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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
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