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Cochran Becomes First Auto Dealer to Win Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award

March 25, 2010

to Win Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award

#1 Cochran, the region’s leading automotive retailer, has been selected as winner of the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award (PBEA), presented by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.  This marks the first time in the history of the awards that an auto dealer has received the top honor.

The PBEA is presented each year to companies that demonstrate a firm commitment to ethical business practices. Rob Cochran, president and CEO of #1 Cochran, said, “I can’t tell you what a great honor it is to receive an award for the ethical ways we do business. Historically, car dealerships haven’t always received high marks in this area. I’m extremely proud that our team members are changing this perception for the entire industry. We’re leading by example.”

Three separate PBEA awards were presented based on the company’s size and number of employees. Criteria for selecting the winners included everyday operations, management, philosophies, consistently high quality of products and services, commitment to community, and charitable involvement.  #1 Cochran won in the medium-sized category for companies employing between 250 and 2,500 people.

The PBEA is the latest in a long list of awards garnered by #1 Cochran including TIME Magazine’s Quality Dealer of the Year; finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year; Fred E. Obley Award for Business Leadership and Excellence – along with annual “Distinguished Dealer” awards from the many manufacturers it represents.

About #1 Cochran

#1 Cochran is the leading automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania and one of the top private dealer groups in the nation. Founded in 1965 as a single-point Pontiac dealership, the company today operates fourteen new-vehicle franchises at ten showrooms throughout Monroeville, South Hills and Robinson Township. Through its various sales, service and collision repair operations, #1 Cochran employs more than 500 team members. More information is available at


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