Tue, 01/31/2023 - 13:59

By Eric Snyder

What’s the secret to impacting policy in Washington? The answer is easy—get to know your lawmakers by inviting them to tour your business and meet your employees. Hosting your elected officials gives them a chance to learn about your business and see firsthand the products you produce and sell. HP Tuners in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, understands this principle, recently hosting U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) for a tour, Q&A session with its employees, and a private meeting with HP Tuners’ executive management team.

Rep Schneider

(From left) Keith Prociuk, HP Tuners’ CEO and co-owner; U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL); Andrew Mernone, HP Tuners’ COO; and Eric Snyder with SEMA.

Keith Prociuk, the CEO and co-owner of HP Tuners, founded the business in 2003 along with Co-Owner Chris Piastri, whose son Oscar will be driving for McLaren’s F1 team in 2023. For Keith, racing was and continues to be a passion, and co-founding HP Tuners proved to be a great way to help offset the costs associated with competing on the track.

HP Tuners designs and manufactures software and hardware tools for vehicle diagnostics, scanning, logging, calibration and data-acquisition purposes. The company’s products are used both for racing and helping to bring motor vehicles into emissions compliance (or to maintain emissions compliance). HP Tuners has grown considerably over the last 20 years and is known for offering some of the most powerful and user-friendly flash-tuning solutions on the market today.

While the business interests of HP Tuners keep Keith Prociuk extremely busy, he still finds time for the important things in life, family and racing. Keith competes in the Trans Am TA2 series, driving the No. 9 HP Tuners Chevrolet Camaro car for the Mike Cope Racing Enterprises team.

Given the federal government’s recent intervention into the automotive aftermarket and racing industry, HP Tuners has worked closely with SEMA on emissions compliance and has been a strong supporter of the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act. After participating in a virtual meeting with Rep. Schneider in 2021, Andrew Mernone, COO at HP Tuners, extended an invitation to the congressman to visit the company’s headquarters in Buffalo Grove, which Rep. Schneider gladly accepted.

Rep. Schneider’s visit to HP Tuners provided the congressman an opportunity to see products being assembled and tested. As an engineer by training, the congressman enjoyed gaining a better understanding of how HP Tuners’ products help enthusiasts and racers gain better performance and efficiency. Rep. Schneider particularly enjoyed checking out Keith’s No. 9 Chevy Camaro race car and examining HP Tuners’ VCM Suite MPVI3 flash tuner, which is built for enthusiasts and professionals to run complete diagnostics, monitor vehicle performance, read from various vehicle control modules and more.

After touring the Buffalo Grove facility, Rep. Schneider addressed the company’s employees and took questions. The final stop was a meeting with HP Tuners management team and key employees where they discussed federal policy issues that impact the company. It was clear that Rep. Schneider came to the meeting prepared, as he had a clear understanding of the need to provide motorsports parts businesses with certainty and an assurance that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not fine them for simply producing and selling products used exclusively on the track. The congressman informed HP Tuners’ senior leadership that he would support the RPM Act and officially joined the bill as a co-sponsor just days after the meeting.

“We were happy to welcome Congressman Brad Schneider to come take a tour of HP Tuners and share some insights with our employees,” said Prociuk. “Thank you to the congressman for visiting and engaging in a thoughtful dialogue about some of the most important issues facing the industry, including the RPM Act, the right to repair and modify vehicles, tax policy, and data protection/cyber security. We appreciate Rep. Schneider voicing his support for the RPM Act, which is so critically important to our company and racers like myself.”

Rep. Schneider represents Illinois’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which stretches from just north of Chicago up to the Wisconsin border. The congressman is currently serving in his fifth term in the House, where he is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for tax policy, and the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Rep. Schneider has a bachelor’s in industrial engineering and a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University. Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Schneider spent more than 20 years in business and management consulting, helping both large and family-owned businesses address the challenges of a changing economy and plan for the future. His private-sector experience provided him a first-hand look at the challenges small businesses face when trying to hire new workers and grow their company, as well as the effect thriving small businesses can have on a community’s overall well-being. Rep. Schneider and his wife Juli, have been residents of Deerfield, Illinois, for almost 30 years, where they raised their two sons, Adam and Daniel.

