Bill Hanvey

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Bill Hanvey
President & CEO

Bill Hanvey, MAAP is president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, which represents the entire supply chain of the independent automotive aftermarket. Before becoming president and CEO on Dec. 1, 2015, Hanvey served as senior vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) since 2012. At AASA, he advocated for North American parts manufacturers to the auto care industry, federal and state government agencies and the business community.

Hanvey has spent his entire 35-plus-year career in the aftermarket. After earning his bachelor’s in journalism at St. Bonaventure University, Hanvey began his career with extensive field sales experience and increasing management roles at Tenneco Automotive. Hanvey then became marketing director of FleetPride, where he developed and executed a strategic marketing plan integrating thirty-seven separately-owned companies into what is now the largest independent heavy duty parts distributor. 

Hanvey went on to become vice president of marketing at Dorman Products, Inc., leading creative and data services, trade marketing and product communications, doubling sales of “OE dealer exclusive” parts, sold under the Dorman brand. Hanvey then became vice president of sales and marketing at Schaeffler Group USA, leading the North American aftermarket team while developing and implementing a new company strategic direction, transitioning its sales and product focus from co-man to direct sales.

Throughout his career, Hanvey has served the industry in multiple volunteer roles serving as chairman of the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications Committee from 2009-2012, and as the staff liaison for the Brake Manufacturers Council and the Marketing Executives Council while at AASA. Hanvey worked within the industry to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to reduce the content of copper in brake pads. 

In his current role, Hanvey has transformed the Auto Care Association by focusing on team development, grassroots advocacy and providing data back to the industry to enable better business decisions.  

Hanvey was awarded the AWDA Mort Schwartz outstanding industry leadership award in 2020, is the past recipient of the Northwood University Educator of the Year and serves on the board of directors for the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation, the University of The Aftermarket Foundation and the St. Bonaventure Alumni board.

Hanvey is a sought-after speaker who provides valuable insight into the auto care industry to both internal and external audiences. For more information, please contact



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A day in the life of the Auto Care industry

Day in and day out, we contribute to the economic powerhouse that is the United States of America. Hear Bill share key industry stats and figures that illustrate how essential the automotive aftermarket is.

Massachusetts Right to Repair and Vehicle Data Access

Bill is engaging the automotive aftermarket to get involved in letting legislators know the issue about vehicle data. Learn everything you can about this fight to amend the right to repair legislation.

The fight for vehicle data access

Access to vehicle data is an ongoing battle in the aftermarket, and one the industry and our customers need to actively engage in. Bill walks viewers through the importance of data access and consumer choice for the future of the aftermarket.

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aftermarketNews: The Road Ahead for the Aftermarket

The automotive aftermarket continues to be resilient despite crisis. This is a recap of Bill's AAPEX 2020 virtual keynote. 


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New York Times: Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight

Vehicles collect a lot of data? But who owns it? Bill Hanvey shares his perspective in this NYT op-ed.



Examining Infrastructure: A panel discussion on regional infrastructure issues and improvements

Bill joins Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio to discuss infrastructure and public transportation in the region.