The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s annual Summer Shareholder Meeting was kicked off June 5 with “derby flair.” It welcomed more than 450 people to Louisville, Ky., with a “Call to the Post” by the official bugler of Churchill Downs, Steve Buttleman.
At the general session, the Alliance offered presentations ranging from product analysis and reviews, information technologies, sales and marketing initiatives to general group matters. It concluded with a blue grass reception featuring Kentucky fare.
“Just like our shareholders, I look forward to our Summer Meeting every year, but this year is extra special for me,” says John Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance as well as a Louisville native. “It is great to welcome everyone to my hometown and work together to reinforce our position as the world’s leading aftermarket group.”
Over the three-day event, members representing the Alliance’s 50 shareholders from the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Canada, will join 100 manufacturers to further develop their membership programs, and discuss industry and business trends, product reviews, new IT advancements, upcoming marketing promotions, as well as national accounts and certified service program efforts.
The meeting continues with a Channel Partner session and a Spirit of Kentucky Reception.
For more information, see www.alliance1.com.