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Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Appoints New Board Trustee

Paul McCarthy is the new president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).


The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Paul McCarthy to its board of trustees. 

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McCarthy is the new president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). McCarthy previously served as executive vice president of AASA, helping its president lead the association. He also served as senior vice president, strategy, for MEMA, the parent organization of AASA, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), MERA – the Association for Sustainable Manufacturing and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).   

Board President Lynn Parker said, “Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to the AACF. He has a wide range of expertise in team and business leadership, sustainable manufacturing, aftermarket analysis just to name a few and will bring assets that will complement our already strong board of directors. Paul is very compassionate in helping associates employed in the aftermarket who have built our industry to the levels of success it is today. We are very excited to have Paul on our team.”


His past leadership roles include heading PwC Germany’s Automotive Strategy advisory practice and leading global forecasting and analysis for a prominent vehicle forecast service, Autofacts. McCarthy has an MBA from Duke’s University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

AACF Executive Director Joel Ayres said, “AASA and MEMA have been long time supporters of our foundation. Paul has expressed his desire to be an active volunteer. Having Paul serve on our board will continue the strong connection we have these associations and his talents and experience will be a welcomed addition to our present dedicated and talented board of trustees.”

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