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Automotive Electric Association Celebrates 100 Years

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Jan. 15, 2015—The Automotive Electric Association (AEA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Jan. 28, 7–9 p.m. with a banquet at the Portofino Ristorante at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas.

Former AEA chairman Dale Larson, the current chairman and CEO for UESCO Warehouse, Inc., will be the guest speaker at the event, which is being held during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2015.

Throughout the years, AEA has helped in the standardization of engineering design with the cooperation of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the standardization of business methods and cost accounting in cooperation with Federal Trade Commission and the auto care industry. For decades, AEA has serviced distributors through the release of automotive electrical systems manuals, technical information meetings and training manuals.

AEA continues to keep its members current on industry trends and opportunities and offers one-on-one meetings during the HDAW Business Conference to help solidify business relationships between manufacturers and distributors of automotive electrical equipment.  

“AEA has been a part of ASIA, and then AAIA and now the Auto Care Association, and we still maintain our uniqueness and individuality,” Steve Kelshaw, AEA chairman, said in a release. “We want to thank our members for their ongoing support and look forward to working with our younger members to grow the organization.”

All current AEA members are welcome to attend the banquet.

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