SAINT JOHNS, Fla. (April 9, 2013) — Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) President and CEO Kathleen Schmatz has joined the board of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF).
"The addition of AAIA to NASTF's base of committed supporters is an exciting opportunity for our entire industry," said Skip Potter, NASTF's executive director.
AAIA has more than 23,000 members and affiliates who manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. AAIA said it represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets.
NASTF was established in 2006 under an agreement between several auto makers and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) to coordinate the sharing of vehicle repair information, along with information on tools, training and other data, from auto manufacturers to aftermarket repairers.
The NASTF board of directors represents toolmakers, independent repairers, franchise dealer repairers, parts makers and auto makers.
"Ensuring affordable and effective access to the service information, software and sophisticated tools needed to work on late model computer-controlled vehicles has always been a major goal of AAIA and we see NASTF as playing a key role in working toward achieving that goal," Ms. Schmatz said.