AERA Important Announcement

AERA is sad to announce the resignation of President Paul Hauglie effective March 31, 2014. We wish to thank Paul for his service to our association and wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors.

We are pleased to announce that we have a very competent and capable interim president in Jim Rickoff, who will handle all duties of the president's position until further notice. Jim has a long-standing commitment to our association dating back to the early 90s with his service on the AERA board of directors, as an AERA employee, and most recently as marketing consultant and editor of Engine Professional magazine. Jim has taken over day-to-day operations at AERA headquarters and the announcement of a permanent replacement will be made in the very near future.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jim directly and he will be happy to assist you.
Email or call 815-526-7343

Ron McMorris

AERA Chairman of the Board

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Tech & Skills Regional Conferences

Everyone in business owes it to themselves and their business to gain knowledge and network with other people within the same industry. AERA understands that traveling to national trade shows to gain knowledge and networking opportunities is very expensive. Therefore, AERA has decided to help by teaming up with a regional host and offer these opportunities to different regions of our country and hopefully closer to your shop.

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Click here to exhibit at the 2014 Tech & Skills Conferences

AERA Online Training

With the absence of ASE machinist certification, AERA felt it necessary to offer our industry an alternative. Rather than a test to prove understanding, AERA has chosen to offer a comprehensive online training program leading to diploma-quality certificates in Cylinder Heads and Engine Machinist. Technicians who successfully earn either certificate will hold proof that they have an elevated understanding of fundamentals of machining, measuring tools, shop safety, fasteners, engine theory, engine diagnosis, engine disassembly, component cleaning, inspection, crack detection and repair, component reconditioning and cylinder head and block resurfacing.

Click here for more information on the AERA Engine Rebuilding & Machining Certificate Program

PRO-SIS SA Engine Specification Software

Stop wasting time trying to locate engine specs! With our specialized computer software and just a click of your mouse, you’ll have access to nearly 7,000 engines listed from Acura to Zetor; over 34,000 casting numbers; 2,700 AERA technical bulletins along with the technical drawings and diagrams. PRO-SIS SA has specifications and casting numbers for cylinder blocks, heads, crankshafts, connecting rods, camshafts and flywheels. Everything that AERA has published is in the PRO-SIS SA program.

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AERA Member Saves over $1800 a year using AERA Freight Savings Plan

Last year, one AERA member saved over $1800 by taking advantage of their FedEx discounts. Did you know your AERA FedEx discounts apply to inbound, outbound and third-party shipments? Discounts apply to ZIP codes serviced by FedEx. Questions? Call Siriani at 1.800.554.0005 or email

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Contingency Connection “Engine Professional” Rewards Program

AERA is proud to announce a long-term partnership with the Contingency Connection as a contingency sponsor and title sponsor for the new Engine Professional Rewards Program.

Click here for more information about the new Engine Professional Rewards Program

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

As a sponsor of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, AERA is investing in our youth to further the auto performance industry, supporting high school auto educational classes and giving kids a chance to get ahead in our industry.

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