Sales of replacement tires for light, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are an important segment of the auto care industry. The 2008-2009 recession had a dramatic impact on the U.S. consumer tire retail market.
Within the auto care service industry, tire dealers are one of but two segments that show growth in the total number of outlets over the past eight years, up by 0.9% annually since 2007 to an estimated 19,851 locations in 2015. Even more impressive is the fact that the rest of the service sector contracted
Bill Hanvey recently took over as president and CEO of the Auto Care Association in December, following the retirement of longtime leader Kathleen Schmatz. Hanvey lets us in on a few of his priorities for the association in 2016 and beyond. Bill, we’ve known each other for a number of years now – first during your time
The Auto Care Association has appointed Bill Hanvey as its president and chief executive officer. On Dec. 1, Hanvey will succeed Kathleen Schmatz who is retiring. Hanvey has more than 25 years of experience in the auto care industry. Most recently Hanvey was senior vice president of programs and member services at the Automotive Aftermarket