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alpscontrols.com 217 West 8th Ave West Homestead, PA 15120 USA p:412.464.1730 f:412.464.1732 info@alpscontrols.com
  • little known fact: I've been taking guitar lessons for about 22 years now and I still can't play Stairway to Heaven.

    David Meyers

    - President
    At first, I figured that creating a wholesale channel for purchasing controls products would help my contracting business. But as alpscontrols.com has grown into my sole business focus, it's become much more. Every day, we try to perfect the supply chain for the controls industry through the use of state-of-the-art purchasing and accounting tools, and the very best in customer-focused service. That's exciting for me personally because I've been able to create a work environment where everyone is challenged and motivated to give our customers the very best experience in buying building controls products online.
  • little known fact: I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with four years of electrical engineering, a PE license and a passion for horseshoes.

    Ken Siefert

    - Vice President & Director of eBusiness Systems
    Every day presents a new opportunity to help our clients find the right products in the most convenient and efficient way possible. Our team is constantly working on new innovations to improve our clients' purchasing experience - and we're leading the HVAC industry and revolutionizing the way products are purchased. Many of these ideas come from our users, and it is very rewarding to be able to deliver on those requests.

Technical Support & Customer Service

  • little known fact: I have three cats, one dog, a horse, and a chinchilla. I have been told if I get another animal I have to get rid of the oldest one!

    Shirley Anthony

    - Ship Status/Customer Service
    Nothing gives me more satisfaction than being able to help a customer, in every way, from start to finish. Our job here is to work with our customers and give them the ability to find the products they need on our website and guide them through the ordering process - and encourage them to come back again and again!
  • little known fact: I have been playing guitar for 18 years, and have owned over 100 guitars.

    Matt Benson

    - Customer Service/Inside Sales
    Our support and sales teams work very closely together to ensure that our customers get the highest quality service possible – and I enjoy partnering with our customers to help them order their parts more efficiently and cost-effectively.
  • little known fact: Customer service isn't exactly in my DNA - I grew up the youngest of five, so I never had to talk to anyone!

    Patricia Goettel

    - Customer Service Manager
    We get to see our work and our manufacturers' products come together in the creation of some amazing projects such as the Chicago Bears' stadium or a building for the FBI. And I enjoy working closely every day with both our customers and manufacturers to find solutions for their purchasing challenges.
  • little known fact: I've toured the country playing the French horn professionally.

    Joe Hughes

    - Customer Services/Inside Sales
    We have the advantage at alpscontrols of providing collaborative support and a huge selection of products unlike anywhere else. I'm someone who is fascinated by taking things apart and figuring out how they work — so I love having the opportunity to work with our customers to find solutions for their projects.
  • little known fact: I am a huge fan of all music — especially 60s and 70s rock — and I'm really proud of my vinyl record collection.

    Braden Larson

    - Customer Service/Inside Sales
    With all of the amazing innovations that alpscontrols.com has brought to HVAC supply chain management, it's easy to be passionate about providing customer service! Every time my phone or live support line rings, I look forward to delivering a solution that is both knowledgeable and personalized.
  • little known fact: I raise money for different charities through various activities such as running marathons while seeking sponsorships, recycling aluminum and hosting charity nights at a restaurant where I bartend one night a week.

    Ernie Larson

    - Customer Service/Inside Sales
    At alpscontrols.com, I'm developing new technical knowledge on a daily basis. I have also developed wonderful working and personal relationships with co-workers, countless customers and nearly all of our vendors and manufacturers.
  • little known fact: Live music and the great outdoors are two highly revered passions of mine. I’ve jumped out of a plane one time in my life and have every intention of doing so again!

    John "J.J." Maloney

    - Customer Services/Inside Sales
    I really believe that building relationships is the foundation of every great business, and my work with our customer service and sales teams creates new and better collaborations, and closely aligns the goals of alpscontrols.com with those of our customers.
  • little known fact: I am a published photographer and I have also worked on four major motion pictures and over 15 television productions.

    Curtis McCormick

    - Technology Director & Technical Support
    I had the opportunity to work for an Automated Logic dealer for 13 years prior to starting at alpscontrols.com. That experience has given me an understanding of our industry and the products that our customers need from a truly real-world standpoint.
  • little known fact: I was in the Army reserves for 8 years, with a 15-month tour in Iraq.

