The affiliate’s executive director will be Stephen Regan. Regan has been involved in the collision and mechanical repair community since 1999. He has an impressive record of working in the best interests of ASA’s combined industry in Massachusetts, New England and nationally.
When making the announcement, Dan Risley, ASA’s president and executive director, said, “Steve’s experience and knowledge in the automotive repair industry will ensure that repairers in ASA-MA/RI are well represented. He has a history of leading repairers in Massachusetts, and we are excited to have someone with his credentials as part of the ASA family. ASA is committed to growing its base of state affiliates, and ASA-MA/RI improves our representation in the Northeast."
Stephen Regan said about the expansion, “The establishment of ASA- Massachusetts/Rhode Island is an important step in ASA’s commitment to ensuring service and repair professionals throughout the United States have the representation and support they need to be competitive in today’s constantly changing repair industry. I am honored that ASA chose me to lead this effort, and I look forward to putting my many years of experience in association management and advocacy to work for repairers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.”
ASA members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will now have the convenience of a locally staffed office and executive director, improved local communications, increased advocacy on regional issues, monthly in-state meetings, regional newsletter, local training seminars and much more.
The local ASA-MA/RI office will be located at 167 Washington St., Ste. 45, Norwell, MA 02061. It will be open during normal business hours Monday through Friday. The website is ASAMARI.com, and the phone number is (781) 569-4951.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2900. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to ASAshop.org or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.