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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
AWDA Members to Attend Joint Session with Suppliers at 2016 AASA Vision Conference
February 5, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Members of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) will attend special joint sessions with aftermarket suppliers during the 2016 Vision Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). The Conference is... READ MORE
AASA Overseas Automotive Council Advances Global Aftermarket's Future
February 3, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Global markets represent an increasing portion of the automotive aftermarket industry’s growth – and the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is helping prepare the industry’s future leaders for this growth with a scholarship for the 2016 University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program. “The aftermarket... READ MORE
MEMA Speaks Out for Regional Parts Suppliers on Trans-Pacific Partnership
January 22, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has expressed its support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but has asked the Obama administration and Congress to address long-term protections for medium to small motor vehicle parts suppliers as part of the agreement. “MEMA supports TPP and urges Congress to ratify the agreement. However, we are... READ MORE
‘Suppliers Are Key Innovators,’ MEMA’s Steve Handschuh at the Washington Auto Show
January 21, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Steve Handschuh, president and chief executive officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), promoted suppliers’ long history as key innovators in advanced vehicle technology and contributions to vehicle safety in his presentation on Jan. 21 to attendees at the 2016 Washington Auto Show in the nation’s capital. “Suppliers have a long... READ MORE
Brian Daugherty Joins MEMA as New Chief Technology Officer
January 19, 2016
WASHINGTON –  The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Daugherty as Chief Technology Officer. In this newly created position, Daugherty will drive MEMA’s strategic vision of advancing the business interests of the industry and its members by serving as senior technical advisor for MEMA’s executives and members relative to vehicle... READ MORE
AASA Presents the Supplier’s Perspective of the Connected Aftermarket at CES 2015
January 15, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) promoted the automotive aftermarket industry and the business interests of its supplier members at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®), held Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. “The automotive industry aftermarket is a large and stable industry, but we can’t be complacent. Advances in vehicle technology are transforming... READ MORE
Doug Grimm of MPG Is 2016 MEMA Board Chairman
January 12, 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Douglas J. Grimm, president and chief operating officer of MPG Inc., has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) for 2016. “It is a great honor to serve as chairman of the MEMA Board of Directors,” Grimm said. “I look forward to working with the board and the association leadership team to... READ MORE
MEMA, AASA Applaud USTR’s Strong Warning to Online Retailer Alibaba
December 18, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the strong warning issued on Dec. 17 by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to global online retailer Alibaba regarding the company’s enforcement system to combat sales of counterfeit goods on its websites. The USTR issued its most explicit criticism and specific concerns to date... READ MORE