The first-ever “Brake Weekend – The Gathering of Brake Experts,” presented by the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC), a product council of 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.
The meeting and hotel accommodations are at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Reserve your room now to take advantage of the special room rate of $214-$244/night plus tax. The last day to reserve rooms at the FMSI rate is Saturday, May 5.
More information, including registration and the agendas for the BMC meeting and Brake Weekend, is available here or at the Quick Links below. If you are not currently a member of the BMC and would like to learn more about the council and eligibility, contact Terry Sakiewicz.