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To be a leader at Holman means you have excelled not only in understanding the ins and outs of leadership but also that you embody the values on which the Holman companies are founded. In doing this, Holman leaders create an environment that empowers employees to serve customers’ needs completely and respectfully.

Gene Welsh

Gene Welsh

President, Holman Automotive

Since 2018, Gene has served as President of Holman Automotive. His experience across the breadth of the automotive landscape, with knowledge and proven success in every sector from fleet management to retail sales, allows him to lead with a unique operational and strategic perspective. His dedication and tenacity are exemplified by his service to the US Marine Corps and his 35 years of service at Holman. It is these attributes and understanding that drive his passion while simultaneously connecting with our teams across the country, empowering them to serve our customers as if they are all part of our Holman family.


 

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Laura Carlisle

Chief Financial Officer

Laura was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Holman Automotive in 2016. She began her career with Kuni Automotive in 1994 as a dealership controller. Laura is a member of both the Oregon Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Texas Christian University.


 

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George Athan III

Senior Vice President, Dealership Operations

George was appointed Senior Vice President, Dealership Operations in 2018. George had previously served as Platform Senior Vice President West, of Holman Automotive. He has been part of the retail automotive industry for nearly 25 years. As part of Kuni Automotive, George served in various positions including General Manager and later as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, George provided oversight of Kuni Automotive’s growth in national sales volume.


 

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Petter Witt

Senior Vice President, Aftersales

Petter was appointed Senior Vice President, Aftersales in 2018. Petter previously served as Platform Senior Vice President for Holman Automotive’s Northeast stores. Prior to joining Holman, Petter spent 17 years at BMW where he held numerous strategic leadership positions within the organization. Most recently Petter served as Executive Vice President, Operations, responsible for all of BMW’s sales operations within the United States. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Skidmore College.


 

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Matt Newell

Senior Vice President, Legal

Matt serves as Senior Vice President of Legal for Holman Automotive. Matt joined Kuni Automotive in 2011 and led the legal department during a period of acquisition and growth activity. He partners with general managers and the rest of the senior management team to provide counsel for contract negotiations, real estate development, litigation, and acquisitions. Matt received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, and his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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