Record Setting Attendance at the AASA OAC Global Reception 2015

Date: November 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The annual Global Reception presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), attracted record attendance at its 2015 AAPEX on Nov. 2, also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Reception’s Platinum sponsor: Hastings Manufacturing Co.

“OAC is dedicated throughout the year to facilitating networking with top-level international and domestic business people active in the export market, and we were gratified by the record-breaking attendance at this year’s AAPEX event,” said Ben Brucato, AASA director of membership and executive director of the OAC. “The 2015 OAC Global Reception is just one example of our activities, and it certainly lived up to our tradition as one of the best global networking events during AAPEX,” he added. 

Hastings Manufacturing is a long time OAC member and active supporter of the Council. The company marked 100 years in 2015 as a world power in piston ring engineering and manufacturing by sponsoring the OAC reception.

In addition to Hastings Manufacturing, other sponsors included:

Affinia, Cloyes, Federal Mogul, Gates, OEC Group, Standard Motor Products, UCI-FRAM and US Motorworks.

ACL Distribution Inc., Brake Parts Inc., CARDONE Industries, Gabriel Ride Control, Herko Automotive Group Inc., Intraco, JABS Media/Aftermarket International, JDS Worldwide and Melling World Trade.

About OAC
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,

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