Knect365 Automotive and TU-Auto are part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


Chris Gardner

Vice President at AASA


Chris manages all technology areas for AASA members, including the AASA Technology Council and the AASA Technology Conference. The AASA Technology Conference is the leading technology event in the North American Automotive Aftermarket industry. He represents members on the Aftermarket Telematics Task Force, AASA Telematics Working Group, ETI’s Equipment & Tool Committee and the SAE Automotive Aftermarket Electronics Committee.

He has 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, has received two automotive component patents, and has written dozens of articles and white papers.

He has been with the MEMA organization and has managed the AASA Technology Council for almost 19 years. Other areas of responsibility include AASA operations, AAPEX and managing the AASA Intellectual Property Council.

Gardner has a B.S. degree from North Carolina State University.

Agenda Sessions