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Q3 2017 AASA Supplier Barometer Survey Shows Suppliers Expect Significant Electric Vehicle Impact
November 17, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Many AASA supplier members believe that the electrification of vehicles will impact their businesses within the next 10 years – and, of those expecting an impact, the majority expect that impact to be negative, according to the results of the Q3 2017 Supplier Barometer survey conducted by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Each quarter, AASA... READ MORE
MEMA’s Ann Wilson Recognized with 2017 Northwood University Education Management Award
November 3, 2017
​LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Ann Wilson senior vice president of government affairs of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), was honored with an Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award, presented here on Oct. 31 during AAPEX. The Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given annually to industry leaders throughout the country who have... READ MORE
Registration Now Open for 2018 AASA Vision Conference: ‘Exceeding Expectations, Driving Growth’
November 3, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The dates are set and registration is now open for the 2018 Vision Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) – online registration is at www.aasavision.org.    The one-day Vision Conference will take place on Thursday, March 22 with a kick-off reception the evening before and concurrent council meetings. The entire event... READ MORE
Overseas Automotive Council Announces 2018 Global Summit
November 2, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), the international export council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), announces its first annual Global Summit on Thursday and Friday, January 25-26, 2018, in Miami, Fla. The OAC Global Summit is a forum for suppliers and channel partners to explore international opportunities and collaborate to... READ MORE
Record Setting Attendance, Celebrity ‘Sightings’ at OAC Global Reception During AAPEX
November 1, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The annual Global Reception, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) on Oct. 31, drew record attendance at its 2017 AAPEX event in Madame Tussauds at The Venetian. Attendees enjoyed international networking and “appearances” by notable celebrities, athletes and legends at the event’s exciting venue.... READ MORE
Kevin Pentecost of Standard Motor Products Joins the AASA Technology Council Board
October 12, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Kevin Pentecost, information security manager for Standard Motor Products, is the newest member of the Board of Governors for the Technology Council (ATC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “Kevin has been an active ATC supporter for several years. With his addition to the ATC Board, we are well positioned to enhance member value and... READ MORE
Norman “Norm” Young Appointed Chairman of the AASA Overseas Automotive Council
October 12, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Norman “Norm” Young, president and CEO of WELD Racing LLC, has been appointed chairman of the board of governors for the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “Norm has been a valuable member of the OAC Board and an active Council supporter,” said Bill Long, AASA president and COO. “We look forward to his... READ MORE
AASA Opens Annual Technology Conference with Announcement of Donation to Support the Industry’s Victims of Recent Hurricanes
October 3, 2017
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association challenged the record crowd of 200+ Aftermarket Professionals to support the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation’s effort to help industry partners and employees impacted by the 2017 hurricanes. CLEARWATER, Fla. – The 2017 Technology Conference, hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), opened here on... READ MORE
AASA’s Bill Long: Collaboration, Vision and Planning Vital to Success in the New Aftermarket Reality
September 14, 2017
AASA President and COO Bill Long addressed the new aftermarket realities, mega trends and where the industry goes from here at the annual MAPA Industry Day on Sept. 13 in Flint, Mich. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – In the face of advanced technologies and increasingly complex vehicles, the automotive aftermarket needs new strategies for continued growth, AASA President and COO Bill Long told... READ MORE
Top CV Distributors to Discuss Digital Data at AASA Technology Conference
September 12, 2017
Great Dane, Drive Train, Southeastern Freight Lines and VIPAR will address “Digital Data and Selling More Parts” as part of the popular Heavy Duty Technology Track at the 2017 AASA Technology Conference RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Leading commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors will discuss “Digital Data and Selling More Parts” as part of the Heavy Duty Technology Track at the 2017... READ MORE
Second MEMA Policy Breakfast Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd to Discuss Best Approach to NAFTA Renegotiation
August 10, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) hosted a policy panel discussion, “NAFTA and the Automotive Industry: What Will Keep America Competitive?,” on Aug. 9 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Bruce Hirsh of Tailwind Global Strategies, former U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC and former chief international... READ MORE
U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.6% through 2020
July 5, 2017
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 3.6 percent through 2020, according to the “2017 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.   The 2017 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts... READ MORE
The New Aftermarket Reality: Road Ahead Requires Collaboration, Shared Vision and Planning for the Connected Aftermarket
June 27, 2017
AASA President and COO Bill Long discussed the steps by automotive aftermarket partners needed to address the industry’s new realities in his presentation to the CAWA Summer Educational Forum. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – As advanced technologies and the increased complexity of vehicles change “business as usual” in the automotive aftermarket, new strategies are needed for the industry’s... READ MORE
AASA Addresses Aftermarket’s Vital Role in Bridging the Gap to Connected / Automated Cars
June 13, 2017
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) discussed the significant impact that aftermarket solutions can have in improving road safety. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The automotive aftermarket industry has a vital role in bridging the gap to unconnected, or “dumb,” cars to help achieve a critical mass of connected/automated cars, according to the message brought by the... READ MORE
AASA and Its Technology Council Discuss Advanced Technology in the Aftermarket with Northwood University Students
April 11, 2017
ATC Chairman Brent Berman of Federal-Mogul Motorparts and AASA’s Chris Gardner addressed classes in Northwood’s MIS and aftermarket management curriculums at the university’s Midland, Mich. campus RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Emerging technologies are changing the automotive aftermarket today, impacting the industry’s future and providing new career opportunities for young professionals.... READ MORE
Motor Vehicle Component Manufacturers Trade Association Seeks Meeting With Top Trump Administration Officials
March 9, 2017
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, which represents 1000 member companies, reaches out to Vice President and new Secretary of Commerce to share suppliers’ viewpoints on trade, tax, and regulatory reforms WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of its comprehensive efforts to advance tax reform and to support U.S. manufacturing jobs, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (... READ MORE
Motor Vehicle Component Manufacturers Trade Association Outlines Its Position on Proposed New Tax Reform
March 2, 2017
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, which represents 1000 member companies, supports tax reform initiatives that will increase American manufacturing employment without putting an integrated supply chain at risk. March 1, 2017 – Washington, D.C. –  The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions are aligned with the goals of... READ MORE
Aftermarket’s Strong, Steady Growth Contributes to Parts Manufacturing’s U.S. Job Increase of Nearly 19%
January 30, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A new study released by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) shows that automotive parts manufacturing jobs in the U.S. have risen nearly 19 percent since 2012 – an increase which also includes strong growth by the U.S. automotive aftermarket manufacturing sector, represented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), a... READ MORE
AASA's New Council Brings Millennials’ Perspective to the Aftermarket
January 30, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive aftermarket supplier executives have a long history of dedicating their time and experience to mentor and prepare the next generation of industry leaders – yet supplier executives and the industry as a whole can learn much from today’s younger, tech-savvy, connected millennial generation.   The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)... READ MORE