For more on the RPM Act and how to host your federal lawmakers, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.

Host Members of Congress at Your Business

Do you want Congress to pass bills that protect our automotive freedoms and enable the specialty automotive aftermarket to thrive? Do you wish that policymakers in Washington, D.C., understood our industry and the thousands of jobs that it creates in communities throughout the United States? If your answer to those questions is yes, now is the time to get involved with SEMA’s efforts to connect your business with members of Congress.

Whether in Washington or state capitals around the country, public policy battles are won by building relationships with lawmakers. The organizations that are most effective in shaping public policy are comprised of businesses and individuals who know their lawmakers. More importantly, their lawmakers know them.

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Rep. Schneider and Keith Prociuk (right) stop to talk while touring HP Tuners’
warehouse.

SEMA members have been hosting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate at their businesses for more than 20 years. Congressional site visits are an integral way for SEMA and its members to develop meaningful relationships with lawmakers. Visiting your business will help them understand and appreciate our industry so that they can advocate for policies that defend and grow it. If you would like to get to know your members of Congress, we stand ready to help and to make it easy for you and your team!

The first step in developing a relationship with your members of Congress is to introduce yourself and invite them to your business. SEMA staff will draft up an invitation, send it to your lawmakers, and coordinate with their staff to schedule the visit. Once the lawmaker is confirmed to visit your business, we will work with you to plan the event and manage day-of logistics in coordination with you and your company. Our government relations team is ready to do the heavy lifting!

Lastly, SEMA encourages its member companies to learn more about its Political Action Committee—SEMA PAC. By law, SEMA may not use association funds to contribute to federal candidates. However, SEMA PAC allows the administrative and executive employees of SEMA-member companies to contribute their personal funds to help elect lawmakers who support our industry’s positions and initiatives. Government rules require SEMA PAC to get each member company’s permission before it can ask their employees for support. It’s an easy process known as becoming prior approved, and it only takes seconds. To learn more or to become prior approved go to www.SEMApac.com or contact Christian Robinson at christianr@sema.org.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 12:10
Craig Frohock
Craig Frohock

Dayco Recruits Craig Frohock as New Aftermarket/Belt CEO

Dayco has announced that Craig Frohock has accepted the opportunity to join Dayco Aftermarket and Belts as its new CEO. Effective January 16 and reporting directly to the Board of Dayco, Frohock is responsible for the business unit’s global operational performance and strategic direction. For the past six years he has held several senior leadership roles with Tenneco. Most recently, he was the group vice president and general manager of the company’s OE ride-control business and prior to that he served as the group vice president and general manager of its Integrated supply-chain operations within the global aftermarket business. He also served as group vice president and general manager of the company’s aftermarket chassis business and the aftermarket sealing, engine and under-hood services business. Prior to joining Tenneco, his career included 19 years at Meritor Inc., where he held positions of increasing responsibilities, including leading the aftermarket business.

Autoshop Solutions Partners With Turnkey Marketing

Autoshop Solutions has partnered with Turnkey Marketing to offer a comprehensive marketing solution for all shops.

“Turnkey Marketing and Autoshop Solutions have partnered together to help auto-repair shops have a complete marketing strategy and excellent implementation,” stated Carrie-Lynn Rodenberg, founder of Turnkey Marketing. “We partnered with Autoshop Solutions because they are a leader in automotive aftermarket digital marketing and truly want what’s best for their clients.”

For more information, visit the Autoshop Solutions website.

JeepJeep Celebrates 20 Years as Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of the X Games 2023

The Jeep brand is celebrating its 20th year as the exclusive automotive partner of X Games Aspen 2023. Returning to Aspen's Buttermilk Mountain, the partnership will include broadcast, linear, social, digital and experiential extensions. Additionally, the Jeep Presents: X Games Aspen Best in Snow title, honoring one of the X Games top athletes, will be presented on Sunday, January 29.

“Our 20-year partnership with the X Games has provided an authentic venue for the Jeep brand to engage with sports and like-minded outdoor enthusiasts who share an uncompromising desire to seek adventure and blaze their own path, one that isn’t defined by boundaries,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “Fans will have the opportunity to interact with our electrified Jeep 4xe lineup on site of the highly anticipated winter event, including the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, and we look forward to again honoring the Best in Snow X Games athlete with our signature Jeep Golden Grille Award.”

