Paul McCarthy has been promoted to senior president-strategy, planning and information services for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (MEMA). He formerly served as vice president of research, planning and member services for the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Assn., the aftermarket market segment association of MEMA.

“Paul is an excellent addition to MEMA’s leadership team as the association prepares to enter its 110th year as ‘The Voice for the Motor Vehicle Supplier Industry,’” said Steve Handschuh, president and chief executive officer of MEMA. “With participation and input from the MEMA board of directors, the association is developing a strategic plan to enhance its member services and programs for the supplier industry. Paul’s wealth of experience in strategic planning and the industry makes him an invaluable asset in this process.”

McCarthy will be responsible for leading the association’s strategic and business planning; oversight of its member-facing technology and information services; supporting the formulation and execution of its major initiatives; and assisting its leadership in ensuring the association’s long-term relevance and member value.

Prior to joining AASA/MEMA, McCarthy led the Automotive and Industrial Products Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).