman:
Rick Rollins, Rollins Performance Marketing/Consulting

Board Members 

  • Greg Adler - CEO,
    Transamerican Auto Parts
  • Joel Ayres - Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bedslide/Tākit LLC
  • Jeff Bates - Principal/Partner, Bob Cook Sales
  • Jim Bingham - President & CEO, Winners Circle Speed & Custom Inc.
  • Luanne Brown - President & CEO, eTool Developers LLC
  • Jim Chick - Director, Sales & Marketing, Bestop Inc.
  • Donnie Eatherly - President, P&E Distributors Inc.
  • Ron Funfar - President & COO, Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt
  • John Hotchkis - President, Hotchkis Performance LLC
  • John Iannotte - NA Williams Company
  • Myles Kovacs - President & Co-Founder, DUB Publishing Inc.
  • Tim Martin - Vice President, K&N Engineering Inc.
  • J.R. Moore - Director, Warehouse Operations, Performance Warehouse
  • Bob Moore - President, J&B Service
  • Adrian Murray - President, Painless Performance
  • Ed Orzetti - President & CEO, Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
  • Mike Spagnola - President, Street Scene Equipment
  • Chris Thomson - National Sales Manager, AIRAID Filter Company
  • Tim Watts - Vice President Sales & Marketing, Superlift Suspension Systems
  • Steve Wolcott - CEO, ProMedia LLC
  • Van Woodell - President/Owner, Weathers Auto Supply
  • Jeep Worthan - Vice President, Sales, Auto Meter

Dan Gresham of Coutant
Capital will continue as secretary/treasurer for the Board, and Russ Deane of
Trainum, Snowdon & Deane continues as general counsel.

“Our industry is always
subject to change and challenge,” said Kersting. “This is a time when the
industry’s association can prove extremely valuable. We appreciate the talented
volunteers on the SEMA Board who have committed to help the industry with their

The newly elected members
will be recognized at the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser,
which takes place Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.
Also during the event, outgoing Board members Laurel Dasher of Superchips, Zan
Martin of Martin & Company Advertising, Tony Napoli of American Speed
Centers, Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media and Ernie Silvers of Egge Machine
Co. Inc. will be recognized and thanked for their substantial contributions to
the industry, and a special tribute will be made as the late Gray Baskerville,
Art Chrisman, Chris Economaki and John Towle are introduced as the 2011 SEMA
Hall of Fame inductees.

Details and tickets are
available at

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty
Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $28.6 billion
specialty automotive industry of 6,461 member-companies. It is the
authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information
for the specialty auto parts 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: 909/978-6723, or visit or


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