Chris Gardner
Vice President, Programs and Member Services - Member Satisfaction
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

Phone: 919-406-8830

Chris Gardner is responsible for managing the association’s AAPEX activities, AASA Executive Breakfast  the AASA AAPEX Event Committee, and new AASA Small & Medium Enterprise CEO Council. He also manages technology and data activities for AASA members. This includes AASA's interest in OptiCat and the AASA Technology Council. He also manages the AASA China Aftermarket Forum and the Fuel Pump Manufacturers Working Group. 

Gardner was the vice president of marketing for Management Information Systems Group, Inc., the former e-commerce commercial division of MEMA. His previous experience includes managing an office for Eisbrenner Public Relations, a public relations agency that focuses on the automotive supplier community, editor-in-chief of an automotive trade magazine and as a product engineer with tier one supplier Collins & Aikman. Gardner earned a B.S. degree from North Carolina State University.


  • Membership development, recruitment and satisfaction

  • AASA Technology Council

  • Small & Medium Enterprise CEO Council

  • Fuel Pump Manufacturers Working Group

  • Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX )

  • AASA AAPEX Event Committee

  • Technology and data initiatives

  • OptiCat

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