AIADA Gives Posthumous Award

By Staff Writer February 22, 2021

The late Bob Rohrman is the recipient of the 2021 David F. Mungenast Lifetime Achievement Award, as announced by the American International Automobile Dealers Association. The award is presented by AIADA’s Board of Directors annually to an industry leader who possesses a similar community spirit and devotion to the international auto industry. 

“There are many things we remember Bob for, but at the very top was his giving spirit and commitment to leaving the world a better place than he found it,” said AIADA President and CEO Cody Lusk.  

Known in the Midwest thanks to his iconic television commercials, Rohrman got his start in the car business in Lafayette, Ind., – a business which later grew to more than 30 franchises with locations in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He died in September 2020. During his life, he was the recipient of numerous awards, including Indiana’s 2019 Sagamore of the Wabash, and he served in multiple auto industry leadership roles, including on AIADA’s board of directors.  

Rohrman’s generosity included a $15 million donation to Purdue University for Rohrman Field at Ross-Ade Stadium, $3.5 million for the Rohrman Performing Arts Center at Jefferson High School, and multiple others.  

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