SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 37, September 11, 2014

SEMA Data Co-op Expands Staff to Accommodate Growth

By Jon Wyly

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Having reached a 700-member milestone, the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has recently expanded its staff to effectively serve its expanding membership. The newest additions to the team are: Stephanie Jones, senior manger of eBusiness and data content; Allen Horwitz, membership manager; and Craig Schmutzler, director of member support.

"These three new positions will really shore up our ability to provide great service to our members,” said Jon Wyly, CEO of the SDC, "and they will enable us to execute some exciting plans we have in motion for additional services and features. Each new hire has specific areas of expertise and they are some of the most talented and energetic people in the business."

Jones, who was most recently with Covercraft and previously with Global Accessories, brings many years of data-management expertise to the SDC and is considered a foremost expert on the industry data standards.

Horwitz is the latest addition to the member recruitment and support team, and brings a thoughtful, mentoring style to help new suppliers understand how the SDC can help improve data-management capabilities and increase sales in the process.

Schmutzler, an operations and customer-service professional with past roles at Keystone Automotive and Arrow Speed Warehouse, brings top organizational and customer-support skills to an expanding Help Desk operation.

To learn more about the SEMA Data Co-op, contact Director of Membership Jim Graven at JimG@SemaDataCoop.org or call 888-958-6698, ext. 4.

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