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Management & Directors

Management & Directors

Management

Roger S. Penske
Chair of the Board and CEO
Mr. Penske has served as a director since May 1999. Since, May 1999, Mr. Penske has served as our Chair and CEO. Mr. Penske has also been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Penske Corporation since 1969 and Chair of the Board of Penske Truck Leasing Corporation since 1982. In the previous five years, Mr. Penske was formerly a director of Universal Technical Institute. Mr. Penske also is a director of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and a director of Business Leaders for Michigan.
Robert H. Kurnick Jr.
President
Mr. Kurnick, Jr. has served as our President since April 2008 and has been a director since May 2006. Since September 2017, Mr. Kurnick has served as Vice Chair of Penske Corporation and from 2003 until then served as President of Penske Corporation. He has also been a director of Penske Corporation since 2003. Penske Corporation is a privately owned diversified transportation services company that holds, through its subsidiaries, interest in a number of businesses.
Claude (“Bud”) H. Denker, III
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Mr. Denker has served as our Executive Vice President, Human Resources since July 1, 2015. He also serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications of Penske Corporation, which he joined in 2005. Mr. Denker served as our Executive Vice President – Marketing from 2005 to June 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Denker served as Vice President, Brand and Market Development for Eastman Kodak Company from 2001-2005.
J.D. Carlson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Carlson has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 16, 2015 and as our Senior Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer since May 3, 2011. Mr. Carlson has served as our Corporate Controller since April 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Carlson was Corporate Controller for Tecumseh Products. He was previously a Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers, an accounting and financial advisory services firm, which he joined in 1995.
George W. Brochick
Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
Mr. Brochick has served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development since July 1, 2012. Prior to this he served as Executive Vice President of our Western Region since December 2002. He joined PAG in 1996 upon the sale of the former Sun Automotive Group to Penske Automotive. In addition to his current executive functions, Mr. Brochick has held numerous dealership general manager positions throughout his automotive career.

From 1977 to 1984, prior to entering the automobile business, Mr. Brochick served as Vice President, Operations, for Southwest Kenworth, Inc. Mr. Brochick also held the position of Director, Marketing Services, for Euclid, Inc., a division of Daimler-Benz, A.G., with worldwide responsibilities for market research and technical field studies.

Mr. Brochick currently serves as a Board Member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association and Universal Technical Institute.
Gerard Nieuwenhuys
Chairman of the Sytner Group
Mr. Nieuwenhuys Chairman of Sytner since September 2014. His earlier career with Sytner began in November 1990, when Mr. Nieuwenhuys joined the company as Sales Manager when it was a single BMW dealership in Nottingham. He was appointed Sales Director of BMW Nottingham in 1992, becoming Managing Director of that dealership in 1993 to coincide with the Group's first acquisition. In 1996, he became Operations Director of the Group, and was appointed Joint Managing Director in 2003.

Prior to joining Sytner Group, Mr. Nieuwenhuys was employed at Inchape as Sales Executive becoming Sales Manager of two dealerships in 1983. Mr. Nieuwenhuys served as Managing Director of the Sytner Group from May 2005 to September 2014.
John Cragg
Executive Vice President, East Operations
Mr. Cragg has served as Executive Vice President of our Eastern Region since July 1, 2012. Most recently, he had been Divisional Managing Director – Volkswagen Group, overseeing Sytner Group’s Southern Market area since June 2005. In 2004, John held the position of Audi Franchise Director in Sytner’s Northern Market area. Mr. Cragg began his automotive career in 1987 and joined the Sytner Group in March 1994, where he established himself as the number one sales executive within the Sytner Direct sales operation.
Tyler Heard
Executive Vice President, Central Operations
Mr. Heard has served as Executive Vice President of Central Operations since January 7, 2019. Most recently he had been Area Vice President for the company's Atlanta, Florida, and Tennessee businesses since 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Heard served in various Sales, Sales Management, and General Manager capacities for the company since 2001.
Bernie Wolfe
Executive Vice President, West Operations
Mr. Wolfe has served as Executive Vice President of our Western Region since July 1, 2012. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of our Eastern Region since March 2008. Prior to this he had been the Area Vice President responsible for the company’s Southern California businesses. Mr. Wolfe has served in various capacities with PAG since 1999 after a 25-year career with Toyota Motors USA.
Shane M. Spradlin
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Spradlin has served as our Executive Vice President since February 2010, our General Counsel since December 2007, and our Corporate Secretary since March 2004. Mr. Spradlin joined our Company in March 2003. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Corporate Counsel to Nextel Communications in Reston, Virginia. From 1995 through 1999, Mr. Spradlin was an associate with the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Anthony R. Pordon
Executive Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
Mr. Pordon has served as Executive Vice President since May 2011. Prior to that Mr. Pordon served as Senior Vice President since January 2006 and Vice President since July 2001. Mr. Pordon’s primary responsibilities include Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Corporate Development, including the responsibility for establishing, directing and maintaining Penske Automotive’s communication strategies and representation on Wall Street with the buy-side and sell-side analyst community.