The Jeep brand will have vehicles on site of the X Games. Attendees will be able to explore ’23 Jeep models at the Jeep Theater, start line, slopestyle course, corral and TV host set, including the Wrangler 4xe Rubicon, Gladiator Rubicon, Wrangler 4xe Willys, Grand Cherokee 4xe Trailhawk and Grand Cherokee 4xe Summit.

For additional information about the Jeep brand lineup, visit www.jeep.com.

VP Racing Launches Renewable Fuel

VP Racing Fuels Inc. has announced that it is accelerating its renewable fuel initiative with the launch of a new, renewable fuel, EcoGen. EcoGen is the renewable, non-alcohol alternative to ethanol and butanol-based fuels found at the pump. VP Racing has engineered high-octane renewable gasoline components incorporated into gasoline to help meet the increasing demand for higher-octane, cleaner-burning fuels. VP Racing now offers EcoGen as a high-octane blendstock for alcohol-free gasoline.

According to VP Racing Fuels, EcoGen from VP offers the following advantages:

  • Improved fuel economy (higher energy content than standard pump gas).
  • Great for marine use (low water affinity).
  • Up to 10% renewable content.
  • Reduced tailpipe pollutant emissions.
  • Reduced carbon emissions.
  • Friendly on fuel system components (no ethanol corrosion).

For more information about VP Racing Fuels and its products for racers, enthusiasts and general consumers, visit www.vpracingfuels.com.

Mach-EFord to Significantly Increase Production of Mustang Mach-E in 2023

With its new EV supply chain coming online, Ford is significantly increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E this year to help reduce customer wait times and to take advantage of streamlined costs to reduce prices across the board, making Mustang Mach-E more accessible to customers and keeping it competitive in the marketplace.

According to Ford, the production increase is a key part of the Ford+ Plan, underscoring the company’s commitment to lead the EV revolution by increasing the value of its EVs for customers, continuing to position Mustang Mach-E as an option for those looking for an electric SUV and growing market share. Ford already offers EV customers a fullsize truck, SUV and van, and has secured the batteries and raw material to scale production of all these models in 2023.

Almost all of Mustang Mach-E’s growth to date is incremental to the brand with two-thirds of Mustang Mach-E customers coming from competitor brands, according to Ford. The Mustang Mach-E was the No. 3 EV model in the United States in 2022 and the updated pricing is part of Ford's plan to keep the SUV competitive in a rapidly changing market, while strengthening Ford’s position as the No. 2 U.S. EV manufacturer as it continues to scale that part of the business. Visit www.ford.com for full range, pricing and specs on the electric Mustang Mach-E. 

Hagerty Launches Enthusiast Carbon Offset Program

Hagerty has officially launched ECO—a voluntary enthusiast carbon offset program to help motorists reduce the carbon footprint of their collectible cars, trucks and motorcycles. ECO is the first step in a holistic Hagerty Impact strategy designed to educate and empower enthusiasts to drive positive change across a range of social and environmental activities. Hagerty will lead the way, offsetting all emissions from its classic fleet and driving events. For 2022, this included the California Mille and Greenwich Concours Driving Tour.

“We believe the love of driving and the love of our planet can and must co-exist,” said Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty. “As part of our long-term environmental strategy, we are committed to helping automotive enthusiasts responsibly make a difference with simple and affordable steps such as this program.”

Worldwide, approximately 72% of people believe that protecting and restoring natural habitats would be a helpful solution in addressing climate change, according to an Edelman Trust Barometer 2022 special report on climate change.

“We have made a commitment to educate ourselves and our members on the best ways to improve their vehicles and driving habits to lessen the overall impact on the environment,” said Kory Felker, vice president of brand strategy at Hagerty. “At the same time, we will respect any of our members who are not ready to engage in these efforts.”

For more information about how the program works, visit the Hagerty website.

Have some company news you would like to share? Let us know and the news may appear in an upcoming issue of SEMA News. Send your items for consideration to editors@sema.org.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 11:57

 

SEMA Show management has announced that the 2023 Exhibitor Space Rental Agreement (ESRA) is now live.

