Biography of Gary Willey

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Gary was born in Hebron, NE, raised in Hastings, NE and relocated to Minneapolis, MN in 1973.  He returned to Lincoln, NE in 1982.  He has been married since 1964 to AlyceRae and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. 


Gary worked in various capacities for Century Manufacturing Company of Minneapolis, MN starting as a "farm to farm" direct salesman, District Manager, Regional Manager, Division Manager, National Sales Manager, and finally, became Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 1978. During the 9 years Gary was with the company, sales rose from $18,000,000 to over $50,000,000 and Century became the world's largest manufacturer of welders and battery chargers.  


  • Gary served a total of 9 years in the US Army, Army Reserve and the Air National Guard
  • He is Founder and Past President of the Nebraska Satellite Dealers Association 
  • He is a Past Member of the National Installer Board for Hughes Network Systems (Hughes is the world's largest supplier of two way satellite data systems)
  • He is a Past Member of the National Dealer Board for Music Choice (Music Choice is the world's largest supplier of background music.  
  • He is a Past Board President of the Nebraska Stroke Foundation (since renamed the Nebraska State Stroke Association, a non-profit located in Lincoln, NE) 
  • He is a Past Member of Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and served as Chair of their Small Business Committee in 2004
  • In the Executive Club of Lincoln, Gary served as Program Chair in 2005, was elected Vice President and President in 2006, and President again in 2012. 
  • As an Ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA, he has served as a member of the Session and Deacon.
  • Gary was Founder and CEO of MIDLAND Suppliers, Inc. providing business satellite services Nationwide
  • He was Founder and President of MIDLAND Music, Inc. providing background music services Nationwide
  • He was Founder and President of Gary Willey & Associates, Inc., a licensed AMCA (Accredited Master Consulting Agent) for the "Monopolize Your Marketplace" system, providing Marketing services nationwide. Gary is recognized by Monopolize Your Marketplace as an "AMCA, Level II Accredited Agent," one of only a handful of some 1,400 agents in the country. 
  • Gary is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot with nearly 1,500 hours and over 1000 hours actual instrument flight.  In the past 30 years he has owned three airplanes including an “S” model Beechcraft Bonanza which, at the time,  was the fastest naturally aspirated production single engine aircraft in the world. 

Gary's current hobby focus is on his Class A, 43' Motor Home, and he and AlyceRae travel extensively.  He is also classic car lover and member of the "REBELS" car club in Lincoln, NE. 



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