WASHINGTON — Martin Fraser, president and COO of CSK Automotive, Peter Venturini of the CARB California Air Resource Board (CARB) Stationary Sources Division chief, and Janette Brook, CARB Air Quality Measures Branch chief, are the key speakers for the third annual Automotive Aftermarket Specialty Products Group (ASPA) meeting.
ASPA, created in March 2002, consists of members who manufacture a wide array of product types, including lubricants, engine coolants, cleaners/degreasers, fuel additives, oils, automotive paints, aerosol cans/components, polishes, solvents and finishes. ASPA combines the efforts of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Chemical Specialty Products Association (CSPA), and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) to form a unified industry voice for their members engaged in the automotive chemical and vehicle appearance products markets.
The third annual ASPA meeting is set for Thursday, April 15, at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The deadline to reserve a hotel room for the meeting is Tuesday, March 9.
Fraser is the featured “ASPA Retail Luncheon” speaker, sponsored by Advanstar Automotive. Venturini will lead a CARB video conference presentation, which will update ASPA members on current and upcoming regulations that will affect automotive product manufacturers. This presentation will also be an opportunity for participants to pose questions to this important regulatory agency.
The agenda also will feature:
Larry Silvey, editorial director of Aftermarket Business, discussing the aftermarket media;
William Glasgow of William T. Glasgow Inc., the management company for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), presenting, “The Making of the AAPEX Show”;
Bill Lafield, vice president state affairs, Chemical Specialty Products Association (CSPA), outlining state legislative issues and the 2004 elections;
Aaron Lowe, vice president, government relations, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), giving an update on the Be Car Care Aware Campaign.
The registration deadline for the meeting is Thursday, March 25. Program details are available from Andy Hackman of ASPA, 202-833-7327 or [email protected]
More information is online available at: www.aspalliance.org.
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