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Alps Controls LLC 217 West 8th Ave West Homestead, PA 15120 US p:412.464.1730 f:412.464.1732 csr@alpscontrols.com

Leadership Team

  • I'm very proud to have my sons Addison and Connor working with me in our company.
    My daughter Clare and her family Greta, Jake, and Emmett.
    My favorite place in the world — Deep Creek, Maryland.
    little known fact: I'm a big music fan; I've been playing guitar for over 50 years and I have a collection of guitars. I also love to play bocce!

    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.
  • Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Sunday Morning.
    This is my home recording studio.
    My answer to the question, "Who are you?"
    little known fact: I have lived in six different countries.

    Eddie Johnson

    — Vice President Vendor Development
    Every day I interact with strategic partners, preferred suppliers, and tactical vendors. Typically companies that fall into the first two categories understand our unique business model and how to leverage it to deliver benefit to our mutual customers and therefore to their own company.
  • Me in new matching hoodies with my daughter Emily, 11, and son Jacob, 9.
    Here I am enjoying some golf in my free time.
    little known fact: I enjoy many hobbies such as CrossFit, golf, and running — but most of all in my free time I enjoy coaching my kids.

    Josh Felperin

    — Vice President Sales
    My experience in the building automation industry has taught me to make customers my priority: when they win more projects, we win together. Strong partnerships are built on valuable communication, mutual trust, and a passion for success.
  • Ben and I were married in 2011. We enjoy hosting Happy Hour at our home with friends and neighbors.
    Ben and I have two kids, Avery (7) and George (5). We love spending weekends at our family camp in Benezette, PA.
    little known fact: I grew up on a dairy farm raising chickens and Jersey cows.

    Chrissy Leidy

    — Executive Assistant
    Keeping our executive team on track with their complicated mixture of schedules, travel, meetings, and responsibilities means that I can help them maximize the time they spend creating new solutions and innovations for our customers.

Customer Experience Team

  • I am one of about 300 people who has never missed a Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend since they reintroduced it in 2008. Here I am with my race shirts and finisher medals.
    My wife and I are attempting to take our kids to all of the National Parks/Monuments and all 50 states before they leave for college. Here I am at Glacier National Park in 2020.
    My wife Jessica and me, with our kids Felicity and Caleb at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2018.
    Also in 2018, here we are at Shenandoah National Park.
    In 2017 we visited Yellowstone National Park.
    And in 2016 our family visited the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
    little known fact: I am an avid traveler and a National Park aficionado. I have visited 49 of the 50 United States and have visited 20 of the 63 National Parks/Monuments.

    Ernie Larson

    — Customer Experience Supervisor
    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.
  • My freshman year at the University of Akron. We ended up playing in the Final Four that year.
    A picture of me when I was living in Alicante, Spain and playing for a local football club hoping to break into the professional league.
    My beautiful family which means everything and more to me!
    little known fact: I have a rap album of 8 songs that will never be released. Only my real fans have heard it.

    Marc Alexander

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    I believe that there are two important factors to creating a strong team: the willingness to be responsive and care about other people's needs, and the desire to improve all the time and win in every situation. I really feed off the energy that comes from our team solving our customers' problems every day.
  • My husband Tony and me at our wedding — June 20, 2009 — with our blended family.
    Tony and me more recently in 2019.
    My daughter Taylor's college graduation in 2017 with my mom MiMi, who passed away in November 2019.
    My son-in-law Justin, in 2018 while in Iraq — we sent him cookies from Pittsburgh's Nancy B's Bakery!
    My daughter Taylor and her horse Never Done Dreamin'.
    My niece and her husband with my two favorite boys Charlie (4) and Teddy (1).
    My step-daughter Jessica, son-in-law Justin, and my granddaughter Annabelle.
    My two boys Toby and Nash.
    little known fact: I have four cats, two dogs, a horse. I have been told if I get another animal I have to get rid of the oldest one!

