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Roger Penske Jr. Named United Auto President

Published Jan 5th 2007, 5:40pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Unitedauto Auto retailer UnitedAuto Group Inc. named Roger Penske Jr. their new president and Robert O'Shaughnessy as the new CFO.

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Roger Penske Jr., son of UnitedAuto Chairman (and famed race car driver) Roger Penske, was previously the group’s Executive VP of Eastern Operations and has been with the company for six years.

Penske will now be responsible for UnitedAuto's relationships with automakers and he will oversee the company's construction partners as well as continue to manage operations of the eastern region.

O'Shaughnessy had been senior vice president of finance. He has worked for UnitedAuto for 10 years. James Davidson, the former CFO, retired on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, however, he will continue to work with UnitedAuto part time.

Whitfield Ramonat, central region Executive VP, will add responsibilities in the company's Financial Services organization and field training. Also, George Brochick, 57, Executive VP of western operations, will manage operations of UnitedAuto's dealerships in Mexico.

According to Automotive News, UnitedAuto Group, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., ranks No. 2 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 dealership groups in the United States, with new-vehicle retail sales of 178,157 units in 2005.

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