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The Power of Price, Selection and Service

1001 Clairton Blvd
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

  • Toll Free: 412-469-2100

Meet the Staff of Power of Bowser


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Gary K Bowser
    Owner
    412-469-2100

    Mr Bowser proudly served in the US Navy and now resides in Murrysville.  He attends First United Methodist Church and is a Director of the Western Pennsylvania Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  He has been in the automotive industry for more than 50 years and the Owner of the "Power of Bowser" for 30 years.  He and his wife have 2 sons and both sons are active members in the business.  He is an alumni of Kittaning High School.  He enjoys golfing with his wife and hunting & fishing with his boys.

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  • Gary Semanchek
    Director of Sales
    412-469-2100 x1956

    Gary is new to the Bowser family and is excited to work with both new and existing customers. He's been in the automotive industry for 12 years and brings that experience directly to you to ensure you get the best deal possible. He is currently living in Greensburg and enjoys spending time with his daughter.

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  • Dave Ross
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    412-469-2100 x1703

    Dave has been in the car industry for 21 years. He has a Bachelor's degree in management and finance as well as an MBA in business. He brings both his experience and education to you as a customer to help you get the best deal. Dave lives in Mt. Lebanon and has three kids, AJ, Dominick and Anna, as well as his cat, Frank. He's involved in his church, Athens Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Stop by the Pre-Owned showroom today!

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  • Jimmy Dull
    Subaru Sales Manager
    412-469-2100 x1523


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  • James Lee
    Used Car Wholesale Manager
    412-469-2100 x1636

    Jim lives in Rostraver and has been in the car industry for 36 years. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife, Nancy and their sons, Jesse and Eric. Jim is a also a member of Journey by Grace Church located in Rostraver. If you're looking for Jim, you can find him in the Used showroom.

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  • John Masten
    GM Sales Manager
    412-469-2100 x1923

    John can be found in the GMC-Buick showroom. He's been in the automotive industry for over 25 years. He lives in North Huntingdon with his wife, Michelle, and their four children and two dogs. He is an avid Pittsburgh fan and enjoys spending time with his family. He also has spent 17 years in the fire department.

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  • Brian Zielinski
    Nissan Sales Manager
    412-469-2100 x1601

    Brian is a resident of Crafton and a member of the Polarski Club.  He has been working for Bowser for nearly 10 years.  Brian is an alumni of Perry Tradition Academy and LaRoche College.  On his days off, when the weathers nice, you'll find him behind the wheel of his 328xi Coupe.

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  • Janis Salka
    Finance Department Director
    412-469-2100 x1929

    Janis resides in Pleasant Hills and has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years - most of those years have been with Bowser.  She attended Elizabeth Forward High School (Janis Shawl).  She enjoys playing golf and softball.

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  • Dan Salaj
    Fixed Operations Manager
    412-469-2100 x1731


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  • Mike Salaj
    Service Manager
    412-469-2100 x1704


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  • M J Snyder
    Human Resource Manager
    412-469-2100

    MJ has been in the automotive industry for two years. She lives in Upper St. Clair with her husband, Jack, and has two sons, Jon and Mike. MJ is involved in Pennsylvania Women's Work and in her free time enjoys playing with her dogs. Her primary responsibility is to find the right person to join the Bowser family. Click here to check out our job listings to see if there's a place for you.

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  • Nate Lipinski
    Detail Manager
    412-469-2100 x1775


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  • Scott Baron
    BDC Manager
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    Scott has been working in the car industry for nearly 20 years. He lives in Jennerstown with his wife, Rachel, his son, Nicholas, and his daughter, Lindsay. His home is very busy not only taking care of his family, but also two horses, three dogs, two cats and a lizard! Scott has a passion for the theater - both on-stage and off.

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  • Rian Babilon
    Nissan Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1611

    Rian has been working in the automotive industry since 1992. He lives in New Brighton with his wife and son and daughter. He is active with the Down Syndrome Association and Mended Little Hands - charities close to his heart as his daughter has Down Syndrome. Stop by the Nissan showroom to see Rian today! He has a proactive approach in finding the best options for you and your new vehicle.