    Shirley Anthony

    — Customer Experience/Returns
    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!
  • Here I am playing basketball at Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville.
    My friend Jehan and me in Ranchi, India, for our friend Abhinav's wedding.
    Backpacking with some friends in Oil City.
    Here I am at Snowbird in Utah.
    I'm rope-climbing at the Lost Crag with my alpscontrols coworker Gabriel Porro.
    Backpacking with friends in central PA.
    Here I'm hiking up Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs with my brother, sister, and mom.
    little known fact: I was an avid ceramics potter in high school.

    Tim Berger

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    With experience in environmental consulting and air quality control, I've got a strong technical background — which really helps me interact with a lot of different types of contractors when they're looking for the right parts to get their jobs done.
  • little known fact: I started a superbike racing team with a good friend, where we spent our time racing on tracks from Pennsylvania to Michigan. After a 70 MPH wreck during Grand Nationals in 2022, I'm hoping to get back to the track this summer.

    Charles Blyth

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    With a lengthy background in customer-focused roles and a "by-the-book" mentality, I believe in using a personable approach to create stronger, lasting, and more meaningful connections between us, our customers, and manufacturers.
  • This is my cat Luci that I adopted 6 years ago.
    A view of Buttermilk Falls Waterfall — in my free time I like to hike and find waterfalls around Pittsburgh.
    little known fact: I love coming up with unique cookie and cupcake recipes.

    Megan Eckenrode

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    I get a ton of satisfaction when I get to help someone and know that they're able to get their job done because of the experience they've received on alpscontrols.com. My goal every day is to make our ordering process as easy, efficient, and as positive as it possibly can be.
  • My wife Emily and I met in 2005 on move-in day at Penn State Behrend. We got married In 2013 (yes, she patiently waited 8 years).
    Emily and I both enjoy fishing. I may have tought her how to fish, but typically she catches more fish than I do when we go out.
    Emily and I love traveling; this is from our recent Hawaii trip (I bet you wish you could have such a sweet hat).
    Another picture from Emily and my Hawaii trip — and that is not a blue filter; we were actually 120 feet below the ocean's surface in a submarine!
    Our son Clayton was born in 2019. He is center of my universe and the cutest human ever. Here he is already shifting a three on the tree in a 70s F100!
    Here is one of our favorite family photos. Trying to convince a two-year-old to smile on command is difficult, so we consider this close enough.
    I have ridden dirt bikes my entire life, having always owned one from a very early age. Clayton LOVES daddy's dirt bike; we have taken several rides together and he even helps with maintenance!
    little known fact: I don't really like or watch sports, but in high school I was a very good pole vaulter.

    Matt Hummel

    — Technical Support Specialist
    My background is in all things mechanical, so I'm in a unique position where I can help our customers figure out the right part for the right application, every time. Working closely with them to understand their projects, I can quickly get them the answers they need.
  • My wife Paige and me with my 1985 k20 Chevy truck.
    Cars have always been big part of my life. 1972 Camaro Z28.
    My wife Paige and me after hiking the Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park.
    More hiking in New River Gorge National Park.
    Loving life in my 1967 Chevy C10.
    little known fact: My wife and I have three pet chickens named Dolly, Gretchen, and Laverne.

    Bill Kozel

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    I've been a hands-on person, really into the technical aspect of parts and giving good service, having grown up working in our family-owned auto parts store. That really makes it a terrific fit for me to learn all I can every day, so that I can help alpscontrols customers with their products and applications.
  • 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

    — Technical Support Specialist
    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 rings or live chat comes on, I look forward to delivering a solution that is both knowledgeable and personalized.
  • I hold an Amateur Extra Class FCC License and I'm a Registered Licensing Instructor and Volunteer Examiner for the Amateur Radio Relay League. I help prepare and license people for emergency communications in the event of a natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances.
    little known fact: I am a published photographer and I have also worked on four major motion pictures and over 15 television productions.

    Curt 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.
  • Me and my beautiful wife Sarah.
    I love to golf — and I got a hole in one in 2020.
    Sarah and I both love to travel; this is us on our honeymoon in Florence.
    Sarah and I started building our first home in 2021.
    little known fact: I was once the youngest employee at alpscontrols.com, shipping panel relays out of my parents' garage at age 13.

