MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce Lisa Bahash, president, Ride Control, LLC, as the keynote speaker for our cocktail reception and panel discussion on Driving Aftermarket Industry Growth Through New Dynamic and Business Models, scheduled for November 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT in the Veronese Ballroom, Venetian Hotel and will provide an interactive discussion on effective evolving and emerging business models that change the way aftermarket participants do business.
Bahash's keynote presentation is entitled "Trust me…" and highlights the need to build and protect brand reputation in today's market. Building this trust is not simply a process of listing key attributes for your customers, it is an organizational and even industry-wide process of developing a culture of quality, performance, safety and service, and communicating those beliefs both internally and externally.
"The aftermarket supply chain model has changed dramatically over the years, but our customers' basic needs have not," states Bahash. "They still demand a quality product that will keep their vehicles on the road, safely and efficiently."
Bahash continues that the global marketplace brings tremendous raw cost-reductions opportunities to the industry, yet the consumer may be unaware of the threats and disadvantages of seeking the lowest cost parts. She states, "Fly-by-night importers, and even respected members of our industry, delivering parts with unverified quality levels and unknown performance in real vehicles, threaten the end user as well as our industry's reputation. We must continually work to reaffirm the value of our brands by cultivating this culture, and ensuring that the customer is keenly aware of the brand promise we strive to deliver."
Bahash was appointed president of Ride Control, LLC in March 2007. Before being named the president, she served as the general manager for Gabriel Ride Control Global Aftermarket within ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems business group. With over 20 years of experience automotive and related spaces, Bahash continues to have a proven track record of improving profitability, leading business realignment efforts, integrating businesses operations and revenue growth in new markets and products.
The panel for Driving Aftermarket Industry Growth Through New Dynamic and Business Models will include representatives from key aftermarket business channels, combining parts manufacturers, parts distributors, retailers, service providers, original equipment service, and tool & equipment providers. To register, contact Angela Hall at 210-477-8420 or email@example.com and mention this release.
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About Ride Control, LLC
Ride Control, LLC operates in both the aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (commercial, industrial and recreational vehicle) segments under the Gabriel® and GRC® brand names. Ride Control, LLC generates more than $185 million of sales and has over 1,300 employees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company maintains manufacturing, warehouse, sales and management offices throughout North America including Troy, Michigan; Chickasha, Oklahoma; Brentwood, Tennessee and Queretaro, Mexico. Learn more about the company's products at www.gabriel.com.
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