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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/21/2022

    Being an expert at your job means being knowledgeable about your field and industry. However, it’s not always enough to be successful at your job.

    Being an expert at your job means being knowledgeable about your field and industry. However, it’s not always enough to be successful at your job.

    Having high emotional intelligence (EI) is critical to success. Understanding, interpreting, and responding to the emotions of co-workers, colleagues, and customers is an essential skill to be an effective co-worker and manager. It also increases productivity and maximizes your communication efforts.

    Learn the skills needed to boost emotional intelligence at work, and why having strong EI is essential for communicating with those in your organization, during this live webinar presented by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN).

    Karen Nutter, a Certified Emotional Intelligence Analyst®, Certified Master Coach® and the Founder of CBK Advising, will share how you can use EI to help and guide others, and how to adjust your communication to positively impact your colleagues and business.

    Attendees will engage in a breakout following the presentation to reinforce what was presented and help attendees better master the content. 

    Jaclyn Sunseri

    VP of Media Sales and Revenue

    Hemmings

    Jaclyn Sunseri, the VP of Media Sales and Revenue at Hemmings, is a highly experienced Senior Management, Media, and Marketing Executive.

    She has over 12 years of experience in multi-marketing, sales training, sales, media, and executive leadership positions. She has developed a consistent track record of developing and managing large sales and creating digital/cross-platform solutions in an ever evolving media environment. During her time at Hemmings she has launched a new sales structure, implemented numerous strategic partnerships and took lead on a SEMA Ford Performance build, Project Artemis.

    Jaclyn attended North Carolina State University, where she received an undergraduates degree in Communications, Media. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has one son, Anthony Joseph. 

    Karen Nutter

    Executive Coach and Founder

    CBK Advising

    Karen Nutter is an Executive Coach and Founder of CBK Advising. She has assisted countless companies, leaders, and sales professionals in the development of more organized and effective business practices and communications. 

    In her "previous life" she was a top-producing Sales & Marketing Executive, but after several years she realized her goal was to help people create their own successful life.

    As a coach, Karen focuses on helping streamline corporate culture through people development, team building, communications training, and "Train the Trainer" for Human Resource Professionals.

    Karen is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Analyst® and a Certified Master Coach®. Her book, The Power of EQ: Stronger Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, offers insight and direction for understanding and developing EQ to maximize professional and life skills. Her 2nd book just launched on April 1st, 2021 Finding Contentment in a Chaotic World, and recently launched in "Audible."

    Karen received the award of Regional member of the Year in BNI in 2017 out of all nominees in Northeast Florida, the Regional BNI Director of the Year in 2019, and is featured in Joseph Smarts book, The 10 Most Successful coaches in the world.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/27/2022

    Company acquisitions can be exciting times, but they can also create concerns about job security and the culture of the new management. As an employee, understanding your role during times of change is critical to creating a positive impact on the existing culture and the future of the organization.

    Company acquisitions can be exciting times, but they can also create concerns about job security and the culture of the new management. 

    As an employee, understanding your role during times of change is critical to creating a positive impact on the existing culture and the future of the organization.   

    To help SEMA-member company employees thrive during corporate climate change, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is hosting a live webinar focused on gaining a better understanding of the acquisition process.   

     Join Wade Kawasaki, Managing Partner of Legendary Companies, as he shares: 

    • -Key challenges that employees face during acquisitions 
    • -How acquisitions can impact the morale of the organization 
    • -How employees can maintain a team environment and sense of unity   

    Kawasaki has successfully led his own team through multiple acquisitions and will share his best-kept secrets for what employees need to know.

    Wade Kawasaki

    Former President / CEO and current “Partner”

    Legendary Companies

    I am blessed to have built a career around an industry that brings me such joy. The automotive aftermarket industry is built on passion, and like many other members of our community, I was an enthusiast long before I made my living with automobiles. It has been quite the journey, from sweeping floors at my father's gas station, starting and building multiple aftermarket companies to making decisions that affect the 51-billion-dollar automotive aftermarket. It is an honor to continue this journey and nurture a lifetime of relationships along the way as President and CEO of Legendary Companies (formerly Coker Group). 

