September 30, 2020

The 2020 award recognizes OptCat’s automated “Load Sheet” innovation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  –  On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the AASA Technology Council presented OptiCat, LLC, with the first-ever AASA Technology Council (ATC) Technology Innovation Award for its development of automated load sheets. OptiCat’s automated Load Sheets were developed to simplify and streamline the collection, consolidation and delivery of various data required by different resellers.

The prestigious award recognizes automotive aftermarket companies that demonstrate meaningful innovation in business processes, which include e-commerce, inventory management, catalog management, business intelligence, and data analytics. During the ATC’s 2020 Spring Meeting, the following award finalists presented their respective business process innovations: Corcentric, OptiCat, PhaseZero Ventures and Syndigo.

For consideration of the award, each nominated organization’s innovation must have been launched within the past year or has a launch date in the near future. Additionally, each nominated innovation must support, enhance, or improve aftermarket business processes.

“The OptiCat team is deeply honored to receive this important award,” said Charley Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of OptiCat. “We believe that meaningful business process innovation is a key to moving our industry forward in a fast-moving business environment. Deepest thanks go out to the AASA Technology Council for acknowledging our team’s focused effort to provide great solutions for our customers!”

Additional information about the 2020 AASA Technology Conference and the ATC Technology Innovation Award can be accessed by visiting

About AASA

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) connects suppliers of aftermarket parts, chemicals, tools, diagnostics, and technologies to what matters – including industry analysis, peer forums, customer and technology trends, global insights, and government advocacy. Since 1904, AASA’s sole purpose is championing the North American aftermarket industry and advocating for the growth of a profitable, innovative, and influential supplier community. Learn more about how AASA connects members to what matters at

About the ATC

The AASA Technology Council (ATC) provides a forum for networking, thought leadership, sharing of best practices and addressing technology issues for leaders that manage all areas of business technology.

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