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
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
. – 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.
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.”
– 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
– December 12, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced that Ron Rossi, MAAP, will be retiring from his role as director of market intelligence at the end of the year after nearly five decades in the automotive industry.
– Nov. 15, 2018 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, D.C. on the likely economic impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USITC instituted the investigation last month in response to a request from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer following the release of the USMCA text.