RIGID Industries President to Be Inducted into SEMA Hall of Fame


Veteran automotive aftermarket executive and current RIGID Industries President Mitch Williams has been named a 2023 inductee to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Fame

Founded in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame honors automotive aftermarket trailblazers who have made significant contributions to the industry. Williams joins two other inductees for 2023, Steve Ames of Ames Performance Engineering, and John Iannotte of Kunzman & Associates, as the newest members of the SEMA Hall of Fame, joining an elite group of individuals that includes Carroll Shelby, Jack Roush and Chip Foose, among others.

“Mitch’s induction into the SEMA Hall of Fame is a testament to his commitment to the transportation industry and exemplifies his continued dedication to innovation, leadership and service,” said Doug Wolma, president of safety solutions for Clarience Technologies, parent company to RIGID Industries, the leader in high-performance LED lighting for off-road racing professionals and enthusiasts.

Williams has nearly 40 years of automotive aftermarket industry experience and has served six terms on the SEMA Board of Directors---one as SEMA chairman of the board. As such, he introduced lean concepts to SEMA and expanded SEMA’s global influence by founding the SEMA International Task Force to connect SEMA members with international business opportunities. Additionally, Williams founded the SEMA Lighting Task Force and was a charter member of the SEMA Political Action Committee (PAC). 

Clarience Technologies appointed Williams to the role of president of RIGID Industries earlier in May.

“It is an incredible honor to be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame,” said Williams. “I am humbled to join the ranks of members whose visionary leadership and tireless work earned respect across the industry.”

Source: RIGID Industries

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