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The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Announces Multiple Promotions
January 6, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s President and CEO, Paul McCarthy, recently announced multiple promotions within the association in recognition of hard work, professional development, and dedication to the automotive aftermarket industry. Ben Brucato, a twenty-year industry veteran, has been promoted to Vice President of Engagement. Brucato has led multiple teams including marketing,... READ MORE
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Invites You to Attend the 2022 Vision Conference
December 10, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces the 2022 Vision Conference will be live and in-person this April 5-6, 2022 in Dearborn, MI. This years’ theme “Engage. Shift. Accelerate.” is a must-attend event for all aftermarket professionals looking to stay on top of the latest industry trends and issues. It is a forum to engage, discuss critical issues, and learn about industry, economic and... READ MORE
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) to Host the 2022 Aftermarket at CES Event in Las Vegas
December 9, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s Mobility Technology Council (MTC) announced it will host the second annual Aftermarket at CES event at the 2022 CES show in Las Vegas. The event will be co-presented with Capstone Financial Group on January 6 at the Venetian. Content will center on automotive technologies that impact drivers and vehicles on the road. Individuals who focus on marketing,... READ MORE
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Invites You to Attend the 2022 Global Summit in Florida This February
December 3, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces their annual Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), will be live and in-person this February 3-4, 2022 in Coral Gables, Fl after a virtual conference in 2021. This years’ theme “Beyond the Pandemic: How to Navigate the Global Aftermarket” will cover topics including supply chain, inflation and exchange rates, and... READ MORE
Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Receives Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Company Award
November 30, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc. (“BorgWarner”), was awarded the 2021 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award on November 3 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas. “Delphi Technologies has a long history of walking the walk,” said Megan Gardner, Director of Membership and Engagement with AASA. “They continuously set the bar high for... READ MORE
Daniel Torres Tristan of Spectronics Receives Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Individual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award
November 30, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Daniel Tristan, Director of International for Spectronics, was awarded the 2021 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Individual Award on November 3 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.   “AASA is proud to announce a new annual award, with the purpose of recognizing an influential leader in the automotive aftermarket that supports and represents the... READ MORE
Bruce Ronning of DRiV Receives Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Member Advocacy Award
November 30, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Bruce Ronning, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Commercial Operations at DRiV, was awarded the 2021 AASA Member Advocacy Award on November 3 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.   “This award is to recognize one of our members who has gone above and beyond and who has been a proud representative of our industry,” said Paul McCarthy, President... READ MORE
AASA Hosts First Successful In-Person Conference since Pandemic
October 26, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The annual AASA Technology Conference hosted by the AASA Technology Council (ATC) was AASA’s first live event post COVID-19 restrictions and took place on October 11-12 in Memphis, Tenn. Headlining the event was AutoZone’s Mark Finestone Customer Spotlight session. Attendees also heard from experts about new levels... READ MORE
Eric Sills Testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce on Supply Chain Concerns in the Automotive Aftermarket
October 15, 2021
Washington, D.C. and Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Eric Sills, chief executive officer and president of Standard Motor Products, Inc. (“SMP”) and incoming board chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”), testified yesterday, Thursday, October 14, 2021, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection... READ MORE
AASA Technology Council Announces Winning Think Tank
October 12, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Technology Council (“ATC”) announced the inaugural winning ATC Think Tank presentation during the 2021 AASA Technology Conference. The eCommerce Readiness team was selected as the top group presenting solutions to challenges that would benefit the automotive aftermarket today. The winner was selected... READ MORE
VizSeek Wins 2021 ATC Technology Innovation Award
October 11, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Technology Council (“ATC”) announced VizSeek, a versatile visual search engine for eCommerce and engineering, as the 2021 winner of the ATC Technology Innovation Award during the 2021 AASA Technology Conference. Matt Judge, vice president of sales for VizSeek accepted the award.     In a pitch... READ MORE
AutoZone’s Mark Finestone is Featured Speaker in the ‘Customer Spotlight’ at the 2021 AASA Technology Conference
September 28, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Mark Finestone, executive vice president, strategy, and innovation for AutoZone, is the featured speaker for the “Customer Spotlight” at the upcoming 2021 Technology Conference, presented by the AASA Technology Council (“ATC”) on Tuesday, October 12, at The Holloran Center, Memphis, Tenn., home to AutoZone’s headquarters.   “Our ‘Customer Spotlight’ is... READ MORE
AASA Technology Conference Announces New Health and Safety Measures for October Event
September 16, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Together with the AASA Technology Council, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”) has announced updated health and safety measures for the AASA Technology Conference to be held October 11-12 in Memphis, Tenn. The Technology Conference is AASA’s first in-person event since the pandemic began and, as such, the well-being of our attendees is our... READ MORE
Equipment and Tool Institute, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, and Auto Care Association Announce Unified Position on Automotive Scan Tools
August 5, 2021
Research Triangle Park, N.C., Bethesda, Md., and Farmington Hills, Mich. – In a position statement to the automotive aftermarket industry, the Equipment and Tool Institute (“ETI”), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”), and Auto Care Association have taken a unified position on multi-brand scan tools in the aftermarket space following significant commentary and debate surrounding... READ MORE
MEMA Issues Statement on NPRM – Revision of the SAFE Vehicles Rule
August 5, 2021
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the proposed rule that revises passenger vehicle emissions standards for model years through 2026. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is still reviewing the details of the proposal that requires more emissions reductions than the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule finalized in 2020.  ... READ MORE
AASA to Help Members Address Current Supply Chain Issues Through New Webinar Series
July 27, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA, along with premier sponsors Baker Tilly and eShipping, will kick off a critical webinar series, The AASA Supply Chain Series: Essential Strategies to Meet Customer Demand, on Wednesday, August 4 with a session entitled Aftermarket Supply Chain: The Next 18 Months. This will be the first of six webinars that will take place between the months of August and... READ MORE
MEMA and AASA Reinforce Support to FTC as Commission Unanimously Voted to Ramp Up Law Enforcement Against Repair Restrictions
July 22, 2021
Research Triangle Park N.C. – During a policy meeting yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against illegal repair restrictions. Catherine Boland, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (“MEMA”), commented on behalf of AASA during the hearing in support of the automotive aftermarket’s fight for... READ MORE
MEMA and AASA Applaud President Biden for Executive Order Ushering in Consumer Choice in Right to Repair
July 9, 2021
Research Triangle Park N.C. - The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (“MEMA”) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”) applaud President Biden for issuing an executive order today directing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish new rules making it easier and cheaper for consumers to repair items they own – including their vehicles. As a strong... READ MORE
AASA Announces Dates and Key Topics for the 2021 In-Person Technology Conference
July 1, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The annual AASA Technology Conference hosted by the AASA Technology Council (ATC) will be AASA’s first live event post-COVID-19 restrictions, but also will provide an online segment for those who are not comfortable traveling. It is designed to bring together the brightest minds in business process technology for a series... READ MORE