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Penske Technicians Honored through Elite Technician Program

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Now in its fourth year, the annual Penske Elite Technician Program recognizes and rewards Penske Automotive Group’s top performing technicians for their outstanding credentials, skills and contributions. To be eligible, technicians must be nominated by management and meet specific program requirements.  132 Penske technicians including 14 finalists were designated as Elite Technicians for the 2019 program. 

After meeting program requirements and advancing through a challenging technical exam, 14 technicians qualified to compete for top honors at the 2019 Penske Elite Tech Challenge in Mooresville, N.C., May 16-19.

BrandFinalist
AcuraChauncey Harris
AudiPhillip Daugherty
BMWKevin West
CarSenseJoshua Palazzi
HondaPatrick Meyer
HyundaiRobert Grant
Jaguar/Land RoverRichard Jackson
LexusSteve Costa
Mercedes-BenzRon Miller
MINIMark Gracie
PorscheWilliam Bloom
ToyotaJeff Herron
Ultra-PremiumDanny Ng
VolkswagenRene Campos

During their stay in Mooresville, the 14 brand finalists enjoyed several fun activities and competitions including a pit stop demonstration at the Team Penske racing facility, go-kart racing, and a tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame with a visit to Roger Penske’s new exhibit. All brand finalists were awarded a ticket to the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

As part of the Elite Tech Challenge, the 14 finalists completed a final timed exam during their visit to the UTI training center. Two days later, at the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star race, Penske Automotive Group honored the technicians and celebrated the “2019 Penske Automotive Elite Technician of the Year,” Danny Ng from Ferrari Maserati of Central New Jersey, who was the top scorer on the exam. Along with top honors, Danny was awarded a premium prize package.

Thank you to all of our technicians who participated in the 2019 program and congratulations to Danny Ng, our Penske Elite Technician of the Year!


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Join Our Mission To Serve Those Who Have Served

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Since 2015, Penske Automotive Group has proudly teamed up with Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign.

Paralyzed Veteran’s Mission: ABLE campaign encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends of the organization to create an America where our most severely injured veterans have access to what they’ve earned and deserve: CARE, JOBS AND BENEFITS.

Your support is essential to the success of this campaign, and we ask you to join us in embracing our mission to serve those who have served. With one donation, you can support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission to create an America where our disabled heroes are provided the physical care needed to live a healthy life; receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service; and obtain job training and opportunities for new and fulfilling careers.

“Paralyzed Veterans of America’s work for veterans is admirable and important. It’s an honor for Penske to be a part of this fundraising effort. Through this great partnership, we can continue to change lives of our American heroes and remind citizens, communities and ourselves, that service really does matter.”
–  Robert H. Kurnick Jr., Penske Automotive Group President

Ways to Donate

  1. Service Your Vehicle at a Penske Automotive Group Dealership –Penske Automotive Group service customers are invited to donate to Paralyzed Veterans of America when servicing a vehicle at a U.S. Penske Automotive Group dealership.
  2. Make a Donation Online – Not servicing a vehicle at a Penske dealership? You can make a donation online at www.pva.org/PAGDonates.
    Penske Automotive Group is matching each donation – up to a total contribution of $500,000.

Paralyzed Veterans of America provides free programs and services to these veterans to help them live full and productive lives.

Since its inception in 2015, Penske Automotive Group’s Service Matters campaign has contributed more than $4 million to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Thank you for considering a donation and joining our commitment to serve those who have served. With your help, we can continue to change the lives of our American heroes.

Learn More and Spread the Word

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Penske Automotive Group’s “Service Matters” campaign raises over $1 million for Paralyzed Veterans of America in 2018

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Donations total more than $4 million over last four years

WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2019) — Penske Automotive Group raised over $1 million dollars for Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) through its 2018 “Service Matters” campaign. Since the beginning of this partnership in 2015, Penske Automotive Group has raised more than $4 million to support PVA.

Throughout 2018, Penske Automotive Group’s dealerships encouraged customers to donate toward its “Service Matters” campaign. To maximize the donation, Penske Automotive Group matched each donation up to $500,000. All funds raised go toward supporting PVA’s programs and services, including: veterans’ benefits assistance; legislative and advocacy efforts; employment counseling; medical services and health policy guidance; investment in spinal cord injury and disease research and education; adaptive sports programs; and architectural support—all of which are provided free of charge to veterans and their families.

Pictured from Left to Right: David Zurfluh, National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America; Robert H. Kurnick Jr., President of Penske Automotive Group; and Carl Blake, Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans of America

“Through our great partnership with Penske Automotive Group, we have been able to continue providing veterans with disabilities the programs and services they need to help them live full and productive lives,” said David Zurfluh, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We thank Penske Automotive Group for its enduring commitment to our nation’s veterans, and for the wonderful support of the company’s employees and customers, all of which helps veterans with disabilities access the care, jobs and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.”

