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MEMA Announces Plans to Position the Organization for the Future
November 18, 2022
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – MEMA, the leading trade association in North America representing motor vehicle component manufacturers, announced a new business structure to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella — MEMA — and represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers ... READ MORE
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Invites You to the Aftermarket’s Premier Executive Conference in 2023
November 17, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces their annual Vision Conference will be held April 11-12, 2023, in Chicago, Ill. The Aftermarket’s Premier Executive Conference is a must-attend event for all aftermarket professionals looking to stay on top of the latest industry trends and issues. The conference attracts all functions within aftermarket companies, including executives, sales,... READ MORE
MOTOR Information Systems Receives Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Company Award
November 16, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – MOTOR Information Systems, a Hearst company, was awarded the 2022 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Company Award on November 2, 2022 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.   “MOTOR Information Systems has championed the spirit of DEI in their organization and community ensuring a brighter and more dynamic future for the aftermarket,” said Megan... READ MORE
Franchelle Thomas of NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. Receives Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Individual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
November 16, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Franchelle Thomas, director of culture, communication & people, NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc., was awarded the 2022 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Individual Award on November 2, 2022 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas. “We are proud to announce the annual AASA Individual DEI award, with the purpose of recognizing an influential leader in the automotive... READ MORE
Eric Sills of Standard Motor Products, Inc. Receives Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Member Advocacy Award
November 16, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Eric Sills, president and chief executive officer at Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP), was awarded the 2022 AASA Member Advocacy Award on November 2 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.  “Eric has taken up the reins of representing the aftermarket during a very difficult time for our country and our industry,” said Ann Wilson, senior vice president of... READ MORE
AASA, Auto Care Association Release 2022 Joint Trends Reports on EV, E-Commerce Showing Strong Growth in Both Categories
November 1, 2022
BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – November 1, 2022 – Together, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association, commissioned the 2022 Joint E-Commerce Trends and Outlook Forecast and the 2022 Joint EV Trends and Outlook Forecast to provide the auto care industry with the insights needed to navigate the rapidly... READ MORE
AASA Brake Manufacturers Council Announces Exclusive Partnership with LINK for 2022-2023
October 31, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Brake Manufacturers Council (“BMC”) announced an exclusive partnership with Link Engineering Company (LINK) for 2022 - 2023.  LINK has been a long-time member and supporter of the BMC and redoubles their impact in the brake industry with this exclusive partnership.  LINK has been at the forefront... READ MORE
Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to speak during Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)’s Supply Chain & Operations Forum Meeting
October 31, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s Supply Chain & Operations (SCO) Forum announced today that Daniel Maffei, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission, will speak to the group on November 14, 2022. Mr. Maffei will speak on top issues facing the FMC, including implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, status of the overall ports/shipping crisis, and the work of the FMC’s National... READ MORE
Can’t-Miss AASA Happenings at AAPEX 2022: Member Center, Council Meetings, Sessions, Receptions, and More!
October 24, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. –  As co-owner of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”) provides its members a VIP event experience that includes important show updates and deadlines, tips from AAPEX show vendors and experts, on-site services, networking events, and other tools to help exhibitors maximize their ROI.... READ MORE
AASA Launches New Website to Reduce Fraudulent Warranties
October 10, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”), in coordination with several key suppliers, is proud to announce the launch of www.checkthepart.com, a website designed to help give parts professionals information and tips on how to identify and reduce fraudulent warranty claims. It has been estimated that fraudulent warranty returns cost auto... READ MORE
Joe Register of Auto Care Association Awarded AASA's ATC Technology Leadership Award
September 29, 2022
Research Triangle Park, N.C. -- The AASA Technology Council (ATC) awarded its Technology Leadership Award during the 2022 AASA Technology Conference to Joe Register, recently retired vice president of advanced technologies for the Auto Care Association, after serving the automotive industry for nearly five decades.     “The ATC does not present its Technology... READ MORE
AASA Technology Council Announces Winning Think Tank
September 28, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Technology Council (“ATC”) announced the second annual winning ATC Think Tank presentation during the 2022 AASA Technology Conference. The Emerging Vehicle Technologies team was selected as the top group presenting challenges and solutions that could benefit the automotive aftermarket today. The winner was... READ MORE
Dorman Products Wins 2022 ATC Technology Innovation Award
September 27, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Technology Council (“ATC”) announced Dorman Products as the 2022 winner of the ATC Technology Innovation Award during the 2022 AASA Technology Conference. Michael Donofrio, director of digital experience for Dorman Products, accepted the award.  Donofrio explained the company’s website-based live, local... READ MORE
AASA Executive to Speak at Mexico Automotive Summit 2022 ECHO
September 22, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  – Ben Brucato, vice president of engagement, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will present virtually at the Mexico Automotive Summit 2022 ECHO on September 29, 2022, to discuss the importance of appropriate access to vehicle data in the automotive aftermarket during a session called, "The Right to Repair: Access to Vehicle Data... READ MORE
MEMA Presents Triangle Award to Charley Johnson
September 6, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) presented the Triangle Award to Charley Johnson, chief executive officer, OptiCat, LLC., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at his office in Maryland. “For more than 45 years, the Triangle Award has been given periodically to that person or persons, or organization, whom MEMA and our... READ MORE
Major Customers to Present at 2022 AASA Technology Conference
August 30, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The 2022 AASA Technology Conference, presented by the AASA Technology Council (ATC) and AASA Mobility Technology Council (MTC), is the can't-miss event for tech professionals in the aftermarket. O’Reilly Auto Parts, Bridgestone Retail Operations, and Advance Auto Parts will headline the can’t-miss line-up sessions, panels, networking opportunities, and round-... READ MORE
MEMA Mourns the Passing of Aftermarket Veteran Steve Handschuh
August 23, 2022
Steve Handschuh, highly respected automotive aftermarket veteran who joined the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) in 2006, died on August 22, 2022.    A native of Baltimore, Steve joined MEMA as President and Chief Operating Officer of MEMA’s Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) division and was named President and CEO of MEMA in 2013. Steve retired... READ MORE
Nominations are Now Open for the 2022 AASA DEI Leadership Awards
August 1, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has opened nominations for the 2022 AASA DEI Leadership Award (Individual) and the 2022 AASA DEI Leadership Award (Company). These annual awards, presented at AAPEX, recognize an individual from a member company and a member company who champion the spirit of DEI in their organizations and communities.... READ MORE
AMECA Competes as the New LeafMark™ Registrar for Friction Material Environmental Certification
July 25, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA) announced their new program as a third-party registrar for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association’s (MEMA) LeafMark™ program this month.      MEMA, through its division the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”), along with the Brake... READ MORE