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Virtual AAPEX Keynote To Discuss Future Of Auto Care Industry

The Virtual AAPEX Experience Keynote Session will feature a roundtable discussion with panelists sharing their insights on “What to Expect on the Road Ahead.”

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The session will take place at noon EST on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and will be live-streamed on


Registration for the Virtual AAPEX Experience is not required to attend the keynote session. 

The following high-level industry executives will explore the future of the auto care industry and the effects of COVID-19 on current and future business:

  • Sue Godschalk, president of Federated Auto Parts
  • Eric Sills, CEO of Standard Motor Products
  • Duncan Gillis, CEO of BBB Industries
  • Tom Greco, president and CEO of Advance Auto Parts
  • Greg Johnson, CEO of O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), also will present the state of the aftermarket during the keynote session. Topics will include auto care as an essential industry; collaboration across industry associations; diversity and inclusion; grassroots advocacy support; technician participation and activation; and what to expect for AAPEX 2021.


The Virtual AAPEX Experience will serve as the hub of training, insights and connections for the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. It will feature instructor- and exhibitor-led training, product and equipment demos from industry suppliers, the New Product Showcase and opportunities to connect one-on-one with exhibitors to talk products and conduct business.

To register for the Virtual AAPEX Experience, visit Attendee Registration at 

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