Annual SEMA Installation Gala Set For July 18

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo 
909-978-6723 
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Annual SEMA Installation Gala Set For July 18
-- SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees, New Board Members Honored -

Diamond Bar, CA (June 19, 2014) - Leaders and volunteers from the automotive accessories industry will be honored during the annual SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 18, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California.      

Among the individuals being recognized are the 2014 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees: Nile Cornelison, Jim Cozzie, John Menzler, and Fred C. Offenhauser. Others being recognized during the gala include the newly elected SEMA Board members Greg Adler and Tim Martin, and those concluding their term as SEMA Board members, JR Moore and Steve Wolcott.

"We're fortunate to have an industry filled with passionate, hard-working individuals," said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. "And we're even more fortunate to have volunteers who go above and beyond in assisting the industry. It's our privilege to pay tribute to some of these amazing leaders during the upcoming SEMA Installation Gala."

Themed "Leaders and Legends," the 2014 SEMA Installation Gala will feature up-and-coming industry leaders as well as esteemed icons from the automotive accessories world. The celebration will include dinner and a cocktail reception where the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races will take place. The race, which features more than 200 gravity-powered toy cars made of a block of wood, plastic wheels and metal axles, is a fundraiser for SEMA Cares, an industry group which supports various children charities.

Tickets to the SEMA Installation Gala are available at www.SEMA.org/gala, or by contacting Jamie Eriksen at jamiee@sema.org or 909-978-6737. Details about the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races are available from Susan Alfonso at susana@sema.org or 909-978-6687.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $31.3 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,537 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: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org or www.enjoythedrive.com.

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