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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.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 10, 2020- The Pohlad Companies, a privately held, diverse portfolio of organizations spanning multiple industries and sectors, today announced that it has aligned two of its consumer-facing businesses under the leadership of Chase Hawkins.

Hawkins has been promoted to CEO and President for Carousel Motor Group (CMG) and also has been named Senior Vice President – Retail Operations at Pohlad Companies. In this dual role, Hawkins will oversee both CMG and JB Hudson Jewelers, leveraging strategies between two of Pohlad Companies’ retail businesses. As part of this structural alignment, Nick Pechman, President, JB Hudson Jewelers, will report to Hawkins.

Hawkins brings 30 years of global leadership experience in automotive sales, service, marketing, product planning and pricing. He joined CMG in 2016 and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of CMG in 2019. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, Durban in his native South Africa. He has lived or worked in countries on five continents.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., January 30, 2019 — The Pohlad Companies today announced that effective February 4, 2019, Tom Pohlad, president and COO of Carousel Motor Group (CMG), will become CEO of PaR Systems LLC, a leading provider of automation, robotics and specialized material handling solutions. The Pohlad Companies acquired PaR Systems in October 2017 from MML Capital Partners. Tom succeeds Mark Wrightsman who has served as CEO of PaR Systems since 1999, successfully guiding the company’s growth and performance for 20 years. Tom joins a highly capable PaR executive team. Mark will remain on the board of PaR Systems and serve as an advisor to Tom and the company.

“We would like to thank Mark for his years of outstanding service and leadership of PaR Systems,” said Bert Colianni, CEO, Pohlad Companies.

With Tom’s departure from Carousel Motor Group, Chase Hawkins, vice president Porsche brand, will become president and COO, broadening his strategic, financial and functional responsibilities for the business, while maintaining his role at Porsche. General managers of CMG’s Audi Minneapolis and St. Paul, BMW of Minnetonka, Coon Rapids Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and North Branch Chevrolet dealerships will continue to lead their respective businesses and will report to Chase.

“We are excited by these leadership changes which will capitalize on the energy and creativity among the smart, talented and passionate teams at both operating companies,” said Colianni. “We are confident that, under Tom’s direction, PaR will build on its strong market position, continuing to advance its breakthrough work in automation, robotics and specialty material handling, and equally certain that Carousel Motor Group will continue to thrive and maintain its superior brand stewardship and exceptional customer experience under Chase’s leadership.”

Tom has served as president and COO of Carousel Motor Group since 2016. Previously, he served in a variety of roles within CMG, including General Manager Porsche of Minneapolis and Audi Minneapolis. Prior to joining Carousel Motor Group in 2010, Tom held roles in Pohlad Companies ranging from Commercial Real Estate to Major League Baseball to Pepsi Bottling. Tom joined the Pohlad family business after graduating from Boston College in 2002.

Chase has built considerable industry knowledge during his nearly three decades of experience in automotive sales, service, marketing, product planning and pricing roles, including Group General Manager of Motor Werks Auto Group and U.S. and international assignments with General Motors, in addition to his three years at CMG. Chase received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, Durban in his native South Africa. He has lived or worked in countries on five continents.

MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 25, 2014) — RJM Construction, a Minneapolis-based general contractor, has been selected by Carousel Motor Group to build a new facility for its Porsche of Minneapolis dealership. Located at 9595 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley, the new Porsche of Minneapolis building will be constructed on the parking lot of the existing dealership location. The dealership will remain open during construction.

At 31,000 sq. ft., Porsche of Minneapolis will be increasing its size by 18,000 sq. ft. over its existing facility. The new building will include an expanded showroom and the repair shop. Using materials that incorporate the latest Porsche brand features, the building will include an exterior metal facade, a curtain wall system and interior finishes with Porsche signature colors. Construction will begin in October 2014 and will be complete by July 2015. RJM Construction also provided pre-construction services to the project.

“Working with RJM, we looked at both remodeling and expanding the existing facility versus building a new one. Ultimately, building new allowed us to minimize the disruption to our business and gave us more flexibility with planning our new space,” said Jay Hulbert, president, Carousel Motor Group.

MINNEAPOLIS — (July 1, 2014) — Twin Cities Automotive (TCA), part of the Pohlad Companies, is adopting a new name that reflects a bit of the company’s own history: Carousel Motor Group.

“Our new name, Carousel Motor Group, is a nod to our company’s past – the purchase of Carousel Audi and Porsche in 2012 – while representing our aspirations for the future,” said Tim Kraemer, the executive who has led the branding initiative for TCA.

“We think our new name is distinctive and memorable and will allow us to go and grow anywhere – a definite plus, since our goal is to double the size of our company,” said Jay Hulbert, president. “The name Carousel Motor Group not only gives us the flexibility to expand into new geographic areas, but also into new manufacturer brands and even different vehicle categories.” (more…)

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