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Zane Clark - Vice President of Membership, Education, Research and Councils

Zane Clark serves SEMA as Vice President of Membership, Education, Research and Councils & Networks (MERC). Clark, who previously served as CEO of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America, has 23 years of automotive aftermarket leadership experience, including more than 10 years with SEMA from 2010–2020.

Clark first joined SEMA in 2010 as a council director, working directly with volunteer leaders in various niches. He transitioned after three years to lead SEMA’s education department, where he directed the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, grew the SEMA Show education program and expanded the SEMA Show Student Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2022 ARMO Hot Products Showcase photo gallery. Below you'll find the winners for each category related to their product. All of this product exposure is available free to ARMO member companies.

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AUTO METAL DIRECT

ARMO New Product Award
Exterior/Trim

  • Bed Floor Assembly 67-72 Chevy

DAKOTA DIGITAL

ARMO New Product Award
Interior

  • RTX-40F-X Gauge Kit 1932 Ford

FLAMING RIVER

ARMO New Product Award
Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension/Wheels/Tires

  • ’68-’82 C3Corvette

MAGNUSON SUPERCHARGERS

ARMO New Product Award
Engine/Engine Compartment

  • Magnum TVS2650 LS3/LSA Supercharger

MAGNUSON SUPERCHARGERS

ARMO New Product Award
People's Choice

  • TVS 2650 Supercharger

RETRO MANUFACTURING

ARMO New Product Award
Accessory

  • Detroit Radio Mustang
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Jaelyn Young, Vice President  - People and Culture

Jaelyn Young is the Vice President of People and Culture for SEMA. Young is responsible for the full spectrum of Human Resources including the Employee Experience, Benefits and Total Rewards, Employee Engagement from hire to retire, and Performance Management.

Jaelyn brings 17 years of progressive Human Resources expertise where most recently she served as Vice President, People & Culture for The Marvin Group. This role afforded her the opportunity to enhance the people function to an operational market of 1100 employees. During her tenure at Marvin, she also supported both corporate headquarters and three subdivision of the company. Her contributions included enhancing the corporate culture through numerous process improvements, implementing technology to provided accuracy in data, and progressive policy transformations to enhance the company brand.

Additionally, Jaelyn has held various leadership roles with increasing responsibility within aerospace organizations such as General Electric and Senior Operations. Jaelyn also was the VPHR for Flagship Inc. in San Jose, CA where she supported 5700 employees across the US. Her professional career is enhanced by her MBA, from Central University, SPHR-CP, Green Belt and Executive Leadership Certification from USC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

 

Guided by the SEMA Board of Directors, the following strategic priorities have been identified for the association. These important challenges and opportunities will guide SEMA in helping the industry and its members succeed and grow.

 

  1. EMISSIONS

    SEMA shall prioritize addressing important emissions-related issues facing SEMA members and the automotive industry. SEMA shall assist members with compliance, education and resources to ensure regulations are fair and reasonable.

     

  2. REGULATORY ISSUES (NON-EMISSIONS)

    SEMA shall facilitate & preserve legal pathways to aftermarket modifications, as well as protect the right to enjoy modified vehicles on-street, off-road and on the track.

     

  3. TRADE SHOWS - IMPROVE & EVOLVE

    SEMA shall continue to improve and evolve our world-class SEMA & PRI Trade Shows, and develop additional opportunities for growth and expansion.

     

  4. MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS IMPROVEMENTS

    SEMA shall modernize and improve its marketing and communication capabilities, with a digital-first focus, including social media, video and influencer’s.

     

  5. MOTORSPORTS - PRESERVE & GROW

    SEMA shall invest in growing PRI as the leading motorsport association by expanding support, facilitating growth, and by providing protection for motorsports.

     

  6. IMPROVE MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

    SEMA shall improve member engagement and member value, including an improved SEMA.org, more effective membership communication & PAC programs.

     

  7. ADDRESS COMPLEX VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY & OEM RELATIONSHIPS

    Invest in SEMA Garages, Member Education & Resources, ADAS, and improve OEM relationships.

     

  8. PROMOTE AUTOMOTIVE LIFESTYLE

    Promote the automotive aftermarket/lifestyle; develop stronger relationships with enthusiasts & influencers. Invest in impactful programs like SEMA Launch Pad, SEMA Ignited.

     

  9. ELECTRIFICATION

    Facilitate and develop the electric performance aftermarket. Embrace electrification at the SEMA and PRI Shows.

 

 

Karen Bailey-Chapman

Karen is passionate about leading advocacy, public policy, and government affairs strategies across local, state, and federal jurisdictions. She has dedicated her career in creating and delivering unique and effective initiatives spanning multiple specializations and industries. Karen has directed strategic and tactical implementation of innovative campaigns, while driving legislative wins, consumer engagement, and industry best practices.Over the course of her career she has worked for leading political advocacy organizations like Americans for Tax Reform and served as a public affairs executive with casino gaming company Penn National Gaming (now Penn Entertainment) and the American Beverage Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Leadership Studies and was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. She earned her Master’s degree in Community and Economic Development from Penn State. Governor Jim Justice appointed Karen to the West Virginia Professional Charter School Board in 2021. She also serves as chair of the Jefferson County Board of Health and as vice-chair of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy. She and her husband reside in Jefferson County, West Virginia and she splits her time between Washington, D.C. and the Mountain State.

HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

This award honors individuals in the automotive aftermarket who have enhanced the stature of the industry. Inductees include visionaries, innovators and leaders who have positively impacted what is now a $50.9 billion market. Nominees may be business leaders or contributors from any aftermarket segment or niche.

 

NOMINATE NOW
Submit your nomination by March 17th.

Criteria include:

  • His/her contributions must have extended beyond the local level and reach throughout the national or international level.
  • The candidate is and/or has been involved in the specialty-equipment automotive industry and/or SEMA for a minimum of 10 (ten) years.
  • The candidate must have made outstanding contributions toward enhancing technology, professionalism, dignity, and/or general stature and growth of the specialty-equipment automotive industry.
  • The candidate must have conducted him/herself with a high degree of integrity both within and outside of the specialty-equipment automotive industry.
  • Candidate must be at least 50 years of age prior to the 2023 SEMA Show or they may be at any age if deceased as long as the nomination is presented at least one year posthumous.

New Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in May.

History

A Look Into the History of the Association’s Highest and Most Esteemed Honor

 

As the aftermarket industry began to grow, so did the need to recognize the pioneers who contributed to it and to the formation of the association. Created in 1969, it is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth.

The SEMA Hall of Fame award recognizes people who have given to the industry over a long period of time. In fact, one of the criteria for the SEMA Hall of Fame award is that the candidate must have been "involved in the industry and/or association for a minimum of 10 years."

In any given year, it’s not unusual for three or four people to earn induction into the Hall of Fame. New inductees into the SEMA Hall of Fame are announced at the annual SEMA Installation Banquet, a prominent social event that attracts the who’s who of the industry.

Later in the year, the individuals honored with Hall of Fame commendation are recognized at the SEMA Awards Banquet during the annual SEMA Show. The custom-designed trophy is regarded as one of the most admired and sought after in the automotive aftermarket.

In honor of the Hall’s first inductee, subsequent inductees received the Paul Schiefer "Old Timer's Memorial Award,” named for the man – one of SEMA’s original founding members - known for pioneering safer flywheels and clutch assemblies for racing. The "old timer's" reference alluded to a board directive that the award honor founders of the industry.

In 1986, the award came to be known simply as the SEMA Hall of Fame. Though the name changed, the original intent did not. To this day, the award continues to honor and pay tribute to the leaders and legends that helped make the automotive specialty equipment market an industry worth in excess of $50.9 billion annually.

And while the SEMA Hall of Fame was originally intended for only one individual a year, it quickly became clear that a number of individuals deserved credit for contributing to the growth of the industry. Singling out just one person a year painted an inaccurate picture of how the industry arrived at its present course.

SEMA Hall of Fame Inductee Archive

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The First Inductee

Paul Schiefer did what many men did after serving in the Navy during World War II. He resumed his hobby of working on cars. He began experimenting on his flathead Ford V8-powered "T" and eventually produced the first ribbed-type, lightweight, cast-aluminum flywheel that would not warp or distort under severe load. As horsepower increased, so too did the danger of flywheels exploding into dangerous shrapnel.Schiefer developed a process that provided the ultimate in coefficient of friction and wear resistance, and went on to develop the first bonded-bronze clutch facing and a new aluminum flywheel called the "Albro." During the 1960's, Schiefer guided his company to become the largest specialty drivetrain-component manufacturing company in the world.

1969 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductee
Paul Schiefer

Schiefer Equipment Co.

A speed equipment industry pioneer, Paul developed the earliest flywheels and clutches for all-out racing and high performance. He owned and operated Schiefer Manufacturing Company; it became the largest manufacturer of specialty drivetrain components in the world.

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Events

The SEMA Installation Banquet is an annual celebration, the industry's highest social affair, intended to honor industry leaders, and the current, incoming and outgoing individuals who serve on the SEMA Board of Directors. It is also the first time that their peers recognize the select few from the industry who have achieved Hall of Fame honors. The SEMA Installation Banquet is a combination of industry reunion, fine-dining experience, and an opportunity to honor the dedicated and hard-working individuals whose talents and devotion have made the specialty and performance industry the leader it is today.

2000 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductee
Ron Coleman

Competition Cams

Coleman is the president of Competition Cams, a world leader in valvetrain technology, and under his management the company has acquired several other businesses to make it the successful operation that it is today.

