AASA Board of Governors Welcomes New Vice Chairmen and Governors for 2019

Date: January 3, 2019

Marc Blackman of Gold Eagle begins second term as AASA chairman

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Enrico Manuele, regional president, Automotive Aftermarket North America, Robert Bosch LLC, and Eric Sills, president and CEO, Standard Motor Products Inc., will serve as 2019 first and second vice chairmen respectively of the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Marc Blackman, chief executive officer, Gold Eagle Co., has been selected for a second one-year term as AASA chairman for 2019.

The board also welcomed the following new members of the Board of Governors for 2019. Each will serve three-year terms:

  • Jason Best, senior vice president, Aftermarket, Spectra Premium Industries
  • Chris Pruitt, president and CEO, East Penn Manufacturing
  • Bruce Ronning, group vice president and general manager, Americas Aftermarket, Tenneco Inc.
  • Eric Steinbecher, president, Automotive Aftermarket – Americas, Schaeffler Group USA Inc.

“We are pleased that Marc will continue his leadership as AASA chairman in 2019 and look forward to gaining insights from our newest board members as we work to advance the business interests of our supplier members and the aftermarket industry as a whole,” said Bill Long, AASA president and chief operating officer. “We also thank outgoing board members Tim Corcoran, Jens Schueler and Keith Wilson for their support of AASA and the industry,” he added.

The following supplier executives continue to serve on the 2019 AASA Board of Governors:

  • Alex Ashmore, senior vice president, Aftermarket, Delphi Products & Service Solutions
  • Mike Carr, vice president and president, North America, Axalta Coating Systems
  • Rick Jamieson, president and CEO, ABS Friction
  • Rafaat Kureshi, vice president international business and supplier development, Spectrum Brands, Global Auto Care
  • Howard Laster, head of Independent Aftermarket North America, Business Unit Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket, Continental
  • David Peace, president and CEO, Airtex Products and ASC Industries
  • Jack Ramsey, senior vice president, North America Aftermarket, Gates Corp.

President and COO Bill Long also serves on the AASA Board of Governors.

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”

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