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Five Minutes With … Gary Bostic, Director of Sales, Remy Power Products

Every so often, our editorial staff selects one aftermarket industry professional to get to know a little better. In this new feature, participants are asked to respond to a series of questions that can be answered in about the same amount of time you might spend chatting at the office coffee pot or waiting for an elevator. This week, we hear from Gary Bostic, director of sales for Remy Power Products.

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Amy Antenora has served as editor of aftermarketNews since 2002 and has worked in the field of journalism for two decades. A graduate of Kent State University, Amy also earned her AAP designation from Northwood University's University of the Aftermarket in 2009.

In this edition of “Five Minutes With,” we get to know a little more about Gary Bostic, director of sales for Remy Power Products. While Gary says he’s enjoyed his career in the automotive aftermarket industry, it wasn’t the field he initially intended to pursue. Read on to find out what Gary’s first career was — you may find yourself “green” with envy.

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What was your first job in the industry?

I was a manager trainee at a tire company in 1977 (basically a flunky).


 

What do you like best about your current position?

The people I work with — from the people within Remy to the customers at both large and small businesses. The people in the aftermarket are great! I work with all of the program buying groups and warehouse distributors in the aftermarket throughout the U.S.


 

Did you initially intend to pursue a career in the aftermarket? If not, what drew you to the industry and what keeps you here?

No, I was going to be a golf professional. I had played on both my high school and college teams and turned pro in 1973. I worked as a club professional until 1977, when the course I was working at went out of business. I needed a job; and I have stayed in the aftermarket ever since.


 

What one word best sums up your personality?

Blessed

 


 

Do you have a nickname?

“Big B”

 


 

Do you have a hidden talent?

I sing at our church.

 


 

What are you currently reading?

“How to Remain Calm in a Chaotic World” by Dr. David Jeremiah.

 


 

What do you do when not at work?

I’m very busy at my church and like to go on cruises with my wife of 34 years.

 


 

Childhood hero?

My Dad.

 


 

Who is on your dream dinner party guest list?

Jesus, The Apostle Paul and Martin Luther King.

 


 

Favorite quote/mantra/motto?

Keep Looking Up.

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