Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Archives - Counterman Magazine
AASA Accepting Applications For Channel Excellence Award

The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

AASA Hosts Mexico Technology Summit

Business and technology leaders representing several dozen manufacturers and distributors attended the event.

Meagan Moody of ZF Receives MiX Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Moody is one of the founding members of MiX and a supporter of other aftermarket professional development organizations.

Meagan Moody
US Aftermarket Sales Reach $297 Billion in 2018, Exceeding Forecasted Growth

The 2019 Joint Channel Forecast Model predicts that the total aftermarket sales will grow from $297 billion in 2018 to $338 billion through 2022, a 3.3% compound annual growth rate from 2018.

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.

Access to Vehicle Data a ‘Must-Win’ for the Automotive Aftermarket

In the fight for access to the treasure trove of data generated by new vehicles, failure is not an option for the automotive aftermarket.

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.

AASA Announces Promotion of Chris Gardner to Senior Vice President of Operations

“Chris is an outstanding member of the AASA team, bringing his experience and dedication to our mission of advancing the business interests of the automotive aftermarket industry and our valued supplier members,” said Bill Long, AASA president and chief operating officer.

MEMA Recognizes Retiring President and CEO Steve Handschuh with its Highest Honor

Handschuh is retiring as MEMA’s top executive on Dec. 31.

CNN’s John King and Political Strategist Karl Provide Insight on Midterm Elections at AAPEX

John King: “We are in the age of disruption. President Trump is not the cause, but the amplifier. There is a global divide over trade, immigration and way of life.”

AAPEX Introduces 2018 Mobile App

To plan for AAPEX, attendees can use the app to register, as well as locate exhibitors and products, build a personalized itinerary and view a schedule of AAPEXedu sessions and events.

AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage to Provide Training on Underhood Service, Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

Attendees also will be able to have one-on-one interactions with exhibitors, as well as an augmented-reality experience to test and install parts.