The deadline to submit ESRAs and deposits is Monday April 3, 2023. SEMA Show Priority Space Selection is scheduled for Monday, May 1–May 17, 2023. Companies that reserve space by the deadline are eligible for the year’s early space selection, where exhibitors select their booth location at the Show.

The 2023 SEMA Show will take place October 31–November 3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For complete Show information, visit www.SEMAShow.com.

For additional information about exhibiting at the SEMA Show, visit www.SEMAShow.com/exhibitor.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 11:48

CorvetteChevrolet has debuted the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R racecar, a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Making its public debut at Daytona International Speedway ahead of last Saturday’s Rolex 24, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R is Chevrolet’s first racecar that fully meets FIA technical regulations for GT3 cars.

Design and development of the mid-engine Z06 GT3.R is a collaboration between GM’s Competition Motorsports Engineering division and Pratt Miller Engineering. With an eye specifically toward customer racing, the Z06 GT3.R will be eligible for multiple championships in North America and around the world with a high level of parts and technical support available for its customers.

The Corvette Z06 GT3.R will race for the first time as part of the GT Daytona (GTD) PRO category at the 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona to open next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

“The Corvette Z06 GT3.R breaks new ground for Chevrolet and the Corvette Racing program,” said Mark Stielow, director, GM Motorsports Engineering Competition. “This customer-focused racecar leverages learnings from throughout Corvette Racing’s lengthy and successful history, plus the expertise of our Corvette production design, engineering and powertrain teams.”

The Z06 GT3.R begins its life as an aluminum chassis frame from Chevrolet’s Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. The frame provides a lightweight yet strong and durable underpinning for both Z06 and Z06 GT3.R. Once in Michigan at Pratt Miller, a purpose-built steel roll cage is welded onto a base plate, which is secured to the chassis.

A double-wishbone suspension at the front and rear promotes a higher level of adjustability and fitment of racing-specific tire sizes. This is the same front and rear suspension configuration as on the Z06 production vehicle.

The motorsports engineering team added race springs and dampers, competition-specific rotors, calipers and pads. The Z06 GT3.R rides on 18-in. front and rear wheels—the same as on the C8.R.

Advanced aerodynamic strategies also link the road-going Corvette and its GT3 counterpart. Motorsports engineers worked with the GM Design Studio to develop an aero package specific to the Z06 GT3.R to optimize levels of downforce, stability, drag reduction and cooling.

According to Chevrolet, the goal was to design a GT3-spec Corvette that is suitable across different tire specifications, balance-of-performance settings and other customer preferences while not sacrificing performance or drivability on a variety of tracks and racing surfaces.

In order to enhance performance of the Z06 and Z06 GT3.R, each uses similar carbon-fiber splitters which provide optimal downforce at the front of the vehicles. On the underside of the Z06 GT3.R, a new and purpose-designed carbon fiber diffuser routes air from the front of the car toward the rear in order to create an optimal level of overall stability.

The underbody aerodynamic devices work together in complementing the functionality of a new-for-2024 wing that aids in airflow at the rear of the Z06 GT3.R and the creation of downforce for enhanced cornering ability.

Intakes at the front of the Z06 GT3.R draw in air to cool the front brakes. A single, large opening on the hood—a new design philosophy from the C8.R—extracts out air after it moves over the radiator.

From the top of the windshield to the rear of the car, the surface elements of the Z06 stayed intact for the Z06 GT3.R, accentuating the tie between production and racing. Most notable are side air ducts behind the doors—directly inspired by Z06 production road car—that help to cool the engine, transaxle and rear brakes.

The Corvette Z06 GT3.R will feature a 5.5L, flat-plane crankshaft DOHC V8 engine derived from the production Z06. This engine began on-track development in 2019 with the initial testing of the C8.R, ahead of its use in the production Z06.

The LT6 engine for the GT3.R originates from the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the same line on which all production Corvette Z06 engines are built.

The 5.5L powerplant shares more than 70% of its parts with the production Z06 engine, including the crankshaft, connecting rods, cylinder heads, fuel injectors, coils, gaskets and a variety of other sensors.

