Marc Blackman, CEO of Gold Eagle, Receives MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Member Advocacy Award
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Marc Blackman, CEO of Gold Eagle, was awarded the 2023 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Member Advocacy Award on November 1 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
“Marc's passionate advocacy and commitment to our industry can be felt by everyone in the aftermarket," said Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association. "His leadership and forward-thinking approach not only uplift his own organization but benefit the entire aftermarket community."
Marc Blackman's unwavering dedication to the aftermarket shines through his broad support of advocacy efforts. He's been a stalwart for repair choice and market competition. Marc’s support in key aftermarket priorities, especially in championing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, showcases his deep commitment to the industry. Marc has been pivotal in supporting challenges against overbearing regulations, notably those chemical regulations that resonate across various member segments: automotive, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.
“I am honored to receive this award,” expressed Marc Blackman. “Serving the aftermarket community is a privilege and engagement in the public policy process is essential for our industry's success. I believe in the strength and purpose of the aftermarket and hope that our collective advocacy efforts ensure the bright future we all want to see.”
Ann Wilson, MEMA’s senior vice president of government affairs, and Paul McCarthy, CEO, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, presented Marc with the 2023 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Advocacy Champion award on stage.
Also honored during the award presentation were Tammy Tecklenburg Founder & CEO, dott., who was awarded the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Leadership Award (Individual) and Dana Inc., that received the 2023 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Leadership Award (Company).
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports over 900,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues, and serving as a valued resource for member companies. Members represent all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is a membership group within MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association.
MEMA is the leading North American trade association for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.