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Manufacturers' Representatives (REPS)


To support and promote the interests, image and value of AAIA manufacturers' representative member firms and to provide opportunities to enhance their professional skills and implement best practices.

Why Should I Join AAIA's Manufacturers' Reps Segment?

AAIA offers your aftermarket company a number of opportunities which assist you in improving your profits and bottom line. Through its many services and benefits, AAIA:

  • Provides a tool for manufacturers to seek manufacturer reps based on their distinct requirements through Rep Finder
  • Keeps you updated on industry trends, events, issues, news, and profit opportunities
  • Enhances your employees' knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Provides you access to the leaders of the industry and to your suppliers
  • Gives you information and market research studies to help you improve profits and develop new markets and customers
  • Protects your business from regulatory and legislative actions by state and federal agencies
  • Furnishes you with tools to meet regulatory compliance standards
  • Offers you a variety of services and products at competitive group rates to reduce your business expenses

AAIA Resource Sampler

Sample the following business resources AAIA membership brings you:

For additional membership information, contact AAIA directly or visit the About AAIA portion of the site.

Click here for AAIA's Online Membership Application Form.

Segment Committee and Liaison

The segment committee meets twice a year to help plan the activities and events of the segment. Opportunities exist to become involved in the leadership of the association through serving as volunteers on segment committees. Segment leadership is reviewed annually, and new candidates are nominated. To become involved with the segment committee, send a letter of interest and bio to the segment liaison, Freda Jones.

Committee Chair
Bill Lorenz, N.A. Williams - Siskel Midwest
Deerfield, IL

Committee Vice Chair 
Joel Rosenthal, Gantt-Thomas & Associates, Inc.
Lenexa, KS

Committee Members
Jack Ancich, Trans-Western Marketing
Fife, WA

John Bender, Accelerated Sales & Marketing, LLC
Roswell, GA

Keith Craley, Repforce Inc.
Aston, PA

Steve Dresser, Hirsig-Frazier Company, Inc.
Richardson, TX

John Grant, Grant Brothers Sales Limited
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Ronald Groves, Groves & Siverts
Phoenix, AZ

Denny Hershey, Eastman Kosutic Hershey & Associates
Cleveland, OH

Thomas Kitchin, Kitchin & Sons, Inc.
Richmond, IN

Doug O'Brien, Grinold-O'Brien Sales
Sharon, MA

Gary Perman, RPS Marketing
Springfield, MO

F. Scott Pletz, Marketing & Promotions, Inc.
Grapevine, TX

Robert Riefberg, SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
Westbury, NY

James M. Shapiro, SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
Willow Grove, PA

Rex Stephens, Marketing Solutions Group, LLC
Springfield, MO

Gary Swarberg, Pacific Marketing
Alpine, CA

Robert White,  WT Sales, Inc.
Paoli, PA

Chris Williams, N.A. Williams Company
Atlanta, GA

Joseph B. Mittelman, Team Marketing, Inc.
Laguna Niguel, CA

Committee Liaison
Freda Jones, AAIA