Auto industry leader to speak at Northwood University's leadership series

Jan. 17, 2023
Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, will take the stage on Feb. 1.

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, will take the stage at Northwood University in Midland, Mich. to take part in their newly-introduced Leadership Insights speaker series.

“Bill Hanvey is a world-class leader who currently serves as president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, which represents the entire supply chain of the independent automotive aftermarket,” stated Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, vice president of academics and provost of Northwood University. “We are beyond grateful to be bringing him to Midland.”

According to a press release, the speaker series, Leadership Insights: A View from the Helm, was created this past fall to "give the greater community access to influential and effective leaders." 

The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, located in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at Northwood University.

It will also be livestreamed and follow a question-and-answer format, allowing audience members live and remote the ability to ask questions.

“This is a very exciting time for the automotive industry, including those working in the aftermarket sector,” Stehouwer noted. “Bill has spent his entire 35-plus-year career in the aftermarket, and in his current role, he has transformed the Auto Care Association by focusing on team development, grassroots advocacy and providing data back to the industry to enable better business decisions.”

While visiting Northwood University, Hanvey will also meet with students enrolled in its Aftermarket Management Program.

“This upcoming visit from Bill Hanvey will be of great interest to our students and everyone who works in the aftermarket industry in this region,” stated Thomas Litzinger, leader of the University of the Aftermarket, which provides industry-specific professional development to those working in the industry through a partnership with Northwood University.

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