    Jeremy Roberts

    - Customer Service/Inside Sales
    I thrive on juggling lots of tasks at once, and helping others find what they need and be more productive. In the HVAC business, customer service is a top priority, and the great relationships that alpscontrols.com has formed with our customers and suppliers allow us to provide support on our products unlike anywhere else.

Accounting Support

  • little known fact: Playing bruising games of Frisbee with my brother taught me how to become a pretty excellent Frisbee player!

    Pat Comfort

    - Accounting
    At alpscontrols.com, we are encouraged and empowered to go the extra mile for our customers at every opportunity. With my experience in both banking and retail, I can appreciate the value of timely and accurate invoicing, credit card processing and other financial transactions - not just from our standpoint, but from that of our customers as well. I like to think that a strong understanding of our customers' needs, combined with a personal touch, helps me ensure effective communications for our business partners. And I just love working with numbers!
  • little known fact: I once got to use a full-sized bulldozer to take out a tree on a property that was being cleared - and I can't wait to drive one again!

    Karen Goettel

    - Invoicing
    I love my job because I get to work alongside both our customers and manufacturers to reconcile what they're buying and selling. To me, each transaction is an opportunity to create "a perfect invoice" where I'm able to meet the needs of everyone involved. My ultimate goal is to ensure that our customers can achieve their accounting requirements knowing that our processes are fast, flexible and focused on helping them get their job done.
  • little known fact: My first job was playing the part of "Kenny Kangaroo" at Kennywood Park - and I did it for three summers!

    Dawn Hammell

    - Credit & Collections
    Our customers are the greatest! And while probably no one much likes the part of the transaction where you have to pay an invoice, I enjoy the challenge of working closely with our customers to find solutions to their specific circumstances. I'll do whatever I can to meet their needs and resolve their account issues in ways that are mutually beneficial.
  • little known fact: I'm short! I'm about 5' 3", but because I love high-heeled shoes so much — and I probably have over 50 pairs — I always seem taller than I am.

    Betty Horvwalt

    - Accounting Manager
    I am in the unique position of being able to help our customers become our customers for the first time when they set up their accounts. I've learned a lot about our business in my years at alpscontrols.com, and what has been most important to my job has been learning how to listen, use patience, and to work through any customer accounting issues that arise. I like to be able to tell our customers that I'll do whatever it takes to fix a problem myself — or to go find out the answer elsewhere if necessary.

Sales Support & Marketing

  • little known fact: I coach my children's soccer, baseball, softball, basketball and football teams as well as play on multiple softball teams myself!

    Chris Colacito

    - Regional Sales Manager
    Northeast (East PA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME)
    At alpscontrols.com I get to use the most up-to-date systems to provide our customers with the industry's most technologically advanced products. I can communicate and build relationships with a variety of people from around the country. alpscontrols.com has become more than a job to me — the people are like family.
  • little known fact: I volunteer every year with the Salvation Army in Orlando, building and running an outdoor kitchen serving 25,000 meals.

    Jon Cramer

    - Regional Sales Manager
    Southeast (GA, AL, MS, LA, FL)
    It's exciting to be part of a team at alpscontrols.com that grows in all directions, serving as both business coach and trusted advisor to controls contractors everywhere. With more than three decades working in the HVAC automation industry, I'm passionate about bringing new ideas and solutions to the challenges our customers face each day.
  • little known fact: I'm a big Bob Dylan fan — and I know how to juggle!

    Laci Jackson

    - Regional Sales Manager
    Mid-South (TN, KY, South IN, South IL, MO, AR, OK, KS)
    Our customers' projects are important, and it's our mission to help them find the very best product solutions for those projects. Each day I get to meet HVAC contractors all over the country, and share with them not only our industry's very best online marketplace — but also the passion that we bring to helping them get their jobs done.
  • little known fact: I have been playing bass guitar in a rock 'n' roll band called "Imposter" for 15 years.

