Aeromotive was announced the 2018 SEMA Show Manufacturer of the Year last week at the 2018 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet. More than 2,900 SEMA manufacturers had been eligible to compete, but only three made the final candidacy before the show: Edelbrock Inc. and Hunter Engineering Company joined Aeromotive in this selection.
The award honors individuals and companies that have significant impacted the specialty-equipment market over the past 12 months of SEMA’s fiscal year – July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The criteria includes history of SEMA involvement, proven outstanding business practices, workforce excellence and employee well-being, protection of brand equity, quality retail displays and packaging and innovative processes and products.
Aeromotive’s founder and president, Steve Matusek, accepted the award on behalf of the company. The award was presented by Formula D announcer Jarod DeAnda and off-road racer and industry personality Jessi Combs.
Matusek said, “This is an incredible honor for our company. I was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of every single employee that works hard to design and build the absolute finest fuel systems and components on the market. We consider ourselves industry innovators who work hard to find solutions to problems. Our commitment to develop the pinnacle of performance products comes from our history, our real world experiences and our passion.”
He wrapped up his speech by encouraging the industry to help combat counterfeiters and knock-off artists, then thanked the judges for the honor on behalf of his team. He accepted the award accompanied by Kyle Fickler, Shawn Dill, Johnson Barrick, Amanda Matusek, Jackson Lueg, Matt Brewer, Jon Pestinger, Jeff Stacy and Darr Hawthorn.
Aeromotive is the third company to receive this honor, joining MagnaFlow (2017) and WeatherTech (2016).
For more information about Aeromotive fuel system components, visit the Aeromotive website, Aeromotiveinc.com.