Chevrolet and Pratt Miller have worked together to incorporate a number of features into the GT3.R, building on safety construction from the C8.R. The Z06 GT3 features a side-impact crash structure between the driver’s side door and roll cage. Pioneered in the C7.R, the box features an outer casing of carbon fiber and Kevlar, and is filled with an aluminum honeycomb construction. The GT3 Corvette’s integrated steel roll cage is slightly modified from the current racing Corvette to provide easier ingress and egress.

For 2024, Chevrolet and Corvette Racing will continue targeting key sports-car racing championships with North American and global entries. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will see up to four Corvette Z06 GT3.R entries with a mix of GTD PRO and GTD teams starting with the 2024 Rolex 24.

Two Corvette chassis will be bound for FIA WEC in hopes of a double entry in the yet-to-be-named GT category, which would include the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Chevrolet Motorsports will also be evaluating opportunities to be represented in SRO Motorsports including SRO America and the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

Specific team announcements including drivers will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit www.chevrolet.com.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:14
Sierra

This is the upcoming GMC Sierra AT4X HD undergoing testing before its reveal. The heavy-duty off-road rig is wearing a healthy amount of camouflage front and back, disguising what is likely to be high-clearance front and rear fascias. The wheels are also camouflaged.

As reported by GM Authority earlier this month, the ’24 Sierra AT4X HD will feature 35-in. tires and DSSV dampers—both firsts for the Sierra HD. The model will slot above the existing Sierra AT4 HD as the most capable off-road-going Sierra HD. A debut should come in the next few weeks.

Sierra

Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:12

By Ashley Reyes

WTCThe SEMA Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) is launching a new virtual networking event that will bring together SEMA members from the wheel and tire industry. The online series, called WTC Coffee & Conversation, includes five events throughout 2023 and offers members an open forum to discuss the wheel and tire market’s hottest topics and issues. Participants will connect to share their expertise, grow their network, and create valuable business connections.  

“We created the Coffee & Conversation series as a way to give wheel and tire members the opportunity to grow and learn from each other,” said WTC Networking Committee Chair Brett Kinsfather, ShopMonkey. “Members will build their social capital, walk away with different points of view and build relationships that are founded on the common ground of WTC membership.”

A discussion topic will be introduced to start the conversation; however, attendees are encouraged to bring a topic of their own that impacts their business personally and encourages open conversation for the benefit of the group.  

SEMA-member manufacturers, service providers, distributors, dealers, installers and media are all invited to attend as the event will a great opportunity to tap into new and undiscovered networks.    

The first WTC Coffee & Conversation networking event will take place March 2, at 9:00 a.m. (PST). View all dates in the series and sign up now to start growing your network.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:11

By SEMA Editors

HotelsPart of the SEMA Show planning process is securing a hotel that will fit your needs. Location, low price, amenities and ratings are all factors in determining the right place to stay for November.

To make the process quick and affordable, the SEMA Show Block website lists all the hotels available, the prices, distance from Show and more. Hotels booked in the Block are backed by a low-price guarantee. To ensure that your price remains the lowest, SEMA will price-match lower advertised rates, even after your reservations are set.

There are more than 30 properties to choose from in the Show Block. As an added benefit, SEMA provides shuttle service to and from the Show for hotels that are not within walking distance to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 2023 SEMA Show takes place October 31–November 3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Exhibitors that would like to be part of the 2023 SEMA Show can get started at www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth.

Registration for the Show is available www.SEMAShow.com/register.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:03

By Douglas McColloch

Dick GustWhen the subject of conversation turns to tires, few industry experts can speak with as much authority as Dick Gust. The current CEO of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), Gust started his decades-long career while still in college, and upon graduation was hired as a design engineer with Uniroyal. He subsequently spent time in a variety of managerial roles with Sears Roebuck, Lakin Environmental and Liberty Tire Recycling, where he served as director of government affairs. He has worked with a number of industry associations, including the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association, American Retreaders Association and International Tire & Rubber Association. He has also served on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee.

For our annual tire and wheel issue, we spent some time with Gust to “talk tire.” What follows has been edited for clarity and length.

SEMA News: What’s your latest project? What are you working on these days?

Dick Gust: We’re working on gaining more membership, and we’re working on increasing our training programs that are our bread and butter. We really are a safety association, and it’s time that we updated a few of our training programs, so that’s our big push right now. To give two examples, we’re working on an earth-mover program, and we’re translating our commercial tire training materials into Spanish.

