If you know a young, promising trimmer who is moving the auto upholstery industry in a new and exciting direction, consider nominating him or her for SEMA’s “35 Under 35.”
For the fourth consecutive year, SEMA is accepting nominations for its “35 Under 35” list, which honors the top 35 people under the age of 35 who are doing big things in the automotive aftermarket.
Here’s how SEMA describes eligible candidates:
They could be budding superstars at an established company, entrepreneurs building their own brands or innovators who have launched companies that are sure to become big names in the future. What they all will have in common are fresh ideas, enthusiasm, charisma and the drive to succeed. These are people who know what’s going on at the ground level, who see opportunities that are now forming and who travel in circles that may be very different from those of our “old-school” industry leaders. [more]
Every professional who makes the “35 Under 35” list receives a ton of industry exposure, a profile in SEMA News, and a framed plaque and trophy to display in the office. In 2012, both Naseem and I were named to the list for our work on The Hog Ring. And in 2015, Tommy Perkins of Seams Ridiculous Upholstery in Montross, Virginia, was also named to the list. But we need more trimmers represented!
To nominate someone, complete an application on SEMA’s website by May 31, 2016.