SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 45, November 11, 2010

Industry Honors Michael Kunzman & Associates, Meyer Distributing, Painless Performance, Rick Sparks

The SEMA Show shines the spotlight on the parts and technologies of the specialty-equipment market and all of the professionals who represent the heartbeat of the industry. The Show also serves as the industry's stage to honor those whose tireless efforts and contributions have shaped an industry and a hobby enjoyed by millions throughout the world.

Below are the winners of the awards presented during the SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet that took place Thursday evening during Show week.


SEMA Warehouse Distributor of the Year: Meyer Distributing

WD of the Year Meyer Founded in the mid-1980s as a truck parts and equipment distributor in Haysville, Indiana, Meyer Distributing steadily grew during the next three decades eventually expanding its customer base to include shipping to all 50 states. Today, Meyer Distributing has become one of the most successful warehouse distributors of high performance automotive parts in the country representing over 300 product lines and serving thousands of customers through its warehousing facilities. Meyer Distributing was runner-up for the 2009 Warehouse Distributor of the Year award and has been honored as Warehouse Distributor of the Year by several other prestigious industry organizations. Key members of Meyer Distributing have also served on SEMA's Light-Truck Accessory Alliance and Professional Restylers Organization Select Committees.

SEMA Manufacturers' Rep Agency of the Year: Michael Kunzman & Associates

Manufacturer Rep Agency Award Michael Kunzman & Associates is an independent manufacturer’s sales representative agency specializing in the performance automotive aftermarket. Michael Kunzman & Associates represents some of the largest manufacturers in the industry to every level of distribution including warehouse distributors, retailers, mail order companies, OEM, expediters, jobbers, installers, speed shops, engine builders, and specialty customizers. The company provides coverage throughout the Midwest, as well as parts of Canada. Among the services offered are training seminars, point-of-purchase displays, catalog creation and maintenance, merchandising, advertising, warranty and warehousing of products.

PWA Manufacturer of the Year PWA Person of the Year
The PWA Manufacturer of the Year is Painless Performance. PWA presents its Manufacturer of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the specialty-equipment industry and in appreciation of conscientious efforts in support of the warehouse distributor concept of merchandise distribution. PWA presented its Person of the Year Award to Rick Sparks of Comp Cams. PWA presents its Person of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding contribution and in appreciation of their conscientious dedication as an individual member to the Specialty Equipment Industry.
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