Vehicle technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate and helping SEMA members understand and leverage emerging vehicle technologies is one of the association's top priorities, according to John Waraniak, SEMA vice president, vehicle technology.
SEMA has hired Will L. Woods, CAE, to the newly created position of vice president of councils. Woods brings with him more than 25 years of professional experience, including 13 years as executive director of a 2,400-member trade association and seven years with a California-based automotive trade association.
As SEMA’s first vice president fully dedicated to the council department, Woods will oversee and manage the association’s eight councils.
Twenty-five volunteers from the industry will be vying for 16 open seats on the SEMA Board of Directors, as they seek to lead the automotive specialty-equipment market in the 2007–2009 SEMA Board of Directors elections taking place next month. With the voting of the chairman-elect position taking place this year, the 2007 elections will be pivotal.
With several months still remaining, the 2007 SEMA Show is expected to feature more than 2,000 exhibitors
A record number of manufacturers took part in the Priority Space Selection process for the 2007 SEMA Show. With several months still remaining before the event takes place October 30–November 2, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is expected to feature more than 2,000 automotive specialty-equipment manufacturers.
The road to success at the 2007 SEMA Show can be a rocky one, but you can make it a smooth trip with 10 essential steps. Tradeshow expert Chuck Schwartz shares the fundamentals of budgeting, developing a game plan and creating a winning team for the Show, Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10 a.m. (PST). Learn the most important steps to creating an effective and efficient tradeshow exhibit, produce more foot traffic and generate more leads.
Exhibit at the Salon de SEMA, a section of the Mexico-city based PAACE Automechanika show taking place July 11–13. In one week, you can display your products in front of thousands of buyers, be interviewed about your company and product on stage by AJ, co-host of the hit TV show "Overhaulin,'" meet with the key Mexican specialty-equipment press, and visit with the top distributors and buyers in that market. For more information, contact Linda Spencer at email@example.com.
Seven hundred SEMA members receive free updates on the issues that impact the specialty-equipment industry on Capitol Hill, as well as how SEMA supports our congressional friend through the SEMA Political Action Committee.
SEMA is writing a report on the Chinese specialty-equipment market. If you are selling in China and would like to be featured in the report, or if you offer a service to SEMA members seeking to sell in China, please let us know. We would love to interview you and include you in the report's list of resources. To participate, contact Linda Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEMA members, would you like to be notified when this free report is ready? Just email us at email@example.com.
TRW Automotive recently unveiled its Electrically Powered Steering (EPS) Belt Drive system that will launch on North American models in 2008, according to a TRW Automotive press release.
A new Mercedes-Benz B-class small car could enter the U.S. market as early as 2011, according to a recent AutoWeek article. The automaker said that if they were to bring the B-class here, it would be the next generation model due in 2011. The article also noted that Mercedes may bring an SUV smaller that the M-class to the United States as well.