John J. Pohanka

John J. "Jack" Pohanka

1976 NADA President

Working on ASE, Fuel Economy and Warranty Issues

John Pohanka

ohn J. "Jack" Pohanka, chairman of the Pohanka Automotive Group, has been involved in the automotive industry for over 50 years.

Pohanka has been active in a number of national and local industry and business groups during his career, including having served as the president of the National Automobile Dealers Association in 1976, president of the National Capitol Area Automotive Trade Association and chairman of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a group which he co-founded. He was the first chairman of the National Automobile Technicians Educational Foundation and also served as the chairman of the board of trustees of Capital Automotive REIT.


Read his reflections below, which recount three important issues both before and during his tenure as NADA president.