The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) members have a busy winter season ahead. Just weeks after the SEMA Show, MPMC members will be packing their bags for Indianapolis for a week full of exhibiting, customer meetings, networking and MPMC-sponsored educational seminars at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis, December 7–9, 2017.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) is slated to host fun and engaging events throughout the week of the 2017 SEMA Show, to be held October 31 through November 3 in Las Vegas. The LTAA focuses on creating a community among those in the light-truck segment of the aftermarket industry. Members and nonmembers alike are encouraged to attend the LTAA events taking place at the SEMA Show or stop by the LTAA booth, centrally located within the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is set to host engaging events throughout the week of the SEMA Show, October 31–November 3, in Las Vegas. ARMO serves the automotive restoration aftermarket industry through programs and resources to advance the industry and improve how member companies operate daily. There will be plenty of opportunities for ARMO members to connect and for those looking to become members of the council to engage with council leadership and learn more about the organization.
With the 2017 SEMA Show right around the corner, SEMA members are gearing up to make the most of the many opportunities the Show presents for professionals in the automotive aftermarket. The SEMA Show encompasses all facets of automotive aftermarket industry professionals in one place, year after year.
The SEMA Scholarship Program cultivates and maintains relationships with colleges, universities and trade schools that are automotive-driven through programs and courses. Students are encouraged by faculty and staff to participate in the many student programs that SEMA offers, including career-fair participation, scholarship money, automotive-specific job boards, attending the SEMA Show and more.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) has transitioned into new leadership, with Rory Connell of Advanced Accessory Concepts leading the charge as the chair and Kirstin Stone of COMP Performance Group as chair-elect. YEN is dedicated to the advancement of young professionals in the automotive aftermarket industry by providing the membership with education and networking opportunities.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) welcomes new leadership beginning July 1, 2017. Camee Edelbrock is the new SBN chair, and Lana Chrisman of McLeod Racing is the new SBN chair-elect. The SBN works toward the advancement of women in the automotive aftermarket industry. Through education and networking programs, the network provides women with community and resources to advance their careers.
The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) welcomed a new chair and chair-elect on July 1. Long-time SEMA volunteer Marla Moore of Coker Tire Co. stepped into the chair position, and Ian Lehn of BOOSTane took over as chair-elect.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) featured its annual Hot Products Showcase at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet in April.
On July 1, the Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) will welcome Greg Parker of Wegmann Automotive as its new chair and Tyson Boyer of Dill Valves as chair-elect. The WTC is committed to the progression of the automotive aftermarket wheel and tire segment and providing resources and community for its members.