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AASA Examines the New Aftermarket Reality: ‘Can You Fix My Car?’ at 2017 Vision Conference
January 27, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the connected car, telematics and cybersecurity technologies are already affecting how vehicles are diagnosed and serviced. At the 2017 Vision Conference, set for Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will present the truth about who (and what) repair outlets can fix:... READ MORE
AASA Board of Governors Announces 2017 Officers, New Members
January 23, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Joe Pomaranski, vice president and general manager, North American Aftermarket, Tenneco, and Marc Blackman, president and chief executive officer, Gold Eagle Products, will serve as the 2017 chairman and vice chairman respectively of the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor... READ MORE
AASA Opens the Dialogue on ‘The New Aftermarket Reality – Putting the Puzzle Together’: Industry Leaders to Gather for 2017 AASA Vision Conference
January 19, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – On Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30, automotive aftermarket suppliers will gather for the 2017 Vision Conference, organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), for interactive discussions centering on “The New Aftermarket Reality: Putting the Puzzle Together.” AASA, on behalf of its members, is delighted to extend an invitation to channel... READ MORE
2017 AASA Vision Conference: Trends that Will Change the Industry
January 6, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The automotive aftermarket industry as we know it is changing and may be completely different in the near future. At the 2017 Vision Conference, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will examine how new distribution channels, technologies, telematics, new administrative policies, regulations and vehicle advancements will drastically alter the... READ MORE
Bill Long of AASA Re-Elected to NASTF Board
December 15, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Bill Long, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has been re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). Long will serve a three-year term. NASTF was... READ MORE
MEMA Weighs in on NHTSA’s State Model Policy
December 13, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the voice of a mobility industry on the forefront of innovation and new safety technologies, presented oral comments before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during a Dec. 12 public meeting regarding a section of the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) dedicated to model state policy. This... READ MORE
MEMA Voices Support for Quick Consideration of Regulatory Reform Legislation in 115th Congress
December 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a letter sent to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Dec. 6, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association in the mobility industry, joined associations and chambers of commerce from across the country in urging U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to make consideration of the “Regulatory Accountability Act” an early... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA Presents Suppliers’ Viewpoints in SAE International OBDII Security Discussions
December 6, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association in the mobility industry, and its light vehicle aftermarket division, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), joined other industry leaders in Troy, Mich., to address tough issues regarding the security of on-board diagnostics (OBD) access... READ MORE
U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai to Host AASA Members for China Market Briefing on Nov. 29
November 22, 2016
SHANGHAI – The U.S. Consulate General will host members of the China Aftermarket Forum (CAF), a peer council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), for the “China Automotive Market Briefing” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Shanghai. The invitation-only event is focused on U.S. companies operating in the Chinese auto parts market and parts aftermarket. It will provide participants... READ MORE
Supplier Success: U.S. Copyright Office Reviewing Digital Millennial Copyright Act To Protect Consumer Auto Service Choices
October 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a victory for automotive aftermarket suppliers and remanufacturers spearheded by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the U.S. Copyright Office is continuing its examination of the Digital Millennial Copyright Act (DCMA) and protection of consumer choice in both automotive replacement components and service, and to allow for a level playing field for... READ MORE
Don’t Get Your ADAS Kicked: AAPEX ‘Let’s Tech & Tour’ Session Is Focused on Servicing Advanced Technology-Equipped Vehicles
October 27, 2016
AASA and Seyfer Automotive to Examine Special Operations Required to Service Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Tour of AAPEX Exhibits RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require special service operations or the advanced technology may be inadvertently disabled. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA Step Up Fight Against Counterfeit Parts Sold Online
October 12, 2016
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Once Again Calls for Alibaba.com and its Consumer Portals to Be Identified for Selling Counterfeit Goods WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its division, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), are urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to identify popular... READ MORE
Philip Atkins Joins AASA as Director, Strategic Research and Planning
September 30, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announces that Philip Atkins has joined the association as its new director, strategic research and planning. Atkins will report to Jay Burkhart, AASA vice president and chief strategy officer, and will be responsible for AASA’s Industry Analysis function. He will lead the development of industry reports,... READ MORE
AASA Hosts China’s Ministry of Transportation for Discussion of Anti-Monopoly Policies
September 26, 2016
SHANGHAI – Officials from the Chinese government provided updates on the latest anti-monopoly policies in the automotive aftermarket in China in a recent meeting with supplier members of the China Aftermarket Forum (CAF) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Wang Shuiping, deputy director general of the Department of Road Transport of Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT), led... READ MORE
AASA Welcomes Terry Sakiewicz, Manager of Council Engagement and Member Development
September 9, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announces the hiring of Terry Sakiewicz as its new manager of council engagement and member development. In her new position, Sakiewicz will serve as staff liaison to AASA councils and manage the councils’ membership outreach and activities. She also will support Jay Burkhart, AASA vice president and chief... READ MORE
Learn about Auto Plus Auto Parts and Pep Boys’ Technology Strategy at the 2016 AASA Technology Conference, Oct. 2-5
July 29, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Gary Desai, senior vice president and CIO of Auto Plus Auto Parts and Pep Boys, will present the “Aftermarket Channel Partner Spotlight” keynote address at the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Conference, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Marriott Suites, Clearwater, Fla. “This presentation will... READ MORE
Record-setting Attendance Expected at 2016 AASA Technology Conference as Aftermarket Professionals Focus on ‘Connecting, Collaborating, Creating’
July 22, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The largest gathering of technology professionals from all parts of the aftermarket supply chain are expected at the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Conference, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Marriott Suites, Clearwater, Fla. – and Brent Berman, director of training and consumer satisfaction for... READ MORE
SPECTROLINE's Daniel Tristan Receives Leadership 2.0 Scholarship
June 17, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced today that Daniel Tristan, international sales manager of SPECTROLINE, Westbury, N.Y., has been selected as the recipient of the Council’s scholarship for the University of the Aftermarket’s 2016-2017 Leadership 2.0. “AASA and OAC are pleased to provide... READ MORE
AASA and MERA Laud Michigan Gov. Snyder’s Veto of HB 4344
June 16, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) today applaud Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for his veto of HB 4344, “The Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act,” citing concerns about the measure’s negative impact on the automotive aftermarket industry. AASA and MERA are... READ MORE