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MEMA, MERA Applaud House Passage of Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act
September 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 565, the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, which requires all federal agencies to consider using remanufactured parts in maintaining the federal vehicle fleet. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its remanufacturing division, Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), applauded... READ MORE
AASA Know Your Parts® Website Exceeds 100,000 Visitors a Month
July 16, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Know Your Parts® website, www.KnowYourParts.com, administered by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) as part of its industry education and awareness campaign, has exceeded more than 100,000 visitors a month as of June 2015. “In just over a year, KnowYourParts.com has become a major destination for service... READ MORE
Using 3D Visualization to Transform the Aftermarket: AASA Technology Conference Presentation
August 10, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Beck Besecker of Marxent will demonstrate how 3D visualization is transforming inventory and customer decisions on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the 2015 Technology Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).  ”Conference attendees will learn how leading-edge brands are using Augmented and Virtual Reality to display products... READ MORE
AASA President to Discuss the State of the Automotive Aftermarket during NACE / CARS
July 15, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Bill Long, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will address “The State of the Aftermarket” as the opening speaker at the Service Repair Leadership Forum (SRLF), presented by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) on Friday, July 24, as part of the NACE / CARS Expo & Conference in Detroit. “... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Senate Passage of the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act
June 17, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the Senate for passing S.565 the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act with unanimous consent. The bill, introduced earlier this year by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Lankford (R-OK), would require all federal agencies to consider using remanufactured parts when maintaining the federal vehicle fleet... READ MORE
Ray Nicholas of Standard Motor Products Awarded ATC Technology Leadership Award
September 28, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Ray Nicholas, vice president of information technology and CIO of Standard Motor Products, was awarded the Lifetime Technology Leadership award during the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Conference, held Sept. 20-22 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The award, presented by the AASA Technology Council (ATC), periodically recognizes... READ MORE
2015 AASA Technology Conference Provides Insights, CEU Credits
September 11, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Attendees at the 2015 Technology Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will gain valuable insights about new and emerging technologies from top thought leaders and subject matter experts – and earn 1.2 CEU credits toward the automotive aftermarket professional (AAP) or master automotive aftermarket professional (MAAP)... READ MORE
AASA Names Jay Burkhart Executive Director of Its China Aftermarket Office
May 29, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), announced today that Jay Burkhart, AASA vice president and chief strategy officer, has been named executive director of the association’s new China Aftermarket Office. “Jay’s formal appointment to this... READ MORE
First Recipients Announced of Annual Scholarships Honoring the Late Jeremy Denton, AASA OAC Executive Director
May 22, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and the AASA Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) announced the first recipients of its scholarships in memory of the late Jeremy Denton, AASA vice president and OAC executive director, who died Nov. 5... READ MORE
MEMA China Center Opens in Shanghai
May 22, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. –The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), announces today that its China Center is officially open in Shanghai. The establishment of the new MEMA China Center builds on MEMA’s commitment to serving its members in China, providing a unified platform for representing suppliers to the government, the industry and motorists in China.  The... READ MORE
Automotive Distribution Network to Hold Technology Forum in Conjunction with AASA 2015 Technology Conference
April 24, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA will examine “Technology Game Changers” at the 2015 Technology Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). This year the conference will be conducted in conjunction with the Automotive Distribution Network (The Network... READ MORE
MEMA Co-Founds Industry Coalition Promoting a New Vision of Transportation
April 16, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announced today it has joined with other automotive, high-tech and intelligent transportation industry associations in founding the “Smart Transportation Innovation Coalition” to raise awareness of a new vision of transportation. The Coalition announced its formation and mission today with letters to all... READ MORE
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Honored as MEMA’s 2015 Industry Champion
April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was honored today by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) as the 2015 recipient of the Joseph M. Magliochetti Industry Champion Award, a special recognition given to elected officials who have shown outstanding leadership on behalf of motor vehicle component suppliers. “Senator McConnell exemplifies the... READ MORE
Harnessing Big Data to Predict Demand Across the Supply Chain
April 14, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The automotive aftermarket is spending a lot of money to deliver on its “the right part, the right place, the right time” promise. Progress has been made, but significant opportunity remains for cost savings and margin gain. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Council (ATC) introduced a new “Special Report” at its Spring... READ MORE
Industry Leader Jay Burkhart Joins AASA as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
April 2, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Highly respected industry leader Jay Burkhart has accepted the position of vice president and chief strategy officer for the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).   “Jay’s broad business experience and demonstrated success have earned him a... READ MORE
AASA Launches Ground Breaking Starting and Charging Campaign
March 4, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and its Marketing Executives Council has launched a new marketing campaign focused on the starting and charging category as a part of its successful Know Your Parts® program.  The aggressive... READ MORE
AASA Board of Governors Announces 2015 Officers, New Members
January 28, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Tim Corcoran, managing director, Region North America, ZF Services LLC, and Keith Wilson, president and CEO, Affinia Group, will serve as the 2015 chairman and vice chairman respectively of the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (... READ MORE
Patrick Enniss of Wix Joins Board of AASA Technology Council
October 24, 2014
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. –Patrick Enniss, catalog manager of the Wix Filtration Division of Affinia Group, has joined the Board of Governors of the Technology Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. “Patrick brings a wealth of aftermarket knowledge to our board. His... READ MORE