    Addison Meyers

    — Product Manager
    Valves | Dampers | Actuators | Flow
    Having a wide choice of valves, dampers, actuators, and flow meters can make buying the optimum device time consuming. I make it faster and easier for our customers to select and purchase the exact product they need.
  • My husband Aaron and me.
    My husband Aaron and my sister Jamie are my best friends.
    Our newest baby, Nash "Moose"
    All three of our babies together: Willow, Nash, and Odin.
    little known fact: I am obsessed with everything Tim Burton, especially The Nightmare Before Christmas. Also, I sort my candy by color and only eat one color at a time.

    Jessi Murphy

    — Expediting Specialist
    Uncovering the solution to a challenging issue with a customer's order takes a strong dedication to the details, and a lot of patience — and I enjoy working with our suppliers and our CSR team to get the answers our customers need.
  • My wife Lacey and I at the 2021 alpscontrols Christmas party.
    little known fact: Even though I am a health freak, I love potato chips — and anything orange-flavored!

    Brandon North

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    In customer service, we're the first and last people you'll talk to if you need help purchasing parts online. Connecting with people is so important, so I'm passionate about applying a customer-first, one-on-one support mentality to everything I do.
  • little known fact: I have been playing music since I was in 7th grade, and I can play pretty much any instrument someone hands me.

    Alan Pickrell

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    My goal is to provide an innovative, unexpected solution every time a customer contacts me. As an outgoing and analytical person, I enjoy the challenge of handling service calls in a way that leaves our customers satisfied and confident that they got exactly what they wanted.
  • little known fact: I was in the Army reserves for 8 years, with a 15-month tour in Iraq.

    Jeremy Roberts

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    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.
  • little known fact: I'm certified as a rescue scuba diver.

    Walter Scott

    — Customer Experience Specialist
    I'm always thinking about what else I can do — how can I go above and beyond for our customers. And when I can find a solution that helps not just them, but also our suppliers and us, then everybody wins.

Accounting Support

  • Kayaking on the Clarion River with my wife Marcy, our son RJ, and daughter Lauren.
    With my daughter Lauren at the Softball World Series.
    Biking the Creeper Trail in Virginia with my son RJ and wife Marcy.
    little known fact: I love bike riding, logging a little over 2,000 miles every year riding the GAP trail for both pleasure and exercise.

    Robert Schugg

    — Controller
    With more than 25 years of accounting experience, I'm helping to create new, enterprise-wide procedures and efficiencies so that data can flow more easily for our customers, suppliers, and also our employees.
  • 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.
  • My granddaughter Mya and me.
    My mom was a mermaid.
    My Dad. I had a horse when I was young.
    My two dogs — Honey, 11 years; and Bear, 1 year.
    Pumpkin, one of my cats.
    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.
  • little known fact: I love cats, and have been told I am a cat whisperer.

    Jessica Larson

    — Accounting Clerk
    I pride myself in being a team player and problem solver, so I enjoy helping our accounting team with invoicing, statement reports, and anything else that helps our customers.
  • little known fact: I have a bunch of scars on my arm — the result of my competitive nature having grown up as a twin!

    Ryan McCartney

    — Accounting Clerk
    Accounting is really about bringing order and organization to the processes that are critical to our customers, suppliers, and even my team members — which is great for me, because I do well in an environment where a lot of different people are depending on me!

Sales Support & Marketing

  • My wife Kory and me, finally enjoying our honeymoon in the Caribbean after going through our COVID wedding.
    On my annual snowboarding trip to Jackson Hole Resort in Wyoming, where my brother lives.
    Prepping for a long day of motorcycle riding in the Allegheny National Forest.
    Slowly improving my golf game over the years.
    little known fact: My goal is to visit every one of the 50 United States — I am more than halfway there! I love being outdoors riding motorcycles, fishing, golfing, hiking and snowboarding.