Prior to entering the retail automobile business, Mr. Pordon served in various capacities at Detroit Diesel Corporation, a $2 billion manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prior to Detroit Diesel, Mr. Pordon was an auditor for five years at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Terri Mulcahey
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Ms. Mulcahey has served as our Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development since July 1, 2015. Prior to that Ms. Mulcahey served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development from July 1, 2012, and as our Vice President, Business Development from April 9, 2007. Before joining PAG, Ms. Mulcahey served in various roles at the Reynolds and Reynolds Company for 20 years, including the role as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service for North America operations.
Richard A. Hook
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Hook has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer since February 13, 2019. Prior to that he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since May 1, 2015, as well as Vice President, IT Infrastructure since July 2009. Before joining the company in 2009, Mr. Hook held various positions at Arthur Andersen LLP, H&R Block Financial Advisors and Federal-Mogul Corporation.
Shelley Hulgrave
Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller
Shelley Hulgrave has served as our Senior Vice President since February 2020 and our Vice President and Corporate Controller since June 2015. She has also served as our Corporate Accounting Manager beginning in October 2006 coordinating the company’s accounting teams in the United States, Europe and Australia. Prior to joining us, Ms. Hulgrave held various positions for DaimlerChrysler Financial and Ernst & Young.
Darren Edwards
Managing Director of the Sytner Group
Mr. Edwards has served as Managing Director of Sytner since September 2014.

Darren joined the Sytner Group in 2004 as a sales manager in the BMW division and eventually became a Dealer Principal, most recently at BMW High Wycombe.

Darren then went to become the Franchise Director for BMW South and most recently was the Divisional Managing Director for the Volkswagen Group dealerships.
Richard P. Shearing
President, Premier Truck Group
Richard “Rich” Shearing, President of Premier Truck Group since February, 2015, has oversight for all North American commercial truck dealership operations. Mr. Shearing began his career with Detroit Diesel in 1997 as an application engineer, and manager of that department from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 he accepted a position with the Sterling and Western Star division of Daimler Trucks North America as the head of Product. Mr. Shearing then moved to the Freightliner brand as the Director of Worldwide Product Strategy. In 2012 he returned to the Detroit division as the General Manager of Freightliner’s powertrain components and in 2013 filled the role of Vice President of National Account Sales.

