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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
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