Just recently, we shared our excitement for AAPEX 2016, and our excitement is no less now with the great success the show achieved.
Temel Gaskets has been a long time supporter of the Auto Care Association and MEMA with both of those organization representing a significant portion of the automotive industry. AAPEX represents the $356 billion global automotive aftermarket industry, and is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
Temel Gaskets goes beyond just being solely an exhibitor for AAPEX and participates in the key programs of the show. As one of the sponsors of the show and specifically the general session, Temel Gaskets intends to make AAPEX a better experience for all exhibitors and attendees every new year. On the second day of the show schedule, the general session with the keynote speaker Former Gen. Michael V. Hayden attracted a notable audience.
Please click here to look up Former General Hayden’s latest book: Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.
As some of you might have already seen, YANG membership surpassed 1000 members. We know there are many young professionals in our organizations who can partake in YANG’s activities and leverage this platform to further their careers. We thank Auto Care Association for their support for YANG and we encourage everyone to promote the next wave of leaders to sign up. Temel Gaskets will continue to host networking hours to provide the opportunity for YANG members in our area to meet one another. The most recent event was hosted together with Global Parts Distributors. Please click here to check out the photos from that event. The most recent YANG Regional networking event in Atlanta was a great turn out at Top Golf.
YANG had a YANG specific program throughout the week, along with the many educational and informative segments of this program, we think it’s safe to say that the happy hour was at Lavo a true success. Tunç Kip and Victor Tapia of Temel Gaskets were there in attendance.
We look forward to AAPEX 2017 and hope to keep working to make it a greater success.
Please click here to check out the highlights from AAPEX 2016 and find out about all the events that went on throughout the week.