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Automotive Oil Change Association Selects SmithBucklin for Full-service Association Management


The Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) announced it selected SmithBucklin, the world's largest association management and professional services company, to provide full-service association management.

News Facts

  • AOCA's headquarters moved from Richardson, Texas to Chicago.
  • AOCA is dedicated to providing its members with the business tools, resources and education to professionally and successfully deliver convenient automotive oil changes and other preventive maintenance services.


Pat Wirth, AOCA's president

“Our association provides members with technical and management tools and resources to enable them to provide exemplary service to the motoring public. I am confident that SmithBucklin's people, their unparalleled expertise and their breadth of resources will help us expand our reach and allow us to provide best-in-class services while remaining the voice of the industry on a national level.”

John Stoiber, SmithBucklin's executive vice president, Business Trade Industry Practice

“It is a privilege to partner with AOCA to drive growth and build sustained competitiveness for the organization. We look forward to working with the board of directors on strategic plans for 2013 initiatives and future growth.”

About SmithBucklin

SmithBucklin is the world's largest association management and professional services company. Founded in 1949, the company provides full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit or call Aaron Smith at (312) 673-5949.

Aaron Smith, (312) 673-5949

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