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AutoZone’s Mark Finestone is Featured Speaker in the ‘Customer Spotlight’ at the 2021 AASA Technology Conference

Date: September 28, 2021

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Mark Finestone, executive vice president, strategy, and innovation for AutoZone, is the featured speaker for the “Customer Spotlight” at the upcoming 2021 Technology Conference, presented by the AASA Technology Council (“ATC”) on Tuesday, October 12, at The Holloran Center, Memphis, Tenn., home to AutoZone’s headquarters.  

“Our ‘Customer Spotlight’ is one of the most anticipated segments of the Tech Conference, and Mark’s insights will be particularly valuable to our supplier members at this time of transformation in the aftermarket industry,” said Paul McCarthy, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (“AASA”) president and chief executive officer. “Mark’s perspective is always interesting and helps our supplier members better understand the current state of the aftermarket and AutoZone’s strategies in the face of our industry’s challenges and opportunities.” 

Finestone joined AutoZone in 2002 and has held his current position since 2015. He is an active supporter of aftermarket industry efforts and is immediate past chairman of the Auto Care Association. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. degree in applied mathematics and business. 

The 2021 AASA Technology Conference will bring together the brightest minds in aftermarket business technology for a series of can’t-miss sessions, panels, networking, and round-table discussions - in-person and online. The in-person event will be held October 11-12 in Memphis, Tenn. The virtual event will be held the following week on October 18-19. 

The 2021 event will be AASA’s first in-person event since the pandemic began. Information about on-site health and safety measures can be found here.  

This year’s key topics include: 

  • The Impact of Big Tech on the Aftermarket 

  • Data Access 

  • Digital Commerce 

  • Technology Innovation Award 

  • Electrification’s Impact on the Supply Chain  

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 the ATC 
The AASA Technology Council (ATC) provides a forum for networking, thought leadership, sharing of best practices and addressing technology issues for leaders that manage all areas of business technology. 

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