Gary Posch is the co-owner of Brandl Motors, a car dealership located in Little Falls, MN. Gary and his partner, Joe Sexton, bought Brandl Motors in 1999, back when it was previously a dirt parking lot, and a pole shed. Gary and Joe sat down with the previous owner in a bar for pizza and beer, while the owner wrote on a napkin his conditions. The deal went through and Gary and Joe became the new owners. The previous dealership sold 12 new vehicles a year, Brandl Motors now sells over 1,200 new vehicles each year. Gary has a close-to-home experience that lead him to want to work with Advocates For Health to place AEDs in Outdoor Smart Monitored Cabinets.
Gary was riding his bike in a fundraising bike event for law enforcement 7 years ago. In the final stretch, he gave it everything he had and went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Joe, who was with him at the event, rushed him to the E.R. where he underwent surgery and was saved. Days prior to the event he had a doctor's appointment where he received a clean bill of health. Little did he know a few days later this life-changing event would happen. His story truly speaks to the fact that Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen anywhere to anyone. Gary says he is one of the “good stories,” many people aren’t so lucky, especially at his age he says. His father has also had multiple heart attacks so he knows the effects of heart disease. This is why Gary believes making AEDs accessible is so important. Gary learned about the project Rich Feneis and Joel Vogel were working on, placing AEDs outdoors in Smart Monitored Cabinets, and wanted to get on board. Gary and Joe decided their dealership was the perfect place to put an AED outdoors to make it available to all community members. Gary says “we love to put our money to good use in the community we serve.” Placing AEDs is “dear to my heart,” says Gary “pun intended,” that's why Gary and Joe have donated 5 Outdoor Cardiac Restart units to place more AEDs in the central Minnesota area. Brandl Motors has decided to place a sponsor label on the AED Outdoor Smart Monitored Cabinets they are helping place. Sponsor labeling is a great option Advocates for Health offers for companies who want the benefit of placing lifesaving devices and gaining recognition for their donation. Advocates For Heath is excited to partner with great people and a great company to save more lives.