Meet Our Excellent Staff at Autoporter Leasing Services Inc. Located in Hopkins, MN
Bill Porter was born and raised in South Minneapolis. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1961. Bill began his automotive career in 1968 by starting a new vehicle company. This was a new concept for smaller companies and individuals at the time, but tenacity and good help allowed Bill to grow this company into one of the largest leasing companies in the Midwest.
The former leasing company was sold in 1981 and Bill then started Autoporter Leasing Services, Inc. Many of his current clients are second and third generation customers.
He is past president of the Car & Truck Rental and Leasing Association of Minnesota and a member of the American Automotive Leasing Association.
Aaron Lerner was born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Aaron has been working in the automotive industry since 1981, buying and selling vehicles. In 1986, Aaron joined Bill Porter and Autoporter. With over 30 years in the industry, Aaron has served thousands of individuals and corporate lease customers.
After work, Aaron enjoys working out, cooking, and home improvement projects.
Minneapolis native George Drouches has been with Autoporter Leasing for nearly 10 years. Prior to joining Bill Porter, George directed operations at the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive engine rebuilding equipment (1981-1989), where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees.
George’s prior business ownership interests include a national sports camp enterprise and a character education development foundation.
George has one son, Michael, who works for the State of California in Sacramento. George’s hobbies include golf, travel, working out, and major college sports officiating.
Andrew is a recent college graduate in the field of Business Management. He has been in the automotive industry for 5 years and has a passion for the outdoors.
Andrew has just purchased his first house and is spending a lot of his time doing home improvements and landscaping. When he has a minute away from work and the house, you will find him enjoying one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
Erin has spent her whole life in Minnesota, and has been with Autoporter since 1999. She has worked in the automotive industry since 1995 and has really enjoyed it.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys rollerblading, walking, fishing, hunting, and playing games/cards. She loves spending time with family and friends and watching her children grow!
Lee was born and raised on a farm in southwestern Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Mankato State University and then moved to the Twin Cities area.
His leasing experience started in 1973 and he has been involved in most facets of the industry since. Specializing in the commercial side of the business, Lee enjoys working with small to medium-sized fleets.
Lee’s hobbies include golf, fishing, hunting, and spending time at his lake home. He and his wife, Nancy, are long-term Bloomington residents.