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President & Chief Operating Officer
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
Paul McCarthy is president and chief executive officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). 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.
Previously, Paul served as senior vice president of 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), overseeing board management and strategic initiatives. He also served as executive vice president of AASA, helping lead the association.
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). In this role, he led projects supporting major business decisions at dozens of automotive suppliers, eight of the top ten global automakers, 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 organization.
Paul has an MBA from Duke’s University, where he was awarded the Fuqua Scholar designation.