MEKO’s Louise Wohrne and BorgWarner’s Michael Boe take leadership of FAAS

The Forum on Automotive Aftermarket Sustainability (FAAS) has appointed Louise Wohrne, Head of Sustainability at MEKO, and Michael Boe, Vice President and General Manager of Global Aftermarket at BorgWarner, as Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, marking a new chapter in the organization's journey towards a more sustainable aftermarket industry.

The Forum on Automotive Aftermarket Sustainability (FAAS) has appointed Louise Wohrne, Head of Sustainability at MEKO, and Michael Boe, Vice President and General Manager of Global Aftermarket at BorgWarner, as Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, marking a new chapter in the organization’s journey towards a more sustainable aftermarket industry.

John Chalifoux, Chief Operating Officer, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and Chief Sustainability Officer, MEMA, speaking at the inaugural FAAS event in Bologna. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel

Both leaders bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record of commitment to sustainability. Wohrne has spearheaded MEKO’s efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and aligning with Science Based Targets, while Boe has championed sustainable practices at BorgWarner across its global aftermarket operations.

The two will lead FAAS during a pivotal time, following the organization’s successful General Assembly in Bologna, Italy. During the assembly, held on Nov. 16, 2023, FAAS members unanimously voted to transform the organization into an international non-profit association dedicated to advancing sustainability in the automotive aftermarket sector. This marks a significant step towards solidifying FAAS’s impact and influence on a global scale.

Bill Hanvey, President & CEO of the Auto Care Association, speaking at the inaugural FAAS event in Bologna. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel

The association’s dedication to its mission was further underscored by the inaugural FAAS Sustainability Day, held on Nov. 17th during the Futurmotive trade fair in Bologna. More than 20 experts gathered to share insights and strategies for fostering sustainability within the aftermarket, with sessions covering topics like carbon neutrality, circular economy principles, and sustainable reporting practices. The event was met with widespread acclaim, highlighting the growing awareness and commitment to sustainability within the industry.

Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel

“By being part of the FAAS, you have the opportunity to collectively work towards a robust and sustainable vision for the future of the aftermarket industry,” said Laurence Eeckhout, FAAS coordinator on behalf of FIGIEFA, following the event. “Together, we will lead the sector towards the forefront of sustainable practices and set new trends.”

Looking ahead, FAAS aims to:
• Officially register as an international non-profit association under Belgian law in early 2024.
• Elect its first Board of Directors.
• Actively expand its membership base, welcoming new partners who share its vision for a sustainable future.

For more information on FAAS, visit here.


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