A native of Paynesville, he has worked as a Maytag sales manager covering areas in North and South Dakota and Minnesota. He also worked in a lumberyard in South Dakota for five years before returning to the Paynesville area.
Lieser said his first goal is to become acquainted with the store, its operation, and its customers. "It is important to have a product available when the customer needs it, he added.
"I enjoy what I'm doing and look forward to helping the store move into the next century. One of my goals is to upgrade the store's present computer system," he said.
When Fleet opened in July of 1974, it had five full-time employees. Today, there are five full-time employees and 10 part-time employees to assist the customers. Lieser spent his first two weeks at the store training with Mark Tomsche, Sauk Centre, co-owner, and Ray Lien, Paynesville, Fleet's new company general manager. Lien will be overseeing the operation of all five Fleet stores: Glenwood, Sauk Centre, Little Falls, Long Prairie, and Paynesville.
Fleet is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lieser said he is looks forward to golfing and fishing in his free time. He and his wife, Cathy, live on 40 acres south of Farming. They have two adult children.
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