Aera – North America

The AERA Engine Builders Association is the preeminent technical resource and industry voice for internal combustion engine builders, remanufacturers, machine shops, OEMs, suppliers and service providers in USA and Canada. Established in 1922, AERA is the industry’s oldest and most authoritative organization, serving an international membership made up of thousands of small and large businesses serving industries ranging from mining and manufacturing to Formula 1 racing.

As an industry representative, AERA acts as an influential voice, promoting the common interests of its members by educating and informing the public, and advocating sensible government policies that support an industry that is a critical component of local, nation and global economies.

As a technical organization, AERA provides engine specifications and technical assistance for internal combustion engines manufactured worldwide. Its world-class staff of experts and vast technical libraries provide AERA members with unparalleled access to information, expertise and assistance regarding engines and internal components of every conceivable size and use.

Members have toll-free access to three ASE-certified Master Machinists who help find answers to tough technical questions. Dave Hagen has over 42 years of experience in our industry, specializing in cylinder head work and complete engine assembly for the first 17 years of his career; Steve Fox has over 20 years experience in the engine building industry and is also a longtime member of the drag racing circuit; and Chuck Lynch, formerly with Jasper Engines and Rottler Manufacturing, brings over 20 years of rebuilding experience to AERA.

AERA has developed PROSIS PRO Engine Specification Software to help engine builders find engine specifications quickly and easily without having to search through multiple resources to obtain engine information. PROSIS PRO offers over 7000 engine specifications from 150 manufacturers covering a wide variety of engine applications. Quickly identify cylinder blocks, heads, crankshafts, camshafts, connecting rods and flywheels by casting number. The program also contains over 3,000 AERA Technical Bulletins and provides a customer database feature which allows you to create estimates, work orders and invoices.

Members also receive Engine Professional magazine on a quarterly basis. This publication is packed with highly technical, application-driven articles that will help engine builders and their businesses thrive.

AERA also sponsors Tech & Skills Regional Conferences in order to provide technical presentations and unique shop skills instruction to all who attend. Everyone in business owes it to themselves and their business to gain knowledge and network with people within the same industry. AERA understands that traveling to national trade shows to gain knowledge and networking opportunities can be expensive, so by teaming up with a regional host, AERA can offer these opportunities throughout the country and hopefully closer to member shops.

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