I’d like to introduce myself as the new executive director of the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA). Effective January 1, 2018, the AOCA Board of Directors has contracted with our California-based team to provide management services for the organization, and we could not be more excited to serve AOCA’s members and the oil change industry.
In other news, you may have seen the recent announcement highlighting AOCA’s new partnership with NOLN. Moving forward, NOLN will act as AOCA's sole trade media partner to distribute resources and information through its monthly magazine, weekly enewsletters and online at NOLN.net. We are better able to serve the industry when working together, and we are elated at the opportunity to join forces.
Spring is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing — iFLEX at The Car Wash Show is nearly here. iFLEX will take place April 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Those in the oil change industry will not want to miss this event, which will bring together thousands of car care professionals for the industry’s largest trade show, countless hours of education, networking and plenty of fun along the way.
Speaking of fun, we’re kicking off the iFLEX party on the evening of April 25 with our President’s Reception and Annual Membership Meeting at the House of Blues on the Las Vegas Strip. AOCA members are invited to attend the reception at no cost and save $100 on admission to iFLEX. For details and registration visit www.aoca.org/iflex or call our office at 800.230.0702.
My team and I look forward to meeting many of you at iFLEX 2018, and we are excited to be a part of the oil change community. If you ever have any questions, comments, concerns or would just like to say hello, don’t hesitate to reach out.KRISTY BABB is the executive director of the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA). Contact her at [email protected] or 800.230.0702.