Board of Directors

Roger S. Penske
Chair of the Board and CEO
Mr. Penske has served as a director since May 1999. Since, May 1999, Mr. Penske has served as our Chair and CEO. Mr. Penske has also been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Penske Corporation since 1969 and Chair of the Board of Penske Truck Leasing Corporation since 1982. In the previous five years, Mr. Penske was formerly a director of Universal Technical Institute. Mr. Penske also is a director of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and a director of Business Leaders for Michigan.
John Barr
Retired Chairman – Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Barr has served as a Director since December 2002. Mr. Barr is the past Chairman of Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc., a franchisor and operator of Take N Bake pizza from September 2009 to September 2016 and was its Chief Executive Officer from April, 2004 to January, 2012. From 1999 until April, 2004, Mr. Barr served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Automotive Performance Industries, a vehicle transportation service provider. Prior thereto, Mr. Barr was President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, of Quaker State Corporation from June 1995 to 1999. Prior to joining Quaker State, Mr. Barr spent 25 years with the Valvoline Company, a subsidiary of Ashland Inc., where he was President and Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 1995.
Lisa Davis
FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GAS AND POWER AND MANAGING BOARD MEMBER, SIEMANS AG
Ms. Davis has served as a director since May 2017. From August 2014 through February 2020 when she resigned, Ms. Davis served as a member of the Managing Board for Siemans AG responsible as Chief Executive Officer for the company’s Gas and Power global operations present in 80 countries around the world. Also from January 2017 through February 2020 she served as Chair and CEO of Siemans Corporation, USA, the largest market globally for Siemans AG. From 1986 to 2014, Ms. Davis served in various capacities with Exxon Corporation, Texaco USA and Royal Dutch Shell, most recently, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Portfolio & Alternative Energy and Vice President – Lubricants and Commercial Fuels Americas, and previously numerous leadership positions in Supply and Refining. Ms. Davis is also a director for Kosmos Energy Ltd and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Wolfgang Dürheimer
Retired Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors Ltd.
Mr. Dürheimer has served as a director since May 2019 and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors Ltd., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, from April 2014 to January 2018 as well as the President of its sister companies, Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and Bugatti International S.A. Previously, Mr. Dürheimer held various positions with Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries, most recently as the Chief Representative of Volkswagen Group Motorsport responsible for the Group Motorsport Strategy from February 2011 to January 2018 and he was a member of the Board of Management of Audi AG from September 2012 to March 2014. From 1999 until 2011, Mr. Dürheimer worked for Porsche AG, where he was a member of the Board of Management responsible for Research and Development. Prior to joining Porsche in 1999, Mr. Dürheimer worked 14 years with BMW, where he held various managerial roles.
Michael R. Eisenson
Founding Partner and Co-Chairman of Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC
Mr. Eisenson has served as a director since December 1993. He has served as the Co-Chairman of Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm and the successor to Harvard Private Capital Group, Inc. since July 1, 2017. Previously, he was a Managing Director and CEO of Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, which he founded in 1998. Mr. Eisenson is also a director of Penske Corporation as of August 2017 and is a director of a number of private companies. In the previous five years, Mr. Eisenson was formerly a director of Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. and Montpelier RE Holdings Ltd.
Robert H. Kurnick Jr.
President of Penske Automotive Group
Mr. Kurnick, Jr. has served as our President since April 2008 and has been a director since May 2006. Since September 2017, Mr. Kurnick has served as Vice Chair of Penske Corporation and from 2003 until then served as President of Penske Corporation. He has also been a director of Penske Corporation since 2003. Penske Corporation is a privately owned diversified transportation services company that holds, through its subsidiaries, interest in a number of businesses.
Kimberly J. McWaters
Retired President and CEO of Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Ms. McWaters has served as a Director since December, 2004. She retired as President and CEO of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. ("UTI"), the nation’s leading provider of transportation industry technician training on October 31, 2019. She was named President of UTI in 2000, CEO in 2003 and she served as its Chaiman from 2013 to 2017. Ms. McWaters joined UTI in 1984 and held several leadership positions in the company, including Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Ms. McWaters is also a director of UTI and Mobile Mini, Inc.
Greg Penske
CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF PENSKE MOTOR GROUP
Mr. Penske has served as director since May, 2020. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Penske Motor Group, LLC, an automotive group that includes Longo Toyota, the largest volume Toyota dealership in the U.S.A., as well as Lexus and Mercedes brands, since 1993. From 1997 to 1999 he was the President and CEO of Penske Motorsports, a publicly traded company which operated racetracks in the U.S. Mr. Penske currently serves on the Board of Directors for Penske Corporation and Penske Entertainment. Mr. Penske is the son of our Chief Executive Officer, Roger S. Penske. Mr. Penske formerly served on the Penske Truck Leasing Advisory Board and served as our Director from May 2014 through May 2017.
Sandra E. Pierce