    Jason McCormick

    — National Sales Director
    We've always been in the business of finding the best solutions, so every day I work with my team to identify our customers' specific needs, and then match up those needs with the right suppliers and parts to optimize their success.
  • My wife Erin and me on Rehoboth Beach a day after I proposed to her. We were married on Halloween during the pandemic and a full blue moon.
    My wife Erin and I love biking along the Greater Allegheny Passage Trail (GAP Trail).
    This is me playing guitar during the 2019 Kalafatapalooza summer party hosted by our alpscontrols Key Account Manager Jim Kalafatis.
    little known fact: I have been playing guitar for 18 years, and have owned over 100 guitars.

    Matt Benson

    — Regional Sales Manager — Mid-Atlantic
    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.
  • Brandi and I have been together for 16 years. We enjoy outdoor activities and visiting different Caribbean Islands.
    Brandi and I have two kids, James (21) and Maya (25). They got to experience the Dominican Republic with us last year.
    My biggest passion is golf. I am lucky and had two holes in one in a year: September 2019 and August 2020.
    Here are our two biggest babies Brady (left) and Dugan (right). Yes, Brady is named after the all-time greatest QB of all time, Tom Brady.
    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

    — Key Account Manager
    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.
  • My Crew
    Now a recovering cycloholic, in the early 2000s I had the chance to ride with some of this country's most famous, and infamous, cyclists.
    Travelling with my family gives me plenty of photo opportunities. Some of these images have been shown in exhibitions in both the US and Europe.
    little known fact: I am a cancer survivor. That experience has taught me that life is short and that it is my responsibility to live to the fullest.

    Bob Debski

    — National Business Development Manager
    The famous quote from The Godfather tells us, "It's not personal, it's strictly business" — but I believe that business is personal. Not only do our business careers pay mortgages, provide healthcare, and put food on the table; they also allow us to care for our children, go on vacations, and comfortably retire. Our business and personal lives are inherently intertwined — so I work hard to treat my customers personally, with the same courtesy, integrity, and empathy as I would my family and friends. When we do so, we all achieve greater success.
  • little known fact: In high school, I was awarded the Most Valuable Wrestler award, broke the season pin record, and won the wrestling championships in both Sectional and Conference tournaments.

    Eric Dunn

    — Regional Sales Manager — Midwest
    With experience in residential, commercial buildings, and industrial automation, I have found that bringing resources to contractors to help them win more projects and execute in a timely and cost-effective fashion is great way to grow the business — and that's what I enjoy most about my work, helping my customers be successful.
  • little known fact: As an Army veteran, I've been fortunate enough to able to travel the world — and I enjoy everything that gets me active and outdoors like hunting, golf, and exercise.

    Cade Edwards

    — Account Executive
    I really believe that trust is the biggest part of any business — when we can help our customers understand that we're taking care of them, that just means everything. I enjoy being part of a team where we're all pulling the same rope and making those relationships happen.
  • My husband Tristan and I have been together since college.
    These are our boys Graydon and Coen and our two dogs Pepper and Hazel.
    My family loves to travel. One of our favorite cities is New Orleans.
    Here's my family on our Spring Break trip to Denver.
    I am a foodie and I love to post pictures of the food I make.
    little known fact: I'm a big Bob Dylan fan — and I know how to juggle!

    Laci Jackson

    — Key Account Manager
    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.
  • Gail and I have been married since 2006. Betty in our accounting department introduced us!
    We have 3 kids: Nicolette (our oldest), Joey, and Lauren (our youngest).
    I have ridden my Harley all through the Colorado Rockies as well as the Smokey Mountains, the Baltimore Inner Harbor, and the Kentucky Bourbon trail.
    For 20 years, I played bass for a rock 'n' roll band called Imposter. We opened for several national acts including Bryan Adams, Edgar Winter, Firehouse, and even Corey Feldman.
    little known fact: I have two sixth-great-grand-uncles who signed The Declaration of Independence: Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee.

