Bill Hanvey

Bill Hanvey - preferred - Crop square President & CEO
Auto Care Association

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.