Tom Gattuso has been named SEMA vice president of events. His primary management responsibilities will cover the annual SEMA Show and other association events. Gattuso will lead the events team, guiding day-to-day planning, operations and execution, while working with all departments to support the association’s strategic vision.
Gattusu has nearly 25 years of event management experience, including eight years as SEMA director of trade shows.
“The SEMA Show has a long history of delivering value to our industry participants and I’m excited to contribute to the future of this annual event,” Gattuso said. “The event is a reflection of the industry. As the industry continues to evolve, so, too, will the Show. I’m looking forward to being a part of the evolution.”
Gattuso, who is an active member of several event and trade show boards on both the regional and national levels, will work with SEMA’s senior management team and volunteer leaders to shape the SEMA Show in the years ahead.
“The SEMA Show has served our industry as an invaluable business marketplace for more than fifty years” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Tom Gattuso represents a strong addition to our executive management team who will help SEMA provide a dynamic trade show that continues to exceed expectations."
More than 2,400 exhibitors and 160,000 spectators attended the 2018 SEMA Show. Plans are currently in progress for the 2019 SEMA Show, set for Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas.