During the SEMA National Education Conference, April 10–11 in Nashville, Motor Age interviewed SEMA Vice President of Market Research and Information Jim Spoonhower about the specialty-equipment industry’s expansion.
If you have already registered for the 2008 SEMA Show you should have received a confirmation e-mail that includes a link that ensures Show badges will be mailed two weeks prior to the event. Attendees who have not done so are encouraged to access the link to receive their badges in the mail, providing quicker access to the Show, November 4–7 in Las Vegas. If you don't have your registration confirmation, you can reprint it by visiting www.SEMAShow.com and click on the link to check your registration status.
SEMA announced the appointment of Brian Duggan as its new Director of Congressional Affairs. Duggan comes to the association with a broad range of public policy expertise. He has a combined experience of 20 years in lobbying, government relations and policy having previously worked in Washington, D.C., for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Brian is from Maryland and has a master’s degree from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.
Manufacturers of automotive accessories are showing no signs of slowing down, with 1,643 exhibitors already signed up to participate in the 2008 SEMA Show on Tuesday–Friday, Nov. 4–7, 2008, in Las Vegas. The trade-only event targets the $36.7 billion automotive specialty-equipment market, which includes products that enhance the styling and functionality of cars, trucks and SUVs.
Raymond Bleiweis, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Corky Coker and Robert Cook will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an elite group of industry innovators and pioneers who have played a key role in the automotive specialty equipment market.
Since 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame has paid homage to the industry leaders who have contributed to the health and success of the automotive specialty equipment market. The induction of the four newest individuals brings the total SEMA Hall of Fame membership to 125, a relatively small and elite group in a $36.7 billion industry.
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SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to eNews@sema.org. Note: make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.
SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enables employees to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more.