    My industry peers have recognized me for the following: 

    - 2017-2019 SEMA Chairman of the Board 

    - 2015-2017 SEMA Chair-Elect of the Board 

    - 2013 Inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame 

    - 2010 SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Athena Award 2007 SEMA Person of the Year 

    - 2003 SEMA Chairman’s Service Award 1998 Northwood University Education Award 

    -1994 Young Executive of the Year 

    Additionally I have held key elected positions and appointments including 3 consecutive terms on the SEMA Board of Directors, 2 terms as SEMA Secretary / Treasurer, 2 terms as Chairmen of the SEMA Show Committee and was appointment by the United States Secretary of Commerce to APAC, Automotive Parts Advisory Council. 

    I have also undergone Board Source, a non-profit board consulting association, "Governance as Leadership" Advanced Practitioner Training Programs and served as the Chairman of the Governance Committee. In addition I have traveled extensively as a businessman, speaker, and consultant overseas including Europe, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, throughout South East Asia and South America.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/23/2022

    Marie Pier Forget of Ingenext will discuss the exciting developments in EV powertrain tuning, pioneered by her company. She will highlight the performance gains achieved, methods used, and application range of their cutting edge product line.

    OEMs are increasingly migrating from conventional ICE powertrains to electric powertrains. As a result, companies with performance products focused on ICE platforms will need to adapt in order to stay relevant.   

    This session will present a case study of a new company that has taken the traditional performance recipe and applied it to the cars of the future.  

    Marie Pier Forget of Ingenext will share exciting developments in EV powertrain tuning, pioneered by her company. Participants will hear about the company’s performance gains achieved (up to 50-150HP depending on the model), methods used, and application range of their cutting-edge product line.   

    In just one hour, you will learn how:   

    1. Performance increases on EVs are possible and obtain examples of opportunities for performance modifications of electric vehicles.  
    2. The traditional hot rod recipe of applying ingenuity to make products better and unique still holds true on EVs. 
    3. Enthusiasts come in all types, and a car doesn’t need to be gasoline powered to be fast and fun.   

    What does the future of the automotive aftermarket look like? Are EVs the end of automotive performance as we know it? Join the discussion on June 23.   

    Registration is free.

    Marie-Pier Forget

    Business Development Director

    Ingenext

    Graduated with an MBA, Marie-Pier is Director of Business Development at Ingenext. Ingenext is specialized in the modification and conversion of electric vehicles. Passionate about electric vehicles and technologies, she is the proof that women also have their place in this industry.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/21/2022

    Modern battery pack design has come a long way in a short period of time. While many engineers are familiar with the basic principles, designing battery packs for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) or Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) requires advanced engineering.

    Modern battery pack design has come a long way in a short period of time. While many engineers are familiar with the basic principles, designing battery packs for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) or Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) requires advanced engineering. 

    Knowing chemistry types and wiring, battery management systems and difference between parallel versus series cell arrangement is critical when designing battery packs because many cells connect together to create larger battery capacities.

    During this session, automotive engineers, programmers and product developers will learn about battery pack design basics, and how to identify the basic design elements of a properly designed HEV/EV high voltage battery pack.

    Jake Hawksworth, founder and CEO at Hypercraft, will present the different types of cells and their uses, the safety systems involved, and help attendees gain a deeper understanding of current high voltage architecture. 

    Hawksworth will answer participant questions live. 

    Jake Hawksworth

    Founder/CEO

    Hypercraft

    Like many great entrepreneurs, Jake Hawksworth has an intense passion for improving the world around him. He is keenly observant and can readily translate problems into solutions. 

    Jake has a technical background in fabrication, engineering, and product design. Being a self-taught product engineer and industrial designer, he operates with uncommon speed and efficiency and has a voracious appetite for learning. He is fluent in 3D CAD, robotics, CNC machining/programming, welding, composites, and prototype fabrication, with core competencies in suspension, chassis, drivetrain, and fuel systems. 

    Jake's early career launched in the powersport sector, quickly moving from Product Designer to Project Manager to President of Sales to President of Product Development to CTO, and COO of Skinz Protective Gear, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry. 

    By the age of 27, Jake had developed and designed over 100 products for Yamaha Motors, contributing significantly to Yamaha Parts and Accessories Division's meteoric rise in accessory sales revenue in 2014, equipping them to move from last place to second place globally in the span of 5 years. 

