RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), congratulates Bill Hanvey, AASA senior vice president of programs and member services, on his appointment as the new president and chief executive officer of the Auto Care Association.
Hanvey will succeed current president and CEO Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of 2015. He will assume his new responsibilities on Dec. 1.
“Since joining AASA three years ago, Bill has served the needs of our members in delivering value and relevance,” said Bill Long, AASA president and chief operating officer. “On a professional level, Bill and I see this as a unique opportunity for renewed collaboration and a spirit of cooperation between suppliers and channels partners. On a personal level, Bill has been a long-time friend. Together, we look to seize this moment to affect real change for our industry and our members. As important, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Kathleen on her retirement and for her many contributions and strong leadership over these last 14 years.”
A search for a new vice president has begun. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Cindy Kirker, MEMA director of human resources, at [email protected].