Guy Young (pictured) has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers.
Young has a trucking and association leadership background. He was previously president and CEO of the Kentucky Trucking Association, and prior to that vice-president of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for 22 years. He also spent 12 years with an Atlanta-based petroleum carrier earlier in his career.
“Bill and the AHAA board have offered me a tremendous opportunity to return to Georgia and to learn yet another side of the trucking industry,” Young told Automotive Logistics. “The AHAA has a great reputation as a leader in the automotive transport industry. I look forward to learning more about this business, helping the AHAA membership grow and getting to know the people in this industry.”
Bill Schroeder was general manager at the AHAA for six years and over that time significantly improved the standing of the association and awareness of the issues affecting the car haulage sector in North America. He described his time in the job as an extremely challenging event within his career.
“The bringing together of people who compete so vigorously with each other in the purest entrepreneurial environment I’ve ever known has been gratifying and challenging,” said Schroeder. “The passion the carriers and their primary suppliers have for this vertical market is something to behold. The patience they showed in guiding me along the way was spectacular, to the point where some great friendships have been made. I feel really good about where the association is today and even better regarding where it will go under Guy.”
Prior to his time with the AHAA, Schroeder ran his own management consulting firm for 20 years. He said he would probably return to consulting and project management now.