Third Day of the AASA Vision Conference Delivered Executive-Level Insights and Presented Aftermarket Innovation and Collaboration

The annual conference featured a CEO roundtable that discussed the latest global supply chain developments and announced the winners of the 2020 AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor.

Date: March 27, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The third and final day of the AASA Vision Conference provided aftermarket supplier executives with insights from a virtual CEO roundtable and presented the 2020 Channel Excellence Award, presented by Epicor, to BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive for collaborating on innovative inventory modeling and optimization tools.

Paul McCarthy, AASA President & COO joined Bill Hanvey, The Auto Care Association President & CEO, to discuss the latest developments in vehicle data access and the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. TM campaign.

Barry Neal, Partner, Roland Berger, and Rahul Gangal, Partner, Roland Berger, shared insights on the current state of the global automotive supply chain, analysis and forecasts about recent disruptions, and strategies suppliers can use to adapt their global production footprint.

Session leader and panelist Jeff Jorge, Baker Tilly, hosted a timely CEO roundtable discussion about the current and future state of global sourcing and manufacturing in today’s uncertain environment. Panelists included: Howard Laster, Continental; Selwyn Joffe, Motorcar Parts of America; and Jay Burkhart, TRICO Group.

Himanshu Palsule, President and Chief Product & Technology Officer, Epicor, presented the 2020 AASA Channel Excellence Award to BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive for a recent collaboration on innovative inventory modeling and optimization tools to facilitate the availability of the right parts at the right time. Kim Nolan, Vice President, Regional Sales, BBB Industries, and Josh Futerman, Vice President, Administrative Services, Hahn Automotive, accepted the award during today’s virtual ceremony.

Epicor Software Corporation was the premier sponsor of the 2020 AASA Vision Conference, and other sponsors included: N.A. Williams Co., Inc., Corcentric, Plante Moran PLLC, Robert Bosch LLC, Tasco Sales Reps, OptiCat, Experian Automotive, MontAd Media, IHS Markit, Snap36, Surys, Classy Llama, Paramount Data Management GmbH, APA Search Inc, Rightsize, NPD, and Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. TM

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About AASA
AASA 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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