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AASA Announces Dates and Key Topics for the 2021 Mobility Innovation Conference
June 23, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The Mobility Innovation Conference, hosted by AASA’s Mobility Technology Council (MTC), will be held as a virtual event on August 30-31, but the insights and networking will be just as powerful as ever. There will be a series of critical presentations and thoughtful conversations on everything from telematics to predictive analysis, mobile apps to... READ MORE
Total U.S. Automotive Aftermarket Sales Forecasted to Increase 11.2% in 2021
June 8, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and BETHESDA, Md. – The automotive aftermarket proved its resiliency once again with a stronger than expected performance in 2020, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, and is anticipated to recover robustly in 2021. Total United States light duty automotive aftermarket sales are forecasted to increase 11.2% in 2021, totaling $325 billion, according to the “2021 Joint... READ MORE
FTC Report to Congress Strongly Supports Expanding Consumers’ Repair Options
May 10, 2021
Washington D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report to Congress identifying anti-competitive repair restrictions, parts limitations, and inaccessible software, including specifically in the vehicle aftermarket repair and maintenance industry. The report notes that, “there is scant evidence to support [original equipment] manufacturers’ justifications for repair restrictions... READ MORE
MEMA Brings Automotive Supplier Concerns to the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, And Ports
April 27, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) testified today before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports chaired by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI).  During the hearing titled, “driving innovation: the future of automotive mobility, safety, and technology,” MEMA presented the case on how a vibrant automotive industry can provide... READ MORE
AASA’s Technology Council Launches its New “Think Tanks” to Address Four Crucial Topics
April 26, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s Technology Council (ATC) recently announced the launch of its new “Think Tank” groups to enable ATC members to engage on crucial topics in the business technology world. The ATC is a forum for networking and exchanging of best practices focusing on current and emerging technologies that support members’ efforts to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and pursue... READ MORE
AASA Announces Marybeth Storjohann as New AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG) Executive Committee Member
April 8, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Last year, in a reorganization designed to give members more insights into the latest shifts in aftermarket customer finances, the former MEMA Financial Services Group (MFSG) and its Aftermarket Volume Group (AVG) were combined to form the AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG), a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). The new... READ MORE
Final Day of the AASA Vision Conference Delivered Executive-Level Insights Leaving Attendees Ready to Take On 2021
March 18, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The second and final day of the 2021 AASA Vision Conference provided aftermarket supplier executives with insights from the customer keynote speaker, Greg Johnson, CEO of O’Reilly Auto Parts and also covered topics including: electrification and automated technology, ... READ MORE
SMP and NPW Honored with AASA’s Third AASA Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
March 18, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A recent collaboration between Standard Motor Products (SMP) and National Performance Warehouse Companies (NPW) that developed a solution to resolve inventory complications across a nationwide supply chain during a pandemic, was awarded the 2021 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor Software. Eric... READ MORE
First Day of the AASA Vision Conference Brings the Industry Together through Resilience, Recovery and Innovation
March 17, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The 2021 AASA Vision Conference concluded its first day with high engagement in a now-familiar virtual format. The premier executive event in the automotive aftermarket provided valuable insights and perspectives from a range of thought leaders in an agenda packed with compelling speakers and presentations... READ MORE
Finalists Selected for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
March 8, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Selection Committee chose two collaborative aftermarket projects as finalists for the third annual AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor Software. This prestigious industry honor will be awarded during the AASA Vision Conference on March 18. The conference will be held virtually on March 17-18. The 2021 AASA Channel Excellence Award finalists and... READ MORE
Barry Neal from Roland Berger to Cover Hot Topic Vehicle Data Business Opportunities at the 2021 Vision Conference
February 16, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Barry Neal, Partner, Roland Berger, will speak during the ‘Aftermarket Innovation and Opportunities’ session of the 2021 AASA Vision Conference. In this Vision-exclusive session for AASA’s newest landmark study, Barry will cover how free flowing vehicle data will create new repair and maintenance opportunities for automotive aftermarket repair shops, distributors... READ MORE
Pronto and The Network Merger: An Exclusive Supplier Conversation with Robert Roos and David Prater
February 11, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA is providing their members with an exclusive supplier conversation with Robert Roos, President, Pronto Automotive Distribution Network (The Pronto Network), and David Prater, Executive Vice President, The Pronto Network, focused on the recent merger between Pronto and The Network. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from leadership inside the... READ MORE
Greg Johnson, CEO and Co-President at O’Reilly Auto Parts Will Join AASA’s Vision Conference as the 2021 Keynote Speaker
January 27, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Greg Johnson, CEO and Co-President at O’Reilly Auto Parts will be the keynote speaker for the 2021 Vision Conference. Greg will speak to the strategic direction of the industry in a post COVID-19 world, as well as how O’Reilly found success in 2020 through supplier-customer collaboration. He will cover topics such as: what distributors need from their suppliers... READ MORE
AASA Announces US Embassy Speakers for their Regional Overview Segment “Post-Pandemic Asia” at the 2021 Global Summit
January 28, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. The 2021 AASA Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), will feature speakers from U.S. Embassies around the globe in a join regional overview session. This session will intricately break down global exports in a post COVID-19 world and attendees will learn which regions are re-opening and seeing economic growth directly from U.S. embassy... READ MORE
Dr. Parker Hudson, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Dell Med COVID Testing & Tracing, Will Join AASA’s Global Summit as a Featured Speaker
January 22, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces Dr. Parker Hudson, M.D., MPH, FACP, assistant professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Dell Medical School in Austin, TX, as a speaker at their upcoming AASA Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC). In his session, Dr. Hudson will give a firsthand view on the status of the pandemic and vaccination, both in... READ MORE
Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 AASA Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
December 14, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. Epicor, a leading provider of technology solutions for businesses at every level of the aftermarket, will present the prestigious award to the winning supplier and channel... READ MORE
The Aftermarket’s Only OE Service Event to be Held Dec. 17
December 10, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The third annual OES Special Summit hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (AASA) OE Service Council (OESC), is slated for Thursday, December 17th. This annual summit is the only one of its kind in the aftermarket, where suppliers who service the OE dealer channel gather and discuss best practices and review trends in the channel... READ MORE
AASA’s Paul McCarthy Participates in Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2020
December 4, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Paul McCarthy, president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), virtually joined other industry leaders in a panel as a part of the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2020 on Dec. 3 in Shanghai. The session was moderated by Mr. Ricky Wang, AASA’s China Aftermarket Forum (CAF) Vice-Chairman and was titled “Global Industry Leaders... READ MORE
AASA’s Marketing Executive’s Council Names 2021 Executive Committee
November 19, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  AASA’s Marketing Executive Council (MEC) has named the 2021 Executive Committee, which features two new members. Ted Hughes, director of marketing for MAHLE Aftermarket, will serve as chair of the executive committee. Beth Skove, general manager, marketing at NGK Spark Plugs, has also joined the committee for the first time. Dan Caciolo, head of project... READ MORE