Roger Penske will speak at World Congress
Penske: Began as a teen racer
Roger Penske will be the dinner keynote speaker on Jan. 15, the first day of the Automotive News World Congress.
Penske, 75, is the founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Corp., whose subsidiaries include Penske Automotive Group, the second-largest U.S. auto retailer, and Penske Performance, which operates one of the most successful racing teams in professional sports, Penske Racing.
Penske Corp. has subsidiaries in several industry segments, including retail automotive, truck leasing, transportation logistics, transportation component manufacturing and motorsports. His Penske Racing brand has been one of the most successful teams in professional sports.
Penske started racing cars as a teenager and chalked up numerous high-profile victories before retiring from race car driving in 1965.
He then opened his first auto dealership, eventually turning his business into a multibillion-dollar corporation with more than 35,000 employees globally.
The theme of the 2013 Automotive News World Congress is "Driving Change: Global Uncertainties/Local Opportunities." The event will be held Jan. 15-17 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center during media preview week at the North American International Auto Show.