SEMA Virtual Education

Catalog

Search by Category
Search in Packages
Search by Format
Search by Type
Search by Date Range
Products are filtered by different dates, depending on the combination of live and on-demand components that they contain, and on whether any live components are over or not.
Start
End
Search by Keyword
Sort By

180 Results

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/28/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Quality is one of the most important functions of a manufacturing business. While large companies invest heavily in sophisticated quality management systems, small businesses are often intimidated by these processes, fearing that they will get bogged down by paperwork.

    Quality is one of the most important functions of a manufacturing business. While large companies invest heavily in sophisticated quality management systems, small businesses are often intimidated by these processes, fearing that they will get bogged down by paperwork. 

    During this session, Josh Saldivar, director of manufacturing at BluePrint Engines, will go over the proven principles of lean manufacturing and dilute it down to the essential elements that are beneficial to organizations large and small. You will learn the balance between a robust quality system and an efficient operation, and the value-add processes that improve quality without bogging down small businesses with red tape. 

    Lean and quality system basics, how to decide what processes are right for your business, and how to implement quality systems without major disruption will also be discussed.

    Register today to engage with Saldavir live and get actionable steps for getting trained on lean manufacturing following the presentation. 

    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

    Josh Saldivar

    Director of Manufacturing

    BluePrint Engines

    Josh Saldivar is the Director of Manufacturing for BluePrint Engines and has been with the company for 7 years. Prior to joining the BluePrint team he started as an operator at Eaton Corporation eventually becoming plant manager for multiple plants in the company. His experiences include engine valves, differentials, superchargers, hydraulic pumps and motors, and electrical switch gear. In his 15 years with Eaton he also had the opportunity to work internationally on continuous improvement projects in North America and Europe. Saldivar was part of the Business System assessment team and had the opportunity to benchmark many facilities and their approach to running a business. These experiences have helped provide many different perspectives on manufacturing and how to continually improve performance.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/20/2022 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

    Peter Treydte with SEMA will take a step-by-step tour of the testing process that aftermarket manufacturers are typically subject to for emissions compliance.

    Peter Treydte with SEMA will take a step-by-step tour of the testing process that aftermarket manufacturers are typically subject to for emissions compliance. 


    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

    Peter Treydte

    Director of Emissions Compliance

    SEMA

    Peter Treydte has been active in the automotive aftermarket industry since 1986 when he was employed by Esslinger Engineering building 4-cylinder Ford racing engines. In 1992 he began working for Gale Banks Engineering where he gained experience with diesel engines. While at Banks, Peter began interacting with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and developed familiarity with emissions requirements for aftermarket manufacturers. In 2014 he moved to SEMA to form an Emissions Compliance Center to service the needs of the entire industry. SEMA offers automotive emissions laboratory testing services as well as assistance with CARB applications and communication.

    In his spare time, Peter enjoys long-course off-road racing, serving on occasion as a crew member for various Trophy Truck teams. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/15/2022 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

    Recruiting, training, and retaining employees is an ongoing challenge for many wheel and tire aftermarket companies. During this session, three wheel and tire industry giants will talk about what they are doing to solve and prevent this issue.

    Recruiting, training, and retaining employees is an ongoing challenge for many wheel and tire aftermarket companies.

    During this session, three wheel and tire industry giants will talk about what they are doing to solve and prevent this issue. Attendees will hear from Ted Schlaack, RymTime; Gary Ruede, Discount Tire; and Kent Hobson, Sam’s Club, and walk away with strategies and trends for building a team, and real-life examples of what has worked and hasn’t worked for the panelists’ companies. 

    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/15/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Despite being well-accomplished, many high achievers often feel inadequate and doubt their own abilities. If you are one of them, you may find it difficult to accept your own accomplishments without feeling like a fraud.

