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John Putzier is the CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Auto Dealers Association. The GPADA is a metro dealer association representing over 200 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Western Pennsylvania. John and his team are the Presenting Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. For over 25 years John has worked in private practice as a consultant in process and people improvement, primarily in the automotive sector. His first client was Saturn back in 1985 before they broke ground. By 2010 he was a bit road weary and tired of living out of a suitcase and had the opportunity to use his turnaround talents with the GPADA. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is 10+ days of automotive events, car shows, racing, a black tie gala, a jet center party, tours, and much, much more.
“Success comes from good judgement. Good judgement comes from experience. And experience comes from bad judgement.”
“Small minds talk about people. Average minds talk about things. Great minds talk about ideas.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
While going through a divorce and questioning life and career, John went back to school to redirect his thinking and life.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A 1968 Austin Healey Sprite
When racing always focus on where you are going to be not where you are.
Get Weird by John Putzier
Weirdos in the Workplace by John Putzier
Chancing It by Ralph Keyes
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
The Everything HR Kit by John Putzier
Driven: The American Four Wheel Love Affair by Leon Mandel
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
The key to a happy life is to die young but delay it for as long as possible.
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