Rush Enterprises mourns death of board member John D. Rock

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas, reported that John D. Rock, a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee, died on Friday, Nov. 16 after a short battle with cancer.

Rock was elected to the Board of Directors in April 1997, following his retirement from General Motors, where he held key executive positions in sales, service and marketing. During his 36-year career with General Motors, Rock served as Vice President of the Oldsmobile Division, headed up the GMC Truck group and oversaw operations of the company’s Holden division in Australia. Rock was well known and respected in the automotive community as an innovative thinker and leader and one who was not afraid to challenge convention.