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AASA’s Paul McCarthy Receives 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award
November 17, 2020
Paul McCarthy, president and COO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award in Honor of Jack Creamer by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA). AASA is the automotive aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). The award, presented during a virtual ceremony on Nov.... READ MORE
OptiCat Wins the First Annual ATC Technology Innovation Award
November 11, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, the AASA Technology Council presented OptiCat, LLC, with the first-ever AASA Technology Council (ATC) Technology Innovation Award for its development of automated load sheets. OptiCat’s automated Load Sheets were developed to simplify and streamline the collection, consolidation and delivery of various data required by... READ MORE
AASA Announces New AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG) to Focus on the Health of Key Aftermarket Finance Trends
October 28, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  In a shuffle 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) have been combined to form the new AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG), which will operate as a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association... READ MORE
The 2020 AASA Mobility Innovation Conference Brought the Aftermarket Together to Explore the Future of Aftermarket Mobility Technology
October 26, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The annual AASA Mobility Innovation Conference provided opportunities for automotive aftermarket professionals to come together and share insights and strategies related to the future of aftermarket mobility technology. The conference took place virtually over three days, from October 20 – 22, 2020. The programming on Tuesday, October 20, focused on the... READ MORE
AASA Welcomes Students to the 2020 Technology Conference with Complimentary Admission
September 22, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will provide  students pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket with complimentary admission to the special virtual edition of its annual AASA Technology Conference. This virtual gathering will host presentations, panels, and discussion groups focusing on the latest trends within the... READ MORE
The Alliance’s Dale E. Hopkins to Discuss the Benefits of Cutting Edge Business Technology at the AASA Technology Conference
September 16, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host a special virtual edition of its annual AASA Technology Conference featuring Customer Spotlight Speaker Dale E. Hopkins, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. Dale will discuss the Alliance’s emphasis on the use of technology to position itself... READ MORE
Susan Pase and Frank Schlehuber Will Share Insights on Safe and Secure Data Access with Suppliers at the AASA Mobility Innovation Conference
September 1, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Susan Pase, Special Initiatives Advisor, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and Frank Schlehuber, Senior Consultant Market Affairs, CLEPA, will join the virtual AASA Mobility Innovation Conference to discuss the latest updates on safe and secure vehicle data access on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Ensuring safe and secure access to vehicle... READ MORE
RepairSmith’s Dr. Alison Burham to Discuss the Use of Vehicle Telematics Data to Service Fleets at the AASA Technology Conference
August 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host a special virtual edition of its annual AASA Technology Conference and will feature a panel of industry experts who will discuss the adoption of new vehicle technologies. Dr. Alison Burham, Vice President of Data Science, RepairSmith will share her insights on the intersection of vehicle... READ MORE
The AASA Intellectual Property Council Advanced Crucial IP Legislation with Congressional Members During Virtual Fly-In
August 24, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  In a series of virtual Fly-In sessions on July 22-23, 2020, members of the AASA Intellectual Property Council (IPC) met with congressional leaders about the urgent need for legislation to protect automotive aftermarket suppliers and support future innovation of motor vehicle technologies. The conversations focused on the endorsement, co-sponsorship, and... READ MORE
Sandeep Kar Joining Virtual AASA Technology Conference as Featured Speaker
August 3, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  In a special virtual edition of the annual AASA Technology Conference, Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete, will share his insights on how changing vehicle ownership and economies of scale are driving an expansion in fleet management models.   “The era of ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft is forcing a major shift in vehicle... READ MORE
Dan Smith, Founder and President, Capstone Financial, Inc., Will Join Mobility Innovation Conference as Featured Speaker
July 20, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  Dan Smith, Founder and President of Capstone Financial, Inc., will share his insights on how the deceleration toward Level 5 autonomous vehicles, the COVID-19 pandemic, and changing business models are impacting development and go-to-market strategies for emerging technology suppliers. His featured session at the AASA Mobility Innovation Conference on... READ MORE
Virtual AASA Technology Conference to Feature Shiva Bhardwaj as Featured Panelist
July 6, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host a special virtual edition of its annual AASA Technology Conference featuring top industry thought leaders. Shiva Bhardwaj, CEO, Pitstop, will share his insights on how telematics and e-commerce will fuel the aftermarket supply chain in the future as part of a panel of experts.   “... READ MORE
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