SEMA Member News—May/June 2012
Top Three Reasons To Join MRC
Through open, friendly communications and continuing education, the MRC emphasizes professionalism and best practices that improve the perception of manufacturers’ reps.
Rep Network: The Manufacturers’ Rep Council (MRC) is an exclusive community of professionals who identify, discuss and work to resolve issues pertinent to the rep segment of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Through open communications and continuing education, this network emphasizes professionalism and best practices that improve the perception of manufacturers’ reps.
Legal Services: MRC members have access to free and reduced-rate legal services. The Law Offices of Steven Sack provide members with legal advice on a range of issues that routinely affect manufacturers’ reps. Services include, but are not limited to, contract review and collection.
Rep Matching: Through the MRC’s rep matching program, members are provided with direct access to interested manufacturers throughout the year. In addition, MRC members can network and arrange for one-on-one meetings with manufacturers during the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
July 13: Collector Car Appreciation Day
September 9-12: PWA Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (networking mixer; generalmembership meeting)
October 28: Manufacturers’ Rep Roundtable andNetworking Experience, SEMA Show,Las Vegas, Nevada
Visit www.SEMA.org/mrc for updated calendar
MRC Member Testimonial
Over the years, MRC has given me many opportunities through networking. It has been a vital key to our further success in the industry. With that idea, every rep who wants to stay informed and on the cutting edge does need the opportunity to discuss important rep industry issues with other reps in a trusting, open forum. The educational opportunities and mentoring programs for reps are priceless.
—John Iannotte, Vice President/General Manager, Performance/Truck Accessory Sales Team, N.A. Williams
Message From The Chair Of MRC
The MRC is one of few SEMA councils that limits its membership to the industry it represents. At the same time, the council understands the importance of and need to expose the larger industry to the benefits of utilizing professional sales reps. We can further impact the manufacturers’ representatives’ presence in the industry through a rep network that explores common issues and elevates the image of the profession.
—Joel Rosenthal, Owner, Gantt-Thomas & Associates Inc.
MRC Select Committee Testimonial
I feel strongly about being involved in the MRC for two main reasons. One being that it helps our fellow manufacturers’ representatives by being more proactive with changes in our industry. A second important benefit/reason for being involved is that I am personally using what I learn in my committee activities every day. It is helping me to be a better representative.
—Bill Eagan, Performance Rep, Airheart Sales