Rep Roundup: A Forum for Manufacturers’ Reps

SEMA Member News—January 2019

Rep Roundup: A Forum for Manufacturers’ Reps

Manufacturers’ representatives play a vital role as channel partners throughout the year, and nowhere are they more visible—or busier—than at the SEMA Show. For members of the Manufacturers Representatives Network (MRN), the MRN Rep Roundup and Awards Program was a welcome respite from an otherwise hectic schedule.

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MRN Chair Nathan Kunzman (left) and Select Committee Member Bill Eagan spoke during the MRN Rep Roundup and Awards Program.

Nick Gramelspacher (left) of Meyer Distributing was honored with the MRN CARE Award.

The event, attended by more than 40 top industry reps, was held on Thursday, November 1, at SEMA Central in the Las Vegas Convention Center Grand Lobby. It was an outstanding opportunity to connect with fellow reps and select committee members and learn more about the industry and the benefits and resources available to MRN members while enjoying appetizers and beverages.

During the roundup, SEMA Chairman of the Board Wade Kawasaki and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting stopped by to address the group. MRN Chair Nathan Kunzman and industry leader Bill Eagan provided an update on the network’s initiatives and presided over an awards ceremony, which recognized and lauded leading professionals.

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The MRN STAR Award was presented to Rory Connell (left) of Advanced Accessory Concepts. Michael Kunzman (left) of Kunzman & Associates was named to the MRN Hall of Fame.

The awards celebrated the accomplishments of three industry leaders. Michael Kunzman of Kunzman & Associates was named to the MRN Hall of Fame. The MRN STAR Award was presented to Rory Connell of Advanced Accessory Concepts. Additionally, Nick Gramelspacher of Meyer Distributing was honored with the MRN CARE Award.

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