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Norman “Norm” Young Appointed Chairman of the AASA Overseas Automotive Council

Date: October 12, 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Norman “Norm” Young, president and CEO of WELD Racing LLC, has been appointed chairman of the board of governors for the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

“Norm has been a valuable member of the OAC Board and an active Council supporter,” said Bill Long, AASA president and COO. “We look forward to his leadership and insights as the OAC continues to advance members’ business in the global automotive aftermarket.”

Young has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry and has held a leadership position at WELD for almost 4 years. Prior to joining WELD, he served as president and CEO of ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Co. He also has held senior leadership positions at Delphi Product and Service Solutions and SPX Corp.

In addition to his service on the OAC board, Young is active member on many industry association and company boards.

Young holds bachelor degrees in Automotive Sciences and Automotive Management from Ferris State University where he was a member of the university’s Division 1 hockey team. Most recently he completed his MBA from DeVos Business School at Northwood University and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program (AMP) through ThyssenKrupp executive development.

The OAC promotes the sale in foreign markets of automotive and heavy duty products manufactured in North America. For more details about its programs and services, visit www.oac-intl.org or contact Ben Brucato, mailto:bbrucato@aasa.mema.org.

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About OAC

The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) is the international aftermarket council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), which is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. The Council promotes the sale in foreign markets of automotive and heavy duty products manufactured in North America. Those products include components, accessories, chemicals, hand and power tools, service maintenance and repair equipment, and paint and body supplies for both cars and trucks. OAC has more than 350 members in more than 40 countries. More information is available through its Web site, www.oac-intl.org.

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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