    Despite being well-accomplished, many high achievers often feel inadequate and doubt their own abilities. If you are one of them, you may find it difficult to accept your own accomplishments without feeling like a fraud. This psychological phenomenon is known as Imposter Syndrome, and it can take a toll on your emotional well-being.
    Join the Imposter Syndrome webinar presented by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) to learn how to recognize if you have Imposter Syndrome and identify ways to manage it. Executive Coach Julie Couret will provide proven tactics for how to let go of perfectionism and be kind to yourself, tips for talking to a mentor, and ways to track your success.
    Understanding what imposter syndrome is will allow you to focus on reality and help you avoid unnecessary feelings of guilt, as well as the need to overwork yourself and prove your accomplishments matter. Participants will share their own experiences with Imposter Syndrome through a virtual breakout following the presentation. 
    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**
  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/07/2022 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

    Staying in tune and ahead of trends is one of the most important things any business can do. As the hot rod market changes and evolves through different styles, trends, capabilities, and technology, its critical for businesses to have in-depth, inside knowledge of what they can do to position themselves to capitalize on trends.

    Staying in tune and ahead of trends is one of the most important things any business can do. As the hot rod market changes and evolves through different styles, trends, capabilities, and technology, its critical for businesses to have in-depth, inside knowledge of what they can do to position themselves to capitalize on trends. 

    After an exciting year and car show season, the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) is bringing together industry leaders to look back and highlight the trends that got the industry where it is today and what will be changing business, design, and fabrication in the year ahead. 

    Join HRIA for the final virtual panel discussion of the year, led by Amy Fitzgerald of Cool Hand Customs and featuring panelists Jonathan Goolsby, Goolsby Customs; Stacey David, Rattletrap Productions; and Scott Parker, Power Automedia.  

    Participants will hear insights on what trends led the way this past year, what they should expect to see at the 2022 SEMA Show, and what’s in store for the future of the hot rod market.

    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

    Amy Fitzgerald (Moderator)

    Owner

    Cool Hand Customs

    I am Amy Fitzgerald, owner/operator of Cool Hand Customs in Middleton, WI. I have been in the industry for fourteen years, but I have always had a lifelong passion for all things automotive. I have been a dedicated volunteer for SEMA starting in 2014 beginning with YEN, (now FLN). I served on the ARMO Council from 2016 to 2020 and HRIA for the last two years. I would like to keep a seat at the table to continue to give back to the industry I am so passionate about. As a volunteer, I have attended the bi-annual Washington D.C. Rally to support SEMA's efforts in protecting the backbone of the Automotive Industry and promote the RPM Act. I have served on the ETTN Cross Council sub-committee to help identify and inform fellow SEMA members of the challenges of future trends that affect us all. I have promoted youth engagement through SEMA’s CuSTEM program, Student Education Days and I have been a judge for the SEMA Scholarship program since 2018. I am a past YEN member, current SBN, ETTN and ARMO member. I am always looking for ways to support the Automotive Aftermarket to keep the passion alive for decades to come.  

    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) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/25/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Cars have become more complex and computer-controlled; virtually every major system in new cars is connected and because vehicle safety systems are involved, OEMS often lock down access to their computer controls, limiting the aftermarket’s access to these complex systems.

    Cars have become more complex and computer-controlled; virtually every major system in new cars is connected and because vehicle safety systems are involved, OEMS often lock down access to their computer controls, limiting the aftermarket’s access to these complex systems.

    Join Chris Johnson, Founder of SCT and JMS Performance Group, as he shares critical information on how vehicle tuners, powertrain calibration engineers, and manufacturers of aftermarket powertrain products for late-model, gas-powered vehicles can continue to modify vehicles with complex computer-control systems. Attendees will get expert insight on what the future of tuning looks like, and how innovative software companies can help.

    Participants will walk away with knowledge on:

    • • If the industry will continue to be able to tune or recalibrate popular vehicle models
    • • How this access will be achieved
    • • What the chances are that certain models will remain locked out for the aftermarket

    Johnson will answer participant’s questions live. 

