New President Of MEMA
Steve Handschuh has been named president and chief executive officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), effective Oct. 1. On that date, Bob McKenna, the current president and CEO, will become president emeritus until his retirement on January 10, 2014.
In his new role, Handschuh will direct the operations of the association, its Washington, D.C. office and its market segment associations including the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). An automotive aftermarket industry veteran of more than 35 years, Handschuh worked for NAPA Auto Parts/Genuine Parts Co. for 18 years, including serving as NAPA president from 1998-2004. Handschuh later served as senior vice president, commercial, at AutoZone. He began his career as an outside salesman for Mighty Auto Parts where he rose to the position of vice president, sales and marketing.