    Jim Kalafatis

    — Regional Sales Manager — West
    I'm proud to have been with alpscontrols.com since 1998, when we had just a handful of employees. It's been exciting to witness and be a part of our growth into the leading online marketplace for HVAC parts anywhere. Over the years, I've been able to meet customers all across the United States as well as in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Mexico and mainland China, helping them find ways to get their projects done more efficiently.
  • little known fact: I've run three half marathons and two full marathons!

    Chris Kearns

    — Inside Sales — Central
    Having a sales career that has spanned over 25 years has taught me a lot about listening and learning, and being open and honest. It's so important to be attentive to our customers' needs so that I can guide them to the right products, on their schedules, and help them get their projects done right.
  • Johnette and I got married in 1997. Here we are at Pittsburgh's amazing Phipps Conservatory.
    My stunning wife Johnette on our way to the 2019 alpscontrols Christmas party.
    These are my boys Jack, Sam, and Drew.
    First post-2020 quarantine reunion with my mom and dad in Ashtabula, Ohio.
    And here's my dog Derby. He's a very loving, funny rescue dog originally from Kentucky.
    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.
  • This is me celebrating a matrimony with my beautiful girlfriend Shannon and friends Sarah and Joel.
    This is Shannon and me after closing on our first home in 2020.
    This is me celebrating July 4th with my nephew Ryland.
    This is me battling the boogeyman and other monsters of the night with my nephew Lochlan.
    This is me conquering the natural landscape of the New River Gorge on my first rock climbing expedition with Gabriel Porro and friends.
    This is Shannon and me crashing another wedding.
    This is Shannon and me in a cabin in the woods of Deep Creek, MD.
    This is me making peace with the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
    This is Jason McCormick, Matt Benson and me overlooking the wreckage of the Kinzua Bridge during a group bike outing.
    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

    — Inside Sales — Northeast
    I really believe that building relationships is the foundation of every great business, and my work with our sales and customer service teams creates new and better collaborations, and closely aligns the goals of alpscontrols.com with those of our customers.
  • little known fact: I live right above the iconic Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA

    Sean McCarthy

    — Regional Sales Manager — Northwest
    I've worked for almost three decades on the electrical distributor side of this business. Doing so has instilled in me a tremendous passion and excitement to create and develop relationships with so many people across all levels of our industry. I'm very excited to explore new opportunities and offer a fresh perspective to the customers of alpscontrols.com.
  • Hiking with my girlfriend, Jasmine. I find the outdoors help me to zoom out and stop focusing on the little things.
    NBA Warriors game! I am a huge Warriors fan and have been even back when they were terrible. Steph Curry is a role model to me.
    At Deep Creek Lake, MD, with my cousins. I've been going to this lake since I was a toddler and its one of my favorite places to relax with family and friends.
    little known fact: I love watching basketball — go Warriors! — playing pool, and spending time with family and friends.

    Connor Meyers

    — Commercial Director
    I get a kick out of building mutually beneficial relationships — as nerdy as that sounds! There's no limit to the amount of people that you can connect with by just listening to them, and working to solve their problems. Starting out as strangers, evolving to business partners, and sometimes even becoming friends is a uniquely rewarding experience.
  • This is my wife Sarah, Hamilton (son), me, and Mack (son) at Ohiopyle State Park.
    This 2019 wedding day picture of Sarah and me was taken mere seconds before the penguin pooped on the table, but I still got to pet it.
    little known fact: I have a metal plate in my face.

    Joel Miller

    — Customer Experience — Key Accounts
    The harder we work, the easier we're able to make the lives of our customers and suppliers. My approach to service is to solve problems for our customers and ensure that they have all the information they need to make their jobs easier every day.
  • On my yearly trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, the place where I found my passion for climbing.
    One of my favorite activies to do in Pittsburgh is to bike around to every possible 'Burgh.
    Here I am with my three best friends in the world; my brother Manuel, dad Raúl and brother Raúl.
    little known fact: I climb mountains for fun! There's no better feeling than reaching the top of the world.

    Gabriel Porro

    — Regional Sales Manager — Southeast
    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 spent several years as a teen doing competitive waterskiing.