With the huge success of the 2018 “Service Matters” campaign, raising a total of $1,063,877, Penske Automotive Group will continue its partnership with PVA for a fifth consecutive year.

“Penske Automotive Group was proud to team up with Paralyzed Veterans of America for this important fundraising campaign in 2018, and we look forward to partnering with the organization again in 2019,” said Robert H. Kurnick Jr., president of Penske Automotive Group. “We thank our employees and our customers for their continuous efforts to support our mission—to serve those who have served us—and for contributing to the life-changing work for veterans with disabilities carried out by Paralyzed Veterans of America.”

To learn more about the “Service Matters” campaign, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit pva.org/PAGServes.

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PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP DEALERSHIPS NAMED BEST TO WORK FOR IN 2018

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We are proud to announce twenty-four Penske Automotive Group Dealerships have been recognized by Automotive News as among the Best Dealerships to Work For in the United States!

The award winning dealerships are:
• Acura of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas – www.acuraoffayetteville.com
• Toyota of Turnersville, Turnersville, New Jersey – www.toyotaofturnersville.com
• Acura Turnersville, Turnersville, New Jersey – www.acuraturnersville.com
• Audi Turnersville, Turnersville, New Jersey – www.auditurnersville.com
• BMW of Turnersville, Turnersville, New Jersey – www.bmwofturnersville.com
• Hyundai of Turnersville, Turnsersville, New Jersey – www.hyundaiofturnersville.com
• Nissan of Turnersville, Turnersville, New Jersey – www.nissanofturnersville.com
• Audi Mentor, Mentor, Ohio – www.audimentor.com
• Honda of Mentor, Mentor, Ohio – www.hondaofmentor.com
• Porsche of Beachwood, Beachwood, Ohio – www.porscheofbeachwood.com
• Mercedes-Benz Greenwich, Greenwich, Connecticut – www.mercedesbenzgreenwich.com
• Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia – www.mercedesbenzoftysonscorner.com
• Audi Chantilly, Chantilly, Virginia – www.audichantilly.com
• Jaguar Land Rover Monmouth, Ocean, New Jersey – www.landrovermonmouth.com;
www.jaguarmonmouth.com
• Porsche Monmouth, Eatontown, New Jersey – www.porschemonmouth.com
• Porsche Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut – www.porschefairfield.com
• Honda of Danbury, Danbury, Connecticut – www.hondaofdanbury.com
• Lexus of Bridgewater, Bridgewater, New Jersey – www.lexusofbridgewater.com
• Audi Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island – www.audiwarwick.com
• BMW of Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island – www.bmwofwarwick.com
• Infiniti of Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island – www.infinitiofwarwick.com
• Mini of Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island – www.warwickmini.com
• Lexus of Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island – www.lexusofwarwick.com
• Toyota of Surprise, Surprise, Arizona – www.toyotaofsurprise.com

Commenting on the announcement, Penske Automotive Group Chairman Roger Penske said, “We are extremely proud to be recognized by Automotive News as one of its Best Dealerships To Work For in 2018. To represent 24 dealerships on the List of the Top 100 is an extraordinary accomplishment. This level of achievement embodies the commitment, drive and passion of our team, and their efforts in working together to be one of the very best.”


About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE:PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 26,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000, and is ranked among the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.penskeautomotive.com.

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PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP HONORS ITS ELITE TECHNICIANS

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The annual Penske Elite Technician Program, introduced in 2016, recognizes and rewards Penske Automotive Group’s top performing technicians for their outstanding credentials, skills and contributions. To be eligible, technicians must be nominated by management and meet specific program criteria including the highest level of training and brand certification, exceptional production and proficiency metrics, outstanding and verifiable credentials, and other important qualities. 129 Penske technicians including 9 finalists, were designated as Elite Technicians for the 2018 program.

After meeting program requirements and advancing through a challenging technical exam, nine technicians qualified to compete for top honors at the 2018 Penske Elite Tech Challenge in Mooresville, N.C., March 26-28.

During their stay in Mooresville, the nine finalists enjoyed several fun activities and competitions including a tour of the Universal Technical Institute NASCAR training center; a pit stop competition at the Team Penske race shop with members of the Team Penske pit crew; a GoKart racing competition at a local track; and a tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

Pictured is the 2018 Penske Automotive Elite Technician of the Year, Jared Taylor from Peter Pan BMW.

As part of the Elite Tech Challenge, the nine finalists completed a final timed exam during their visit to the UTI training center. The following evening, at an awards banquet, Penske Automotive Group honored the technicians and celebrated the “2018 Penske Automotive Elite Technician of the Year,” Jared Taylor from Peter Pan BMW, who was the top scorer on the exam. Along with top honors, Jared was awarded a premium prize package that included two passes for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Team Penske as their guests at a 2018 racing event – an experience that never disappoints.


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Join Our Mission To Serve Those Who Have Served

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Since 2015, Penske Automotive Group has proudly teamed up with Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign.

