on the road with kathleen

Why does the Auto Care Association Have a PAC?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on February 16, 2015
I was excited to see how well ACPAC, formerly AAPAC, did in 2014. The PAC raised more than $90,000 from 195 contributors, making it the best year ever. I’m often asked, “Why does the Auto Care Association have a PAC?”

Bullish on AAPEX

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on November 20, 2014
While the dust has settled on yet another AAPEX in Las Vegas (my 40th to be exact), the buzz about the show and events surrounding it has not diminished.

Adopting the New Brand

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on October 06, 2014
It was just six months ago that we officially changed our name from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association to the Auto Care Association, part of a comprehensive rebranding initiative.

Breaking Ground on the Impact of E-Tailing

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on September 23, 2014
I am very excited about the recent release of the Auto Care Association’s first-of-its-kind study on the depth and breadth and impact of e-tailing in the auto care industry.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on August 26, 2014
Since last year you’ve been hearing that the Auto Care Association is stepping up its international initiatives so that we can better position our members to be competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.

How Did We Celebrate World Trade Month?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on June 03, 2014
The month of May is widely celebrated across the United States as “World Trade Month.” Around the country, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private sector entities supported events to help more American companies engage and succeed in the global marketplace.

Does Our Industry Need Another Event?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on May 19, 2014

So, does our industry need or want another trade show?