AAMPACT General Meeting in Frankfurt

For the first time since 2019, the second AAMPACT General Assembly was held as a face-to-face event at Messe Frankfurt. To be on the safe side in the tense Corona situation, we tightened up the 2G rules that apply on the exhibition grounds (only vaccinated or recovered participants) and carried out an antigen test directly before the event.

Thus prepared, we were able to work through the extensive agenda. In addition to the current items and various resolutions that had to be passed, the regular new elections of the Steering Committee and the Board were also on the agenda. Jochen Leuthold, Winfried Hiebl and Hans-Ulrich Heuser will retire from the Management Board at the end of the year for reasons of age, and Michael Söding and Helmut Ernst will not stand for re-election to the Steering Committee after many years of great commitment to AAMPACT for the same reasons.

Newly elected to the Board were Mark Kuntzsch, NGK as Treasurer and Dirk-Alexander Bäppler, HELLA as Secretary. In a separate meeting, the Steering Committee re-elected Thomas Fischer as a member of the Executive Board and Henning Stapelfeldt, Lumileds, as his deputy.

In addition to the existing and re-elected members, Manfred Baden, Bosch, Jean-Francois Bouveyron, BorgWarner/Delphi and Rolf Sudmann, Continental, were elected to the Steering Committee, as were Karsten Schüßler-Bilstein, bilstein group, Jens Schüler, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket and Philippe Colpron, ZF Aftermarket.

The presentations by Olaf Mußhoff, Messe Frankfurt on the Automechanika, Frank Schlehuber , CLEPA on the current developments in Brussels, Ralf Pelkmann of ADPA and Norbert Dohmen on CARUSO as a founding member of the Initiative Daten Raum Mobilität brought the participants up to date.

An update on the AAMPACT working groups, the presentation of the results of the AAMPACT E-Commerce Study 2021 by BBE and the progress, results, activities and plans of the New Automotive Aftermarket Generation (NAAG) in AAMPACT further rounded off the picture. There was not enough time for the presentation of the two master's theses within the framework of the AAMPACT scholarship at the Institute of Automotive Economics. Separate MS Teams meetings will take place on December,3rd in which Sebastian Berning will present his topic "Sustainability" and Ernst-Moritz Ritter his work on the effects of Covid-19 on the independent aftermarket.

All in all, a highly informative event for the participants and finally, after a long time a personal meeting in this circle again.                                                 

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