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Bill Purser

“Bill is one of the most passionate and engaging Branch Managers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.” – Jerry Piersall, Business Director

For 16 years, Bill Purser has been part of the FinishMaster team. Providing an energetic and knowledgeable atmosphere, Bill has made an impact on many team members. Bill joined the FM family through acquisition and has held a variety of positions including: Support Center Manager and SMART Tech Rep. Originally from Marietta, GA, Bill is currently based out of our Indianapolis branch where he holds the role of Training Branch Manager.

“Bill was one of the first people to train me when I started with the company. He took a guy from working in a body shop and taught him the FinishMaster Way in a short period of time. His character is energetic and entertaining, and anytime an opportunity to work with him comes up, I jump at the chance,” Branch Manager, Nathan Gibson, said of his experience working with and learning from Bill.


Bill lives our Core Values every day. He does not hesitate to embrace change and be an active part of the solution in an ever-changing industry. With his training classes full of newly welcomed branch managers, Bill has a responsibility to uphold. By speaking and acting honestly, trainees leave his classroom feeling excited and ready to take on the challenges ahead.

Operations Manager, Tim Carter, noted Bill and his admirable work ethic: “Bill is very open to new ideas and embraces change, taking those new ideas and processes and implementing them with his team in a way that creates buy-in and ownership.”

When Bill isn’t training or engaging with fellow team members, he enjoys photography, camping, kayaking, and anything outdoors. Bill’s favorite trip took place on the coast of Seattle, where he spent six days and five nights camping and kayaking.

With an encouraging demeanor that continues to make team members feel welcome, we are grateful to have Bill in a role where he can interact, create positive relationships, and introduce new branch managers to the FinishMaster Way.   

Wholesale and retail distribution specializing in motor vehicle parts and accessories, automotive chemicals and lubricants of all kinds and distribution, sale and marketing of paint and related products and supplies