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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
Deadline Extended for 2022 Technology Innovation Award
July 21, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Technology Council (“ATC”) has extended the submission deadline for the 2022 Technology Innovation award to August 8, 2022. This annual award celebrates a company that has shown extraordinary commitment to creating new and innovative products in business process technologies in the aftermarket including... READ MORE
AASA Announces New Additions to Council Executive Committees
July 13, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announces additions to council leadership positions. Council executive committee members work together to provide leadership, direction, and expertise for their specific council and strive to create an enriching and important networking group.   The Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) is pleased... READ MORE
The Aftermarket’s Only Intellectual Property Event to be Held August 10
June 30, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s Aftermarket IP Forum, an all-day event, will be held on August 10, 2022, at the IPR Center just outside Washington, D.C. Hosted by the IP Committee, this event is the only annual gathering of aftermarket IP professionals and addresses critical topics related to intellectual property protection. Attendees cover a wide array of aftermarket specialties... READ MORE
U.S. Representative Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) Co-Sponsors ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair’ Act (REPAIR Act)
April 13, 2022
BETHESDA, Md., RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., DIAMOND BAR, Calif., and WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 13, 2022– The Auto Care Association, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), CAR (Consumer Access to Repair) Coalition, and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) applaud U.S. Representative Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) for co-sponsoring the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto... READ MORE
Three Finalists Selected for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
March 1, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Selection Committee chose three collaborative aftermarket projects as finalists for the fourth annual AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. This prestigious industry honor will be awarded during the 2022 AASA Vision Conference on Wednesday, April 6 in Dearborn, Mich. The 2022 AASA Channel Excellence Award finalists and projects are... READ MORE
Tom Greco, Advance Auto Parts CEO, Will Join AASA’s Vision Conference as the 2022 Keynote Speaker
February 24, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. –Tom Greco, CEO at Advance Auto Parts, will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 AASA Vision Conference located in Dearborn, Mich. Tom will speak during the supplier-only Customer Spotlight segment and will cover this transformative time in the aftermarket industry which requires suppliers and customers to collaborate closely. Attendees will have the opportunity to... READ MORE
MEMA President and CEO Bill Long Named Northwood University 2022 Outstanding Business Leader
February 14, 2022
MIDLAND, MI  – Northwood University and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) are proud to announce Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA, is among the 2022 class of Outstanding Business Leaders. The Outstanding Business Leader Award honors men and women from across the world who have made a difference in their business and community. Long, who has more than 40... READ MORE
U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) Introduces ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair’ Act (REPAIR Act)
February 3, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., BETHESDA, Md., DIAMOND BAR, Calif., and WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 3, 2022– The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Auto Care Association, CAR (Consumer Access to Repair) Coalition, and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) applaud United States Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for introducing the ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto... READ MORE
Deadline Extension Announced for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
January 28, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA and Epicor announced an application deadline extension for the 2022 Channel Excellence Award. The award was established in 2019 to celebrate innovation and collaboration between suppliers and channel partners that drive aftermarket growth. The new deadline is Tuesday, February 8, 2022.   The Selection Committee includes well-known leaders, analysts... READ MORE
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