Not only are the chairmen of two companies on Automotive News' list of the top 100 dealer groups big new-car dealers, they are big deals in the supplier world, too.
Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Automotive Group of El Monte, Calif., and Marshall Cogan, chairman of UnitedAuto Group Inc. in New York, operate companies that also appear on the Automotive News list of top 150 suppliers of original equipment in North America.
Penske is chairman of Detroit Diesel Corp., a Detroit company that builds diesel truck engines. Detroit Diesel is No. 25 on the supplier list.
Cogan is chairman of No. 111 Foamex International Inc., a Linwood, Pa., company that manufactures and markets seat foam, headliners, door panels and carpets.