Bill has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry working at leading manufacturers and retailers. In 1984, Bill joined the Ford Motor Company and worked his way onto a committee buying dealerships under the Ford umbrella to compete with Republic Industries, later AutoZone. He purchased over 10 dealerships for Ford which were later sold to Penske Automotive Group, a company he joined in 2001 to run the same dealerships he sold. Bill spent over 7 years at Penske before buying 4 dealer locations from the company during the financial crisis. Bill Knight Automotive runs 4 franchise dealerships selling Ford, Lincoln, and Volvo vehicles and run 3 collision centres that serve all OEM brands.