    Jim Kalafatis

    - Regional Sales Manager
    West (CO, UT, ID, North NV, North CA, OR, WA, AK)
    alpscontrols.com is always on the forefront of technology, from customer communication to value-added features on our website. Nimble and responsive, alpscontrols.com offers a unique ability to take suggestions from our customers on how to make our website and our business model better - and we can quickly implement them.
  • little known fact: I once finished up on a weight machine in a gym and looked up to see that Clint Eastwood was waiting to use it next.

    Alan Lopuszynski

    - Director of Marketing
    I'm able to use product videos, blog posts, news items - and creativity - to create online content that tells the stories of our products and manufacturers, and helps our website's customers find what they need, simply and quickly.
  • little known fact: My goal is to visit every one of the 50 United States — and right now I'm about 25 down, 25 to go. I love being outdoors riding and racing dirt bikes, fishing, hiking and snowboarding.

    Jason McCormick

    - Regional Sales Manager
    Mid-Atlantic (West PA, OH, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA, NC, SC)
    At alpscontrols.com, I'm building better and stronger relationships with our customers every day. I get to learn about their companies and their project needs, and they get to learn more about how we do things on alpscontrols.com.
  • little known fact: I spent the better part of 25 years in the automotive aftermarket, selling motor oil and filters, wiper blades, and even air fresheners to the largest retailers across North America.

    Barry Olson

    - Vice President Sales
    I thrive on getting out of the office and into the field where I can give personalized attention to our customers across the country, introducing them to the unique solutions and innovations we've brought to their controls purchasing process. Nobody does what we can do, and I'm excited to offer value and efficiency to our website's new users.
  • little known fact: I climb mountains for fun! There's no better feeling than reaching the top of the world.

    Gabriel Porro

    - Inside Sales Representative
    I'm always looking for new opportunities to help figure out a problem and then fix it! At alpscontrols.com, I'm able to both strengthen and create new relationships with our customers throughout the United States, Latin America, and South America. My goal is to provide support that is informed, responsible — and respectful.
  • little known fact: I've run 1½ - 2 miles, five days a week without fail — for the past 25 years!

    Wendy Siefert

    - Key Account Manager, Honeywell
    I enjoy working at alpscontrols.com because every day is different! I love meeting and talking with new people and keeping long-term relationships as well. Having also worked for a control contractor, I have a strong understanding of our industry, and a sense of urgency and empathy for my customers. I enjoy being able to offer a high degree of confidence — and a willing pair of helping hands — to help make our customers' lives easier.
  • little known fact: My wife and I recently officially became Airstreamers!

    Greg Thorne

    - Regional Sales Manager
    Southwest (NM, AZ, South NV, South CA, HI)
    Spending about 20 years in regional sales in the HVAC industry has taught me the importance of closely listening to our customers, understanding their needs, and providing the most appropriate and economical solution. We can deliver selection, service, and convenience to controls providers in a way that no one else can.
  • little known fact: I was a stay-at-home dad for three years, and liked it!

    Gerardo Vergara-Monroy

    - Sales Representative
    (Latin America & the Caribbean)
    Having lived, worked and studied in the USA, Mexico and Spain, these experiences have defined who I am. I enjoy my role as an independent sales representative where I can serve as a link to facilitate understanding and trade across countries and cultures — and that means sharing the value of purchasing HVAC parts on alpscontrols.com with building automation professionals throughout Mexico, Latin America and beyond.

Manufacturer-Supplier Relations

  • little known fact: I have a considerable espresso habit: seriously major.

    Eddie Johnson

    - Vice President Vendor Development
    Every day, I seek out new ways that our product manufacturers can get their most innovative, best-designed products into our customers’ hands. Our website offers the industry’s most unique portal for OEMs and control contractors to discover each other and efficiently transact business – and I get to be the guy who pulls those relationships together.

Online Catalog Product & Data Information

  • little known fact: I owned a mid-sized Internet provider for 10 years.

    Brian Burdick

    - eCatalog Data Manager
    My main responsibility is to ensure accurate pricing for our customers. I'm also responsible for making sure that we have not just pictures, but also complete documentation for as many products as possible. Additionally, I make our products easier to find by arranging them into product categories and product types as well as creating searchable attributes for each product so that our customers can easily find what they're looking for.