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Paul Walser

Walser Automotive Group

Paul Walser is President of Walser Automotive Group in Edina, Minnesota. He started in the auto business in 1974: Joining full-time straight out of college; he graduated on a Friday and was selling cars at Town's Edge Ford by Saturday! Paul has been representing Minnesota's franchised dealers on the NADA board of directors since 2014. He has served on several important NADA committees, including Legislative & Public Affairs. He has also served as former president of the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association and the Greater Metro Auto Dealers Association of Minnesota.

Paul’s work in the Walser Foundation has a special place in his heart. It provides cash grants to organizations that strengthen communities through support of families, women, and children.

He is a true innovator in our ranks. He was one of the first to implement a one-price structure at his dealership. Walser Automotive employs around 1700 men and women; currently has 28 rooftops; with 25 distinct separate franchises; with 40 ancillary businesses in the group. Apart from the numbers, Paul’s philosophy truly stands out. He is a true collaborator. And his mission this year as Chairman is to flush out newer and better ways to do things.