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AASA Joins MEMA in Recognizing Legislative Success on the Signing of USMCA
January 31, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) was invited to join President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s historic USMCA bill signing ceremony at the White House. U.S. passage of the USMCA will provide economic certainty and will ensure that motor vehicle parts manufacturers in the U.S. stay competitive in the global marketplace. “It is a great... READ MORE
O’Reilly Auto Parts Will Share Its Growth Strategy and Views on Evolving Aftermarket Channels at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 29, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that David Wilbanks, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, O’Reilly Auto Parts, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit being held Feb. 7, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. In his session, “Customer Perspective: O’Reilly Auto Parts,” Wilbanks will discuss O’Reilly’s growth strategy and approach to a broadening supply base, plus its... READ MORE
Tara Corpus with Automotive Solutions Awarded Prize Package as Winner of the Know Your Parts Scavenger Hunt at AAPEX 2019
January 22, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® Booth featured a fun and educational scavenger hunt for industry technicians who attended AAPEX 2019. The Know Your Parts® Scavenger Hunt will return this year to AAPEX 2020, which is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Tara Corpus, owner of... READ MORE
MEMA 2020 Board of Directors and Officers Elected to Lead Association through its 116th Year
January 15, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association focused on advancing the fast-changing mobility industry, has released a list of nationally-known executives who will serve on its Board of Directors in 2020. “We live in a time of extraordinary change, and in our industry, the rate of that change is only accelerating,”... READ MORE
Eric Farnsworth to Discuss the Political and Social State of Latin America at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 15, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, which will be held Feb. 7 in Coral Gables, Fla. In his session, “The Political & Social State of Latin America,” Eric will provide valuable highlights on the latest political and social shifts and trends... READ MORE
Robert Zhu to Share Insights on the Evolving China Aftermarket at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 2, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces Robert Zhu, Chairman and CEO of WONH Global Industries, manufacturer and distributor of TrakMotive branded products, as a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, which will be held Feb. 7 in Coral Gables, Fla. During his informative presentation, “Regional Report: Evolving China Aftermarket," Zhu will provide invaluable highlights... READ MORE
AASA Announces the Launch of the OE Service Council (OESC)
December 20, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces the launch of its newest council, the OE Service Council (OESC). The council will focus on discussing strategies for selling to and within the OES channel, identifying areas of growth for OE dealers within parts and service, creating innovative solutions to OE dealers’ pain points, and sharing trends and issues on both the supplier and business... READ MORE
AASA Accepting Applications for the Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
December 16, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is accepting applications now for the AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Epicor will present the prestigious award to the winning supplier and a valued channel partner that have collaborated on an innovative product or service that drives... READ MORE
Highest-Rated Speaker Gary Silberg Returns to the 2020 AASA Vision Conference to Discuss the Future of Repair in the Age of Automotive Semiconductors
December 13, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces Gary Silberg, Partner, National Automotive Industry Leader, with KPMG, as the returning highest-rated speaker for the 2020 AASA Vision Conference, which will be held March 26, 2020 in Rosemont, Ill. In his session, Gary will discuss KPMGs newest study, “Automotive Semiconductors: The New ICE Age” and the future of automotive innovation. He... READ MORE
MEMA Congratulates House and USTR for Reaching USMCA Deal
December 10, 2019
MEMA congratulates Speaker Nancy Pelosi, USTR Robert Lighthizer, and their teams for successfully completing the hard to work required to reach this important deal to finalize the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement announced today opens the door to passage of the USMCA, which will help ensure that U.S. businesses stay competitive in the global marketplace. While... READ MORE
Petition Calling on Congress to Guarantee Consumers Access and Control Over Data Generated by Their Own Cars Reaches 15,000 Signatures
November 25, 2019
BETHESDA, MD – A petition created by the national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ reached 15,000 petition signatures on Friday, Nov. 22, marking a significant milestone in the effort to ensure drivers have direct access to and control of their car data.   Newer model cars today are equipped with advanced technologies that enable real-time, wireless... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to FCC Plans to Split the Spectrum
November 20, 2019
MEMA is concerned that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced plans for the Commission to vote on a proposal allowing other wireless uses on the 5.9 GHz spectrum. Traditionally, this band has been reserved for the transportation industry to allow for the implementation of new critical safety technologies. Allowing other wireless uses on the spectrum could compromise motor vehicle safety.... READ MORE
AASA’s MAP Virtual Summit Educates the Aftermarket on Minimum Advertised Price
November 1, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host its MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) Virtual Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. The summit will feature important information to inform a choice about implementation of a MAP pricing strategy. Summit participants will receive a general overview of Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies, a... READ MORE
The OAC’s Annual Global Reception Welcomes Growing Number of Visiting International Delegations to AAPEX
October 31, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will host its annual Global Reception on Nov. 5 at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, Nev. The evening provides a fun environment at AAPEX for international and domestic executives in the aftermarket export market to come together and celebrate the growing... READ MORE
AASA’s Annual Technology Conference Supports Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF)
October 23, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) wrapped up the recent AASA Technology Conference with a fun contest to raise funds in support of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). Terence O’Reilly and Jeffrey Marshall of Pricedex Software, the conference’s Premier Sponsor, once again led closing banquet attendees in the “Toonie... READ MORE
AASA's AutoTech Connect and Mobility Innovation Conference Put Focus on Tech in the Automotive Aftermarket
October 16, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) just wrapped up its second event focused on advancing technology and business interests for the automotive industry. AASA’s Mobility Innovation Conference and its co-hosting of AutoTech Connect provided valuable venues for industry professionals to learn about and discuss the recent... READ MORE
Know Your Parts Offers Technicians at AAPEX the Chance to Win a $5,000 Prize
October 10, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® (KYP) Booth (#34001) will feature a scavenger hunt that will be both fun and educational for industry technicians attending AAPEX. Technicians who visit the booth and participating supplier booths will have a chance to win a package prize valued at up to $5,000.   The goal is to help... READ MORE
Auto Care Association and AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Campaign
September 18, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign. Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ is an... READ MORE
Heavy Duty Content Grows at AASA Technology Conference
September 6, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The AASA Technology Council (ATC) board of governors has planned for an increased focus on heavy duty content during the 2019 AASA Technology Conference, which will take place Sep. 29 – Oct. 1 in Boca Raton, Fla. Elements with a commercial vehicle aftermarket technology focus include: Keynote presentation by Bendix Commercial Vehicle... READ MORE