SEMA Names Matt Beenen 2018 Launch Pad Winner

 A record crowd of nearly 1500 gathers in the Westgate Theater to watch the live finale of the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad Competition!

A record crowd of nearly 1500 gathers in the Westgate Theater to watch the live finale of the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad Competition!

October 31, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

Matt Beenen was named the 2018 Launch Pad winner by a panel of iconic automotive industry judges at a live event in Las Vegas on October 29, 2018. The competition is part of the SEMA Show, one of the world’s largest B2B industry conferences.

Beenen is the owner and president of BuiltRight Industries. He presented their Bedside Rack System, modular custom panels that attach to the inside walls of a pick-up truck bed. The Bedside Rack System enables users to securely mount their tools, equipment and accessories. Beenen demonstrated solid engineering, innovative design, scalability and customer demand, as evidenced by over 3500 systems shipped in its inaugural year. 

Matt Beenen, a lifelong automotive enthusiast, is a mechanical engineer and inventor from Blaine, Minnesota. 

SEMA Launch Pad, powered by YEN (Young Executive Network), is the premier young entrepreneur automotive competition.