The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. kicked off its annual Summer Shareholder Meeting with a full line-up of events June 2 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in the city’s French Quarter.
More than 140 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper shareholder representatives and about 250 channel partners joined a team from the Alliance headquarters for four days of company updates, closed-door meetings, workshops and more. Meetings began with an open Operations Committee meeting.
The committee brought in four outside speakers – JJ Phelan, president of TriFactor Distribution Solutions; Mark Alyn, president of Scan Texas; Steve Wilson, senior consulting engineer at Siggins; and Jeff Basch, warehouse design consultant with Siggins – to discuss warehouse equipment technology, best options for scanners, and more. At the same time, the group’s Information Technology, National Account, Product, and Sales & Marketing Committees hosted closed door sessions.
The board of directors met privately while the Sales & Marketing and Product Committees met for a joint session, and then the IT, Product, and Sales & Marketing Committees hosted open sessions. More than a dozen staff members and shareholders also presented company updates during an all-day general session.
The following day, shareholders attended workshops while channel partners were presented with a company update.