SN: What was your first job in the industry, and what did you learn from it?

DG: It was a summer job working at a Uniroyal tire plant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to pay for my college. I was a tire builder, so I learned the business from the drum up. After I graduated, Uniroyal offered me a job in their product development department. So that job gave me the best background in knowing how a tire comes together.

SN: What has pleased you most about this industry during the time you’ve spent in it?

DG: I think it always comes down to the people. It’s a very close-knit industry. People may move around from one company to another, but their enthusiasm for tires always goes with them. I haven’t worked in other industries, but I know this one’s pretty special in terms of
camaraderie.

SN: Tire manufacturers are starting to look at domestic tire production using non-rubber agricultural products, such as dandelions, to address supply-chain and sustainability issues. What potential impact do you think this could have on the industry and on the
consumers?

DG: Manufacturers are looking long-term at less reliance on overseas rubber plantations and more on various sustainable products that they can incorporate domestically into the construction of a tire. When the materials don’t have to be transported overseas, that’s going to positively impact the supply chain, but certainly not in the next few years.

SN: The retread industry has faced challenges in recent years. What do they have to do to stay competitive?

DG: A lot of the retread companies have been purchased by major tire manufacturers, and they’re recognizing that it’s a great sustainable product. One of the challenges they’ve had, though, is with tires that are coming in from the Far Eastern countries—China, for example—and some of those tire casings are not suitable to be retreaded. Additionally, the price for a new tire in China is so inexpensive that it makes selling retreads into that market difficult. But I think over time this problem will work itself out.

SN: What’s your daily driver and what do you like best about it?

DG: I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I’ve owned four of them previously, and I just think it’s a terrific car.

SN: Let’s talk about electric vehicles (EVs) for a moment. They pose unique challenges on tires. How is the industry responding? And what can consumers expect down the road?

DG: We’ve created an electric-vehicle advisory council, and we’ve pulled together some experts within the industry to look at a lot of different things. EVs have a lot more weight than ICE vehicles, so from the tire perspective, tires for EVs are going to wear out faster. So, the manufacturers are looking at materials for these tires that make them longer-wearing and with better rolling resistance.

SN: As you mentioned, TIA is all about safety. Could you talk a bit about what you think the industry in general could do to improve safety protocols?

DG: Right now, we’re looking to emphasize the commercial tire industry a lot more. Many people who handle commercial truck tires don’t realize that it’s an OSHA requirement to be trained to do so. If you touch a commercial truck tire, you are required by OSHA to be trained. So we’re trying to aim our training programs more toward the commercial side of the business.

SN: If you went back to school, what would you study?

DG: I have a degree in chemistry, and at one point I thought about becoming a doctor. So I’d probably go back into some kind of medical field.

SN: When you’re away from work, where will you be, and what will you be doing?

DG: My wife and I are new to the East Coast now, so we spend time venturing out on weekends looking at historic sites in the Washington, D.C., area. We have a vast array of museums here, so you might find us at a museum on the weekend.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:00

Are you hunting for a new job? The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country. Here are some of the latest jobs posted to the website.

Latest Jobs Added to SEMA Career Center

Client Success Manager
MyRacePass

MyRacePass is hiring a drag-racing client success manager responsible for generating revenue by developing lead generation, qualification and closing sales; recommending any potential products and services that would benefit the client while keeping an ongoing relationship with current and potential clients; training promoters on MyRacePass services and day-to-day client relations; and handling the process of a new client onboarding while working with developers and designers throughout the process.

Project Manager
Transworld Products Inc.

Transworld Products Inc. is hiring a project manager to work directly with staff and factories in Asia and targeting small to mid-sized U.S. manufacturers for sales opportunities. The candidate will be an articulate, detail-oriented, mechanically minded, creative, self-motivated professional with a minimum of three years’ global sourcing and/or project management experience.

Salesperson
Wheel-1

Wheel-1 is hiring an aftermarket wheel and tire salesperson responsible for selling company products in accordance with company requirements and customer needs; delivering sales presentations to customers in coordination with company marketing and sales strategy; and providing information regarding products, account inquiries and order status via phone or email. Candidates must be bilingual, Spanish/English is preferred, and be willing to travel. Prior sales experience is required.

Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:00