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AASA Announces Industry First: Customer Technology Town Hall
July 18, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The AASA Technology Council (ATC) announced that it will host the industry’s first Customer Technology Town Hall during its annual AASA Technology Conference, Sunday, Sept. 29, through Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Boca Raton, Fla. AutoZone and Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) will meet with suppliers at different times during the event. The Customer Technology Town Hall will... READ MORE
Aftermarket Suppliers to Educate Lawmakers About Data Access Issues
July 16, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven member companies from AASA and MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing are in Washington, D.C., this week as part of an organized effort to inform members of Congress on issues related to data access and consumers’ right to choose who repairs their vehicles. The companies will be meeting individually and in groups with more than 20 lawmakers to... READ MORE
AASA Mexico Technology Summit Addresses the Use of Technology to Advance the Latin American Aftermarket
July 11, 2019
MEXICO CITY -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) addressed the use of technology to advance the Latin American automotive aftermarket at its Mexico Technology Summit here today during INA PAACE Automechanika in Mexico City. INA PAACE Automechanika is co-owned by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), AASA’s parent association, and the 2019 event is... READ MORE
Alibaba, Amazon and eBay Motors to Take the Stage at the AASA Aftermarket IP Forum on Aug. 15 in Dearborn, Mich.
July 10, 2019
Representatives from three of the largest online marketplaces will address online brand protection at the aftermarket’s first industrywide IP event hosted by AASA and its partner organizations   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A representative of global mega-online marketplace Alibaba will join representatives from Amazon and eBay Motors to discuss online brand protection at the 2019... READ MORE
Meagan Moody of ZF Receives MiX Leadership 2.0 Scholarship
July 9, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Meagan Moody, MSIMC, AAP, regional head of communications NA and marketing communications manager for ZF Aftermarket, has been awarded the Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) scholarship for the University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0. MiX is a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of... READ MORE
​U.S. Aftermarket Sales Reach $297 Billion in 2018, Exceeding Forecasted Growth by Nearly $1 Billion
June 26, 2019
Joint Channel Forecast Model Predicts Sales to Total $338 Billion through 2022   BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The U.S. automotive aftermarket reached total sales of $297 billion in 2018, exceeding the projected growth rate by nearly $1 billion, according to the 2019 Joint Channel Forecast Model produced by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the... READ MORE
Amazon and eBay Motors at the AASA Aftermarket IP Forum: Protecting Brands in Mega Online Marketplaces
June 20, 2019
Representatives from two of the largest online marketplaces will address this vital topic at the aftermarket’s first industrywide IP event hosted by AASA and its partner organizations   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The landmark report released this year by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and Roland Berger, one of the leading global consultancy firms, notes a “new... READ MORE
AASA Names Paul McCarthy as New Head as Aftermarket Industry Faces Important Challenges
June 20, 2019
The Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA) has tapped Paul McCarthy to lead the association as president and chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2019.   McCarthy comes up through AASA’s top leadership, where he had served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president to AASA’s previous president and COO Bill Long. Long was named president and CEO... READ MORE
Gain Insights into the Future of IoT and Everything Digital – and How It Will Impact the Aftermarket at 2019 AASA Technology Conference
June 13, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Alan Chakra, managing director, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will explore future technology and automotive trends that may alter how vehicles are serviced in his keynote presentation, “Future: IoT and Everything Digital,” at the 2019 Technology Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) on Sunday, Sept. 29,... READ MORE
AASA 2019 OES Special Summit Panel to Examine OE Dealer Fixed Ops and Aftermarket Suppliers’ Role
May 30, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A panel of original equipment (OE) dealer fixed operations executives will examine the strategy and direction of OE dealer fixed ops and the role of aftermarket suppliers at the 2019 OES Special Summit presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at The Ford Conference and Events Center, Dearborn, Mich.   “Many... READ MORE
AASA Gathers Industry Organizations for 2019 IP Forum: An Open Dialogue about IP Protection in the Aftermarket
May 29, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and its Intellectual Property Council (IPC) are working with aftermarket organizations to present the first-ever Aftermarket IP Forum on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Ford Conference & Events Center in Dearborn, Mich.   “Intellectual property protection in the automotive aftermarket has never been more... READ MORE
MiX Executive Program Gives Leaders the Opportunity to Learn from the Aftermarket’s Next Generation
May 20, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) continues to grow and focus on its reverse mentoring model. As part of this focus, MiX has launched an Executive Partnership Program.   At each MiX meeting, the council will host an AASA board member or industry executive to lead a roundtable discussion and... READ MORE
AASA Mexico Technology Summit to Address Advancing The Use of Technology to Grow the Latin American Aftermarket
May 16, 2019
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is presenting the Mexico Technology Summit on Thursday, July 11, during INA PAACE Automechanika in Mexico City.   The Summit is focused on advancing the use of technology to grow Latin America’s aftermarket business. Attendees will include suppliers, technology providers, warehouse distributors, retailers and repair shops in Mexico... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA Host Data Access Policy Panel on Capitol Hill
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of MEMA, held a high-level policy panel discussion here today that addressed the complexities and emerging issues related to access to data collected by cars.   The panel discussion, “Who Owns Your Car’s Data,”... READ MORE
Bill Long, MEMA CEO and AASA COO, Named to Board of Automotive Hall of Fame
May 14, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Long has been selected to serve on the board of the Automotive Hall of Fame. Long also serves as president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of MEMA.   During his three-year board term, Long will... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA to Host High-Level Policy Panel on Data Access
May 14, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of MEMA, will hold an important policy panel discussion on Wednesday, May 15 to address questions and emerging issues related to access to data collected by cars. The panel discussion, “Who Owns Your Car’s Data,” will be held at... READ MORE
Suppliers to Discuss IP Protection with Amazon Team at Company’s Seattle Headquarters in June
May 2, 2019
Supplier members of AASA and other MEMA divisions will have the opportunity to tour Amazon and learn more about its IPR protection efforts at the association’s Intellectual Property Council Meeting   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Supplier members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will have the opportunity to hear directly from Amazon’s team about the online... READ MORE
AASA OES Executive Steering Committee Members Drive Compelling Agenda for the Association’s 2019 OES Special Summit
April 23, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A group of five motor vehicle supplier professionals representing various product categories and OES channels are driving an agenda featuring leading subject matter experts and thought leaders for the 2019 AASA OES Special Summit. The event is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 14 at The Henry Ford Conference Center, Dearborn, Mich.   Members of the OES Steering... READ MORE
AASA’s 2019 Vision Conference Attendees ‘Grabbed the Cash’ and Supported the University of the Aftermarket Foundation
April 15, 2019
Conference ‘Money Grab’ raised funds for UAF and awareness of AASA’s peer and product councils   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Attendees at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Vision Conference had the opportunity to “grab cash and grab a Council seat” while benefitting the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) at the event’s Exit Ramp on April 3 at The... READ MORE