RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. Nominations are now open for the coveted Triangle Award, the highest honor awarded by MEMA and its divisions: AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA.
“For more than 35 years, the Triangle Award has been presented periodically to that person, persons or organization that the membership of MEMA and its divisions choose to honor for selfless contribution to the motor vehicle components supplier industry,” said Steve Handschuh, president and CEO of MEMA. “The Triangle Award furthers the belief that many of the most important contributions to the industry are made by those who work quietly and effectively behind the scenes, out of the glare of public accolade, to advance the interests of the entire industry.”
Its roster of winners, beginning in 1974, includes legends of the industry, but the Triangle Award’s main prestige arises from its selective presentation process. From its inception, the Triangle Award was not intended as an annual award. The award is only presented when truly deserving candidates are found those whose contributions have advanced the supplier industry.
“We are reaching out to the motor vehicle components industry to seek nominations and encourage all members to submit the names of worthy recipients who should be recognized this year,” Handschuh said.
Click here to nominate a worthy recipient for the 2014 Triangle Award. The roster of past recipients of the MEMA Triangle Award can be viewed here.
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents more than 1,000 companies that manufacture components and systems for use in motor vehicles and equipment in the light vehicle and heavy-duty, on- and off-highway commercial vehicle markets for the original equipment and aftermarket industries. Motor vehicle component manufacturers are the nation’s largest manufacturing sector with a total employment impact of 3.62 million employees for every direct job in the motor vehicle supplier industry, another five jobs are created. MEMA represents its members through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on the motor vehicle component supplier industry, visit www.mema.org.