    Christian Rohaus

    — Regional Sales Manager — South Central
    It's all about listening and finding solutions — because the more information I discover, the more it benefits our customers. I'll do everything I can to serve their projects, help them get the best price, and connect them to the parts they need.
  • I enjoy experiencing new places and cultures with my husband.
    Seeing a sunset on the boardwalk in La Paz, BCS is impressive!
    Without a doubt, going to the beach is my favorite family activity.
    little known fact: I love to eat tacos and I love to watch sunsets.

    Paola Sandoval Castellón

    — Business Development
    (Mexico)
    I consider myself enthusiastic, sociable, purposeful, and empathetic with the needs of others, and I look for ways to find effective solutions for clients and respond to their needs in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Surrounded by nature.
    Our main objective is the family union and to always create unforgettable experiences.
    little known fact: I love jalapeño peppers and spicy food — and I'm very frightened of spiders!

    Alejandra Torres Calderon

    — Business Development
    (Central America, Caribbean, Andean Region)
    I am always willing to develop new skills and abilities to apply day by day. I enjoy and I'm passionate about service and customer service, in an empathetic way — that is what characterizes me.
  • Here I am relaxing at home in Tucson, AZ.
    Sharing a Zoom meeting with my family in Mexico during COVID times.
    My son and I go enduro biking most weekends in the Catalina mountains northeast of Tucson, where the terrain is rocky and sandy.
    Here's a great local eatery in Tucson, AZ for breakfast burritos and horchata lattes!
    Rillito farmer's market on Sundays in Tucson is a good place to get a bite to eat, buy fresh veggies, and yes, hot chili decorations!
    little known fact: I was a stay-at-home dad for three years, and liked it!

    Gerardo Vergara-Monroy

    — Regional Sales Manager
    (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.
  • This is me with my dog Lexi, who is 3 years old.
    little known fact: When I was a baby, I used to be in pageants — and I won quite a few!

    Tyra Wray

    — Marketing Development & Market Research Analyst
    What's important to me is finding the customers who might not have heard of us at alpcontrols yet — and matching them up with the parts and solutions that they need. Working closely every day with my team, I set out every day to deliver efficient service with a positive attitude.

Business Analytics

  • With my wife Othalia in NYC during a 2022 visit.
    With Othalia at a friend's wedding in 2019.
    With other performers from my improv theater in NYC where we performed in 2018.
    little known fact: I have performed improv on stage weekly since 2012, and have owned an improv theater since 2017.

    Jason VonVille

    — Director of Pricing
    Working with both our manufacturers and our sales team, I'm constantly researching opportunities and working with the data to ensure that alpscontrols.com offers the most competitive pricing to our customers on all the parts that are important to them.

Online Catalog Product & Data Information

  • I was in downtown Pittsburgh to see Disney's Aladdin in 2018
    I visited Graceland in 2019
    At a 2019 Violent Femmes concert with my Spanish brother Daniel
    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. 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.
  • little known fact: I love collecting action figures — I currently have a growing collection of 400+, including Funko Pop! figures!

    Justin Johnston

    — eCatalog Administrator
    With a ton of experience in managing data of all different kinds, I'm always looking for new ways to improve our procedures and the flow of information. Current, accurate data benefits our suppliers, customers, my team members — really our entire system.
  • This is when my little brother Kyler and I were in Pikes Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
    My husband Ashton and I out for a nice hike while camping in one of the beautiful spots near Mount Rainier in Washington.
    These are my two cats Malcolm and Sally — it's their first Christmas in Pennsylvania!
    My husband Ashton and I at our first Pittsburgh concert for Four Chords at Wild things Park!
    This is Malcolm seeing his first snowfall in our new home!
    Our old grumpy lady Sally claiming our ottoman for herself.
    little known fact: When I lived in Washington State, I had the opportunity to camp in one of only 5 natural rainforests in the U.S. It was called HoH Rainforest and it was beautiful!

    Susannah Rees

    — eCatalog Administrator
    Data and details come easily to me, so I enjoy making sure that all of the product and pricing information that we've got in our online marketplace is always current and accurate — that way, our customers and suppliers can get the most out of alpscontrols.com.