MEMA announced a new business structure to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella – MEMA – and will represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers with two groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Group and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers Group.
Over the past few decades, MEMA’s reach and influence has expanded into four divisions as the industry has evolved: Associations of Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers (AASA), Association of Heavy Manufacturers (HDMA), MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).
“Today, rapid changes are impacting our industry and we need to be more adaptable and agile to respond to them,” said Bill Long, President and CEO of MEMA. “These industry challenges are not unique to one market segment, but affect all members. We must position MEMA for the future in a way that supports our vision of a growing, profitable and influential supplier community.
According to Long, MEMA’s mission, vision and dedication to its members and the automotive, commercial vehicle and remanufacturing industries have not changed. He remains focused on advancing the business interests of vehicle suppliers and working to successfully navigate the future of transportation and sustainability.
“No other organization can compare to MEMA’s longevity, respect, depth of knowledge, and commitment to the supplier industry,” says Long. “With these changes, we are leveraging a MEMA, providing more services to all members in each respective market segment, greater platforms for industry dialogue, and a collective voice on behalf of our members. .”
To learn more, representatives from each MEMA member organization have been invited to attend a MEMA Members-Only Town Hall on December 8, 2022.
The association will officially launch the new brand and organizational structure in January 2023.