First-ever BMC and FMSI ‘Brake Weekend’ to Feature Industry Insights from John Washbish and Brent Windom

Date: April 25, 2018

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The first-ever “Brake Weekend – The Gathering of Brake Experts,” presented by the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC), a product council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI), will celebrate the automotive brake industry. True legends within the brake business will gather to be honored and to share their perspective on the industry, its history and its future. The event is set for Friday, June 1 through Monday, June 4 in Longboat Key, Fla.

“The Gathering illustrates the dedication and passion brake manufacturers have in working together to promote safe driving and to provide the motoring public with the highest quality brake products,” said Bill Long, AASA president and COO. “A highlight of the event will be the customer spotlight featuring John Washbish, president of the Automotive Aftermarket Alliance and a former president of Brake Parts, Inc, and Brent Windom, president and COO of Uni-Select Inc., who will share their insights from a distributors point of view,” Long said.

The tentative agenda, available here, includes joint meetings of BMC and FMSI members, BMC members-only sessions and a Supplier Exhibition. BMC Chairman Jack Carney will present a “The State of the BMC” address in the BMC members only session. The annual FMSI member meeting on Sunday, June 3, will be open to BMC members, except for a brief FMSI members-only session at the end. Activities planned for the weekend also include networking through golf outings and joint association dinners.

More information, including registration and the agendas for the BMC meeting and Brake Weekend, is available here. Contact Terry Sakiewicz of AASA for more information about the BMC.

MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Beck, 919-406-8828 or media@mema.org

About the AASA Brake Manufacturers Council

Established in 1973, the AASA Brake Manufacturers Council (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, as well as technical bodies and Standard Development Organizations, such as SAE and its technical committees. The BMC is a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

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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