RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2006) — The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has created the AASA Marketing Council to advance the automotive aftermarket manufacturing industry through “collaborative marketing and communication solutions.”
The council will meet four times a year to discuss key issues affecting North American aftermarket manufacturers as well as work to strengthen the overall industry. One of the four meetings will be an annual day and a half conference that will include other aftermarket organizations, customers and outside speakers.
The first meeting is scheduled for early October.
AASA also created an advisory committee to establish the council's mission, objectives and structure.
Federal-Mogul Corp.'s Brian Tarnacki, director of brand marketing, was named chairman of the committee by AASA. Brian Altenberger, global marketing director for Delphi Product and Service Solutions, was named vice chairman.
Other members of the council's advisory committee include: Mark Boyle, director of aftermarket marketing for Visteon Corp.; Bill Dennie, director of channel management for Tenneco Automotive Inc.; Layne Gobrogge, vice president of marketing support for Proliance International Inc.; Scott Howat, director of corporate communications, Affina Group Inc.; Donald James, marketing director, Continental Teves Inc.; Dil Kulathum, vice president of international sales and marketing for Cardone Industries Inc.; Tom Tecklenburg, vice president of sales and marketing, Bendix North America, Honeywell CPG; and Dave Touchette, director of aftermarket sales and marketing for Cooper Bussmann.