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May 30, 2017
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SEMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 30, 2017) -- Tim Martin from K&N Engineering has been elected the chairman-elect of SEMA and will help the SEMA Board of Directors lead the association for the 2017-2019 term. Martin fills the position held for the past two years by Wade Kawasaki of The Coker Group. Kawasaki will begin serving his term as chairman in July. James Lawrence from Power Automedia was also voted onto the SEMA Board of Directors, and Greg Adler from Transamerican Auto Parts was re-elected and will serve another term.
SEMA Board members are industry representatives who volunteer their time to lead and guide the association. They are elected by all SEMA-member companies and represent the key membership categories: manufacturers, distributors/retailers, manufacturer reps, and services.
The entire 2017-18 SEMA Board of Directors will be honored and recognized during the SEMA Installation and Gala in July. At the same time, current SEMA immediate past-chair/secretary Nate Shelton will be concluding his volunteer term and honored for his service and contributions. The event will also feature a special tribute to the 2017 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees: GiGi Carleton, Doug Evans, and Barry Meguiar.
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $39.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com or www.performanceracing.com.