SEMA Council Appoints Two of Rigid Industries LED Lighting Professionals

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Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries LED Lighting, and Ryan Few Powersports and Offroad Vertical Manager of Rigid Industries LED Lighting have been appointed to specialty councils within Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA.)

Christiansen will serve on the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) Council of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA.) Few will serve on Young Executives Network (YEN) Council of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA.)

This is Christiansen’s first appointment to the LTAA Council of SEMA, after years of SEMA membership participation. Rigid Industries LED Lighting is an Official Member of the LTAA.

“I am very excited to be part of a group that truly tries to better the industry,” said Christiansen. “Rigid is committed to the Light Truck industry and SEMA. Being involved is something we feel is paramount to keep up with industry changes and to learn from other leaders within the Light Truck market.”

This will be Few’s first time to serve on YEN’s Council of SEMA. Few’s background is in sales/customer service and managing. He was formerly the Key Account Manager at Rigid Industries LED Lighting before being promoted to Powersports and Off-road Vertical Manager.

Each of the newly elected members will serve a two-year term, 2014-2016. These volunteer leaders assist in guiding the direction and key initiatives of each group, while giving voice to their niche segment of the industry. Eight of SEMA’s councils and networks held elections this year collecting nominations and votes from the general membership of each group. Below are the elections results for the 2014-2016 LTAA of SEMA.

Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA)

  • Jason Christiansen – Rigid Industries LED Lighting
  • Erika Garcia – BOLT Locks by STRATTEC
  • Todd Hoffman – A.R.E., Incumbent
  • Kathryn Reinhardt – MagnaFlow Exhaust Products, Incumbent
  • Jerrod Strauss – Director, Sales/Marketing, T-Rex Truck Products Inc.

Young Executives Network (YEN)

  • Ryan Few – Rigid Industries 
LED Lighting
  • Josh Hiley – Accel Performance Group
  • Jim Liaw – Formula Drift Holdings LLC, Incumbent
  • Chris Morris – UnderCover, Truck Bed Covers
  • Ben Pope – Advanced Clutch Technology Inc.
  • Kirstin Stone – TurbosmartUSA

Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) mission is to ensure the viability and longevity of this increasingly expansive and vibrant market segment.

The Young Executives Network’s (YEN) mission is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket through implementation of education and networking. YEN does this by taking advantages of the resources available for virtual networking and in-person at industry trade events.

With its unparalleled patented optics and torture-tested housings, Rigid Industries® is a world leader in forward-projecting LED lighting. Rigid LED lighting products are used in aviation, agriculture, construction, emergency response, industrial, marine, military, mining, off-road and power sports. Committed to providing innovative technologies, Rigid Industries® guarantees a quality product designed, engineered and assembled in the US. For more information, visit www.rigidindustries.com or follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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