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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.

Market Intelligence Director Ron Rossi to Retire from Auto Care Association

Posted by Auto Care News on December 12, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.

Auto Care Association Announces Scott Howat as Business Development Executive

Posted by Auto Care News on April 26, 2019
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.

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies on USMCA Investigation

Posted by Auto Care News on November 15, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.

Auto Care Association Releases Statement on Senate Finance Committee’s Hearing on Impact of Tariffs on the U.S. Automotive Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on September 26, 2018

The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association:

“The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Finance Committee for conducting a hearing today on the significantly negative impact that tariffs on imported auto parts and automobiles will have on American companies and American families. Our members, who represent the automotive aftermarket industry, stand united with auto manufacturers and auto dealers nationwide in our opposition to these tariffs...