Tom Gallagher, former CEO of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC),will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame along with three others July 23 in Detroit. He led GPC as president or CEO for more than 25 years. Gallagher retired in 2017 after 47 years with the company.
“Gallagher served GPC as a relentless innovator who initiated and expanded programs to increase the competitiveness of independent, locally owned parts stores; train and enhance the image of automotive technicians; and advance the interests of millions of auto owners,” the hall said in announcing Gallagher as an inductee.
The other 2020 Inductees are Mong-Koo Chung, chairman and CEO of the Hyundai Motor Company; Jay Leno; and Helene Rother, one of the first women in automotive interior design for General Motors, Nash Motors and others.