SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 43, October 27, 2011

Movers & Shakers: Jon Titman Opens Prestige Automotive Accessories; Goodguys Releases 2012 Event Schedule

Jon Titman Opens Prestige Automotive Accessories
Jon Titman, whose industry background spans nearly three decades, has
opened Prestige Automotive Accessories, according to a recent company
announcement. The New Carrollton, Maryland-based, restyling center is a
full-line automotive accessory installation and distribution facility.
The company serves new-car dealerships throughout the Washington, D.C.,
northern Virginia and Baltimore markets. Product offerings include
leather interiors, truck accessories and a variety of mobile
electronics, including video, audio and navigation systems, as well as
other accessories. In addition to his experience in manufacturing,
distribution, installation and sales, Titman has long been involved with
SEMA, as well as its Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) council.
Titman received the PRO Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 in
recognition of his service on the PRO Select Committee and contributions
to the restyling industry. 

Goodguys Releases 2012 Event Schedule
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
will stage 21 events in 2012, welcoming a wide range of hot rods,
customs, muscle cars, trucks and classic cars to the country’s premier
event venues. California, Arizona and Texas will host multiple events
while the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals will return to the Ohio Expo
Center in Columbus, July 6–8. Eighteen of the 21 events will feature a
Goodguys AutoCross which is free to all registered Goodguys event
participants. New for the 2012 season will be the Goodguys “Super Sunday
Get-Together” program which welcomes all years, makes and models of
American-made or American-powered vehicles to 17 Goodguys national
events on Sunday only. Here is the 2012 Goodguys event schedule (pdf)

Covercraft Industries Sign Sponsorship Agreement With "MotorzTV"
Covercraft Industries Inc. has signed a major sponsorship agreement with "MotorzTV."

"Besides 300 days of sunshine, there are other environmental factors in this area that make car covers and interior protection a necessity," said "MotorzTV" host and producer Chris Duke. "We could think of no better company than Covercraft to be our car cover sponsor, with their long history of making custom-patterned covers for show cars, OE and aftermarket parts suppliers for over 45 years." All-new episodes of "Motorz" air on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. (PST) on DirecTV or DISH Network. Past episodes are also available for download at www.motorz.tv.

Joe Kubiak, Robert Roese Named Wilwood Sales and Technical Consultants

Wilwood Disc Brakes hired Joe Kubiak and Robert Roese as sales and technical consultants. According to Wilwood, Kubiak has an exceptional background in the automotive racing and performance aftermarket industry, which includes working at BMR Suspension, Braille Battery, and Summit Racing's Atech Motorsports. At Wilwood, Kubiak will focus on sales development activities and participating in Wilwood's trade show events. Roese has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive racing and performance aftermarket Industry, including time at Magnuson Products and Vortech Engineering. He will be involved in Wilwood's sales development activities and support of Wilwood's participation in trade events.

McCullough Public Relations Partners With GOJO Industries
McCullough Public Relations was retained as the public relations firm representing the automotive and manufacturing divisions of GOJO Industries. GOJO manufactures products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets including manufacturing, automotive, construction, healthcare, foodservice, food processing, education, government and military.

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