A Year of Challenge and Change Puts Us in Pole Position for 2021April 12, 2021
By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association
After over a year of not being able to be together, there really are no words to express how I feel about the prospect of AAPEX finally being our homecoming this November.
This is the year that challenged us. This is… READ MORE
Indicators suggest growth for U.S. automotive aftermarket in 2021April 8, 2021
To keep you ahead of the curve, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Analysis – compiled annually by AAPEX – has been updated for 2021. While 2020 clearly had significant challenges, the U.S. automotive aftermarket industry was deemed essential in March and has a history of resiliency during economic crises.READ MORE
The Future of Face-To-Face and Our Essential IndustryApril 5, 2021
By Paul McCarthy, president and chief operating officer, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
I’ll start with the first big question: yes, there will be an AAPEX in 2021.
Virus permitting, we’re seeing many promising signs for a trade show in November, which is great news for the aftermarket.
Based on… READ MORE
AAPEX 2021 Accepting Submissions for Repair Shop HQ TrainingFebruary 23, 2021
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feb. 23, 2021 – AAPEX 2021 is now accepting proposals for technical and business management training in Repair Shop HQ, a new area dedicated to the service center and everyone who works in the shop.READ MORE
AAPEX 2021 Announces Housing and Registration DetailsFebruary 18, 2021
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feb. 18, 2021 – Plans are underway for AAPEX 2021, Tuesday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.READ MORE
AAPEX 2020 Technician of the Year Credits Success to Perseverance and Hard WorkDecember 15, 2020
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dec. 15, 2020 – Norm Schultz, the AAPEX 2020 Technician of the Year, is ASE Master Certified, works 50 to 60 hours a week, gets a minimum of 40 hours of training per year and credits his success to perseverance and the school of hard knocks.READ MORE
AAPEX 2020 Service Advisor of the Year Excels at Customer RelationshipsDecember 10, 2020
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dec. 10, 2020 – Jason Sexton, Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, Md., was recognized as the AAPEX 2020 Service Advisor of the Year for his love of knowledge and being a true advisor who builds unbelievable relationships with customers.READ MORE
AAPEX 2020 Shop Owner of the Year Makes Industry and Employee Development Top PriorityDecember 3, 2020
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dec. 3, 2020 – The first annual AAPEX 2020 Service and Repair Awards honored Shop Owner of the Year, Brian Sump, president, Avalon Motorsports and Urban Autocare, Denver, Colo. Sump has been in business 13 years, and during this time, has used his business acumen and a…READ MORE
A Strategy For Success in Canada’s AftermarketNovember 30, 2020
By Andrew Ross, publisher and director of content, Indie Garage and Jobber Nation
Up here – just a kick of the leg north of the 49th parallel – lies probably one of the biggest regional markets within your reach: Canada, and its growing, dynamic aftermarket. The global aftermarket knows it is… READ MORE