MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Announces Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards
Research Triangle Park, N.C.,June 21, 2023 – MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers will hold its annual MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Awards during AAPEX on October 31-November 2, 2023 in Las Vegas. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers will present two awards — an Individual Award and a Company Award — to the winners on November 1, 2023.
The awards were created to recognize the importance of DEI in the automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket and to celebrate those individuals and organizations who champion the spirit of DEI in their organizations and communities. Award winners will be selected from submissions made to MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers.
For Individual Award submissions, nominees should be influential leaders in the aftermarket who support, advance, and/or embody the core values of DEI. Company Award nominees will be automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket organizations that have made achievements to advance DEI in the industry. Full nominee criteria and submission form can be found here.
“MEMA is dedicated to championing and advocating for a respectful, diverse, and collaborative community, and recognizing those within the industry that support that dedication,” said April Buford, executive director of DEI at MEMA. “The MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Awards will shine the light on one individual and one organization that are paving the way for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the automotive aftermarket.”
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 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket 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 across 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 trade association in North America 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.