BETHESDA, Md. – April 26, 2019 – The Auto Care Association
today announced Scott Howat as the association’s new Business Development
Executive. The new role focuses on establishing long-term strategic goals,
building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities and maintaining
extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
In his new role as Business Development Executive, Howat
will connect Auto Care Association members and nonmembers alike to the
association’s products and services, identifying solutions that will create
value by addressing operational issues.
Howat’s professional career demonstrates more than 25 years
of commitment to content and the auto care industry, holding multiple
leadership roles in marketing, product management, sales and communications. Prior
to his most recent stint at Syndigo, Howat served as as vice president of
product and marketing for Nivel Parts and Manufacturing, located in
Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to joining Nivel in May 2017, Howat was director of sales
and marketing with the Gates Corporation in the North American aftermarket.
Howat joined Gates in 2014 as the director of end market communication, where
he was responsible for marketing activation, training, end market sales growth
and field technology teams, and the power transmission (PT) and fluid power (FP)
category management teams (product line managers), along with pricing support
for the North American aftermarket. He has also held roles with Affinia Group,
Echlin, Dana and BWD Automotive.
Howat also has been actively involved with the Auto Care
Association through his time spent as a volunteer, having served on the association’s
Marketing and Communications Committee, Automotive Communications Council and having
chaired the Events Committee.
Howat graduated from the University of Southern New
Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and earned his Master
Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designation from the University of
For more information about the Auto Care
Association’s products and services and how they can benefit your business,
visit autocare.org or
contact Scott Howat at email@example.com.