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Deadline Extended: Auto Care Career & Education (ACE) Award Applications and Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award Nominations

Posted by Auto Care News on July 10, 2020

BETHESDA, Md.  – July 10, 2020 – The Auto Care Association announced it is extending the submission deadline for the 2020 awards recognizing excellence in education. These awards include the “Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award” and “Auto Care Career & Education (ACE) Award.”

Market Insights with Mike: Signs of Another Challenging Spell for the Auto Care Industry and Economy at Large

Posted by Auto Care News on July 09, 2020

BETHESDA, Md. – July 9, 2020 – This edition of Market Insights with Mike highlights recent trends in vehicle miles traveled that are encouraging, but perhaps offset by other statistics that loom as indicators of another rough patch for the U.S. economy and the aftermarket.

Rich White to Step Down from Car Care Council

Posted by Auto Care News on July 01, 2020
After serving more than 20 years as executive director of the Car Care Council, Rich White will step down June 30 from leading the non-profit organization and its popular “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign.

Deadline Extended: Women in Auto Care 2020 Women of the Year Award Nominations

Posted by Auto Care News on June 29, 2020

Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced it is extending the nominations deadline for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Female Shop Owner of the Year” and “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and highlight women who have made a significant impact in the auto care industry.

Michael Chung Joins Auto Care Association as New Director of Market Intelligence

Posted by Auto Care News on April 02, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – April 2, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Michael Chung as director of the association’s market intelligence department. Chung brings more than a dozen years of experience in market research, including market research program creation and management, strategy development and client engagement. In his role as director of market intelligence, Chung will play an important role in providing the association’s leaders, its members and nonmembers with timely information on key factors and trends influencing the economic health of the United States automotive aftermarket industry. The Auto Care Association’s market intelligence research serves as a critical resource for the automotive aftermarket industry by helping its businesses throughout the supply chain to make better business decisions. The association's addition of Chung at this time will prove to be a critical step in helping its members navigate the current impact of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic through his leadership on evolving the association's industry research, analysis and insights.

Auto Care Association and AASA Urge President Trump to Push Efforts to Protect Auto Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Auto Care News on March 23, 2020

BETHESDA, Md.  – March 23, 2020 – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) are urging the Trump administration to designate auto parts manufacturers, distributors, and repair shops as essential businesses to ensure that the vehicles transporting our public health professionals, first responders, and essential goods are operational. In addition, both organizations are encouraging the White House to enforce a “consistent national policy” to keep the auto care industry open. “This industry and its workforce face an immediate crisis that needs your leadership,” the letter states. “Aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, and repair facilities want to provide these essential services, but are facing inconsistent state emergency designations of essential personnel and services. These businesses were deemed critical in the March 19 MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE issued by Director Christopher Krebs of the Department of Homeland Security.”

Shehryar Fatmi Joins Auto Care Association as New Director of Technology

Posted by Auto Care News on January 24, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – January 24, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Shehryar Fatmi as director, technology, under its technology and standards department. Fatmi brings nearly two decades of experience in IT operations, project management, IT enterprise management and strategic planning. As Director of Technology, Fatmi will be responsible for the oversight and growth of all aspects of the Auto Care Association’s technology systems, tools, resources and data, including external-facing platforms and content.