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Total U.S. Aftermarket Forecast to Decline 8.8% But Expected to Rebound in 2021
June 5, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and Bethesda, Md. – Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8 percent in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the “2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.   The 2020 Joint... READ MORE
AASA and APA Search Partner on Free Platform to Support Aftermarket Employees Affected by COVID-19
May 5, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced that it will partner with member company APA Search, a leading retained executive search firm specializing in the global automotive and transportation-related industries, on a free platform to match automotive and transportation employers with available industry associates who have lost their jobs as... READ MORE
Mick Jordan Rejoins the Overseas Automotive Council Board of Governors
April 15, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), announced that Mick Jordan, Director of International Sales & Marketing, SA Gear, has rejoined the Council’s Board of Governors. In a unanimous council vote, the OAC Board of Governors welcomed Jordan’s expertise and experience to support the... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference Achieved Near Record-Setting Attendance as Aftermarket Professionals Joined the Industry’s First Virtual Conference
April 2, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The annual AASA Vision Conference attracted near record-setting attendance in its new format as a digital experience for aftermarket executives. The conference, which was originally scheduled for March 26 in Rosemont, Ill., took place virtually from March 25 – 27, 2020. More than 245 aftermarket professionals joined the conference, marking a historic milestone... READ MORE
Third Day of the AASA Vision Conference Delivered Executive-Level Insights and Presented Aftermarket Innovation and Collaboration
March 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The third and final day of the AASA Vision Conference provided aftermarket supplier executives with insights from a virtual CEO roundtable and presented the 2020 Channel Excellence Award, presented by Epicor, to BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive for collaborating on innovative inventory modeling and optimization tools. Paul McCarthy, AASA President &... READ MORE
BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive Honored with the 2020 AASA Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
March 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive’s recent collaboration on enhanced inventory modeling and optimization tools to facilitate the availability of the right parts at the right time was awarded the second Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. Kim Nolan, Vice President, Regional Sales, BBB... READ MORE
Aftermarket Students Attended AASA Vision Conference for Free
March 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) provided aftermarket students from Northwood University, Canadian University, and Georgian College with complimentary access to the AASA Vision Conference. This enabled the students to connect with aftermarket executives and gain valuable insights from the conference’s sessions and panels from March 25 –... READ MORE
Second Day of the AASA Vision Conference Delivered Customized Experiences and Insights for Aftermarket Executives and Channel Partner Audiences
March 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The second day of the AASA Vision Conference provided custom tracks and sessions for aftermarket supplier executives and non-members, including channel partners. This format enabled each set of audiences to obtain relevant insights and perspectives from the industry’s first virtual conference.    Chris Gardner, AASA Senior Vice President, opened the... READ MORE
First Day of the AASA Vision Conference Brings the Industry Together Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The AASA Vision Conference concluded its first day after achieving near record-setting attendance in its new digital format. The virtual gathering provided aftermarket executives with deep insights on a range of crucial topics, trends, and issues. Paul McCarthy, AASA President & COO, opened the conference with a session... READ MORE
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