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AASA Accepting Applications for the Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor

The Annual Award Will Celebrate Collaborative Initiatives That Drive Industry Growth

Date: December 16, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is accepting applications now for the AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Epicor will present the prestigious award to the winning supplier and a valued channel partner that have collaborated on an innovative product or service that drives aftermarket growth. The winner will be awarded at the 2020 AASA Vision Conference on March 26 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill.

“The AASA Channel Excellence Award encourages meaningful collaboration that drives our industry forward,” said Paul McCarthy, AASA president and chief operating officer. “When suppliers and valued channel partners work together, those achievements benefit participants throughout the aftermarket value chain.”

The AASA Channel Excellence Award Selection Committee will select three finalists by Friday, Jan. 22, 2020. Committee members represent all major levels of the aftermarket industry, including repair shops, distributors and suppliers, which will ensure a broad perspective. They are:
  • Rod Bayless, Epicor

  • Brian Cruickshank, University of the Aftermarket

  • Chris Gardner, AASA

  • Rick Guirlinger, Schwartz Advisors, LLC

  • Tony Molla, ASA

  • Joe Pomaranski, Pomaranski Consulting

Application details for the AASA Channel Excellence Award are available here. Successful entries will detail a collaborative effort between an aftermarket supplier and a down-channel partner, including retailers, distributors, e-tailers, repair facilities, etc. In addition, the program should be innovative and utilize technology, such as data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence and/or digital business processes. Programs or initiatives launched in the past 18 months are eligible for the award.

About AASA
AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 45 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions dramatically improve performance and profitability while easing complexity so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
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