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Aftermarket Essential Businesses Operating in “Shelter-in-Place” States Face Inconsistencies in Implementation
March 21, 2020
Aftermarket suppliers are facing disruptions to their business due to “shelter-in-place” orders from states, disruptions that go against Homeland Security’s designation of automotive parts manufacturing “essential manufacturing” and automotive repair shops as “essential business.” The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is working with supplier members to navigate the situation... READ MORE
‘Dragons’ will Debate the Economy and the Aftermarket at the AASA Vision Conference
March 18, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The AASA Vision Conference session, “The 3 Dragons, Last Battle,” will showcase a lively debate featuring the investment community and industry analysts. These “dragons” will debate the future of the economy and the aftermarket and share their perspectives in these uncertain times. The conference, which was originally scheduled for March 26 in Rosemont, Ill.,... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference Moves Online in Response to Current Conditions
March 12, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Due to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced it will transition the AASA Vision Conference to an online experience. The conference, which was originally scheduled for March 26 in Rosemont, Ill., will now take place virtually from March 25 – 27, 2020. The three-day format will... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference to Explore Global Sourcing in a Post-Trade War Environment
March 4, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The recent trade war environment has forced the automotive aftermarket to consider new strategies to maintaining successful global sourcing operations. At the AASA Vision Conference, set for March 26 in Rosemont, Ill., the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host a session featuring industry experts who will share timely insights on... READ MORE
The Ford Motor Company to Share its Perspectives on Electrification at the AASA Vision Conference
March 3, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Electrification of the automotive market continues to have an increasing impact on the automotive aftermarket. The 2020 AASA Vision Conference, set for March 26, 2020 in Rosemont, Ill., will host a discussion featuring the Ford Motor Company about its future EV plans. Mark Kaufman, Ford's Global Director of Electric Vehicle Marketing & Distribution... READ MORE
Randy Buller to Explore Hybrid Distribution Model Opportunities at the AASA Vision Conference
February 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The distribution landscape is changing quickly, and aftermarket suppliers benefit from understanding these crucial changes. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host a session featuring deep insights about the implications of this latest shift at the AASA Vision Conference, set for Thursday, March 26 in Rosemont, Ill.   Randy... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference to Share Valuable Insights on Critical Trends and Issues Affecting the Aftermarket
February 26, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The automotive aftermarket is undergoing transformational changes that will require suppliers to keep close track of the latest trends and opportunities. The AASA Vision Conference, set for March 26 in Rosemont, Ill., will host a series of sessions, panels, and networking opportunities focused on providing attendees with valuable industry insights and... READ MORE
Genuine Parts Company / NAPA to Share Business Insights with Suppliers at the AASA Vision Conference
February 25, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced Genuine Parts Company / NAPA as the AASA Vision Conference Customer Spotlight speaker. Scott Sonnemaker, Group President, North American Automotive, will speak openly with suppliers about the future of the aftermarket industry and share his thoughts on 2020 becoming a pivotal year for... READ MORE
Jeff O’Hara with East Penn Manufacturing is Named to the AASA Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) Executive Committee
February 21, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced today that Jeff O’Hara, Director of Sales – Retail Markets, Automotive Batteries, East Penn Manufacturing, has been named to the council Executive Committee. Mr. O’Hara brings more than 12 years of industry experience to the council’s executive... READ MORE
The AASA Global Summit Gathered the International Aftermarket Community to Explore Critical Industry Challenges and Opportunities
February 17, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – More than 100 aftermarket professionals from the U.S. and around the world gathered in Coral Gables, Fla. on Feb. 7 to explore and discuss the latest shifts in the international aftermarket at the AASA Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC). The exchange of ideas began at the Summit’s Welcome Reception on Feb. 6. The program opened... READ MORE
The AASA Mobility Technology Council Hosted its First Annual Aftermarket Briefing @ CES
January 23, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association's (AASA) Mobility Technology Council (MTC) hosted its first annual Aftermarket Briefing @ CES at the MGM Grand Convention Center during the CES trade show in Las Vegas on Jan. 8, 2020. MTC and automotive aftermarket leaders held a candid discussion on how exhibiting products and services at CES can and will affect the... READ MORE
MiX Members Educate Aftermarket Executives on Innovative Ways to Best Retain Talented Young Professionals
January 6, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) worked in partnership with Rightsize, a nationwide office interiors and facility services firm, to develop a thought leadership piece that educates senior aftermarket industry professionals on innovative and cost-effective ways to retain top young... READ MORE
Roland Berger to Discuss Crucial Challenges to the Global Automotive Supply Chain at the 2020 AASA Vision Conference
January 31, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Barry Neal, Partner, Roland Berger, will be a featured speaker at the 2020 AASA Vision Conference, set for March 26 in Rosemont, Ill. In his session, “Supply Chain Disruption: How Trade Wars, Vertical Integration, and the End of Cheap China Challenge the Global Automotive Supply Chain,” Mr. Neal will review the current state of the global... READ MORE
AASA Joins MEMA in Recognizing Legislative Success on the Signing of USMCA
January 31, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) was invited to join President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s historic USMCA bill signing ceremony at the White House. U.S. passage of the USMCA will provide economic certainty and will ensure that motor vehicle parts manufacturers in the U.S. stay competitive in the global marketplace. “It is a great... READ MORE
O’Reilly Auto Parts Will Share Its Growth Strategy and Views on Evolving Aftermarket Channels at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 29, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that David Wilbanks, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, O’Reilly Auto Parts, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit being held Feb. 7, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. In his session, “Customer Perspective: O’Reilly Auto Parts,” Wilbanks will discuss O’Reilly’s growth strategy and approach to a broadening supply base, plus its... READ MORE
Tara Corpus with Automotive Solutions Awarded Prize Package as Winner of the Know Your Parts Scavenger Hunt at AAPEX 2019
January 22, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® Booth featured a fun and educational scavenger hunt for industry technicians who attended AAPEX 2019. The Know Your Parts® Scavenger Hunt will return this year to AAPEX 2020, which is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Tara Corpus, owner of... READ MORE
MEMA 2020 Board of Directors and Officers Elected to Lead Association through its 116th Year
January 15, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association focused on advancing the fast-changing mobility industry, has released a list of nationally-known executives who will serve on its Board of Directors in 2020. “We live in a time of extraordinary change, and in our industry, the rate of that change is only accelerating,”... READ MORE
Eric Farnsworth to Discuss the Political and Social State of Latin America at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 15, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, which will be held Feb. 7 in Coral Gables, Fla. In his session, “The Political & Social State of Latin America,” Eric will provide valuable highlights on the latest political and social shifts and trends... READ MORE
Robert Zhu to Share Insights on the Evolving China Aftermarket at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 2, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces Robert Zhu, Chairman and CEO of WONH Global Industries, manufacturer and distributor of TrakMotive branded products, as a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, which will be held Feb. 7 in Coral Gables, Fla. During his informative presentation, “Regional Report: Evolving China Aftermarket," Zhu will provide invaluable highlights... READ MORE