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Tenneco Inc. and Parts Warehouse Inc. Honored with First-Ever AASA Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
April 3, 2019
Channel partners recognized at 2019 AASA Vision Conference for their innovative work on a shared data analytics program   DEARBORN, Mich. – A shared data analytics program between Tenneco Inc. and Parts Warehouse Inc. (PWI), focused on inventory and sales optimization of Monroe® ride control components, garnered the first-ever Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Channel... READ MORE
Finalists Selected for AASA’s New Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
March 19, 2019
New award recognizing collaborative and innovative initiatives in the aftermarket is set for presentation at upcoming AASA Vision Conference RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Three collaborative projects by automotive aftermarket companies have been selected as the finalists for the first-ever Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. This... READ MORE
AASA, MEMA Call on Nevada Legislature to Oppose Law Discouraging Use of Aftermarket Parts
March 11, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), on behalf of its division the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), has urged the Nevada State Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor to reject a proposed law that discourages the use of quality aftermarket parts. The bill, A.B. 173, would prohibit an insurer from requiring the use of quality aftermarket parts for... READ MORE
A ‘Must Win’ -- AASA and Auto Care Association Leaders to Hold Open Dialogue Addressing Freedom of Choice and Data Access at 2019 Vision Conference
March 6, 2019
Association executives will address the path to preserving motorists’ right to choose their vehicle’s service provider and replacement parts RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The leaders of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association will inform industry executives at the upcoming 2019 AASA Vision Conference about the actions being taken to ensure freedom... READ MORE
Icahn Automotive’s Brian Kaner to Discuss ‘The Service Revolution’ at 2019 AASA Vision Conference
February 25, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Icahn Automotive Group LLC, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, has made its mark on the aftermarket through the pursuit of an aggressive acquisition strategy, the introduction of a mobile service format, new installation partnerships with leading online retailers and investments to bring more professionals to the skilled trades – all to meet the increased demand for... READ MORE
MEMA Names Bill Long to Lead Motor Vehicle Parts Supplier Association at Critical Time
February 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association focused on advancing the fast-changing mobility industry, has named William (Bill) Long as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  Long was selected by the MEMA Board of Directors after a national search conducted by Egon Zehnder to replace former MEMA... READ MORE
Get the First Preview of a New Groundbreaking Study on the Emerging “New Retail” Aftermarket at the 2019 AASA Vision Conference in April
February 15, 2019
Conference attendees will learn if the digitalization of the aftermarket is a bust or boon in the pending AASA / Roland Berger study RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Dramatic changes are transforming the automotive aftermarket with a potential “new retail” emerging that could blur the line between physical and digital commerce. Barry Neal, Roland Berger partner, and their US Aftermarket Leader... READ MORE
Industry Leaders Explored International Aftermarket Opportunities at 2019 AASA Global Summit
February 14, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- More than 100 aftermarket professionals from a dozen countries gathered in Coral Gables, Fla. on Feb. 7-8 to explore opportunities in the global automotive aftermarket at the Global Summit, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA) and the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC). “Since 1923, our Overseas Automotive Council has gathered to... READ MORE
AASA Hires Megan Gardner As Director, Membership and Sponsorship
January 31, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announces the addition of Megan Gardner to its staff as the new director of membership and sponsorship. “We’re pleased to have Megan on our team with her strong background in marketing and client services,” said Bill Long, AASA president and COO. “She will bring a new perspective to AASA, as we work grow and... READ MORE
Amazon’s Head of Automotive to Share Insights on ‘The Evolving Channel Model’ at 2019 AASA Vision Conference in Dearborn
January 22, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Buying habits for automotive parts are creating new business models and the emergence of pure online e-tailers. Suppliers attending the 2019 Vision Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will have an opportunity to hear firsthand from Amazon’s Director of Automotive Adam Goetsch and his view of “The Evolving Channel Model... READ MORE
AutoZone’s Mark Finestone Is Featured Speaker in the ‘Customer Spotlight’ at the 2019 AASA Vision Conference on April 3 in Dearborn, Mich.
January 10, 2019
Finestone will address AASA supplier members in the member-only segment of the event, ‘New Roads: Building New Channels for Collaboration’ RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Mark Finestone, executive vice president of merchandising for AutoZone, is the featured speaker for the “Customer Spotlight” at the upcoming 2019 Vision Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association... READ MORE
AASA Announces the Promotion of Chris Gardner to Senior Vice President, Operations
January 9, 2019
An industry veteran with more than 30 years experience, Gardner is dedicated to serving members’ needs and as a valuable member resource in the area of advanced aftermarket technologies RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced today that Chris Gardner, MAAP, has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of operations for the... READ MORE
AASA Board of Governors Welcomes New Vice Chairmen and Governors for 2019
January 3, 2019
Marc Blackman of Gold Eagle begins second term as AASA chairman RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Enrico Manuele, regional president, Automotive Aftermarket North America, Robert Bosch LLC, and Eric Sills, president and CEO, Standard Motor Products Inc., will serve as 2019 first and second vice chairmen respectively of the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (... READ MORE
Industry Leaders Step Forward to Support AASA’s Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor
December 7, 2018
Reviewers for new industry recognition award include aftermarket executives, analysts and educators RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The selection committee for the Channel Excellence Award, the new industry recognition established by Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and presented by Epicor, includes well-known leaders, analysts and educators from the aftermarket to review... READ MORE
Explore Opportunities and Challenges in Today’s Worldwide Aftermarket at the 2019 AASA Global Summit
November 29, 2018
The only international conference focused on the aftermarket is set for Feb. 7-8 in Coral Gables, Fla. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), will provide aftermarket suppliers and channel partners a unique forum to explore opportunities and challenges in today’s global... READ MORE
AASA’s New Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor to Recognize Aftermarket Innovation and Collaboration
November 28, 2018
New award to recognize collaborative initiatives that help drive growth for channel partners RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has established a new industry recognition: The Channel Excellence Award. This newest industry honor will be presented by Epicor during the 2019 AASA Vision Conference on Wednesday, April 3, in Dearborn, Mich. “... READ MORE
Leading Industry Executives to Share Insights into China’s Fast-Growing Aftermarket at the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018 During Automechanika Shanghai
November 20, 2018
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and Messe Frankfurt are co-organizing this unique event RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Leading automotive aftermarket executives will share their insights into China’s fast-growing aftermarket sector with suppliers and channel partners at the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018, co-organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (... READ MORE
AASA Honors Retiring MEMA President Steve Handschuh by Establishing University of the Aftermarket Foundation Fund
November 15, 2018
The association received a Lifetime Trustee Award at AAPEX in recognition of the contribution. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has established a fund through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in honor of MEMA President and CEO Steve... READ MORE
AASA Hosts Fun Contest at Annual Technology Conference Banquet to Raise Funds for Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation
November 9, 2018
2018 marks the second year for this fun contest, which provides support for aftermarket individuals and families in need RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – For the second year in a row, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) wrapped up its annual Technology Conference, the industry’s leading technology event, with a fun and friendly contest among attendees at the event’s closing... READ MORE