Team Member Spotlight – Gary Wray

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Gary Wray

Gary has been part of the River City team for a little over eight years – four years in sales and about four years as a driver. Because of his passion for building long term relationships and for making sure customers are properly cared for, Gary is our top salesperson and was awarded salesperson of the year in both 2019 and 2020.

Derek McWhorter (President), says – “We are proud to present Gary with this award two years in a row. He is a great team member with strong work ethic as well as a desire to satisfy our customer’s needs.”

Here are some questions that we asked Gary:

What do you like most about your current role with River City Truck Parts?

Being in sales is never boring. I get to deal with so many different people, and because of the complexity of our industry, I am always learning something new. I also like being in a position to really help customers get what they need even if it means “going the extra mile” for them. I also like being able to stand behind what I sell and build long-lasting relationships with our customers.

What do you like about the River City Truck Parts leadership?

Their current leadership is a 2nd generation from father (Jimmy McWhorter) to his sons. I like that they grew up in the industry. They not only understand all the “ins and outs” of the business, they also truly care about doing things the right way in order to have a positive impact on the trucking and transportation industry.  They also care about the team and treat us like family. They inspire me to work hard every day to grow my sales. I want them to be proud that they have placed their trust in me.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

The heavy-duty truck parts industry is very complex, and it is difficult to know everything. I learn something new every day. This helps me serve our customers well by helping them solve their specific problem. Since I really like to learn new things, it is easy for me to embrace this challenge. I believe that continuous learning keeps my mind healthy and fresh.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I love to travel! I like to go camping, fishing, off roading, pretty much anything outdoors. Also, woodworking is a hobby that I enjoy. I am a single father with two daughters ages 12 and 16, so I spend as much time with them as I can during my off time.

Are you originally from the Louisville, Kentucky area?

Yes, I have lived here all my life and while I have had some opportunities to move to different cities, I am glad I have stayed in the area. It’s a great place to live and I like being close to my daughters.

Call Gary at 800-552-5111 to see how he can help you today!

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