MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walser Automotive Group, ranked a top 150 automotive dealer group in the U.S. in 2018 by Automotive News, today announced the hire of Brad Schafer as Vice President of Fixed Operations. Schafer will focus on all areas of service, BDC service, reconditioning, and parts with special attention toward the automation, innovation, and streamlining of new technologies.
With 25 years’ experience, Brad joins Walser as a tenured leader with deep knowledge of the Fixed Operations realm. Schafer will work closely with Walser’s management team to continue training, development, and mentorship of the Fixed Operations function for continued, robust growth and efficiency.
Schafer joins Walser after 12 years with JM Lexus of the Fort Lauderdale area, serving most recently as Director of Fixed Operations & Facilities. During his time at JM Lexus, Brad led all aspects of daily operations, sales, technology solutions, strategic planning, and financial management at the world’s highest volume Lexus dealership. Prior to that, Brad served as Director of Fixed Operations for Courtesy Toyota/Asbury Automotive (Tampa, FL), and AutoNation (Atlanta, GA & Jacksonville & Tampa, FL). Brad is also the co-creator of the automotive reconditioning software, ReconTRAC and KleanTRAC. This propriety cloud-based software is used to improve the reconditioning detailing process in dealerships throughout the country.
“I couldn’t be more excited for Brad to join our leadership team at Walser,” said Andrew Walser, Walser CEO. “His forward-thinking mindset in the fixed operations realm is a tremendous asset to this side of our business. I look forward to watching his approach to development while supporting our team’s skill enhancement and growth.”
Through 62 years of service, Walser Automotive Group has become a pioneer in the automotive industry. Walser’s progressive commitment to growth, innovation, and the customer experience has changed the car-buying journey. Walser operates 25 dealerships plus affiliated businesses featuring major and luxury brands throughout Minnesota and Kansas. Learn about Walser’s career opportunities at walsercareers.com.