PRO Pays Tribute to the Accessory and Appearance Industry

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

PRO Pays Tribute to the Accessory and Appearance Industry

A highlight of the SEMA Show is the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) German-themed NovemberFest industry reception. Every year since 1995, PRO has saluted industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the restyling industry.

The evening’s festivities for 2012—hosted by PRO and supporting sponsors—included hors d’oeuvres and liquid libations plus a ceremony honoring the 2012 PRO awards recipients in four categories: Restyler of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Nat Danas Person of the Year and Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement. The awards are detailed in the accompanying photos and captions.

The 2012 Restyler of the Year award, sponsored by Katzkin Leather, was presented to Josh Poulson (second from left) of Auto Additions Inc. by Bill North (left) of Katzkin, PRO Chairman Eldon Bracken (second from right) and PRO Chair-Elect Jeff Fink.
The 2012 Restyler of the Year award, sponsored by Katzkin Leather, was presented to Josh Poulson (second from left) of Auto Additions Inc. by Bill North (left) of Katzkin, PRO Chairman Eldon Bracken (second from right) and PRO Chair-Elect Jeff Fink. 
     The 2012 Manufacturer of the Year award, sponsored by Restyling magazine, was presented to Check Corporation. On hand for the award ceremony were (from left) Fink, Bracken, Check Corporation’s Brian Champa and Nathan Mades, and Bob Carnahan of Restyling magazine.
The 2012 Manufacturer of the Year award, sponsored by Restyling magazine, was presented to Check Corporation. On hand for the award ceremony were (from left) Fink, Bracken, Check Corporation’s Brian Champa and Nathan Mades, and Bob Carnahan of Restyling magazine.
       
The 2012 Nat Danas Person of the Year award was presented to Bob Carnahan of Restyling magazine.
The 2012 Nat Danas Person of the Year award was presented to Bob Carnahan of Restyling magazine.
     The 2012 Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Joel Ayres of Takit/Bedslide.
The 2012 Jim Borré Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Joel Ayres of Takit/Bedslide.
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