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Aaron Lowe

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Aaron Lowe
SVP, Regulatory and Government Affairs

Aaron Lowe is senior vice president of regulatory and government affairs for the Auto Care Association.

Lowe has been with the Auto Care Association, and previously with the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (APAA), for more than 30 years. He currently oversees the Auto Care Association’s federal and state legislative and regulatory efforts, focusing on a wide range of environmental, vehicle safety, workplace-health and safety and international trade issues. He also serves as liaison to the Upholstery and Trim International segment of the Auto Care Association.

Lowe was the recipient of the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award in 2003. He has been on the board of directors and steering committee for several aftermarket coalitions including the California Automotive Task Force (CATF), a coalition of national and state auto care industry trade associations that coordinated the successful efforts to enact S.B. 1146. This landmark bill mandated access by independents to all car company emissions-related service information and tools. CATF also successfully worked to overturn the state’s mandated 15 year/150,000 mile emissions control warranty.

Lowe coordinated the Auto Care Association’s successful effort in 2012 to obtain enactment of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act in the commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the 2014 Right to Repair national agreement between the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Association of Global Automakers, the Auto Care Association and the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality. Right to Repair ensures that independent service entities have effective and affordable access to the information, tools and software to work on today’s highly sophisticated computer-controlled vehicle systems.

Prior to the Auto Care Association, Lowe worked for an energy consulting firm specializing in renewable fuels legislation and regulation. Lowe has a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics from George Washington University and currently resides in Silver Spring, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons. 

Interested in an interview with Aaron or would like him to speak at your event? Email communications@autocare.org.

 


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