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  • Andrew Baran
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1521

    Although Andrew is fairly new to the Bowser family, he has an extensive background in sales and management. He is Subaru certified and excited to assist you in your next car purchase. He lives in Jefferson Hills where he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

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  • West Blumfeldt
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    ext 1603

    West is a sales professional specializing in customer service for an informative, easy (low pressure) and exciting purchase experience.  With over 20 years experience, West is certified to sell all Bowser car and truck lines including Nissan, Subaru, Hyundai, GMC, Buick, and pre-owned vehicles. He can be found in the Hyundai showroom and is eager to help you find your next vehicle.

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  • Steve Bronowski
    GM Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1921

    Steve has been working in sales and finance for 7 years. He grew up in Penn Hills, but currently lives on the Southside with his dog, Max, and his cat, Mocha. He is a WPIAL champion in swimming and enjoys fantasy sports, golf and video games. He also helps with St. Valdimir Church's pierogie sales. Stop by the GMC-Buick showroom to find out what options are available to you for the purchase of your next vehicle.

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  • Ron Bullard
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1202

    Ron is new to the Bowser family and has 27 years of experience in business. He makes sure your questions get answered. He lives in the Mon Valley with his wife, JoAnn, and his daughter, Rona. Ron is active in his community with youth outreach. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry and sports.

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  • Christine Cunha
    Subaru Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1545

    Christine has been in the automotive industry for about 7 years. She lives in South Park with her three girls. She'd love to have a hobby, but right now her girls are her priority.

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  • Denny Costello
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1714

    Dennis has been part of the Bowser family for over 22 years. He is both Subaru and Hyundai certified. He resides in Bethel Park with his wife, Barb, and his son, Michael. He is a bible study facilitator and a leader in the Pittsburgh Men's Emmaus Ministry. He enjoys spending time with his wife and taking walks with her and their dogs. He's a no-nonsense salesman - he's straight-forward and doesn't play games. Just stop by the Subaru showroom!

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  • Ed Doyle
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1517

    Ed lives in Bethel Park with his wife and son.  He is a alumni of Peters Township High School and Robert Morris College.  Ed has been in the automotive industry for 18 years and with Bowser for the last 7 years.  Ed spends his evenings and weekends as a professional musician (drummer). If you're looking for Ed, just stop by the Hyundai showroom.

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  • Nick Edwards
    Subaru Asst Svc Mgr
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  • Jeff Empey
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1604

    Jeff is the proud father of two boys. He is a US Army veteran who served during Desert Storm and currently resides in Glassport. He has been in automotive sales for 14 years with most of that time as a member of the Bowser family.  He graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington with a Elementary Education major. His hobbies are spending time with his kids, fishing, motorcycle racing and weightlifting. Jeff was a high school football coach and collegiate girls fastpitch coach in the state of Washington for 9 years before moving to Pittsburgh. Stop by the Hyundai showroom and pay Jeff a visit.

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  • Thomas Evans
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1917

    Tom lives in Donora with his wife, Tonya, and his daughter, Lauren. He is a member of St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church as well as the American Legion and Russian Club.  He is GM certified and has been in the automotive industry for 20 years - and with Bowser for 5 years. Tom is an alumni of Monongahela High School and Westmoreland County Community College. He is also active with the Ringgold High School band boosters. In his spare time he enjoys a round of golf as well as pocket billiards. You'll find Tom in the GMC-Buick showroom. Just stop by to see what he can do for you!

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  • Ryan Fazio
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1620

    Ryan is a graduate of Carrick High School and a current resident of South Park. He's been part of the Bowser team for a little less than a year and is certified in Nissan, Subaru and Hyundai. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with girlfriend, Karissa, and his son, Luca. If you need to find Ryan, just stop by the Nissan showroom today.

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  • Nancy Fetchen
    Finance Secretary
    412-469-2100 x1725

    Nancy is a new member to the Bowser family. She lives in Bunola and has a son, Jarrod. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and hunting.

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  • Barton French
    Commercial Truck Sales Specialist
    412-349-0725


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  • CJ Gaudio
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1924

    C.J. has been at Bowser for about 10 consecutive years, and has helped thousands of people get cars for themselves, their families, friends, and co-workers.  C.J. is known for being funny, genuine, and honest.  When he's not at work, he can be found at the gym, mountain biking, or spending time with his family.  He'll take care of you - just stop by the GMC-Buick showroom today!

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  • Frank Granata
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1915

    Frank is new the car industry and is eager to help you in the purchase of your next vehicle. He is currently working on his Hyundai certification. He lives on the north side of Pittsburgh and enjoys music - especially the guitar and drums - in his spare time. He is also active with the Little Wings of Hope non-profit organization. Frank can be found in the Hyundai showroom working hard to find customers their best deal.

