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Auto Care Association Discusses Fueling Talent for the Future at National Association of Workforce Boards Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on March 28, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – March 28, 2018 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey participated in the National Association of Workforce Boards’ “The Forum 2018” annual conference yesterday to discuss solutions to the challenges presently facing major industries in the United States. The association joined several representatives of from the nation’s largest employment sectors to address what employers can do to fill the current skills gap between employees and employers.

The discussion moderated by LinkedIn Head of U.S. Policy Nicole Isaacs brought together industry leaders collectively representing more than $1 trillion in revenue of the United States economy...

Registration Now Open for 2018 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on March 13, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – March 13, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced it has opened registration for its 2018 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference. The two-and-a-half day conference will be held on May 16-18 at the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.


The PBES Conference is an annual educational event that brings together paint, body and equipment industry leaders of the automotive aftermarket. The 2018 conference will focus on the theme of “Leverage Disruption” and provide attendees with the latest educational resources and insights on how to leverage disruption to expand their businesses. 

Young Auto Care Network Group Accepting Speaker Applications for New Rapid-Fire Presentations at 2018 Leadership Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on March 07, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – March 7, 2018 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced it is accepting speaker applications for its new “Five for Five” rapid-fire style presentations feature of the 2018 YANG Leadership Conference. The annual conference is on May 11-12 in Atlanta, Ga.

The YANG Leadership Conference is catered to the under-40 group of young professionals in the auto care industry and provides a forum for attendees to enhance leadership skills, sharpen global perspective of the industry and develop new relationships with peers.

2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 27, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – September 27, 2017 – The 2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award winners were announced at the 2017 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days in San Francisco, Calif. Oct. 6-8 During the Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 7. The awards are presented by the Auto Care Association Education Committee. 

2017 Auto Care Association Impact Award Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 21, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 21, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the 2017 recipients of its Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.

Auto Care Association Hosts Technology Standards Conference in Santiago, Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on August 25, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – August 25, 2017 – On Aug. 22, 2017, the Auto Care Association hosted a technology standards conference in Santiago, Chile, the second in a series of technical missions to key Latin American countries as part of the export promotion award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The conference, attended by more than 60 local auto care industry executives and government officials, focused on the processes around standards development and maintenance. 

Car Care Professionals Network Awards Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on July 20, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – July 20, 2017 – The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an advisory group of the Auto Care Association, has named Brian Ponder, Ponder Auto Repair, as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018 Leadership 2.0 program.