    Jake has created many industry firsts among the 500+ products he has designed — generating over $250 million in revenue in the past decade. He has been awarded eight patents in suspension design and other mechanical systems. 

     While a passionate innovator, perhaps Jake's greatest asset is his perpetual optimism and unique ability to attract and lead top talent — directing his multifaceted organization in developing complex products under tight deadlines. Jake and his team empower Hypercraft's customers to be the best in their industry verticals and address the vast global appetite for electric as the world moves to an energy-efficient future.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/16/2022

    A productive performance review can have a significant impact on an individual’s career. Getting honest feedback and understanding performance targets is vital to ensuring positive growth.

    A productive performance review can have a significant impact on an individual’s career. Getting honest feedback and understanding performance targets is vital to ensuring positive growth. 

    A successful performance review, however, is not simply up to a supervisor; employees play a critical role in ensuring that they receive the information they need during a performance review. Get tips for receiving a successful performance review and how to prepare by joining the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) upcoming live webinar and breakout-session. In just one hour, you will learn:    

    1. The importance of reviews and setting targets for professional growth  
    2. How to have an honest and productive conversation that points to specific examples of exceptional professional achievement 
    3. Tips for gathering feedback that identifies training and development needs   

    Your role in your performance review is just as important as that of your supervisor. Don’t miss this chance to engage with Maru Trevizo, SEMA VP of Human Resources, as she is joined by webinar moderator Melissa Parker -Bordeaux of Oracle Lighting.

    Maru Trevizo

    Vice President

    SEMA

    As VP of Human Resources, Maru Trevizo, SHRM-CP, PHR, oversees the full cycle of HR functions for SEMA, with a focus on leadership development, organizational culture, people strategy, training and coaching.  Trevizo joined SEMA with more than 20 years of professional experience in human resources from a wide range of industries.  Born and raised in Mexico, Trevizo moved to the United States in her mid-twenties and is fluent in Spanish. Believing in the value of continued education, Trevizo attends many HR-related seminars and conferences throughout the year and remains active in professional organizations such as PIHRA, SHRM, the HR Star Conference and the California Chamber of Commerce. Trevizo holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.  

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/15/2022

    Just about all vehicles now come equipped with ADAS features. As a result, it is critical that installers, restylers and even manufacturers of aftermarket parts understand how modifications impact ADAS features.

    Just about all vehicles now come equipped with ADAS features. As a result, it is critical that installers, restylers and even manufacturers of aftermarket parts understand how modifications impact ADAS features. 

    Whether lifting a truck, lowering a car, upgrading a bumper or even installing new wheels, modifications may require that vehicles be recalibrated. The challenge is how. While OEMs provide calibration guidelines and procedures for stock specifications, modifying ADAS-equipped vehicles with aftermarket parts is more complicated.   

    Learn how to avoid the possible malfunctioning of systems after upgrading a vehicle with aftermarket equipment by joining SEMA for a live webinar.     

    Presented by Nick Dominato, Senior Vice President of Product at asTechyou will learn:   

    1. Challenges and best practices when modifying ADAS-equipped vehicles 
    2.  Types of modifications that require recalibration 
    3. Calibration procedures for different make vehicles 
    4. The difference between dynamic vs. static calibrations Resources and tools available   

    As ADAS expands its footprint in virtually every new-model vehicle, aftermarket companies must ensure their products and installations meet the proper requirements. Make sure you company is prepared and join us on June 15.

    ​Nick Dominato

    Senior Vice President

    asTech

    Nick Dominato is a Senior Vice President, Product at asTech. In 2020, he cofounded adasThink, an estimate intelligence software business that automatically identifies required ADAS calibrations and equipped ADAS systems. adasThink was acquired by asTech in 2021.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/14/2022

    ​Restoring a classic car is unlike modifying any new vehicle on the road today. With dozens of models that can be restored in different ways, staying informed on new trends and build request types can help businesses expand their customer base, as well as creative wit.

    Restoring a classic car is unlike modifying any new vehicle on the road today. With dozens of models that can be restored in different ways, staying informed on new trends and build request types can help businesses expand their customer base, as well as creative wit.   

    Moderated by Todd McClure of The Stop Shop, this panel discussion features builders and businessowners at the forefront of auto restoration sharing their take on current trends.  

