By volunteering your time, experience and expertise, you can give back to the industry while growing and supporting your own business and career.

Effect change, gain leadership experience, grow your network, receive professional and personal recognition.

Get involved today!

LTAA
Preserving the Future by Restoring the Past

WHO WE ARE

ARMO is committed to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects, education programs, and by monitoring legislative and/or regulatory issues that may affect our members, thus ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the automotive restoration industry.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

  • SEMA Data Co-op Integration—Bringing the restoration market up-to-speed on product data management.
  • Take a Kid to a Car Show—Maturing the initiative through outreach efforts to schools, connecting students to automotive career opportunities.

ARMO BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Developing a repository of technical data from the ’80s and ’90s to provide what is available and identify what is missing.
  • Looking for new ways to integrate the next generation of automotive leaders.
  • 1991

    Automotive Restoration Market Organization founded to address trademark/licensing issues and challenges.

  • 1993

    SEMA and ARMO reached agreements with the OEMs on consistent trademark/licensing procedures.

  • 2002

    Take a Kid to a Car Show awareness program launches.

  • 2007

    First New Product Showcase held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • 2010

    Collector Car Appreciation Day first celebrated, an annual recognition of the hobby.

Help preserve the automobile industry.


Hot Rodders Modifying the Industry

WHO WE ARE

HRIA's primary objectives are to ensure the future prosperity of the hot rod industry and to advance and promote awareness of the hobby. Within this context, HRIA focuses on industry-specific issues, developing effective strategies and programs that will assist members in improving their business practices and procedures. HRIA also works with SEMA's legislative staff to address those legislative and/or regulatory matters which may affect the hot rod industry, and provides a forum - through participation in Hot Rod Alley, a special SEMA Show section - through which member companies can take advantage of new business and marketing opportunities.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Education Day—Product training seminars to help manufacturers reach and inform retailers and builders.
  • Futures in Hot Rodding—Expanding outreach efforts to connect the dots between schools, students and the industry.
  • SEMA Show Feature Vehicle Program—Showcasing the talents of premier and beginning builders.

HRIA BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Opening Education Day to faculty and students of automotive programs.
  • Focusing in on ways to connect young enthusiasts to career opportunities.
  • 1985

    Street Rod Equipment Association formed to build a community for hot rodders.

  • 1992

    Group transitioned into the Street Rod Market Alliance and became a SEMA council.

  • 1995

    Education Day training seminars first held in San Antonio, Texas.

  • 2004

    Council name changed to Hot Rod Industry Alliance and mission statement defines hot rods as any car 25 years or older.

  • 2010

    Builders Challenge showcases the remarkable talents of veteran builders as they create miniature pinewood hot rods, which are auctioned for SEMA Cares charities.

Cruise along as we modify the image of today’s hot rodder


LTAA
Truck and Off-Road: Work Hard, Play Hard

WHO WE ARE

LTAA provides valued tools and events for retailers and manufacturers to plug into and grow their collective businesses.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Vehicle Data—early and exclusive access for product development.
  • Government and OE Relations—stronger voice, through advocacy efforts specific to the market.
  • Media Preview event provides a unique opportunity for council manufacturer members to meet with truck and off-road media reps.

LTAA BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Investigating retailer challenges and working toward solutions.
  • Assisting members to take full advantage of SEMA vehicle data and technology resources.
  • 1951

    First truck cap made by Hank Geisler in Clackamas, Oregon.

  • 1989

    Frank Brown, John Collins, Chuck Morrison and Ron Moquist formed the Truck Cap Industry Association to represent truck cap manufacturers

  • 1992

    Renamed Truck Cap and Accessory Association to reflect the association’s more varied interests in aftermarket products.

  • 2000

    TCAA became a SEMA council.

  • 2003

    TCAA renamed Light Truck Accessory Alliance to represent its diverse membership encompassing all areas of the light truck market.

Let’s work together. Share your thoughts or lend a hand


Racing Toward Solutions

WHO WE ARE

MPMC’s primary objective is to provide meaningful solutions to industry-specific issues and challenges, thereby perpetuating the growth and prosperity of motorsports parts manufacturers.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • PRI Events—Expanding council involvement at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show with education days, roundtable discussions and community-building mixers.
  • Vehicle Data Initiatives—Partnering with other councils and Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research to provide timely vehicle data to manufacturers.

