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Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018 Provides Overview of China’s Fast-Growing Aftermarket During Automechanika Shanghai
November 9, 2018
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and Messe Frankfurt are co-organizing this unique event providing both market insights and networking opportunities with China’s growing aftermarket channel partners RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive aftermarket executives can take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn more about China’s fast growing aftermarket sector and to... READ MORE
AASA Lauds Exemptions to Digital Millennium Copyright Act Allowing Access for Independent Repair Providers
October 26, 2018
In a victory for motor vehicle suppliers and the independent aftermarket, the Librarian of Congress expanded exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allow greater access to vehicle software by independent repair providers for diagnostic and repair services. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and two of its divisions, the Automotive Aftermarket... READ MORE
AASA Leaders to Provide Insights on New Technologies, Market Trends at 2018 Gabelli & Company Aftermarket Symposium During AAPEX
October 24, 2018
AASA President and COO Bill Long and Executive Vice President Paul McCarthy will discuss current market trends and impact of new technologies RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Bill Long and Paul McCarthy, the top executives of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), are slated to speak at the 42nd Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium on Monday, Oct. 29 during AAPEX, hosted by... READ MORE
Keynote Speaker Paul Golata of Mouser Takes AASA Technology Conference Attendees on a Ride to the ‘Futuremarket of the Aftermarket’
October 1, 2018
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Paul Golata, senior technology specialist at Mouser Electronics, took conference attendees on a ride to the “Futuremarket of the Aftermarket” in his keynote address on Oct. 1 here at the 2018 Technology Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “The AASA Technology Conference is the industry’s leading technology event as evidenced by... READ MORE
AASA’s China Aftermarket Forum Meetings – Impactful Speakers from Influential Companies, A Community for Top Suppliers
September 25, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. / SHANGHAI – Top aftermarket supplier executives can count on hearing the latest industry trends in China’s growing aftermarket and on networking with fellow aftermarket professionals at the quarterly meetings of the China Aftermarket Forum (CAF) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “The aftermarket in China has experienced tremendous growth... READ MORE
Hard Parts Becoming Smart Parts: Learn about the Changing Dynamics of Smart Aftermarket Parts at AASA’s Aftermarket Mobility Innovation
September 25, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Shiva Bhardwaj, CEO of PitStop, will address the changing dynamics of smart aftermarket parts, “Hard Parts Becoming Smart Parts,” at AASA’s newest event focused on suppliers of mobility technology to the aftermarket industry., the AASA Aftermarket Mobility Innovation (AMI). The event is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Clearwater, Fla., following the 2018 AASA... READ MORE
MEMA Announces Retirement of Steve Handschuh, President and Chief Executive Officer
September 25, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – With decidedly mixed emotions, the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) today announced that it has accepted Steve Handschuh’s decision to retire as the association’s president and chief executive officer, effective on December 31, 2018. Steve’s decision was prompted by recent concerns with his health, combined with his... READ MORE
Federated’s Marc Pappas is in the ‘Channel Partner Spotlight’ at the 2018 AASA Technology Conference:
September 25, 2018
Marc Pappas, respected data and technology expert in the industry, will discuss Federated’s technology initiatives and the outlook for advanced technology developments RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Marc Pappas, MAAP, ACP, vice president – data services and e-commerce, Federated Auto Parts, will be the featured speaker in the “Channel Partner Spotlight” at the 2018 Technology Conference,... READ MORE
The Futuremarket of the Aftermarket: The Impact of Tomorrow’s Technology Today
July 12, 2018
In his AASA Technology Conference keynote address, Paul Golata of Mouser Electronics will take conference attendees on a ride to prepare for the breakneck speed of technological changes RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are causing the automotive aftermarket to shift gears quickly, affecting markets through transition and displacement, accident prevention and reduction,... READ MORE
U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.4% through 2021
June 20, 2018
Joint Channel Forecast Model Predicts Sales to Total $327 Billion Through Same Period BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the “2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the... READ MORE
Race to Acquire New Technology Fuels Rising M&A Transactions
May 22, 2018
Annual report from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and Jefferies LLC shows record M&A transaction driven by new technology acquisitions RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The race to acquire technology fueled a rising number of M&A transactions in 2017, according to the annual report from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and Jefferies LLC: Automotive... READ MORE
First-ever BMC and FMSI ‘Brake Weekend’ to Feature Industry Insights from John Washbish and Brent Windom
April 25, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The first-ever “Brake Weekend – The Gathering of Brake Experts,” presented by the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC), a product council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI), will celebrate the automotive brake industry. True legends within the brake business will gather to be honored and to... READ MORE
AASA’s Work Group Envision Marketplace-Based Solution to Ensure Vehicle Data Access
March 22, 2018
Leaders Charley Johnson and Tim Corcoran discuss the challenges in accessing vehicle data and the Vehicle Data Work Group’s vision of a neutral marketplace solution at the 2018 AASA Vision Conference CHICAGO – Access to vehicle data is critical to the automotive aftermarket’s ability to diagnose and service advanced technology vehicles. Leaders of the Vehicle Data Work Group of the Automotive... READ MORE
MEMA Leads Call for Greater Freedom for Consumer Choice in Auto Repair
March 15, 2018
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and two of its divisions, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, have again requested exemptions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would protect consumer choice in both automotive replacement components and service. The exemption MEMA, AASA and... READ MORE
Marc Blackman of Gold Eagle Is New Chairman of AASA Board of Governors; Jens Schueler of Schaeffler Is First Vice Chairman
March 1, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Marc Blackman, chief executive officer of Gold Eagle Co., and Jens Schueler, president, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. will serve as the 2018 chairman and first vice chairman respectively of the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA... READ MORE
Marylou Hornung of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Joins the AASA Technology Council Board
February 22, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Marylou Hornung, director of sales operations, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, is the newest member of the Board of Governors for the Technology Council (ATC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “The ATC Board of Governors and the ATC membership are fortunate to have Marylou join the board,” said Chris Gardner, AASA vice president... READ MORE
Advance Auto Parts President and CEO Tom Greco to Present Keynote Address at 2018 AASA Vision Conference on March 22
February 14, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Tom Greco, president and chief executive officer of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Vision Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), on March 22, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill.  Advance is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both... READ MORE
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Sends the Trump Administration Recommendations on How to Improve but Save NAFTA
January 24, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of its on-going effort to communicate the motor vehicle parts supplier industry’s position on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has sent a letter to the Trump administration outlining ways that NAFTA could be successfully improved while preserving the agreement. “MEMA urges the administration... READ MORE
AASA Announces Promotion of Ben Brucato to Senior Director, Membership and Sponsorship
January 4, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announces the promotion of Ben Brucato to senior director, membership and sponsorship, effective Jan. 1, 2018. “Ben is and has been an asset to the AASA and our members since he joined us in 2014,” said Bill Long, AASA president and COO. “His experience at automotive aftermarket supplier companies gives an... READ MORE