Paralyzed Veteran’s Mission: ABLE campaign encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends of the organization to create an America where our most severely injured veterans have access to what they’ve earned and deserve: CARE, JOBS AND BENEFITS.

Your support is essential to the success of this campaign, and we ask you to join us in embracing our mission to serve those who have served. With one donation, you can support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission to create an America where our disabled heroes are provided the physical care needed to live a healthy life; receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service; and obtain job training and opportunities for new and fulfilling careers.

“Paralyzed Veterans of America’s work for veterans is admirable and important. It’s an honor for Penske to be a part of this fundraising effort. Through this great partnership, we can continue to change lives of our American heroes and remind citizens, communities and ourselves, that service really does matter.”
–  Robert H. Kurnick Jr., Penske Automotive Group President

Ways to Donate

  1. Service Your Vehicle at a Penske Automotive Group Dealership –Penske Automotive Group service customers are invited to donate to Paralyzed Veterans of America when servicing a vehicle at a U.S. Penske Automotive Group dealership.
  2. Make a Donation Online – Not servicing a vehicle at a Penske dealership? You can make a donation online at www.pva.org/PAGDonates.
    Penske Automotive Group is matching each donation – up to a total contribution of $500,000.

Did You Know?

  • Currently 1.2 million people are living with spinal cord injury or disease; 44,000+ are American veterans.
  • Spinal cord injuries can individually cost up to $3 million per person in health care expenses.
  • More than 65% of severely disabled veterans are currently unemployed.
  • 75.4% of every dollar raised directly impacts the life of a severely disabled veteran.

Paralyzed Veterans of America provides free programs and services to these veterans to help them live full and productive lives.

Since its inception in 2015, Penske Automotive Group’s Service Matters campaign has contributed more than $3 million to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Thank you for considering a donation and joining our commitment to serve those who have served. With your help, we can continue to change the lives of our American heroes.

Learn More and Spread the Word

To learn more about the Paralyzed Veterans of America, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit www.pva.org/PAGServes. Don’t forget to share this page with a friend and show your support for the campaign by using the hashtag #PAGServes on social media.


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Penske Automotive Group Donates More Than $1 Million to Paralyzed Veterans of America

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WASHINGTONFeb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Automotive Group and their customers raised over $1 million for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) through its 2017 “Service Matters” campaign. Since the inception of the campaign in 2015, Penske Automotive Group’s “Service Matters” campaign has raised more than $3 million for Paralyzed Veterans.

Throughout 2017, Penske Automotive Group dealerships invited customers to donate toward its “Service Matters” campaign. To multiply the impact of customers’ contributions, Penske Automotive Group then matched each donation—up to a total contribution of $500,000. All funds go toward supporting Paralyzed Veterans’ programs and services, such as benefits assistance, employment counseling, investing in research & education and adaptive sports programs—all of which are provided free of charge to veterans and their families.

“Penske Automotive has donated more than $3 million to Paralyzed Veterans of America since 2015” (PRNewsfoto/Paralyzed Veterans of America)

“We are beyond grateful for this partnership with Penske Automotive Group. Their long-term commitment to veterans with disabilities has allowed us to continue to serve our nation’s veterans, and to ensure those veterans have access to programs and services to help them recover and rebuild their lives after serious injuries,” said David Zurfluh, National President of Paralyzed Veterans. “Thank you to Penske Automotive Group, their employees and customers for their hard work and efforts to continuing to help severely injured veterans receive what they’ve earned and deserve: Care, Jobs and Benefits.”

With the great success of the 2017 “Service Matters” campaign, Penske Automotive Group has extended its partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America for a fourth year.

“It was an honor for Penske Automotive Group to be part of this fundraising effort in 2017 and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans through 2018,” said Robert H. Kurnick Jr., Penske Automotive Group President. “We thank our associates and our customers for their continued support of our mission to serve those who have served and for embracing the important work performed by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. We are committed to continuing to change the lives of our veterans and ensuring they receive the opportunity, care and support they earned by serving our country.”

To learn more about the “Service Matters” campaign, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit pva.org/PAGServes.

Click here to donate to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

About Penske Automotive

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United StatesCanada and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 26,000 people worldwide, is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000 and was named as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune. For additional information, visit www.penskeautomotive.com.

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Penske Automotive Named One Of Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI January 19, 2018 – Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG), an international transportation services provider, announced today that it has been named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies in specialty retailing by FORTUNE magazine. The World’s Most Admired Companies ranking and related information will appear in FORTUNE magazine’s January 22nd issue.

“Penske Automotive is honored to be recognized as an industry leader and one of the world’s most respected and reputable companies,” Penske Automotive Group Chairman Roger S. Penske said. “This recognition exemplifies the outstanding commitment made by our team members to the success of our company, and reinforces our goal to provide customers with an exceptional experience.”

Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies survey collective responses from executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. For additional information on the list please visit www.fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/.

About Penske Automotive

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE:PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 26,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000. For additional information visit the company’s website at www.penskeautomotive.com.


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