MPMC BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Targeted outreach efforts to include all disciplines of motorsports and grow the membership.
  • 1995

    World Motorsports Society formed to focus on the interests of the market, shortly thereafter became the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council, a SEMA council.

  • 1998

    Media Trade Conference first held, a unique event allowing manufacturers to meet one-on-one with journalists.

  • 2008

    Business Guidelines Manual released, written by MPMC manufacturers for manufacturers.

  • 2010

    MPMC Hall of Fame instituted with an induction ceremony at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. Amy Faulk, Scooter Brothers, Jeep Worthan and John Menzler were the first honorees.

Contribute to the discussion and help us reach our groove.


It's All About the Accessories

WHO WE ARE

The Professional Restylers Organization, a SEMA Council, is dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the restyling segment of the automotive aftermarket and to developing effective strategies for dealing with industry-specific issues.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Business Tools & Best Practices—Providing resources to help restylers develop effective strategies and improve business procedures. The Sales Training Manual and Vehicle Accessorization flyer have been recently updated to give members a firm business foundation.
  • OE Relations/Advocacy—Access to resources that help resolve challenges and engage OEMs in collaborative partnerships.
  • Dealer Relations—Educating dealers about the benefits of vehicle accessorization and the vital role restylers play in ensuring the success of any dealership accessory program.

PRO BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Revising our current business tools to ensure they are user-friendly and applicable in today’s market.
  • 1988

    Industry members establish an independent trade group, the Automotive Aftermarket Restyling Manufacturers, to address OE and dealer concerns about product quality.

  • 1990

    Professional Restylers Organization integrates into SEMA as a committee and shifts focus to performance guidelines for accessories, working with the SFI Foundation to set product testing specifications.

  • 1993

    PRO becomes one of SEMA’s three original councils.

  • 2002

    Glove Box Warranty Packet released.

  • 2005

    First edition of the Sales Training Manual released.

Join us as we upgrade this growing niche.


Keeping the Industry Rolling

WHO WE ARE

The Wheel and Tire Council's mission is to identify common problems and opportunities relating to the custom/performance wheel and tire industry, which the council, as an interested body of companies, can address for the common good.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Ride Guide—Make confident, data-driven recommendations to your customers with the WTC Ride Guide. Inside, WTC and CU-ICAR tackle tough questions about tire size and vehicle performance of the Ford F-150 and Mazda3.
  • Vehicle Data—Early and exclusive access to vehicle information, measuring data and technical compliance tools through the SEMA Garage and a partnership with Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research.
  • Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy—Your communication portal to SEMA’s OEM and government affairs staff, ensuring the issues you care about are addressed.

WTC BY THE NUMBERS

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Research is already underway for future Ride Guides, providing additional data on other fullsized trucks as well as compact sedans.
  • 1998

    Wheel Industry Council formed.

  • 2002

    General Aftermarket Wheel Installation Guidelines poster released.

  • 2006

    Name changed to Wheel & Tire Council to represent both sides of the market

  • 2009

    WTC creates an ongoing relationship with SAE to represent aftermarket interests in wheel and tire testing and certifications.

  • 2014

    Ride Guide for twelfth generation F-150 released.

Don’t miss out on your chance to steer the council in the right direction.


Trends That Fuel Marketing Professionals

WHO WE ARE

Identify, understand and communicate emerging trends and technologies to help members improve.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Professional Development Program—Designed for marketing professionals to gain insights and confidence for their career, employer and industry by attending select conferences.
  • SEMA Show Networking Reception—Grow a network of connections and celebrate the industry’s innovation and creativity at this annual event.

TESTIMONIAL

"The ETTN provides a place to connect with forward- thinking individuals and opportunities to pursue your professional development goals. I have found great benefit in discussing new ideas and emerging trends with other members in our industry."
—Sean Crawford, JE Pistons

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Building an active community through networking opportunities.
  • Shifting programs to focus on marketing strategies and tools for today’s global marketplace.
  • 2013

    Emerging Trends & Technology Network founded in July.

  • 2013

    Group reached 100 members by November.

  • 2014

    First joint reception held with the Young Executives Network at the SEMA Show.

  • 2015

    January membership count: 170.

  • 2015

    Launched the first Professional Development Program event.

Sharpen your marketing skills.


