AASA / MEMA Brake Manufacturers Council Gains Insights on Technician Training

Date: 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 Manufacturers Association, held here on Nov. 2, just prior to the official opening of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). 

BMC members also benefited from the latest in industry analysis from Jay Burkhart, AASA vice president, and Bailey Overman AASA senior analyst. Council members also engaged in a deeper dive into a proposed brake market segmentation study.

Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, MEMA, shared the latest legislative and regulatory news for Washington and the states. The group also received and update of discussions with Washington State regarding test reporting methodology.

Established in 1973, the BMC is dedicated to:

  • Providing and maintaining, for the mutual benefit of all its members, communications as appropriate with federal, state and local governmental authorities, bodies and agencies, in short, authorities - such as NHTSA - with legislative or regulatory function whose actions may affect automotive brake parts or systems.
  • Obtaining and disseminating to members information on topics of interest to the brake parts industry.
  • Conducting any further activities as may be appropriate and for the common benefit of manufacturers of automotive brake parts or systems.

The BMC meets twice a year to address issues current or anticipated facing automotive brake parts and systems manufacturers. For more information about the Council, visit www.brakecouncil.org or contact Bill Hanvey at bhanvey@aasa.mema.org.

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