Board of Directors

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Roger S. Penske
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Penske Automotive Group
Biography PhotoRoger S. Penske
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Penske Automotive Group


Mr. Penske has served as our Chairman and CEO since May 1999. Mr. Penske has also been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Penske Corporation since 1969. Mr. Penske has also been Chairman of the Board of Penske Truck Leasing Corporation since 1982. Mr. Penske serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Universal Technical Institute, and was formerly a director of General Electric Company and Internet Brands, Inc. in the previous five years. Mr. Penske also is a director of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and a director of Business Leaders for Michigan.
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John Barr
Retired Chairman – Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc.
Biography PhotoJohn 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 the largest Take N Bake pizza brand in the U.S. Prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2009, Mr. Barr was the company’s 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. Mr. Barr also serves on the Board of Directors of United Road Services, a leading provider of transportation services and logistics in North America.
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Lisa Davis
Chair and CEO, Siemens Corporation, USA
Biography PhotoLisa Davis
Chair and CEO, Siemens Corporation, USA


Ms. Davis has served as the Chair and CEO of Siemens Corporation, USA, a division of Siemens, AG since January 1, 2017. Since August 2014, Ms. Davis has also served as a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, responsible for the company’s Oil & Gas and Power Generation businesses, as well as for the Region North America and South America. From 2012 to August 2014, Ms. Davis served as Executive Vice President, Strategy, Portfolio & Alternative Energy of Royal Dutch Shell, UK. Prior to that, Ms. Davis served in various capacities with Royal Dutch Shell, Texaco and Exxon Corporation.
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Michael R. Eisenson
Co-Chairman of Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC
Biography PhotoMichael R. Eisenson
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 joined in 1986. Mr. Eisenson is also 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., Montpelier RE Holdings Ltd., and CIFC Corp.
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Robert H. Kurnick, Jr.
President of Penske Automotive Group
Biography PhotoRobert H. Kurnick, Jr.
President of Penske Automotive Group


Mr. Kurnick, Jr. has served as our President since April 2008. From March 2006 to April 2008 he served as our Vice Chairman and has been a director since May 2006. He also serves as President and a director of Penske Corporation, which he joined in 1995. Penske Corporation is a privately owned diversified transportation services company that holds, through its subsidiaries, interests in a number of businesses.
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William J. Lovejoy
Manager of Lovejoy & Associates
Biography PhotoWilliam J. Lovejoy
Manager of Lovejoy & Associates


Mr. Lovejoy has served as a director since March 2004. Since September 2003, Mr. Lovejoy has served as General Manager of Lovejoy & Associates, an automotive consulting firm. From January 2000 until December 2002, Mr. Lovejoy served as Group Vice President, North American vehicle sales, service and marketing for General Motors Corporation. From 1994 until December 1999, Mr. Lovejoy served as Vice President of General Motors service and parts operation. From 1962 until 1992, Mr. Lovejoy served in various capacities for General Motors Acceptance Corporation (‘‘GMAC”) and ultimately President of GMAC in 1990. Mr. Lovejoy also serves on the Advisory Board of On My Own of Michigan.
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Kimberly J. McWaters
President and CEO of Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Biography PhotoKimberly J. McWaters
President and CEO of Universal Technical Institute, Inc.


Ms. McWaters has served as CEO of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (“UTI”), a nationwide provider of technical educational training for individuals seeking careers as professional automotive technicians since October 2003, and as a director of the company since December 2004. From February 2000 to February 2011, Ms. McWaters served as President of UTI. From 1984 until 2000, Ms. McWaters held several positions at UTI including Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ms. McWaters also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Mobile Mini, Inc.
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Lucio A. Noto
Retired Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation
Biography PhotoLucio A. Noto
Retired Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation


Mr. Noto has served as a director since March 2001. Mr. Noto retired as Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation in January 2001, a position he had held since the merger of Exxon and Mobil companies in November 1999. Before the merger, Mr. Noto was Chairman and CEO of Mobil Corporation, where he had been employed since 1962. Mr. Noto is a managing partner of Midstream Partners LLC, an investment company specializing in energy and transportation projects. He is also a director of RHJ International SA, Philip Morris International, an Emeritus member of Temasek’s International Advisory Panel, and was formerly a director of Commercial International Bank of Egypt, International Business Machines Corporation and Shinsei Bank in the previous five years.
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Roger S. Penske, Jr.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of SoCal Penske Dealer Group
Biography PhotoRoger S. Penske, Jr.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of SoCal Penske Dealer Group


Mr. Penske has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of SoCal Penske, a group of new car dealerships in Southern California, since 2008. He previously served as our President from January 2007 through March 2008. From July 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Penske, Jr., served as our Executive Vice President – East Operations and from January 2001 to July 2003 he served as our President – Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Penske, Jr., serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Penske Corporation, has served on the advisory committee of Penske Truck Leasing and is the son of our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
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Sandra  E. Pierce
Senior Executive Vice President - Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, and Chairman Huntington Michigan
Biography PhotoSandra  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 served as Senior Executive Vice President - Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director, and Chairman Huntington Michigan. Ms. Pierce leads the Private Client Group, Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Regional Marketing teams. 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 has performed leadership duties with numerous civic organizations, including Chairman and Trustee of Henry Ford Health System, Inc. since January 2012.
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Kanji Sasaki
Senior Vice President of International Business Development of Penske Automotive Group
Biography PhotoKanji Sasaki
Senior Vice President of International Business Development of Penske Automotive Group


Mr. Sasaki is currently an employee of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan) and has held several positions with Mitsui since April, 1992. Mr. Sasaki served as the General Manager of Mitsui’s First Motor Vehicles Division, Second Business Department from July 2013 to June 2014. From August 2011 to June 2013, he served as a General Manager in Mitsui’s Motor Vehicles Americas Division, Penske & Logistics Business Department. From June 2007 to June 2011, Mr. Sasaki was on secondment to Hino Motors Sales U.S.A, Inc. serving as a Senior Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
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Greg C. Smith
Principal
Greg C. Smith LLC
Biography PhotoGreg C. Smith
Principal
Greg C. Smith LLC


Mr. Smith has been a director of the Company since August 2017. Mr. Smith, a 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 a director 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 is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and also serves on the Risk Oversight Advisory Council. Mr. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

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Ronald G. Steinhart
Retired Chairman and CEO of Commercial Banking Group - Bank One Corporation
Biography PhotoRonald 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. Mr. Steinhart also serves as a director of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., Susser Holdings Corporation and Texas Industries Inc. In the previous five years, Mr. Steinhart formerly served as a director of Animal Health International, Inc. and Penson Worldwide, Inc and as a Trustee of the MFS/Compass Group of mutual funds.
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H. Brian Thompson
Executive Chairman of GTT Communications, Inc.
Biography PhotoH. 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 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.