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  • Jeannie Harris
    Used Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1918

    Jeannie Harris has been in the car business for nearly 30 years. She lives in Elrama and enjoys spending time with her three children, Tracy, Heather and Bobby, and her three grandchildren, Maddie, Ava and Bobby.

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  • Pete Huwe
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1724

    Pete resides in Castle Shannon and is a proud veteran of the US Army.  He has been in the automotive industry for 20+ years and with Bowser for more than 10.  He enjoys his days off golfing, fishing and spending time with his wife and two children. Just stop by the Used showroom and see what Pete can do for you!

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  • Bernie Jaras
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1518

    Bernie and his wife, Lisa, reside in north hills with their four children.  He has been in the automotive industry for 13+ years, all of which with Bowser.  He is certified in Hyundai, Subaru, Nissan, GMC and Buick. Bernie has been awarded the Bronze Level Award for Hyundai four years straight! He is alumni of Southside Catholic High School and a season ticket holder for the Pittsburgh Penquins. If you're looking for Bernie, just stop by the Hyundai showroom.

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  • Vicki Lambert
    Hyundai & Subaru Sales Secretary
    412-469-2100 x1500

    Vicki is a current resident of Rostraver and a alumni of California University of PA.  She has been with Bowser for over 10 years.  She is married with 2 daughters and two grandchildren, Hayden and Aria. She loves spending her free time with playing with her granddaughters as well as writing poetry and doing yard-work. She is also a licensed cosmetologist.

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  • Mo Lebowitz
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1529

    Looking for your next vehicle? Stop by the Subaru showroom today!

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  • Don Leon
    Hyundai Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1513

    Don is a US Navy veteran.  He lives in Scott Township with his wife of 33 years, Sharon.  He is a member of American Legion post #54.  Don has been in the automotive inudstry for 30 years, 12 of them with the Bowser Automotive Group.  He has 3 duaghters and 4 grandchildren, which is what he likes to do with his spare time, spend it with the children.  Don was also selected as a member of the 2013 Finance & Insurance "Council of Excellence". You can find Don in the Hyundai showroom.

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  • Mark Meiers
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1655

    Mark has been in the car industry for five years and can be found working in the GMC-Buick showroom. He has certifications from the Truck Marketing Institute and is certified in GMC sales, GMC commercial sales and Mitsubishi-Fuso sales. He lives in North Baldwin where he takes care of his blue-nose pitbull. In his spare time Mark enjoys fishing and hockey.

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  • Mark Michalek
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1906

    Mark was ranked #1 GM salesperson in the United States.  He is a resident of Murrysville and been in the automotive industry for 20+ years.  He has been with Bowser for 4 years.

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  • Ron Mitko
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1925

    Ronald P. Mitko is celebrating 30 years in the car business in 2014, and has been with Bowser since 1991. He is Subaru certified and a graduate of the masters program for GMC-Buick. He lives in Jefferson Hills with his wife, Renee, and enjoys spending time with her along with their son, Ron Jr., their daughter-in-law, Lindsey, and their grandson, Cooper. Ron enjoys playing softball and pool and in his spare time coaches a local baseball team. Find Ron in the Subaru showroom working to get his customers the best deal.

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  • Sean Molchan
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1707

    Sean can be found working in the Hyundai showroom. He's been in the automotive industry for two years. He is certified in Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, GMC and Buick. He lives in Belle Vernon where he takes care of his yorkie, Jasmine. When he's not working with customers, he enjoys golfing, off-roading, snowboarding and fishing.

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  • Jeff "Pank" Pankiewicz
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1516

    Jeff lives in Crafton and attends St Martins Catholic Church.  He has been in the automotive industry for 10 years and with Bowser for over five years. Stop by the Subaru showroom to see what Jeff can do for you.

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  • Ken Phillips
    Subaru Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1512

    Ken Phillips is our Subaru Finance Manager.  He started in the automotive business in August 1987 and joined the Bowser family in November 2003.  He is the proud father of daughters Nicole and Jennifer.  He enjoys card playing and also likes to watch movies.  A graduate of South Fayette High School and Parkway Technical Institute, he holds the title for the only perfect score in IPS Agencies "Super Six" - a rating system for outstanding business managers in a five state area.  Ken is always looking to improve his knowledge to ensure that our customers receive the absolute best service for financing and protecting their new vehicles.

