SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 18, May 3, 2012

Movers & Shakers: Wizards Products Adds Harris Rabren and John Darlington; Scosche Hires Jason Kemmerer

Wizards Products Hires Harris Rabren and John Darlington
Wizards Products hired Harris Rabren as national sales manager and John Darlington as business development manager for the company's Automotive Products Group. Wizards reports that Rabren has extensive experience in the paint, body and equipment (PBE) industry, which includes roles with ITW Evercoat, Sherwin-Williams and DeVilbiss. Darlington has 25 years of PBE sales experience and has a proven ability to develop new markets using his refinish industry knowledge. 

  aftermarket news, automotive aftermarket news, aftermarket business
Scosche Industries hired Jason Kemmerer as the company's director of product management for automotive.

Scosche Hires Car Audio Industry Veteran Jason Kemmerer
Scosche Industries named car audio industry veteran Jason Kemmerer
its director of product management – automotive. The company reports
that Kemmerer brings an extensive background of market analysis and
product development strategies to Scosche, and that the hire reaffirms
its ongoing dedication to the automotive aftermarket and will enhance
the company’s current team of aftermarket professionals. Kemmerer will
be responsible for expanding the current line of automotive products and
the direction of new-product development. He will oversee the car audio
product development and technical support teams and work closely with
marketing and sales teams to develop targeted marketing strategies and
ensure sell-through.

Justice Brothers Inc. Inducted Into Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame
The Justice Brothers Inc. was inducted into the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place during the 19th Annual "Gas Up" and Dry Lakes Racing ceremony at Mendenhall Museum in Buellton, California, April 18. The sponsor of the annual event is Gold Coast Roadster & Racing Club, which solicited votes from 12 Southern California Timing Association clubs, the Bonneville-Mirage dry lakes 200-mph club, current Hall of Fame members and the USFRA and ECTA associations.

Direct Lift to Giveaway Free Trip to Attend Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas
Direct Lift, the official lift of the Barrett-Jackson Auctions, is giving away a trip for two to the Las Vegas auction in September. One winner and a guest will be flown to Las Vegas to attend the Barrett-Jackson Auction, September 20–22, 2012. The prize includes airfare, hotel accommodations, tickets to the Barrett-Jackson auction and spending money. To enter, visit The contest is open to U.S. residents over the age of 18. Full details and contest rules are available through the Direct Lift Facebook page. The sweepstakes ends August 15, 2012.

  aftermarket news, automotive aftermarket news, aftermarket business
Lingenfelter will donate $5 from each purchase of its new line of pink merchandise to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Lingenfelter Launches New Merchandise in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness 
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
(LPE) launched a new line of pink merchandise in support of breast
cancer awareness. The merchandise features the LPE logo and pink ribbon
design and includes pink tie-dye T-shirts, baseball hats with pink
rhinestones and custom pink lanyards. Lingenfelter will donate $5 from
each purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To support the
new apparel launch, Lingenfelter is opening his private car collection
for participants in the Hot Rod Power Tour to visit June 1, 2012,
from 10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m. Lingenfelter merchandise will be available for
sale and donations will be accepted for breast cancer research. 

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