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The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Announces Multiple Promotions

AASA announces the promotions of Ben Brucato, Megan Gardner, and Elizabeth Goad

Date: January 6, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s President and CEO, Paul McCarthy, recently announced multiple promotions within the association in recognition of hard work, professional development, and dedication to the automotive aftermarket industry.

Ben Brucato, a twenty-year industry veteran, has been promoted to Vice President of Engagement. Brucato has led multiple teams including marketing, sponsorships, and membership during his time with AASA. He is lead over the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) Council, Marketing Executives Council (MEC) and specializes in member acquisition, engagement, and retention.

Megan Gardner, with more than two decades of marketing and automotive industry experience, has been promoted to Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. Gardner oversees the AASA marketing team, is lead over the OE Service Council (OESC), owns sponsorship and marketing responsibilities, and supports government advocacy efforts.

Elizabeth Goad, with more than ten years of tenure with AASA, has been promoted to Senior Director of Events and Meetings. Goad executes more than ninety events annually including conferences, webinars, council meetings, and leads AASA and MEMA‘s activities as co-owner of AAPEX, which is one of the world’s largest aftermarket gatherings.

“We are honored to announce these promotions to kickoff 2022,” said Paul McCarthy, President and CEO of AASA. “These three team members continuously exude qualities of strong leaders that contribute to a healthy and successful organization. Ben, Megan, and Liz have worked diligently to connect members to what matters and have helped make AASA and the automotive aftermarket a better place for all of our members.”

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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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