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The Power of Price, Selection and Service

1001 Clairton Blvd
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

  • Toll Free: (888) 451-5698

Meet the Staff of Power of Bowser


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  • 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 joined the Bowser family in 2014 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, Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Stop by the Pre-Owned showroom today!

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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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  • Joe Spinola
    Subaru Sales Manager
    412-469-2100 x1510


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  • Rich Stoner
    Hyundai Sales Manager
    412-469-2100 x1539


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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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  • Zack Ruffing
    Business Development Manager
    412-469-2100 x1621

    Zack has been a member of the Bowser family since 2011. He began his career at Bowser in sales and has transitioned in to leading the Business Development team. He and his team work diligently to get answers to our customer's questions. He currently lives in the Baldwin area. On his days off, he loves nothing more than hanging out with his daughter, Rylee, and their dog, Meech.

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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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  • John Morgan
    Body Shop Manager
    412-469-2100 x1737

    Have you been in an accident and are in need of a quality body shop to repair your car? Just stop by Bowser's Collision Center located on Route 51 South in Jefferson Hills. John and his staff are ready to make your car look like the accident never happened.

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  • John Teper
    Rental Manager
    412-469-2100 x1722


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

    Andrew has been with the Bowser family since 2014. He brings with him 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
    412-469-2100 x1603

    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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  • Megan Cain
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1524


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  • Ann Carleton
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1201

    Ann joined the Bowser family in 2014. She's been in the auto industry since 2010. She currently lives in the Greensburg area with her husband, Jeff, and her sons, Cameron and Alex. When she's not tending to her puppy, Bonnie, she's busy working with Project Share The Joy which is a local charity that shares the joy of Christmas to families in need. Ann is also a Sunday school teacher at her church. When you need help, Ann couldn't be happier to get you the answers you're looking for!

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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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  • 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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  • Megan Erney
    Advertising & Public Relations Manager
    412-469-2100 x1671

    Megan has been in the automotive industry for five years and joined the Bowser family in 2014. She has a Bachelor's degree in communication specializing in advertising and public relations. She lives in Latrobe with her husband, Shawn, and their dog, Captain. Megan enjoys skiing when she gets the chance.

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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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  • Nancy Fetchen
    Finance Secretary
    412-469-2100 x1725

    Nancy joined the finance team at Bowser in 2014. 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 excited 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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  • Mike Greenawald
    Commercial Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1607


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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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  • Dominick Infante
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1919

    Dominick is excited to find you the car you've been looking for! Stop by the Pre-Owned showroom to see how he can help.

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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 Penguins. If you're looking for Bernie, just stop by the Hyundai showroom.

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  • John Kovac
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1613


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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 has two 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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  • Scott McCormick
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1671


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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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  • Marc Muryn
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1658


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  • Jared Myers
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1550


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  • Scott Myers
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1548


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  • Patty Palermo
    Special Finance Manager
    412-469-2100 x1635


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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 since 1999 and with Bowser since 2004. 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 has been in the automotive industry for 31 years and with Bowser for 11 years. He is married to Margianne and has two sons, David and Matt. He is a resident of Rostraver Township and active in St. Anne Catholic Church. When he's not busy helping customers, Dave enjoys playing golf and watching sports. Stop by the Nissan showroom to see what Dave can do for you - your transportation wants and needs are his top priority!

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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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  • Eric Radakovich
    Subaru Showroom Coordinator
    412-469-2100

    Eric has been with Bowser since 2014. His job is to make sure your showroom experience is top-notch.

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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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  • 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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  • 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
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    George Schmigel is celebrating 14 years in the automotive industry. Stop by the Pre-Owned showroom to let George find the perfect vehicle at the perfect price.

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  • Bill Slater
    Customer Care Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1202

    Bill brings 17 years of automotive industry experience to the Bowser family and is eager to help find answers to your questions. He lives in the Greensburg area with his family and their dog. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing and rooting on the Steelers, Pens and Pirates. Bill is also involved with the American Cancer Society.

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  • Chris Vukas
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    412-469-2100 x1552


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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
    Sales Secretary
    412-469-2100 x1900

    Holly is the smiling face you see when you enter the GMC-Buick showroom.  Although she's relatively new to the automotive industry, she 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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  • 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 joined the Bowser family in 2014. 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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