DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Former Tire Industry Association (TIA) President John Evankovich is running for a seat on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) board of directors.
Mr. Evankovich, director of operations at Walmart Inc.'s Sam's Club unit, is running against Ted Wentz, CEO of Quadratec Inc., for an open seat on the SEMA board.
Mr. Evankovich was TIA president in 2018-19 and is the trade group's immediate past president. He oversees Sam's Club's Tire & Battery Centers business.
Mr. Wentz has been CEO of Quadretec — a West Chester, Pa.-based retailer of Jeep parts and accessories — since June 2017.
Voting will take place online from May 12 to 26 and is open to current SEMA-member companies. Votes must be cast by each company's primary contact.
SEMA's board consists of four officers (chairman, chairman-elect, immediate past chairman/secretary, treasurer) and 10 directors. The open seat, which is designated for the board's distributor/retailer category, is being vacated by Greg Adler of Transamerica Auto Parts, whose three-year term is expiring.
Mr. Adler's seat is the only one open this year.
According to SEMA bylaws, there are four basic voting categories: manufacturers (five seats), distributor/retailer (three seats), services (one), and manufacturers' reps (one).
Board directors serve three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve up to two consecutive three-year terms in office, SEMA said.