Paul McCarthy

Senior Vice President, Strategy
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

Phone: +1.919.406.8812

Paul McCarthy serves as senior vice president, strategy, for MEMA. In this role, Paul reports to MEMA’s CEO. He is responsibilities include leading strategic and business planning; formulating and executing strategic initiatives; board management; and leading MEMA’s industry analysis and thought leadership efforts.
Paul also serves as executive vice president of AASA. In this role, Paul helps the president run the division, with responsibilities including maximizing member value, overseeing the staff, delivering on the organization’s mission and strategy, and thought leadership.
Paul has 23 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining MEMA, Paul led the Automotive and Industrial Products Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He consulted at dozens of automotive suppliers, eight of the top ten global automakers, and at private equity firms 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 service, Autofacts. Paul has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

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