Mike McGrath, Jr., of McGrath Lexus, Acura, Honda and Hyundai, was recently elected to become the 2015-2016 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2016 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman. McGrath will lead a board of 15 dealers and succeeds Colin Wickstrom, who is serving as chairman of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
Presiding over the largest volume Lexus and Acura dealers in the Midwest, McGrath brings more than 20 years of automotive retailing experience to the CATA board. In addition, McGrath is extremely active in local charitable organizations including the 100 Club of Chicago, American Cancer Society, Francis W. Parker School for Expanded Learning and the Children at the Crossroads Foundation.
“Franchised new-car dealers provide the best, most efficient and most cost-effective way to sell and distribute new cars,” said McGrath. “The CATA, one of the oldest and largest metropolitan dealer associations in the nation, brings our dealerships together with a collective voice and provides resources to help dealers run more effectively. I am honored to lead the organization as its chairman.”
Additional executive board officer announcements include: Vice Chairman John Hennessy, River View Ford;Treasurer Ray Scarpelli Jr., Raymond Chevrolet, Raymond Kia, Ray Chevrolet,; and Secretary Tony Guido, Arlington Heights Ford. David Sloan remains the association president and Chicago Auto Show general manager.
2015-’16 CATA Executive Board: (L-R) Ray Scarpelli Jr., Colin Wickstrom, Mike McGrath Jr., John Hennessy, Tony Guido, David Sloan. Click hereto download a high-resolution photo.
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