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Chris Standifer - SEMA Hall of Fame Liaison

Contact

SEMA Hall of Fame Staff Liaison:
Chris Standifer
1575 S. Valley Vista Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
909-978-6692
chriss@sema.org

Business Membership Benefits | Student Programs

Scholarship & Loan Forgiveness

College is expensive. Earn up to $5,000 for school and reduce your tuition costs through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. More money for school means more opportunity for you to focus on your career goals, gain a competitive advantage, and pursue your passions. Already graduated and work for a SEMA member company? Earn up to $2,000 towards loan forgiveness!

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SEMA Show Student Program

Witness the industry in action and build new connections for a lifelong career. Through the SEMA Show Student Program, you will engage in quality networking with potential mentors and meet face-to-face with leaders from small, medium, and large companies. Explore different career paths and employment opportunities and meet other students and educators from throughout the country. Contact SEMA’s Member Service Manager, Byron Bergmann.

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Business Membership Benefits | Job Board

Industry Job Board

Connecting automotive employers and candidates has never been easier. Access a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country that caters to specific automotive market segments and professions through the SEMA Industry Job Board. Hiring? Utilize the job board to post openings and find your next best candidate!

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HR Hub

The HR Hub offers material focused on relevant and common HR focused matters, including policies, forms, bookmarks, and e-mail alerts. Stay up-to-date on new trends and best practices and get the latest resources on benefits and compensation, employee development, federal and state employee laws and more.

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Business Membership Benefits | Discount Partners

RevPro

As SEMA’s official insurance provider, RevPro understands the specific and unique challenges that member businesses face. Take advantage of reduced prices and expanded coverage in the areas of property loss, auto theft, product failure, cyber-attacks, and more. Whether it's in domestic manufacturing, global outsourcing, multi-chain distribution, point-of-sale, or installation, RevPro Insurance invests time into mastering the distinct aspect of your business.

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UPS

Save up to 50% on shipping, protect your shipments, and print a wide variety of marketing materials with easy online ordering. There is no fee to sign up and charges are incorporated automatically into your UPS invoice.

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FirstData

Get fast, convenient, and secure payment solutions, all at a competitive price with First Data. Benefits include competitive pricing transactions, full-service debit/ATM transactions, e-commerce and virtual terminal applications, acceptance of all major debit and credit cards, 24/7 customer service and more.

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Why Join SEMA?

SEMA offers its 6,500+ member companies a variety of business tools and resources to help their business succeed and prosper. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, jobber, distributor, rep or installer, SEMA is here to help you make smarter business decisions; be more strategic and targeted with your promotions; save money through group purchases, and network with key businesses and leaders in the industry.
To learn more about SEMA and the programs and services available to help your business succeed and prosper, contact Customer Service at 909-610-2030.


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Councils & Networks

Unite with companies and individuals in your specific market segment and make valuable connections that support your market. By joining a SEMA Council or Network, you will be provided with solutions relevant to your specific market segment. You will also be able to collaborate and connect with others who share common interests or characteristics.

Get Involved!

Discount Partners

Take advantage of SEMA’s membership group buying power and save money on business insurance, shipping, and payment solutions through SEMA benefit partners.

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Education

Access comprehensive presentations, insightful discussions, and short videos that teach, inform, and inspire automotive aftermarket professionals through SEMA Virtual Education. Whether you are a builder, engineer, marketer, salesperson, or work in another area in the automotive aftermarket, you will learn new strategies and become inspired for success through SEMA’s extensive library of live and on-demand Virtual Education offerings.

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Find or post a job. Get hired. Be Informed.

Find qualified employees by posting job openings or find a list of open positions in the SEMA Career Center. You will also find resources to help with hiring and employee matters through the SEMA HR Portal.

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Government Affairs

Take advantage of SEMA’s membership group buying power and save money on business insurance, shipping, and payment solutions through SEMA benefit partners.

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Research

Get real-world information and data related to your business and gain a better understanding of the changing vehicle landscape through SEMA Market Research. Filled with data direct from the industry and consumers, each report is tailored to help your company make smarter business decisions.

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SEMA Data

With years of experience and proven expertise, SEMA Data can help you manage your information for maximum efficiency. SEMA Data offers options that allow you to manage your data on your own (DIY), or you can choose to have our team help you with regular data updates (DIWM).

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SEMA Garage

Access special high-tech tools and equipment to get your product to market faster and more cost-effectively. The SEMA Garages are located in Diamond Bar, California, and in Detroit, Michigan. They offer members exclusive access to services such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, ADAS testing, vehicle measuring sessions, fully equipped bays, and emissions testing and certification.

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SEMA Show

With the world-wide industry gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show is where professionals conduct quality business, discover new trends, and learn new skills. SEMA members at the Show have exclusive access to three Member Lounges that offer convenient and time-saving amenities to refuel and recharge during Show hours. In addition, Member Central offers members a convenient place to learn about the association and discover how membership can help businesses be more successful.

Member Perks at Show!

Student Programs

Attend the SEMA and PRI Shows, apply for a scholarship, and gain hands on experiences through the SEMA Student Program. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to participate. If you are employed by a SEMA-member company, you may also be eligible for SEMA Loan Forgiveness award.

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