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  • Dave Plavchak
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1614

    Dave is is a resident of Rostraver and attends St. Anne Catholic Church.  He has been in the automotive industry for 27 years and with Bowser for 7 years.  He is an alumni of Thomas Jefferson High School and enjoys playing golf. Stop by the Nissan showroom to see what Dave can do for you!

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  • Margaret Porupsky
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1208

    Margaret has been in the car industry for about 2 years. Part of her job is to make sure any questions you may have get answered in a timely manner. Margaret lives in Pleasant Hills with her son. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She's involved in her church, St. Elizabeth, and helps with the women's Emmaus.

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  • Jed Reifer
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1207

    Jed just recently joined the Bowser family and is new to the automotive industry. His main objective at Bowser is to get the answers to your questions and get them to you fast. Jed lives in Squirrel Hill and has a dog, Cheyenne. He's currently in school to become a court reporter and is very involved with his temple, Temple Sinai. When he does get some free time, he enjoys the theater, going to the movies, doing yoga, running and watching TV.

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  • Zach Ruffing
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1621


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  • Connie Russman
    Secondary Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 ext 1635

    See the car you want, but don't think you have the credit to make it happen? Stop by the Hyundai showroom and see what Connie can do for you.

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  • Craig Segar
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1928

    Craig is a current resident of Plum and attends Our Lady of Joy church.  He has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years - all of which with Bowser.  Craig is a alumni of Gateway High school and the University of Pittsburgh.  He enjoys spending his days off with his wife and two children. Stop by the GMC-Buick showroom and Craig will get to work on finding your perfect vehicle at the perfect price.

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  • Joe Siegel
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 ext 1519

    Joe resides in Charleroi and has been in the automotive industry for 30 years.  He has been with Bowser for 15 years.  Joe is an alumni of University of Pittsburgh and enjoys playing poker. 

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  • Ashley Sexton
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1209

    Ashley has been in the automotive industry for 2 years. Her focus is helping customers get answers to their questions and do so in a timely manner. Ashley lives in South Park with her boyfriend, Brandon, and their cat, Pirate, and their black lab-border collie, Olivia. She is a member of the Pioneer Cloggers, a group that performs at community events and nursing homes. In addition to clogging, in her spare time she enjoys singing karaoke and going to the gym as well as spending quality time with loved ones.

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  • George Schmigel
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    x1715

    George Schmigel is celebrating 14 years in the automotive industry.

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  • Mike Weston
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1723

    Mike is a member of the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce.  He has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years and is certified in both Subaru and Hyundai.  He and his wife live in West Newton and are proud parents of three children. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, biking and traveling. If you're looking for Mike, just stop by the Pre-Owned showroom.

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  • Holly Walton
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1205

    As a Customer Care Specialist, Holly's job is making sure your questions get answers. She's new to the automotive industry but is excited to provide assistance to customers in need. She and her husband, Bill, live in South Park with their two children, Bailey and Maclean. When she gets spare time, she enjoys golfing and antiquing.

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  • Keith Ward
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1658

    Keith has been in the automotive industry for 30 years and is GMC-Buick certified. He and his wife, JoAyn live in Baldwin and have four kids. Keith enjoys reading in his spare time. Stop by the GMC-Buick showroom to see what Keith can do to help get you into your next vehicle!

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  • Mary Ann Winter
    GM & Nissan Sales Secretary
    412-469-2100 x1900

    Mary Ann has been in the automotive industry for nearly 10 years. She lives in West Mifflin with her husband. Mary Ann has three children, one of whom is currently serving our country in the Army and one granddaughter. She is a cantor at Holy Trinity in West Mifflin and also helps decorating the church for special occasions. In her free time, Mary Ann enjoys creating silk floral arrangements, singing, reading, horticulture and swimming.

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  • Lorri Zahavi
    Secondary Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1920

    Although Lorri is new to Bowser, she has 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. Never think you're out of options if you have credit issues - Lorri is here to help! Give her a call today to see how she can help.

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  • Jessica Zelinsky
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1203

    Jessica is new to the Bowser family. Her primary focus is getting you the answers you need to the questions you have. She lives in Pittsburgh and enjoys photography, graphic design and baking - especially cake pops and cupcakes.

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