Last year, in a reorganization designed to give members more insights into the latest shifts in aftermarket customer finances, the former MEMA Financial Services Group (MFSG) and its Aftermarket Volume Group (AVG) were combined to form the AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG), a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
The new council continues to provide valued benefits and services that enable members to make more informed decisions on customer businesses.
AAVG established a three-member Executive Committee featuring highly respected industry leaders. This team provides direction for the council and ensures increasing value for members. AASA is proud to introduce the newest member of this leadership team: Marybeth Storjohann, credit and collections manager for CRC Industries.
Storjohann joins Mike Duffy, director of aftermarket accounts receivable, DRiV Automotive division of Tenneco; and Darcey Keene, director, corporate credit & collections, Standard Motor Products.
Storjohann has been a highly engaged AVG member since 2008 and has more than 20 years of credit experience. During her tenure at CRC Industries, she has served on the ERP implementation team for their new Microsoft system and currently serves on a regression testing upgrade team while overseeing 1,300 active accounts.
Current AAVG member benefits include in-person and online discussion-group meetings to review the health and payment trends of customers; credit reference reports; access to legal advice on customer payment histories and bankruptcies; networking with other credit and finance professionals among suppliers; insights into accounts receivable, credit status and other customer patterns; and ongoing education for aftermarket professionals.
The next AAVG meeting is at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 20.
Additional information about AAVG is available by contacting Terry Sakiewicz, senior manager, councils and engagement, AASA.