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AASA Presents the Supplier’s Perspective of the Connected Aftermarket at CES 2015
January 15, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) promoted the automotive aftermarket industry and the business interests of its supplier members at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®), held Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. “The automotive industry aftermarket is a large and stable industry, but we can’t be complacent. Advances in vehicle technology are transforming... READ MORE
Doug Grimm of MPG Is 2016 MEMA Board Chairman
January 12, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Douglas J. Grimm, president and chief operating officer of MPG Inc., has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) for 2016. “It is a great honor to serve as chairman of the MEMA Board of Directors,” Grimm said. “I look forward to working with the board and the association leadership team to... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA Applaud USTR’s Strong Warning to Online Retailer Alibaba
December 18, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the strong warning issued on Dec. 17 by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to global online retailer Alibaba regarding the company’s enforcement system to combat sales of counterfeit goods on its websites. The USTR issued its most explicit criticism and specific concerns to date... READ MORE
AASA Names 2016 Board of Governors Officers
December 4, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – David Barbeau, managing director of the global aftermarket, TI Automotive, and Odd Joergenrud, regional president, automotive aftermarket North America, Robert Bosch, will serve as the 2016 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... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA Fight Back Against Online Sales of Counterfeit Parts
November 20, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to stem the tide of counterfeit motor vehicle parts flooding the Internet by listing certain sites known to traffic in counterfeit goods on its annual Notorious Market Report. “Online sales of counterfeit parts are a growing problem for... READ MORE
Brent Berman of Federal-Mogul Named 2016 Chairman of AASA Technology Council
November 16, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Brent Berman, director, training and consumer experience, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, was named the 2016 chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Council during the recent 2015 AASA Technology Conference. Berman has served on the AASA Technology Council (ATC) board of governors for four years and has helped lead efforts to... READ MORE
Record Setting Attendance at the AASA OAC Global Reception 2015
November 5, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The annual Global Reception presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), attracted record attendance at its 2015 AAPEX on Nov. 2, also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Reception’s Platinum sponsor:... READ MORE
AASA / MEMA Brake Manufacturers Council Gains Insights on Technician Training
November 4, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Donny Seyfer, owner of Seyfer Automotive, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and chairman of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), shared tips on effective training for technicians and his insights from the shop floor at the 2015 General Meeting of the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Motor & Equipment... READ MORE
AASA Know Your Parts® Launches New Tech Hotline for Smart Phones at AAPEX
November 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® campaign is launching a new resource for service professionals during AAPEX: the Know Your Parts “Tech Hotline Directory” for smart phones. “This new ‘web app’ will give technicians a single source to access our supplier’s technical support lines with the touch of a finger,” said Bill Hanvey, AASA... READ MORE
AASA, MEMA Have Seat at Table for Ongoing House Discussions about Vehicle Safety Legislation
November 2, 2015
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has a seat at the table in ongoing discussions in the U.S. House regarding vehicle safety legislation. "On Oct. 21, MEMA Senior Vice President Ann Wilson testified before the House Energy and Commerce Comittee as the major representative... READ MORE
AASA Know Your Parts® Starting & Charging Campaign e-Learning Tool Upgrades Help Address Misdiagnosed Problems
October 12, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® Starting & Charging micro-campaign, launched in March, is already making progress in aiding service professionals in correctly diagnosing repairs – and now the campaign is expanding with additional diagnostic tips. The Know Your Parts diagnostic eLearning tool at www.KYPgenius.com... READ MORE
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