    Join Lou Santiago, host of Garage Insider TV on YouTube; Amy Fitzgerald, owner of Cool Hand Customs; and Douglas Glad, head of editorial at Hemmings, as they answer the industry’s most pressed questions on: 

    1. Top restoration trends for hobbyists and businesses
    2. What’s hot and what’s not at car shows 
    3. Where restomods and EVs fit in the restoration world

    The panel will be joined by the ARMO Select Committee as they discuss the current state of the automotive restoration market and the council’s current initiatives. 

    Stacey David

    Rattletrap Productions, Inc.

    Stacey David is the person that every car guy wants in the garage to help on their project. With decades of experience working in restoration and hot rod shops, over 20 years on national television, and two hit TV shows to his credit, Stacey has been showing people how to build cool cars and trucks for a long time.  Stacey’s mechanical abilities and fabrication skills have made him one of the most trusted and respected custom car builders in the world today. His incredible work and positive influence have earned him many awards and accolades from the automotive industry over the years, and he continues to work hand in hand with the OEM’s and aftermarket to keep new vehicles and parts in front of the gearhead public. 

    His current TV series, STACEY DAVID’S GEARZ®, is now in its 17th season with millions of viewers around the world. It features incredible project vehicles, historical pieces, as well as simple tips and tricks, all wrapped in Stacey’s contagious passion and humor for what he does. Known as “America’s Gearhead”.    He is the definition of the “REAL DEAL.”

    Jonathan Goolsby

    Hot Rod Builder / Shop Owner

    Goolsby Customs Inc.

    Growing up in Hueytown, Al, a hometown known for Nascar favorites made it easy for Jonathan Goolsby to find his automotive passion in racing and customizing cars.

    Jonathan has been customizing anything he could get his hands on for more than thirty years. Starting at home in the garage then as the head painter for the local Chevrolet dealership for more than twelve years. During this time many friendships were born and custom cars built for both a growing customer base as well as many of his own personal vehicles. In late 2004 the allure of owning his own business along with the realization that in order to continue the quality of craftsmanship he decided to open Goolsby Customs. With over 15 years of attending and displaying at events Jonathan and his team have won top honors like Street Machine of the Year and the Mothers Shine Award at SEMA.

    Scott Parker

    Chief Operating Officer

    Power Automedia

    Scott Parker is the Chief Operating Office at Power Automedia, the leading source of enthusiast automotive media with eight digital magazines. He is also a father, husband, lifelong student, automotive enthusiast, and a New Jersey native that calls Southern California home. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and an MBA from the University of South Florida, and he’s been on the ground floor of the automotive media transformation since the early aughts. He’s published hundreds of articles, even a few books, built many successful project cars, but what he finds most fulfilling is the feeling he gets behind the wheel.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/08/2022

    Each year, specialty-equipment market businesses turn to the annual SEMA Market Report to learn about trends in the industry. The study is an in-depth report highlighting changes from the past year, and helps to identify where the greatest opportunities are for various aftermarket segments.

    Each year, specialty-equipment market businesses turn to the annual SEMA Market Report to learn about trends in the industry. The study is an in-depth report highlighting changes from the past year, and helps to identify where the greatest opportunities are for various aftermarket segments. 

    Join the SEMA Market Research team as they share and explain the findings from this new report, including details on market sizing, consumer profiles, and relevant trends in the broader economy. Using data and results from the new SEMA Market Report, you’ll learn how much consumers spent on parts in 2021, how they used the vehicles they modified, how economic and industry factors are affecting the market, changes in the vehicle population, and more.        

    Participants will be able to engage with the SEMA Market Research team and ask questions so that they know how to interpret the data, and how to use the information for strategic business decisions.   

     Sign up for the webinar today, and download the “2022 SEMA Market Report” starting June 2 at www.sema.org/research.

    Matt Kennedy

    Research Manager

    SEMA

    Matt Kennedy is a Research Manager at SEMA and the lead analyst for SEMA's upcoming "Classic Cars, Modern Markets" report. Prior to joining SEMA he was with one of the leading market research agencies on the west coast, and before that an analyst for both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. In addition to designing and managing research projects, he also oversees the SEMA Member VIO Program.

