ARLINGTON, Va. - The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers has chosen William Boehly as its new vice president of vehicle safety.
Boehly, 53, held a series of positions in a 28-year career at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration before retiring in 1997 as associate administrator for research and development.
He worked briefly as a safety consultant and then as president and COO of the Automotive Occupant Restraints Council before accepting his new position.
At AIAM he replaces George Parker, who retired in January.
The vice president of vehicle safety directs AIAM's participation in government rule-making proceedings and keeps member companies informed of regulatory action.
AIAM's members include the American subsidiaries of 13 overseas-based carmakers. It has 11 other associate members, including three more automakers.
AIAM President Philip Hutchinson said Boehly's experience 'will enhance the ability of AIAM and its member companies to play a leading role in auto safety.'