Frank Grochal, former vice president of vehicle remarketing, ARI – Automotive Resources International, retired from the company in 2005 after a successful career spanning six decades. His tenure at ARI began after graduating high school, starting as a clerk and working his way up to vice president of vehicle remarketing.
Grochal was one of the first industry professionals honored by the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). In 1983, he was inducted into its Hall of Fame.
In 2003, Grochal was recognized for his 50-year milestone of service to ARI and the automotive industry. He was singled out by the NAAA and National Association of Fleet Resale Dealers (NAFRD) organizations and presented with special awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAFRD.