The Story of Pull-A-Part, LLC: Sustaining a Family Business into the 4th Generation

Pull-A-Part has achieved something that only 3% of family-owned businesses achieve—the business has survived (and continues to thrive) into the 4th generation.

Our guest this week, Ross Kogon, President of Pull-A-Part, LLC, will share the story of his family business and will provide some great insight on the unique ways this 102 year old company has evolved through four generations.  The business began with his great grandfather who picked up scrap with a horse-drawn cart.  Today it is multi-location business that embraces technology. Ross will provide insights that all family-businesses can benefit from as we explore the history and future of Pull-A-Part.

Ross Kogon is the President of Pull-A-Part, LLC, a self service used auto parts and recycling business. With 23 stores across the east coast, Pull-A-Part is an award-winning company deeply committed to being the gold standard of its industry, a good neighbor and environmental steward in the communities it serves.

In 2006 Ross was named one of Atlanta’s “Top 40 under 40 Up and Comers” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, was recognized in 2007 by Georgia as a “Top 40 Under 40” and the Outstanding Atlanta organization selected him as one of the “Outstanding Young People of Atlanta” in 2006.  Kogon graduated from Leadership Atlanta’s young professional training program, L.E.A.D Atlanta in April 2007.

Previously, Kogon founded ChemDX (2002), a direct sales chemical company. He created, ran and grew the business for a year before he decided to sell off the venture.

In 2001, Kogon created his first company, RAK Consulting, a Small Business and Operations Strategy Consulting firm. Kogon helped entrepreneurs take their business ideas from concept to operational fruition.

Kogon began his professional career at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CEGY). From 1998-2001, he served as a Project Manager, Team Leader and a Subject Matter Specialist on Small Business Strategy, Operations, Rapid Solution Planning and Delivery Methodology. He is a graduate of The Wharton School, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance in 1998.

Ross as been very involved with the Jewish community serving on the boards of several non-profits and held leadership positions for local and national organizations.  He lives in Sandy Springs, GA with his wife Sara and their two children, Marion (2) and Gerald (4 Months).

Ross Kogon, President, Pull-A-Part LLC, Atlanta  GA  Telephone-404-607-7000

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