AASA Technology Council Announces 2021 Winning Think Tank
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (“AASA”) Technology Council (“ATC”) announced the inaugural winning ATC Think Tank presentation during the 2021 AASA Technology Conference. The eCommerce Readiness team was selected as the top group presenting solutions to challenges that would benefit the automotive aftermarket today. The winner was selected via voting by members during the recent ATC Fall meeting.
Group members include:
Dave Haun, Gates (Executive Committee Sponsor)
Joe Hickman, Gates
Drew Conkling, Gates
Paul Arena, Gates
Todd Campau, IHS Markit
David Haun, Gates
Jon Owens, Epicor Software
Rick Main, GCommerce Inc.
Josh Dumas, MANN+HUMMEL
Matt Maltarich, Tendeco Sales Inc
Jeff Marshall, Pricedex
Jason Riegel, DRiV
Mark Richardson, NTN Bearing Corp
Arthur Stankiewicz, Robert Bosch LLC
Jessica Wynn, Driv
The eCommerce team focused on documenting common pitfalls for aftermarket supplier companies that are just now embarking on their own eCommerce strategy, and/or working with third party trading partners, or even seasoned veterans of internet parts selling, direct or indirect. They collectively mined experts and peers alike to discover best practices in both front-end and back-end matters for the benefit of not only your own e-strategy, but for the entire industry. As a result of their research, the group developed a Top 10 list for Suppliers on eCommerce and E-Tailing must-dos.
“Our inaugural year of the ATC Think Tanks exceeded our expectations. Every group presented outstanding ideas and innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues that the aftermarket faces with technology,” commented Marylou Hornung, director of sales operations for Bendix. “The eCommerce team’s deliverable and recommendations were extremely useful and should be considered for direct impact in the aftermarket.”
The ATC Executive Committee is now selecting the 2022 Think Tank topics. Information on joining the 2022 Think Tanks, open only to ATC members, will be available on aftermarketsuppliers.org.
AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”
About the ATC
The AASA Technology Council (ATC) provides a forum for networking, thought leadership, sharing of best practices and addressing technology issues for leaders that manage all areas of business technology.