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2010 a aia Town hall AAPEX NEWS Think big, Deliver big Town Hall 2010 JeFF Brekke Global Automotive Aftermarket President, Gates Corporation AAiA is proud to present Town Hall 2010: “Think Big, Deliver Big: How the Aftermarket Will Drive the Economy, Jobs and Profitability.” Moderated by AAIA president and CEO Kathleen Schmatz, this year’s distinguished panel representing manufacturing, distribution, retail and service and repair, will discuss how their respective segment of the channel views today’s marketplace challenges and opportunities and what is at stake for our industry in driving the economic recovery. Sponsored by NASCAR Performance, the Town Hall will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 a.m. in the Venetian Ballroom in the Venetian Hotel. Tickets for the 2010 AAIA Town Hall include a full buffet breakfast. Individual tickets are $90 for AAIA members and $105 for non-members and a table of 10 is $750 for AAIA members and $900 for non-members. For ticket information, visit and click on “Meetings/Events.” brought to you by the Jeff Brekke serves as president of Gates Automotive Aftermarket with responsibility for the company’s global automotive aftermarket business including the U.S., Canada, Gates InterAmerica and Mexico. He is responsible for the Gates Australia operation, where he served as managing director from 2003 to 2005. He began his career with Gates in 1980 in the automotive field sales force. In 1991, he was promoted to automotive regional sales manager. In 1996, he became managing director of Gates New South Wales facility in Australia, and returned to the Gates Automotive Aftermarket in the U.S. in late 1998. In 2003, Brekke became managing director of Gates South Pacific and in 2007, became senior VP of Gates North American Automotive Aftermarket Sales. eli n. Futerman Co-President and CEO, Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc. Eli N. Futerman is co-president and CEO of Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc., a privately held family-owned corporation. He has been with Hahn since June 1980 in various positions, and has been a director since 1979. Futerman is chairman of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., and a former member of the AWDA board of governors. He serves on the board of directors for Genesee Regional Bank and is chairman of the Loan Committee. He is on Odyssey Software, Inc.’s board and their Compensation Committee, the regional advisory board of Lifetime Healthcare Companies – Excellus, has served as the president of the Rochester Jewish Community Federation and is on the board of directors for Temple Beth El. Darren Jackson Chief Executive Officer, Advance Auto Parts Darren Jackson joined Advance as president and CEO on Jan. 7, 2008. He had been a member of their board of directors in July 2004. Previously, he was employed at Best Buy Co., Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, beginning in 2000 and was appointed its executive vice president-finance and chief financial officer (CFO) in February 2001. Prior to 2000, he served as vice president and CFO of Nordstrom, Inc., Full-line Stores and held various senior positions including CFO of Carson Pirie Scott & Company. He began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick. larrY J. maGee Chairman, CEO and President, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC Larry J. Magee has served as chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC since 2001, responsible for the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. Magee has held various positions within the Bridgestone Americas’ companies during his 30-plus years of service. In 1975, he began as a store associate at The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company while in school. Before graduation, he became manager of a Firestone company-owned store in Houston. From 1981-1992, he held positions from Houston to Chicago. In 1996, he was appointed zone director of the south central region. He returned to Chicago in 1998 as president of Bridgestone Firestone Retail Division and soon became president of Bridgestone Firestone Retail Operations and VP of Bridgestone Firestone, Inc. After a corporate reorganization in December 2001, he took on his current role. family of automotive products AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 66 | 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 66

Aftermarket Insider Issue 66
Table of Contents
President's Message
AAPEX 2010: A Snapshot of This Year's Show
Member Profile
Trade Show Toolbox: Special Edition
International Focus
Government Affairs
Market Research
"Be Car Care Aware" Pilot Program
Campaign Update
Technology Update
Telematics Trendline
Market Research

Aftermarket Insider Issue 66