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Board of Directors

Earl J. Hesterberg

Career Highlights

  • CEO of Group 1 since April 2005
  • President of Group 1 from April 2005 to August 2022
  • Served as Group Vice President, North America Marketing, Sales  and Service for Ford Motor Company since October 2004. From July 1999 to September 2004, he served as Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford of Europe, and from 1999 until 2005, he served on the supervisory board of Ford Werke AG
  • Previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf States Toyota, an independent regional distributor of new Toyota vehicles, parts and accessories
  • Held various senior sales, marketing, general management, and parts and service positions with Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A. and Nissan Europe, both of which are wholly owned by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Currently serves on the board of the Greater Houston Partnership
  • Past member of the Board of Trustees of Davidson College