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MEMA CEO Bill Long Named to Automotive Hall of Fame Board

During his three-year board term, Long will help oversee the Hall of Fame’s financial direction and help preserve the mission of the prestigious organization.

Suppliers Convene in Washington for 2019 MEMA Legislative Summit

Attendees participated in more than 130 meetings with legislators and Trump-administration officials, with the goal of helping them understand the impact of tariffs and other issues as well as how decisions in Washington affect businesses across the country.

Supplier Associations Join Vice President Pence in Detroit to Discuss North American Trade Deal

The supplier industry has been unified in its argument that a strong North American trade deal and a stable supply chain are essential to allow U.S. businesses to remain competitive in a global marketplace.

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Taps Bill Long to Lead Organization During Critical Time

The MEMA board of directors selected Long after a national search conducted by Egon Zehnder to replace former MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh, who retired in December.

Industry Leaders Explore International Aftermarket Opportunities at 2019 AASA Global Summit

The agenda for the 2019 Global Summit focused on growth opportunities in Latin America, China and the Middle East.

AASA Hires Megan Gardner as Director of Membership and Sponsorship

Gardner’s responsibilities in her new position at AASA will include membership growth and retention, identifying member needs and potential new association services, and building relationships and relevance with sponsor-partners of AASA events and special programs.

Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey: Major Initiatives Include Data Access, Global Vehicle Identifier

Bill Hanvey: “We’re involved in advocacy at the state and federal levels to legislatively guarantee the consumer’s right to be able to access and control their vehicle’s data.”

Early-Bird Registration Open for 2019 YANG Leadership Conference

The conference will take place May 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Car Care Council Now International Organization

Car Care Council North America has been created through partnerships with the national trade associations in Canada and Mexico.

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AASA Board of Governors Welcomes New Vice Chairmen and Governors for 2019

Enrico Manuele, regional president, Automotive Aftermarket North America for Robert Bosch, and Eric Sills, president and CEO of Standard Motor Products, will serve as 2019 first and second vice chairmen, respectively, of the AASA’s board of governors.

Mauro Cifelli of Vast-Auto Distribution to Lead Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association

Cifelli succeeds Bobby Segal of Sanel NAPA in Concord, New Hampshire, who successfully led the association the previous two years and remains on the board as immediate past-chairman.

Automotive Parts Associates Welcomes Wholesale Distributor

Established in 1987, Pennstone Supply is a distributor of auto parts, lubricants, detailing products, batteries, fasteners and tools.