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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
AASA, OAC Announce Recipients of 2016 Jeremy Denton Memorial Scholarships
June 7, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and the AASA Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) announced the 2016 recipients of its scholarships in memory of the late Jeremy Denton, AASA vice president and OAC executive director:   Joshua... READ MORE
U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.7% through 2019
June 2, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.and BETHESDA, Md. -- The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7 percent through 2019, according to the “2016 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association. The 2016 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts that the total... READ MORE
AASA Overseas Automotive Council Completes Successful Trade Mission to Peru
May 24, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) joined the Auto Care Association on a trade mission to Peru May 17-19. The trade mission was supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to help the automotive industry increase U.S. auto parts exports to free trade... READ MORE
MEMA and BMC Submit Comments to California on the Brake Friction Materials Proposed Rule
May 23, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, May 23, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) submitted comments to California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on its formal proposed rule regarding motor vehicle brake friction materials.  In 2010, California passed legislation prohibiting the sale of automobile... READ MORE
AASA Recalls Contributions of the Late Elliott Lehman of Fel-Pro
May 9, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA) marked the passing of Elliot Lehman, long-time co-chairman of Fel-Pro and industry visionary, by recalling his many outstanding contributions to his company and the industry.   Lehman led Fel-Pro with Lewis Weinberg, fellow co-chairman and brother-in-law, for more than 50 years. Under their leadership,... READ MORE
AASA Telematics Technical Solutions Meeting Develops A Path Forward
April 22, 2016
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In a landmark meeting here today, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) facilitated discussions among a broad cross section of industry experts to develop the strategies and processes to safeguard motorists’ freedom of repair choice as automotive technology advances. “This is the first step to ensure that the aftermarket is an active participant in the... READ MORE
AASA Overseas Automotive Council to Join Auto Care Association on Peru Trade Mission
February 29, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will join the Auto Care Association on a trade mission to Peru, slated for Tuesday through Thursday, May 17-19. The trade mission is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to help the automotive industry increase U.S.... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference Keynote Presentation to Spotlight O’Reilly
February 26, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Attendees at the 2016 Vision Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from O’Reilly Executive Vice President Greg Johnson how the company delivers unmatched growth and... READ MORE
AASA Vision Conference Panel to Examine New Business Models
February 19, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – A spirited discussion of emerging models in the aftermarket supply chain and the changing roles suppliers will be the focus of a featured panel discussion at the 2016 Vision Conference, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, scheduled for... READ MORE
AASA and MERA Urge U.S. Copyright Office to Protect Consumer Choice
February 17, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Copyright Office should protect consumer choice by allowing the independent aftermarket greater access to software-enabled components and parts, say the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), the light vehicle aftermarket and remanufacturing divisions of the Motor & Equipment... READ MORE
MEMA Weighs in on NHTSA ‘Self-Driving’ Car Ruling
February 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has released a legal interpretation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) decision that the car itself (the self-driving system) that pilots a Google car could be considered the “driver” under federal law. “We have been following the development of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles... READ MORE