BETHESDA, MD – May 30, 2014 – Two Auto Care Association executives
participated in Trade Winds – the Americas Business Development
Conference and Trade Mission last week in Panama City, Panama and
Bogotá, Colombia, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The 2014
Trade Winds program included an Americas-focused business forum
consisting of regional and industry-specific conference sessions as well
as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Foreign Commercial Service
Senior Officers representing commercial markets throughout the region.
BETHESDA, MD – May 30, 2014 – Nominees are now being accepted for the
Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually
honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made
remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. The awards are
administered by the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications
Committee, and are supported by the Young Auto Care Network Group
BETHESDA, MD – May 28, 2014 – The 2014 Mort Schwartz Excellence in
Education Award was awarded to Bobby Bassett, manager of training, Gates
Corporation, on May 21 at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
(GAAS) in Chicago, Ill. The award was accepted by Dave Miller, Gates, on
BETHESDA, MD – May 27, 2014 -- The Auto Care Association, Automotive Oil
Change Association, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire
Industry Association joined forces to call on the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) to take immediate action to have Kia withdraw a
technical bulletin warning consumers not to use non-OEM filters, which
is clearly a violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).
BETHESDA, MD – May 14, 2014 – The Auto Care Association has released its most popular online publications, the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2015 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2015.
MD – May 15, 2014 – A record class of automotive catalog professionals
received their Automotive Catalog Professionals (ACP) graduation
certificates at the 41stannual National Catalog Managers
Association (NCMA) Knowledge Exchange conference, May 4-7, at the
Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Ariz. This certificate is bestowed
by the University of the Aftermarket to NCMA members who demonstrate a
commitment to continuing education and professional development.
BETHESDA, MD and RESEARCH TRIANGLE
PARK, N.C. – May 14, 2014 – The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow
on a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent until 2017, according to
the “2014 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive
Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.