SEMA Announces Board Election Results

May 25, 2018

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SEMA Announces Board Election Results
-- SEMA members vote Donnie Eatherly, Dan Kahn, Brian Lounsberry, Dr. Jamie Meyer, and Steve Whipple to serve the industry --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif (May 25, 2018) -- Results of the 2018 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Donnie Eatherly from P&E Distributors Inc., Dan Kahn from Kahn Media Inc., Brian Lounsberry from Motovicity Distribution, Dr. Jamie Meyer from General Motors, and Steve Whipple from Edelbrock LLC elected to serve on the Board. While Kahn is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Eatherly has served as a past Board member, and Lounsberry, Meyer, and Whipple will join as new SEMA Board Members.

The following is the complete list of the 2018-2019 SEMA Board of Directors, effective at the close of the board meeting on July 20, 2018:

Chairman of the Board: Wade Kawasaki, Coker Group
Chairman-Elect: Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.
Immediate-Past Chairman and Secretary: Doug Evans, Crower Cams & Equipment Co. Inc.
Treasurer: Peter Lehman, Granite Creek Capital Partners LLC

Board Members

Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts
Chris Douglas, COMP Performance Group
Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc.
Kyle Fickler, Aeromotive Inc.
Dan Kahn, Kahn Media Inc.
James Lawrence, Power Automedia
Brian Lounsberry, Motovicity Distribution
Dr. Jamie Meyer, General Motors
Les Rudd, Bob Cook Sales
Steve Whipple, Edelbrock LLC

David Goch of Webster, Chamberlain & Bean LLP and Russ Deane of Trainum, Snowdon & Deane continue as general counsels.

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, manufacturers’ rep and services.

The entire 2018-2019 SEMA Board of Directors will be honored and recognized during the SEMA Installation and Gala in July. At the same time outgoing SEMA Board members Jim Bingham of Winner’s Circle Speed & Custom Inc., Susan Carpenter of CPG, Laurel Dasher of MagnaFlow and Nick Gramelspacher of Meyer Distributing will be concluding their volunteer terms and honored for their service and contributions. The event will also feature a special tribute to the 2018 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees Ed Pink, Chris Thomson and Donnie Eatherly. Details and tickets to the SEMA Installation and Gala are available at .

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $41.2 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,, or  


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