Driving Sales and Building Community

WHO WE ARE

MRN’s mission is to provide a forum for manufacturers’ representatives in order to increase their impact as an industry, explore issues of common interest and concern, increase their collective knowledge and elevate the overall image of the profession.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Rep Roundtable—An event addressing hot topics of concern to rep agencies around the country, including healthcare laws, business technology, recruiting and more.
  • SEMA Data Co-op Receiver Certification Program—Data sells parts. Tell a retailer or jobber the benefits and details of a manufacturer’s product line, and you’re halfway to an order. To make the process simple, MRN and the SDC have developed an online training certification course. In four sessions, learn how the SDC system works, how to match manufacturers to retailers and jobbers and how the SDC can help you sell more products.
  • MRN-SDC Template—A tailored export template for product data to make selling parts easy. Run for your manufacturers on a set schedule or log in any time for immediate updates.

TESTIMONIAL

"From the first event I attended, I saw manufacturers’ reps from all around the country working together on common goals. Seeing others working together for the good of all was inspiring, so I raised my hand to get involved."
—Vic Bennett, Gantt-Thomas and Associates Inc.

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Continuing our partnership with the SEMA Data Co-op to help reps sell more parts.
  • Looking for opportunities to extend our reach and provide valuable tools for reps.
  • 1996

    Manufacturers’ Representative Council formed for reps working in agencies.

  • 1997

    Rep Center introduced at the SEMA Show.

  • 2001

    First Rep Conference held at the Performance Warehouse Association Conference.

  • 2012

    Group switches to a network and opens to individual employees.

  • 2013

    MRN collaborates with the SEMA Data Co-op to train and inform reps about product data.

Join us for the ride: support your field and build on your sales skills.


Inspiring Women to Achieve Their Goals

WHO WE ARE

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network’s mission is to provide networking, education, and recognition opportunities for professional women in the specialty-equipment industry, which will enhance their careers and positively impact the growth of the entire automotive aftermarket.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • Gear Up Girl—An event at the SEMA Show that connects female students with seasoned professionals, allowing them to make connections and explore career paths.
  • Education Program—Newly created for 2015, this program captures networking, education and community in one event at the SEMA Show.
  • Regional Networking Events—Expanding your professional network of contacts could be instrumental in the growth of your business. Build community at mixers and other casual events throughout the year.

TESTIMONIAL

"When you collaborate with a vibrant team of intelligent, outspoken and creative businesswomen on a regular basis, good things happen. We’ve managed to maintain a strong sense of direction, focus on our goals, and we’ve had fun at the same time!"
—Camee Edelbrock, ProMedia LLC

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Maintaining a vibrant community.
  • Giving women in the industry a platform to share their knowledge through education programs.
  • 1993

    SEMA Businesswomen’s Network founded as a community for women in the industry.

  • 1994

    Athena Award established to honor individuals who advocate for women in the automotive sphere.

  • 1999

    SBN member Charlie Van Cleve elected as SEMA’s first female chairman.

  • 2012

    SBN members complete an all-female Mustang build.

  • 2013

    SBN celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Find out how we can help you reach your goals.


Advancing the Future of Young Professionals

WHO WE ARE

The Young Executives Network’s mission is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket through implementation of education and networking programs.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

  • SEMA Launch Pad—Celebrating young entrepreneurs with a competition offering executive-level innovators under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business plans. Each of the five finalists pitch their business to industry leaders at a live SEMA Show event.
  • YEN Power Tour—YEN members travel along with the Hot Rod Power Tour, expanding their own networks, speaking with high school and college students, interacting with consumers and promoting the specialty-equipment industry.
  • Live Chat—Interact with industry heavyweights on Facebook to ask questions and learn tips and tricks from their experiences.

TESTIMONIAL

"YEN has given myself and my young company, BOOSTane, a platform and voice. Starting with the Hot Rod Power Tour, I was able to meet and build relationships that eventually pushed me to apply for YEN’s Launch Pad, and ultimately, helped me take home the win."
—Ian Lehn, BOOSTane

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Building on the foundation we’ve set for these successful programs.
  • Growing tomorrow’s automotive leaders by sharpening their skills and creating connection points.
  • 1989

    Young Executives Council established to provide a platform for the next generation of automotive leaders.

  • 1989

    Young Executive of the Year Award established.

  • 1993

    Group becomes a network and opens to individual employees of SEMA member companies.

  • 2013

    Jonathan Mill of E-Stopp wins first Launch Pad, Powered by YEN competition.

  • 2014

    Ten members embark on the YEN Power Tour.

Your future begins today. Shift it into overdrive by joining this active community.


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