SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 2, January 13, 2011

Movers & Shakers: Michalski Named Perfect Equipment Inc. CEO; Foose to Speak at NHRA Museum's Axes & Axles Workshop

Johannes Michalski Named Perfect Equipment Inc. CEO
Perfect Equipment Inc. appointed Johannes Michalski as its CEO, succeeding company president Mike Astorino, who will remain involved as a business consultant. Michalski joins Perfect Equipment from a leading provider of mechanical and electronic key systems, lock sets, steering locks and remote control systems for the automotive industry. Michalski served as chief operating officer for the North American division.

  Foose Axes Axels
  Chip Foose was named a guest speaker for the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and WyoTech's first Axes & Axles educational workshop.

Chip Foose to Speak at NHRA Museum Axes & Axles Workshop
Automotive designer Chip Foose is a guest speaker for the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and WyoTech's
first educational workshop on cars and guitars in
conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit: Axes & Axles: The Art
of Building Cars and Guitars, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the
Fender Telecaster. Foose will give insight into the connections between
cars and guitars as well as some of his memorable builds.

Claudio Ballard Named Inventor of the Year

The United States Business and Industry Council (USBIC) named Claudio Ballard, founder of Data Treasury Corp. and ICONIC Motors, its Inventor of the Year. Ballard was recognized for the Virtual Electrical Electronic Device Interface Management System (VEEDIMS) technology, which provides a unique approach to system automation by merging ethernet speed and data management.

Coker Elected Chairman of Collectors Foundation
Corky Coker of Coker Tire was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Collectors Foundation for 2011. Jim Cozzie, SEMA’s past chairman, was elected to the foundation’s board of directors. Visit the Collectors Foundation’s website, www.collectorsfoundation.org, to learn more about this important organization. Collectors Foundation is a member of SEMA and the association's Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).

Electric Motorcycle  
The Scotts Valley (California) Police Department is currently field testing a Zero DS electric motorcycle to assist in local patrols and traffic enforcement.  

All-Electric Motorcycle on Patrol in California
The Scotts Valley (California) Police Department
became the first law enforcement agency in California to receive a Zero
DS electric motorcycle to assist in local patrols and traffic
enforcement. With an all-electric drivetrain, the acquisition of the
Zero DS serves as a benchmark for evaluating the motorcycle in law
enforcement situations, such as responding through traffic and on local
bike trails.

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