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An Interview with Rob Glander

An Interview with Rob Glander

Rob Glander, CEO and president, GWC Warranty Corporation, is an interesting person. He seems to be one of those rare people who live life to the fullest. When talking to Rob, he is just as passionate about providing the best service in the business as he is about his family, books, music and a sundry … Read More »

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An Interview with Larry Graves

An Interview with Larry Graves

In December, Old Republic Automotive Services Inc. (ORIAS), a provider of aftermarket products for the auto industry, welcomed Larry Graves as its new senior vice president of sales and marketing. ORIAS was purchased by Old Republic in 1992. It originated as an insurance agency and warranty administrator formed in 1972. Today, they still write and … Read More »

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An Interview with Gary Osborn

An Interview with Gary Osborn

In 1983, Gary Osborn, executive vice president of revenue, Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, opened the doors to his new business, formed in partnership with Ronald Rago, whom he had originally met while serving in the Navy. The two friends owned similar businesses selling undercoating products to dealers in two different states, and decided to pool their … Read More »

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An Interview with Mark Macek

An Interview with Mark Macek

For Mark Macek, president, United States Warranty Corp. (USWC), getting into the business was something of a family affair. Bill Davis, who would later become Macek’s father-in-law, founded the company in 1974. Macek himself joined in August 1983, starting part time, and joined fill time in February 1984 – and he never looked back. USWC … Read More »

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An Interview with Sean Hayes

An Interview with Sean Hayes

One of the keys to success for Interstate National has been forming and working to maintain strong partnerships with both their agents and dealers, said Sean Hayes, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He noted, “What seems to truly resonate with agents is the ability, and will, of their business partner to think outside … Read More »

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An Interview with Garret and Jerry Lacour

An Interview with Garret and Jerry Lacour

Six years ago, Garret Lacour, and his father, Jerry Lacour, sold the company they had founded 23 years prior – IAS. But they still had the connections, more than 75 years of combined experience and a passion for the industry, so they decided to take it as an opportunity to start over again, with new … Read More »

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