BETHESDA, Md.The Auto Care Association (ACA) board of directors has appointed Bill Hanvey as president and CEO, succeeding Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of the year after leading the association for 14 years.
Mr. Hanvey, who will assume responsibilities Dec. 1, is senior vice president of programs and member services at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
In his new role as chief executive, Bill will be responsible for leading the association at this critical time, as the industry evolves and is witnessing rapid advances in technology, globalization and the reshaping of many traditional industry business models, said ACA Chairman Rick Jago.
Prior to joining the AASA in 2012, Mr. Hanvey was vice president of sales and marketing for auto parts manufacturer Schaeffler Group.
The ACA has more than 3,000 member companies that represent about 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell auto parts, accessories, tools and equipment and perform vehicle repairs.