October 14, 2013
Michael “Mike” McGrath, president of SKF and vice chairman of the AASA board of governors has died.
In addition to his involvement with AASA, McGrath was an active member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), also a market segment of MEMA.
McGrath was appointed president of the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America in 2006. His automotive and heavy duty industry career spanned more than 30 years. In addition to his involvement in AASA and HDMA, McGrath was a member of the Automotive Warehouse Distributor Association (AWDA).
He is survived by his children Jenna, Michael and Jaclyn, and his siblings: William, Mary Susan Wojcik, Kathleen Platt, Daniel and James. McGrath was preceded in death by his wife, the late Donna Frasco McGrath.
The cause of death is reported to be a sudden heart attack.