PAUL MCCARTHY: President & CEO Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC)

Paul Mccarthy is the President & CEO of Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC). Paul is a thought-leader in the automotive and manufacturing sector and Duke global executive MBA with expertise in business leadership, strategy, planning, and mergers and acquisitions. A proven performer with the ability to identify and execute strategies to grow businesses, anticipate and exploit market shifts, and increase profitability. Successful managing international teams and running business units. Skilled at leading and motivating teams towards the achievement of challenging business goals; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

Since 1973, the Brake Manufacturers Council has represented the interests of the brake industry. In 2010, it became an operating council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), now the Aftermarket group of MEMA.

The BMC meets twice a year. The meetings provide a platform to address current and anticipated issues facing automotive brake parts and systems manufacturers. The meetings feature guest speakers as well as council sponsored project and legislative updates.

The Brake Manufacturers Council represents the interests of brake friction manufacturers by:

  • Communicating with federal, state and local government authorities. These are authorities with a legislative or regulatory function. Their actions may affect automotive brake parts or systems. An example is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Gathering and communication information on topics of interest to the brake parts industry.
  • Conducting activities whenever appropriate for the common benefit of manufacturers of automotive brake parts or systems. An example of this is the Copper-Free Brakes Initiative.