By Kristin Atwan
|Pictured from left: Elizabeth Clark, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration’s Automotive Team Leader; Robert Ledesma, International Team Lead, Motorstate Distributing; Darren Lane, B2B eCommerce & Export Sales Manager, Motorstate Distributing; Ace Chatoo, MW Company’s Regional Sales Manager/Middle East Sales Manager; James Lawrence, SEMA Chairman of the Board Elect, CEO of Power Automedia; and from Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels Bill O’Roake, International Sales Manager, Caroline Perkins, Credit Manager, and Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager.|
Three SEMA member companies—Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, MW Company and Motorstate Distributing—received prestigious Department of Commerce Export Achievement Awards for impressive success in growing their export sales.
Each of the companies participated in one or more of the 2019 trips that SEMA conducted to explore the potential of the specialty equipment industry with markets overseas. The awards were presented to this year’s recipients at the 2019 SEMA International Happy Hour reception by Liz Clark, an official from the U.S. Department of Commerce.