Ron Rossi, director of market intelligence for the Auto Care Association, will retire at the end of 2019 after nearly five decades in the automotive industry.
Rossi, who joined the Auto Care Association 14 years ago, has served in his current role since 2006, overseeing the association's critical market intelligence operatons and processes.
During his tenure, Rossi introduced various new initiatives, including the harmonization of the Lang Model and Auto Care Association Channel Forecast Model, the introduction of the Auto Care Digital Factbook report and the publishing of several new industry reports and surveys, "which have become automotive industry staples," according to Auto Care Association officials.
Before joining the association, he held various positions at Carter Automotive, Moog Automotive, Delphi Automotive Systems and other automotive industry firms.
"Ron has been a mentor to many and his influence has made an indelible impact on generations of professionals at the association," says Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey. "I want to thank Ron for all he's done for the development and progress of the Auto Care Association and our entire industry."