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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
AASA Names 2016 Board of Governors Officers
December 4, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – David Barbeau, managing director of the global aftermarket, TI Automotive, and Odd Joergenrud, regional president, automotive aftermarket North America, Robert Bosch, will serve as the 2016 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
MEMA, AASA Fight Back Against Online Sales of Counterfeit Parts
November 20, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to stem the tide of counterfeit motor vehicle parts flooding the Internet by listing certain sites known to traffic in counterfeit goods on its annual Notorious Market Report. “Online sales of counterfeit parts are a growing problem for... READ MORE
Brent Berman of Federal-Mogul Named 2016 Chairman of AASA Technology Council
November 16, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Brent Berman, director, training and consumer experience, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, was named the 2016 chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Council during the recent 2015 AASA Technology Conference. Berman has served on the AASA Technology Council (ATC) board of governors for four years and has helped lead efforts to... READ MORE
Record Setting Attendance at the AASA OAC Global Reception 2015
November 5, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The annual Global Reception presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), attracted record attendance at its 2015 AAPEX on Nov. 2, also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Reception’s Platinum sponsor:... READ MORE
AASA / MEMA Brake Manufacturers Council Gains Insights on Technician Training
November 4, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Donny Seyfer, owner of Seyfer Automotive, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and chairman of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), shared tips on effective training for technicians and his insights from the shop floor at the 2015 General Meeting of the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Motor & Equipment... READ MORE
AASA Know Your Parts® Launches New Tech Hotline for Smart Phones at AAPEX
November 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® campaign is launching a new resource for service professionals during AAPEX: the Know Your Parts “Tech Hotline Directory” for smart phones. “This new ‘web app’ will give technicians a single source to access our supplier’s technical support lines with the touch of a finger,” said Bill Hanvey, AASA... READ MORE