Member News

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 11:24am

SEMA Scholarships CommitteeThis past fall, SEMA Education partnered with the automotive technology department at Cypress College for a career workshop, where nearly 200 students had a chance to interact with industry heavy-hitters in a variety of companies and fields that included everything from engineering andmanufacturing to sales and marketing.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 11:14am

The Young Executives Network (YEN) hosted a joint networking reception with the Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) on Tuesday, November 4, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The event featured casino tables, specific areas showcasing emerging technologies, an awards ceremony and refreshments. Two of YEN’s annual awards were also presented at the event.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 10:56am

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) had a rewarding 2014. With the annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast as the backdrop, SBN presented its Athena Awards to three deserving individuals who have significantly contributed to the support and advancement of women in the specialty-equipment industry.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 10:42am

Manufacturers Representative Network (MRN) - SEMA CouncilThe Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN) hosted a collection of business-critical discussions for reps on November 2 at the SEMA Show. Through roundtable discussions, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and receive practical solutions that addressed real issues. The event also included a group discussion on trending topics. The discussions included:

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 10:30am

Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN) - SEMA CouncilBy Marla Moore

The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) is excited to offer SEMA members a Professional Development Program (PDP) to enhance leadership skills, improve task skills and provide insight into the latest trends and technical advancements.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 10:21am

Amid the hustle and bustle of the 2014 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, members of the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) took the time one evening to network, reunite with old friends, enjoy food and beverages, and honor two members by welcoming them into the WTC Hall of Fame.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 9:58am

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) - SEMA CouncilThe Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) announced the winners of four awards at its annual reception, which provided an opportunity for members of PRO to mingle, discuss issues important to the industry and enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues and friends.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 9:46am

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) - SEMA CouncilThe Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) holds its Media Trade Conference each January. The event is designed to bring together editorial staffs with racing and high-performance parts manufacturers for three days of face-to-face, 30-minute meetings. Rich Barsamian, MPMC chair, has exhibited at the event seven times and explained that the council’s goal in offering the conference is to help council members gain exposure.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 9:30am

Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) - SEMA Council

The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) industry awards reception was held November 5, 2014, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH). Open to all employees of LTAA-member companies and prospective members, the reception featured networking opportunities and three award presentations—the LTAA Hall of Fame, the LTAA Retailer of the Year and the LTAA Ron Webster Memorial Award for Engineering Excellence.

Post on: 01/01/2015 - 9:16am

Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - SEMA CouncilIn 2014, HRIA once again collaborated with the Automotive Restoration Market Organization to showcase the artistry of their members in a Hot Rod Alley booth. This was a destination point for members who needed a break or wanted to reconnect with old friends. The booth featured three display vehicles representing the hot-rod niche and three others representing the restoration market. Throughout the week, members visited to enjoy the cars, rest their feet and share information about the council with other visitors to the booth.