By Amanda Gubbins
Chuck Blum was honored with the ARMO Hall of Fame Award at the ARMO reception during last week's SEMA Show.
A council and network tradition at the SEMA Show is to recognize individuals and businesses who have contributed significantly to their industry niche. This year, the councils and networks celebrated a wide range of achievements. Congratulations to each of the 2013 award recipients:
HRIA Hall of Fame – Dennis Overholser, Painless Performance Products
HRIA Industry Recognition of an Individual – Rick Love, Vintage Air
Goodguys Trendsetter Award – Goolsby Customs
ISCA Legends in Hot Rodding – George Barris, Barris Kustom Industries
NSRA Achievement Award – International Car Show Association
LTAA Best Product Under $500 – BedRug and BedTred for Jeep JK from BedRug and Advantage Truck Accessories
LTAA Best Product Over $500 – Leer Locker from Truck Accessories Group Leer
LTAA Chairman’s Award – George Lathouris, Keystone Automotive
LTAA Industry Recognition – Bob Smeigh, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive
LTAA Retailer of the Year – Dy Ramirez and Mike Townsend, Pickup Outfitters
Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC)
MRN Hall of Fame – Steve Bolio, Seve Bolio and Associates
MRN Sales Team Annual Recognition (STAR) Award – Extang Corp.
Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement – Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply
Nat Danas Person of the Year – Mike Stanifer, Innovative Creations Inc.
PRO Manufacturer of the Year – 3M
PRO Restyler of the Year – Rob Riley and Foster Lee, Car Stereo Plus
SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN)
SBN Champion Award – Joel Ayres, Bedslide/Takit Inc.
SBN Legacy Award – Martha Doyle
SBN Legacy Award – Amy Faulk
SBN Legacy Award – Terry Kohl
SBN Legacy Award – Zan Martin
SBN Legacy Award – Ellen McKoy
SBN Legacy Award – Bernice Sanders
SBN Legacy Award – Charlie Van Cleve-Schmidt
SBN Mentor of the Year – Lauren Fix, Automotive Aspects
SBN Rising Star – Raquel Rangel
SBN Woman of the Year – Marla Moore, Coker Tire
SEMA Launch Pad Winner – Jonathan Mill, E-Stopp
SEMA Launch Pad Volunteer Recognition – Lindsay Hubley, Familyevents.com
Vanguard Award – Vic Wood, Aeromotive Inc.
Young Executive of the Year – Robert Wityczak, MagnaFlow