NADA Board of Directors

Rob Cochran

Western Pennsylvania

Rob Cochran is President & CEO of #1 Cochran, Western Pennsylvania's largest automotive retailer. Founded in 1965 as a single-point Pontiac dealership, the company today operates 28 new-vehicle franchises representing 18 domestic and imported brands. #1 Cochran also operates three standalone pre-owned stores, eight collision centers and a wholesale parts distribution center. Headquartered in Monroeville, Pa., the company's geographic footprint spans three counties throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Cochran started his career in the automotive business in 1987 upon graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. He served as Executive Vice President from 1987-1992 and became President & CEO in 1992. Cochran represents Western Pennsylvania's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: February 2020-January 2023)

Industry Service

  • Chairman, Pennsylvania Automotive Association
  • President, Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association
  • Various Franchise Committees and Dealer Council Representation

Community Service

  • Board Member, Junior Achievement of Western PA
  • Board Member, Pittsburgh Public Theater
  • Board Member, Shade Side Academy
  • Corporately, #1 Cochran supports more than 40 organizations and charities

Awards

  • Pittsburgh Business Times CEO Diamond Award
  • Pittsburgh Business Times Ethics Award
  • TIME Dealer of the Year Award winner for Pennsylvania
  • Junior Achievement Spirit of Enterprise Award
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Top Workplace CEO Leadership Award

Education

  • Dual degrees in Applied Mathematics and Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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#1 Cochran
4520 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146
www.cochran.com

Franchises

  • Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen

Committees

2021
Industry Relations (vice chairman), Legislative Affairs

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Industry Relations, Legislative Affairs, Regulatory Affairs