By SEMA Editors
The current SEMA Board of Directors.
Election materials for the (2013–2016) SEMA Board of Directors election have been mailed to the primary contacts at all eligible SEMA-member companies. The voting period is May 15–June 11, 2013. Votes must be cast by each company's designated primary contact. Learn more about each candidate on the 2013 Board of Directors Nominees, Bio and Questionnaire page.
The SEMA Board of Directors is responsible for providing strategic direction to the association and shaping the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. For the election, candidates submit a questionnaire that clearly states the issues they feel are critical to the industry. For the first time in the SEMA Board election, the questionnaires will be posted online and made available to the SEMA electorate to help members make a well-informed decision and select the leadership they feel will make a positive impact on the Association and industry.
In addition to the questionnaires, each candidate also provides a detailed biography that includes career experience, personal insights and an explanation of their primary goals in running for a seat on the SEMA Board. The biographies offer more insight into the candidates' background, professional contributions and personal motivations for choosing to volunteer for the Board.
Here are the candidates campaigning for one of four open seats on the SEMA Board:
Manufacturers Category (two open seats)
- Al Azadi – OMIX-ADA Inc./Rugged Ridge
- Kyle Fickler – Weld Racing
- Steve Matusek – Aeromotive Inc.
- Tim Watts – Superlift Suspension Systems
Manufacturers' Representative Category (one open seat)
Winners will be announced in June and formally introduced as the newest members of SEMA's Board of Directors at the SEMA Installation Banquet in July. All industry professionals are invited to join the celebration and welcome the new Board members by attending the gala July 26.