Patrick Enniss of Wix Joins Board of AASA Technology Council

Date: October 24, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. –Patrick Enniss, catalog manager of the Wix Filtration Division of Affinia Group, has joined the Board of Governors of the Technology Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.

“Patrick brings a wealth of aftermarket knowledge to our board. His contributions and leadership will help continue the advancement of technology initiatives the Council is driving for member value,” said Lisa Henkel, CRM / end market development manager, Gates Corp., who will serve her second term as AASA Technology Council (ATC) chairperson in 2015.

Enniss has 19 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. His previous positions at Wix were product development manager and sales representative, and he served as district sales manager at Tenneco prior to joining Wix. He holds a bachelor’s degree from N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C., and a master’s degree in management from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Ray Nicholas, vice president and chief information officer, Standard Motor Products Inc., is leaving the ATC board after eight years of service. “Ray is a true leader in the automotive aftermarket. His efforts have caused suppliers, channel partners and technology providers to develop and implement technologies and standards that have improved the industry’s supply chain,” said Chris Gardner, AASA vice president and ATC executive director. “Ray’s exemplary volunteer spirit has inspired increased member value, resulting in greater member participation in the Technology Council.”

For more information about the AASA Technology Council, contact Chris Gardner, or visit

About the ATC
The ATC is a peer group of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). It serves as a medium for industry interaction, education and idea exchange regarding matters of common interest to information technology (IT) and e-commerce professionals in the automotive aftermarket industry. ATC provides industry leadership and information through semi-annual conferences, committee activities, monthly newsletters and IT education.

About AASA
AASA ( exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products which support 710,000 employees in the United States. 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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