Jay Burkhart, senior vice president, global aftermarket, of Federal-Mogul Corp., has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). We are very pleased to have Jay join the AASA Board of Governors. “Having someone of his caliber is an excellent addition to our leadership, said Steve Handschuh, AASA president and COO. His experience and insight will blend well with the other members of the board and he offers a great deal to the overall organization and membership, he added. In addition to his senior vice president position, Burkhart is a member of the Strategy Board for Federal-Mogul. He is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of Federal-Moguls aftermarket products and brands in all geographic regions. Burkhart joined Federal-Mogul in 1998 with the acquisition of Cooper Automotive and was most recently vice president of global marketing for aftermarket products and services. He has had positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of product line management, product pricing and gross margin, brand management and overall aftermarket strategy. Prior to joining Cooper, he was vice president of marketing, worldwide, for Tenneco Automotive (Monroe/Walker). Burkhart had a 10-year career in the packaged goods industry before entering the automotive industry. Burkhart earned a bachelors degree in political science and a masters degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.