Senior Executive Vice President - Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, and Chairman Huntington Michigan
Ms. Pierce has served as a director since December 2012. Since August 2016, Ms. Pierce has led the Private Bank, Huntington Insurance, and Auto Finance/RV Marine as well as state activities in Michigan. From February 1, 2013, until their August 2016 merger with Huntington, Ms. Pierce served as Vice Chairman of FirstMerit Corporation, and Chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan. From 2005 until June 2012, Ms. Pierce served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Charter One Bank Michigan, a division of RBS Citizens, N.A. ("RBS") where she had responsibilities for commercial banking and all state bank activities in Michigan as well as oversight of all state activities in Illinois and Ohio. From 1978 through 2004, Ms. Pierce served as Regional Executive of Midwest Retail Operations for JPMorgan Chase, with responsibilities for Michigan and Indiana, and she held a number of management positions in the retail, commercial lending, and private banking businesses at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor companies, Bank One, First Chicago NBD Corp. and NBD Bancorp. Ms. Pierce is a director at American Axel and Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., and ITC Holdings Corporation and has performed leadership duties with numerous civic organizations, including immediate past Chair of Henry Ford Health System, Inc. since January 2012.
Greg C. Smith
Principal Greg C. Smith LLC and retired Vice Chairman of Ford Motor Company
Mr. Smith has been a director of the Company since August 2017. Mr. Smith, retired Vice Chairman of Ford Motor Company, currently serves as Principal of Greg C. Smith LLC, a private management consulting firm, a position he has held since 2007. Previously, Mr. Smith was employed by Ford Motor Company for over 30 years until 2006. Mr. Smith held various executive-level management positions at Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as Vice Chairman from 2005 until 2006, Executive Vice President and President — Americas from 2004 until 2005, Group Vice President — Ford Motor Company and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer — Ford Motor Credit Company from 2002 to 2004, Vice President, Ford Motor Company, and President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor Credit Company, from 2001 to 2002. As Vice Chairman, Mr. Smith was responsible for Ford’s Corporate Strategy and Staffs, including Human Resources and Labor Affairs, Information Technology, and Automotive Strategy. During his career at Ford, Mr. Smith ran several major business units and had extensive experience in Financial Services, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Engineering and Product Development. Mr. Smith also was responsible for Hertz when Ford owned it, and, in 2005, Automotive Components Holdings, the portion of Visteon that Ford repurchased. Currently, Mr. Smith serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lear Corporation and formerly served as a director of Penske Corporation and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Solutia Inc. Mr. Smith serves on the Risk Oversight Advisory Council of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.
Ronald G. Steinhart
Retired Chairman and CEO of Commercial Banking Group - Bank One Corporation
Mr. Steinhart has served as a director since March 2001. Mr. Steinhart served as Chairman and CEO, Commercial Banking Group, of Bank One Corporation from December 1996 until his retirement in January 2000. From January 1995 to December 1996, Mr. Steinhart was Chairman and CEO of Bank One, Texas, N.A. Mr. Steinhart joined Bank One in connection with its merger with Team Bank, which he founded in 1988. In the previous five years, Mr. Steinhart formerly served as a director of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P.
H. Brian Thompson
Executive Chairman of GTT Communications, Inc.
Mr. Thompson has served as a director since March 2002. Mr. Thompson is Executive Chairman of Global Telecom & Technology (GTT). Mr. Thompson continues to head his own private equity investment and advisory firm, Universal Telecommunications, Inc. From December 2002 to June 2007, Mr. Thompson was Chairman of Comsat International, one of the largest independent telecommunications operators serving all of Latin America. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global TeleSystems Group, Inc. from March 1999 through September of 2000. Mr. Thompson was Chairman and CEO of LCI International from 1991 until its merger with Qwest Communications International Inc. in June 1998. Mr. Thompson became Vice Chairman of the board for Qwest until his resignation in December 1998. Mr. Thompson previously served as Executive Vice President of MCI Communications Corporation from 1981 to 1990, and prior to MCI, was a management consultant with the Washington, DC offices of McKinsey & Company for nine years, where he specialized in the management of telecommunications. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Pendrell Corporation. In the previous five years, Mr. Thompson was formerly a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. and Sonus Networks, Inc. Mr. Thompson received his MBA from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business, and holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Masashi Yamanaka
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Mr. Yamanaka has served as a Director since December 2018 and our Executive Vice President Strategic Relationship Management since March 2019. Prior to that, he held numerous positions with Mitsui starting in April, 1987. Mr. Yamanaka was Senior Vice President of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. from December 2018 to February 2019, and the General Manager of Mitsui's Second Motor Vehicles Division from April 2015 to November 2018. From July 2014 to April 2015, he served as Deputy General Manager, Second Motor Vehicles Division. From January 2013 to July 2014, he served as Deputy General Manager, Planning and Administrative Department, Planning & Administrative Division of the Machinery & Infrastructure Business Unit.
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