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June 17, 2011—SEMA announced its board of directors Friday for the association’s 2011-2012 term.

The SEMA board of directors roster is as follows:

Chairman: Scooter Brothers, Comp Performance Group

Chairman-Elect: Nate Shelton, B&M Automotive Group

Immediate Past Chairman: Rick Rollins, Rollins Performance Marketing/Consulting

Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Gresham, Coutant Capital

General counsel: Russ Deane, Trainum, Snowdon & Deane

Board Members:
Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts
Joel Ayres, Bedslide/Tākit
Jeff Bates, Bob Cook Sales
Jim Bingham, Winners Circle Speed & Custom Inc.
Luanne Brown, eTool Developers
Jim Chick, Bestop Inc.
Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc.
Ron Funfar, Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt
John Hotchkis, Hotchkis Performance
John Iannotte, NA Williams Company
Myles Kovacs, DUB Publishing Inc.
Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.
J.R. Moore, Performance Warehouse
Bob Moore, J&B Service
Adrian Murray, Painless Performance
Ed Orzetti, Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
Mike Spagnola, Street Scene Equipment
Chris Thomson, AIRAID Filter Co.
Tim Watts, Superlift Suspension Systems
Steve Wolcott, ProMedia
Van Woodell, Weathers Auto Supply
Jeep Worthan, Auto Meter

“Our industry is always subject to change and challenge,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “This is a time when the industry’s association can prove extremely valuable. We appreciate the talented volunteers on the SEMA board who have committed to help the industry with their service.”

The newly elected members will be recognized July 29 during the SEMA Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif. During the event, outgoing SEMA board members will be recognized for their contributions to the industry. In addition, the late Gray Baskerville, Art Chrisman, Chris Economaki and John Towle will be introduced as the 2011 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees, according to SEMA.

For tickets or more information about the event, visit

SEMA is also now accepting nominations for the SEMA Awards through July 29. Award categories include: SEMA Person of the Year, SEMA Rep Agency of the Year and SEMA WD of the Year.

Visit the SEMA Awards website,, to view the criteria for each award, submit a nomination and find a listing of previous honorees. Award recipients will be honored during the 2011 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet at the SEMA Show, scheduled for Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

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