    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

    Chris Johnson

    Founder

    Derive Systems, SCT and JMS Chip

    For over 29 years, Chris has focused on creating innovative electronic products and brands in the OE light truck, automotive and aftermarket space. Between 1989 and 2003, Chris held engineering positions with: AT&T, Bell Laboratories, US Government, Lucent Technologies and Avaya. In 2003, Chris left Avaya to form Superchips Custom Tuning. This was a joint venture that created software to calibrate the ECU's of light duty vehicles. At the end of 2007, Chris partnered with a Private Equity group to form SCT. In 2013, Chris and SCT exchanged Private Equity partners and changed their name to Derive Systems. Derive has 185 employees across three locations in the United States. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/24/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Pickups are the single biggest segment in the specialty-equipment parts market, accounting for 31% of $50.9 billion specialty-equipment retail sales in 2021. With 13.6 million pickups modified last year, companies need to stay updated on where the opportunities are in order in order to compete and advance in the marketplace.

    Pickups are the single biggest segment in the specialty-equipment parts market, accounting for 31% of $50.9 billion specialty-equipment retail sales in 2021. With 13.6 million pickups modified last year, companies need to stay updated on where the opportunities are in order in order to compete and advance in the marketplace.

    In this webinar, you will gain a strong understanding about the market for pickups, including vehicles, specialty parts, and the people who buy them. Through new data and findings from the all-new “SEMA Pickup Accessorization Report,” you’ll discover valuable information to help you succeed in this key part of the specialty-equipment market.

    In just one hour, you will learn about:

    1. Pickup vehicle market trends
    2. Pickup modification strategies
    3. Pickup accessorizer profiles

    Don’t miss this chance to discover where the best opportunities are for your business by joining this webinar presented by SEMA Market Research.

    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

    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.

    Gavin Knapp

    Market Research Director

    SEMA

    Gavin heads up the Market Research department for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).  SEMA Market Research is the go-to source for information on the $47.89 Billion specialty automotive parts industry.  By providing world-class research to size the market, evaluate new opportunities, and assess consumer needs, Gavin and his team help over 7,300 member companies create and market innovative new performance, motorsports, and accessory products.  

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/18/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Asking for a raise can be intimidating. In addition to choosing the right time and location, knowing how to ask and share proven successes that you’ve contributed to your company is equally as important.

    Asking for a raise can be intimidating. In addition to choosing the right time and location, knowing how to ask and share proven successes that you’ve contributed to your company is equally as important.

    Learn how you can prepare to ask for a raise and how to implement changes that will gain notice of your superiors during this webinar presented by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN).

    Presented by Christine Feuell, CEO of Chrysler Brand, this webinar will leave you prepared to demonstrate your skills, research compensations for your skill level, and open more opportunities to excel in your career and business.

    Attendees will engage in a breakout following the presentation to share their experiences with asking for a raise, challenges they came across, and what they could have done differently. 

    **If you're having any issues logging in or accessing the webinar, please contact SEMA Education at semaeducation@sema.org or 909-610-2030.**

    Christine Feuell

    CEO

    Chrysler Brand

    Senior marketing executive experienced in supply chain automation, automotive, energy storage and building technology systems and services industries. Strong track record of profitable sales and revenue growth in B2B and B2C organizations blending strategic, analytical, and creative skills to drive positive results. Proven skills in building and developing global teams, creating integrated, multi-channel marketing strategies and managing complex brand and product portfolios. Experienced leading in global publicly traded organizations as well as integrating joint ventures and acquisitions. 

    Expertise: 

    - Global Marketing Function Leadership, Process Development and Management 

    - Performance Measurement / Analytics, ROI Optimization 

    - Brand Strategy, Activation and Management - Marketing and Communications Strategy, Multi-channel Marketing Planning and Execution 

    - Digital Marketing, Social Media, SEO 

    - Data Analytics, Performance Measurement and Reporting - Demand Generation, CRM, Content Marketing 

    - Market, Consumer and Competitive Intelligence 

    - Channel and Distribution Strategy 

    - Product and Portfolio Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Pricing and Revenue Strategy 

    - Develop & deploy XaaS business models: Software (SaaS), Robotics (RaaS), Managed Services 

    - Business Strategy, strategic planning, segmentation strategy, scenario planning, forecasting 

    - Joint Venture, M&A Integration

  • 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.