AASA to integrate BMC as council

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) announced an agreement to integrate the BMC as an AASA product council.

“This agreement between the leadership of AASA and BMC will benefit North American suppliers and create more collaboration among brake suppliers, whether aftermarket or original equipment,” said Steve Handschuh, AASA president and chief operating officer. “This agreement will create a unique forum for BMC members and will foster open discussions of common concerns and industry issues.”

Pat Healey, president of the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI), who currently serves as BMC's executive director, said, “The FMSI looks forward to continue to work with AASA and BMC on issues of common concern.”

Under the agreement, BMC will be an AASA product council. It will operate under the leadership of the AASA board of governors. Daily operations will be handled by Jack Cameron, AASA vice-president and new BMC staff executive.

“Membership in the BMC is open to original equipment or aftermarket suppliers of brake components,” Cameron said. “We are working now with the BMC leadership and will announce the meetings and programs for 2010 soon.”

E-mail Cameron at [email protected] for more details.

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