Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:31

AASP-Missouri Members Vote to Merge with Midwest Auto Care Alliance


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The members of AASP-MO (Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Missouri), in a unanimous vote, elected to merge with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA).

Effective Nov. 1, AASP-MO will close its doors and members will become part of the MWACA organization. MWACA will add the Gateway Collision Chapter to its long list of active chapters in the Midwest, as well as merge the organization's two St. Louis mechanical chapters. 


AASP-MO and MWACA have worked together over the years to educate the Missouri State Legislature on various industry-related issues. Their joint work included working to prevent the elimination of Missouri's vehicle safety inspection legislation.


Seeing the benefits of merging to make the numerous benefits, services and programs available to AASP-MO members, Ron Reiling, AASP-MO executive director, reached out to Sheri Hamilton, executive director of the Auto Care Alliance and the Midwest Auto Care Alliance, to discuss the possibility of joining forces once more, but this time on a permanent basis.


"Both associations are on the same page and our members are our top priority," Reiling said. "MWACA is just a great fit for AASP-MO members and that is why we had no problem presenting the merger for the members to vote to accept and they did just that."


Reiling, with his 23 years of experience as AASP-MO's executive director and more than 50 years in the industry, will be joining MWACA as the St. Louis Area liaison and legislative lobbyist, and will monitor the legislative activities that affect the industry. Reiling will continue to work closely with the Gateway Collision and St. Louis Mechanical chapters. He will also represent MWACA on...

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