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MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2021 – Carousel Motor Group (CMG), an operating company of the Pohlad Companies, today announced it has added Ferrari to its premium line of automotive dealerships. Twin Cities Performance, which opens this month, is one of just 45 Ferrari dealerships in the United States and will serve as the authorized dealer for new and pre-owned sales, service and official parts and merchandise.

Consistently ranked among the strongest brands in the world, according to Brand Finance, Ferrari’s presence adds some power to the region’s car scene. The newly renovated, 15,500 square foot facility will provide an immersive customer experience complete with state-of-the-art amenities including a 12×18 foot digital display wall, atelier design studio and customer lounge. The 2,500 square foot experiential showroom will prominently feature the latest models and the 5,700 square foot service center is equipped with five service bays and the area’s only Ferrari-authorized technicians.

“We are both proud and humbled, as a family-owned Minnesota-based business, to represent the iconic Ferrari brand in Minneapolis. Both existing and future Ferrari customers can rest assured they will get the very best levels of customer service they may already have become accustomed to in purchasing and servicing their vehicles across our other dealerships,” said Chase Hawkins, President & CEO at Carousel Motor Group.

“We are pleased to welcome the Pohlad Companies represented by the Carousel Motor Group to the Ferrari family, and wish Chase and his team much success in representing the Ferrari brand in this vibrant and important market where we have an established and loyal client base”, said Matteo Torre, President of Ferrari North America.

Twin Cities Performance will be open for sales Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The service and parts departments will be open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The all-new Ferrari store is along the premium auto corridor at 9191 Wayzata Boulevard. For more information visit www.minneapolis.ferraridealers.com  or call (763)-330-1080.

About Carousel Motor Group

Carousel Motor Group is an operating company of the Pohlad Companies, a diverse group of businesses united by a proud legacy of creating value and opportunities for our employees, businesses and communities. Formed in May 2008, Carousel Motor Group operates eight Twin Cities automotive dealerships, including Twin Cities Performance, Coon Rapids Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Audi Minneapolis, Audi St. Paul, BMW of Minnetonka, Chevrolet North Branch, Porsche of St. Paul, and Porsche of Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www.carouselmotorgroup.com.

The events of this past year have shown just how toxic and prevalent systemic and individual racism are to our community. We understand more deeply than ever the need to listen, learn and empathize in order to find ways to move forward together to build a more just community for all.

The eyes of the world have been on the Derek Chauvin trial and now on the tragic death of Daunte Wright. We are horrified and ashamed that this keeps happening to Black people in our community and many other cities across our country.

As we await a verdict, we hope and pray our criminal justice system provides the justice George Floyd and his family deserve, though nothing can restore Mr. Floyd’s life or ease the pain of his murder. We also know that whatever the jury decides, there will still be much work to do.

Needed change cannot come quickly enough. Fixing this is on all of us. We reaffirm our pledge to be a meaningful part of that work. In June, we committed $25 million toward racial justice. We have supported local BIPOC businesses and nonprofits to help rebuild areas affected by the uprising last summer and are currently working with BIPOC communities on solutions that improve their public safety and wellbeing.

We are humbled by the scope of what needs to be accomplished and remain steadfast in our commitment to support the work of ending racial injustice in our community.

In the days and weeks ahead, please listen and treat each other with compassion and respect as we work through this together. Take care of yourselves and one another.

The Pohlad Family

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., [February 22, 2021]  – Pohlad Companies, announced that Erryn Williams joins the organization, effective today, as Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, reporting to Pamela Lampert, Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Williams will lead DEI Strategy and key talent practices across the organization, building upon current initiatives and priorities in partnership with the Pohlad Leadership team, business and human resource leaders, and employee DEI councils.

“We are thrilled that Erryn has joined Pohlad Companies, bringing her considerable experience in talent acquisition, training and development and her expertise in aligning DEI and business goals,” said Bert Colianni, Pohlad Companies chief executive officer. “She will be a valuable partner as we strengthen the diversity, inclusivity and equity within our culture and workplace.”

Williams has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and diversity and inclusion roles in both public and private companies, including May Company, Target, Best Buy and Ryan Companies. Most recently, Williams led global inclusion and diversity strategy for Cargill. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently serves as a board member and chair of the Human Resources committee for Bridging.