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Paul McCarthy
President & Chief Operating Officer

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

Email: pmccarthy@aasa.mema.org
Phone: 919-406-8812

Paul McCarthy assumed the position of president and chief operating officer of Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in July 2019. As AASA’s top executive, he is focused on its mission – to champion the aftermarket industry and advance the business interests of its members – and its vision to support a high-growth, profitable, innovative and influential aftermarket supplier industry.

Prior to his promotion, Paul 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).

Paul has over a quarter century of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining MEMA, Paul led the Automotive and Industrial Products Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He consulted at dozens of automotive suppliers, eight of the top ten global automakers, and for private equity firms and financial institutions. 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. Paul has an MBA from Duke’s University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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