Larry Pavey, who has spent his entire career in the automotive aftermarket, is the chief executive officer of Federated Auto Parts and CEO of The Automotive Parts Services Group, a joint venture between Pronto and Federated. Federated is a marketing group representing 60 warehouse distributor members serving more than 3,000 stores throughout the United States.
Pavey entered the business on the distribution side. He moved to the production arena, first with Walker Manufacturing, then on to Echlin’s newly formed BWD division, where he eventually served as vice president of marketing for the Borg Warner, Niehoff, and Whitaker brands.
After Echlin acquired Raybestos Brakes in 1985, Pavey moved into the brake business and held a variety of positions, culminating in 1990 by being named president of the Echlin’s Brake Parts Inc. With Pavey at the helm, Echlin grew to be the largest brake supplier in the U.S. aftermarket.
In 1997 Pavey was named president of Echlin’s North American Operations with responsibility for all aftermarket businesses. Following Echlin’s purchase in 1998 by Dana Corporation Pavey became the president of Dana’s Under Vehicle Group where he served for the next six years with responsibility for the company’s $1.5 billion global under-vehicle businesses.
After retiring from Dana Corporation he moved back to the distribution side of the businesses joining a former client, Federated Auto Parts.