The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announced Friday it is reorganizing.
Formerly, the association had four divisions:
- Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Associations, or AASA.
- Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, or HDMA.
- MERA, the Association for Sustainable Manufacturing.
- Original Equipment Suppliers Association, or OESA.
Now, it will operate as one association with two groups, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Group and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers Group.
"Today, rapid changes are impacting our industry and we must be more adaptive and agile to respond," says Bill Long, president and CEO of MEMA. "These industry challenges are not unique to one market segment but affect the entire membership. We must position MEMA for the future in a way that supports our vision of a growing, profitable and influential supplier community."
Long adds that MEMA, which has offices in Michigan, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., remains focused on advancing the business interests of vehicle suppliers and working to navigate the future of transportation and sustainability.
"With these changes, we can leverage one MEMA, providing more services to all members in each respective market segment, greater platforms for industry dialogue and one collective voice on behalf of our members," Long says.
The association will kick off the new brands and organizational structure in January.