    Kyle Cheng

    Market Research Manager

    SEMA

    Kyle is a Manager within the Market Research Department for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). With over 9 years of research experience, he develops actionable insights, analysis and forecasts for the industry. Alongside the rest of the SEMA Market Research team, Kyle helps deliver the most up-to-date research and information to help companies make better business decisions.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/31/2022

    Improve your understanding of diesel aftertreatment as it relates to product design, system development and environmental compliance. Presented by the SEMA Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN), this course will provide a high-level system overview and deep dive into the details of component performance.

    Improve your understanding of diesel aftertreatment as it relates to product design, system development and environmental compliance. Presented by the SEMA Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN), this course will provide a high-level system overview and deep dive into the details of component performance. 

    Join Dr. Andrea Strzelec, Director Master of Engineering in Engine Systems (MEES) and Polymer Engineering (MEPE) Programs, College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, to learn:   

    1. Regulatory drivers for emissions control 
    2. A description of emissions formation in diesel engines 
    3.  Overview of functions of the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment devices   

    Dr. Strzelec will answer participant questions live.

    Andrea Strzelec

    Program Director for the Master of Engineering in Engine Systems

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dr. Andrea Strzelec is the Program Director for the Master of Engineering in Engine Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University, after post-doctoral fellowships at Pacific Northwest and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. 

    Her research interests are in reaction characterization for combustion, exhaust aftertreatment, and sustainable energy. Specifically, catalytic automotive emissions aftertreatment and remediation of hydrocarbon contamination in soils by applying a suite of chemical and physical characterization techniques. To date, she has been PI, or Co-PI of 16 sponsored research projects totaling ~$5.4 M. She is the PI of the recently announced $3.3 M ($2.6 M federal share) DOE EERE ISCA-ONE award.  

    Her work has been published in Topics in Catalysis, Energy & Fuels, Fuel, and International Journal of Engine Research, and she co-authored the Automotive Emissions Regulations and Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems book published by SAE International in 2020. She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Emissions Control Science & Technology and Review Editor for Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering Engine and Automotive Engineering. 

    She teaches graduate courses in thermodynamics, exhaust aftertreatment, internal combustion engines, and combustion science. She has previously taught undergraduate courses in automotive engineering, internal combustion engines, thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal fluids analysis & design, and senior capstone design. She is the recipient of the 2015 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and the Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering 2015 Brittan Undergraduate Teaching Award.  

    Dr. Strzelec is the current Chair for the Exhaust Aftertreatment & Emissions Committee and Vice Chair for the Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Activity for the Society of Automotive Engineers. She is an active member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Chemical Society, CLEERS, and Society of Automotive Engineers. In addition, she is a passionate advocate for science outreach – specifically for thermodynamic and life cycle analysis of transportation energy. She was featured on PBS Wisconsin for her talk “Dirty is in the Details.” 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/25/2022

    As EVs continue to evolve and OEMs covert the majority of their fleets to electric power, automotive aftermarket companies have a vast opportunity to capitalize on the EV market. In order for manufacturers, product developers, and businesses to seek out these new opportunities, they must first understand how EV powertrains work.

    As EVs continue to evolve and OEMs convert the majority of their fleets to electric power, automotive aftermarket companies have a vast opportunity to capitalize on the EV market. In order for manufacturers, product developers, and businesses to seek out these new opportunities, they must first understand how EV powertrains work.

    Join Brent Dreher, NVH/Durability Manager at Faraday Future, during this live webinar to learn the major components of an EV powertrain, the functions of each system, and how batteries, motors, and charging systems are evolving.

    The session will leave you better prepared to understand the needs of your customers as they transition over to an EV powertrain, and it will help you create a strategy to meet the needs of future EV consumers. 

    Brent Dreher

    NVH/Durability Manager

    Faraday Future

    Brent Dreher is the NVH/Durability Manager for Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company. In this capacity, Brent is responsible for ensuring that FF’s Ultimate Intelligent Techluxury FF 91 vehicle offers extreme durability as well as an incredibly quiet and refined driving experience. Prior to this exciting challenge, Brent served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles within the aerospace industry primarily at Collins Aerospace. Brent earned an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Honors Program. Brent currently resides in Southern California with his wife and two small children. A favorite hobby for Brent is working on classic air-cooled cars.