WASHINGTON – Association of Engine and Equipment Manufacturers said it will condense its business structure under the MEMA umbrella and represent suppliers in two groups: the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Group and the MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers Group.
MEMA, which represents original equipment and auto parts suppliers in the U.S., said Friday that the new brand and organizational structure will be launched in January.
“Today, rapid change is impacting our industry, and we must be more adaptive and nimble to respond to it,” MEMA CEO Bill Long said in a statement. “These industry challenges are not unique to one market segment, but affect all participants. We need to position MEMA for the future in a way that supports our vision of a growing, profitable and influential supplier community.”
Over the years, MEMA has expanded into four divisions: the Automotive Aftermarket Service Providers Association, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the Sustainable Manufacturing Association, and Association of Original Equipment Suppliers.
Under the condensed structure, Long will remain CEO of MEMA. Julie Freemcurrently CEO of OESA, will be CEO of MEMA’s Original Equipment Suppliers Group, and Paul McCarthy, currently CEO of AASA, will be CEO of MEMA’s Aftermarket Suppliers Group.
“No other organization can match MEMA for longevity, respect, depth of knowledge and commitment to the supplier industry,” Long said. “With these changes, we are leveraging a unified MEMA, providing more services for all participants in each relevant market segment, broader platforms for industry dialogue, and a single collective voice on behalf of our members.”