The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., headquarters for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, has kicked off its annual Winter Shareholder Meeting at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry in Aventura, Fla. Nearly 150 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper shareholders and more than 250 channel partners are in attendance.
The event will include closed-door committee meetings, department updates, networking and meals, and a joint general session for shareholders and channel partners. It will culminate with the awards banquet Tuesday evening, when the Alliance announces its supplier award and Channel Partner of the Year winners.
The meeting began Sunday morning with closed-door Information technology, national account, product, and sales and marketing committee meetings. The operations committee hosted an open session, followed by a joint session with IT and operations.
That afternoon, shareholders had their pick of open sessions from the Alliance’s IT, product and sales andmarketing departments. They closed out the day with a reception at the resort’s stunning Cascata Pool area.
Monday kicked off with a headquarters report from John R. Washbish, president and CEO of The Alliance. Through the remainder of the day, Alliance and shareholder representatives presented on product initiative, IT updates, the forthcoming heavy-duty program, the Alliance Takes the Hill 2021 Convention and more.
Tuesday, shareholders and channel partners will collaborate in joint meetings, enjoy a leisure afternoon of golf, fishing or poker and will feast together at the Tuesday night banquet, where the channel partner awards will be announced.