on the road with kathleen

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.

Reacting to Event Fatigue in Our Industry

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on June 30, 2014
At the Auto Care Association, we are sensitive to this reality and acknowledge that many of our members and colleagues suffer from “event fatigue.”

Grab Your Passport: We’re Going Global

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on February 25, 2014
Never before has it been so abundantly clear that our association’s programs and initiatives reach far beyond the borders of the United States.

Expanding Our International Footprint

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on January 30, 2014
Last week, we announced an exciting new opportunity for both the association and our member companies to increase their international footprint by showcasing products and services to the fast-growing Latin American market.

It Really Is a Small World, Isn’t It?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on October 16, 2013
I know, it’s an obvious and overused statement. Yet too many individuals, companies and organizations still wear border blinders and think and operate in comfort zone silos.

Right to Repair Victory – a Shot Heard Around the World

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on September 17, 2012

Our recent right to repair victory in Massachusetts was not just state news or even national news; it was global news.  

Ciao from Bologna

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on May 26, 2011

While attending Autopromotec in Bologna, Italy this week, I'm reminded once again that there seem to be more similarities between our respective aftermarket industries, than stark differences.