SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 47, November 23, 2017

Movers & Shakers: Air Design Receives Special Recognition; CURT Group Presented Honda Accessory Performance Award

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  Air Design
Air Design, along with Eibach, TSW Wheels, Borla Exhaust and K&N, joined forces for a one-off ’18 Kia Stinger GT with a custom bright-orange paint job, which was named “Best in Show” by Cars.com.
   

Air Design Receives Special Recognition at 2017 SEMA Show

Air Design received three special recognitions at the 2017 SEMA Show. Ford Motor Co. presented Billy Longfellow, vice president of design and engineering at Air Design USA, with the Outstanding Achievement in Design award for its ’18 Ford F-150 and Mustang Ground Effects kit. The team also was a recipient of a SEMA Global Media Award for its over-molding technology present in the ’18+ Ford Mustang carbon-fiber rear-deck spoiler. Air Design, along with Eibach, TSW Wheels, Borla Exhaust and K&N, joined forces for a one-off ’18 Kia Stinger GT with a custom bright-orange paint job. The vehicle, which featured Air Design’s Aerokit, was named “Best in Show” by Cars.com at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

Centric Parts Names Wilson Dias as Vice President/General Manager of StopTech Division

Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has announced that Wilson Dias has joined the company as vice president/general manager of its StopTech division. Dias will oversee sales, design engineering, procurement, manufacturing and quality. Greg Woo, recently promoted to president of Centric Parts, made the announcement and noted that Dias is the latest industry executive joining APC/Centric Parts as the company positions itself for further growth in its core business of brake system and chassis components. Before joining Centric, Dias served at Honeywell for more than 13 years in several senior-level capacities, including business director for Turbo/Thermal Products, global business director for Thermal Products and product line manager for Thermal Engineering. Prior to Honeywell, Dias was the OEM business manager for AlliedSignal in Brazil.

Honda Award
CURT Group received the Honda Accessory Performance Award for Operations at the 2017 American Honda Accessory Supplier Conference in Las Vegas.
 
   

CURT Group Presented With Honda Accessory Performance Award

CURT Group was presented with the Honda Accessory Performance Award for Operations at the 2017 American Honda Accessory Supplier Conference in Las Vegas. CURT Group was awarded for its commitment and dedication to the American Honda Accessory Operations. According to Honda, CURT has demonstrated the highest levels of performance in all areas of accessory operations, including on-time delivery, field quality, packaging and transportation. Customer service is also noted as playing a factor in determining the recipient of this award.

Big O Tires Expands Footprint in Four States

Big O Tires has expanded its brand in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, in partnership with Mark Rhee and Western Automotive Ventures. Rhee, an existing franchisee of the Big O Tires brand with 12 locations in Nevada, now owns and operates 56 locations, which were formerly NTB Tire & Service Center locations. 

  Lumileds
Lumileds earned awards for Best Website, Best New Product, Best Packaging, and Best Digital Display Ad at the 2017 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.
   

Lumileds Earns Multiple Marketing Awards for Philips-Branded Automotive Lighting Products

Lumileds earned four key marketing awards during the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Show in Las Vegas, October 31–November 2. The awards included Best Website, Best New Product, Best Packaging, and Best Digital Display Ad. The awards were presented during the 2017 Automotive Communications Awards ceremony, which was sponsored by the Car Care Council’s Women’s Board and the Import Vehicle Community’s Import Product and Marketing Awards.

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