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Nathan Shipley

Nathan Shipley

Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Automotive
@nathanhshipley

Nathan Shipley is Executive Director, Industry Analyst for The NPD Group’s automotive aftermarket division. Nathan has worked in the market research industry for over 15 years, 12 of which he has spent with NPD’s automotive division. Nathan has built an extensive knowledge of the automotive aftermarket through his work at NPD and his own personal hobbies. This background has given him an in-depth understanding of consumer purchase patterns and trends in the aftermarket.

During his time at NPD, Nathan has consulted with manufacturers and retailers to help them better understand marketplace dynamics and how to best utilize NPD’s vast array of resources to better run their businesses. Nathan also spent over three years at Nielsen working on a major CPG manufacturer’s business. He resides in Houston, Texas.


Recent Posts


Jan 17, 2019

Nathan Shipley outlines the opportunities as well as challenges for the automotive aftermarket industry this year. NPD forecasts that the industry will see little to no growth in 2019. The biggest factors driving this forecast include a combination of our outlook on miles driven (flat to slightly positive), our forecast for product pricing on the shelf (continuing to increase in the 5 percent range), and Moody’s 2019 forecast for the consumer price index for new and used cars (falling).

Sep 28, 2017

It has been almost a full year since the launch of NPD’s Retail Tracking Service – Expanded Channels (RTSx) for the U.S. automotive aftermarket.

Sep 18, 2017

Being a resident of Katy, Texas (a suburb about 20 miles west of downtown Houston), I found myself right in the middle of Hurricane Harvey as it made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast at the end of August.

Jul 10, 2017

The automotive aftermarket will see a complete transformation of its core consumer over the next 10 years. Millennials

Jan 18, 2017

As one of the largest industries in the world, at over one billion cars strong, the automotive industry is embarking on a transformation to become an autonomous industry.

Aug 18, 2016

The macro environment for growth in the DIY aftermarket auto parts channel has been very favorable so far in 2016 (through June).

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