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Team

BobBioRobert Eddy, President, Owner & Co-Founder

Bob was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been involved in the HVAC industry since moving to Minnesota in 1982. He has a BA in Economics from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI where he met his wife Cindy and his business partner Dave.
He has an MBA in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. He and Cindy live in Eden Prairie, MN and have two daughters. In his free time Bob enjoys skiing, volunteering and spending time at the cabin with his family.

 

DaveBioDave Ponschok, Owner & Co-Founder

Dave Ponschok graduated from Lawrence University in 1979 with a major in psychology. Prior to co-founding EP Sales with Bob Eddy in 1998, Dave was employed by various companies, all associated with the housing industry. Throughout his career, Dave has been active in industry functions and organizations and most recently served on the board of directors for the MN PHCC Reps Club, serving as president in 2012.

Dave grew up in Wisconsin and still has many family members and friends residing there. When he’s not working, Dave enjoys golfing, reading and attempting to stay fit. You can often find him at his local health club or out walking with his wife, Tracy, and their Golden Retriever, Gabby, in the Woodbury, MN community. Dave has two grown daughters – one living in Green Bay, WI and the other in the Twin Cities. Dave remains an avid Packer fan even after living in Minnesota for over 30 years, but does admit to having a soft spot for the Twins.

 

JasonBioJason Salter, Territory Manager – Wisconsin and Eastern MN.

Jason was born and raised in Central Wisconsin. Yes, he is your typical Cheesehead/Harley Davidson lovin kind of guy. In 2001, Jason acquired his A.S. in HVAC design from CVTC in Eau Claire WI. After working in the field for 11 plus years, Jason began his career at EP sales in March of 2012 where his initial responsibilities were inside sales and tech support. In early 2015, Jason was promoted to a territory manager sales position and in his own words has since elevated both his golf game and sense of humor. In all seriousness, Jason has a very effective skill set for sales. We foresee a promising future in sales for him and we are fortunate to have him on our EP Sales team.

Jason recently bought a house in Inver Grove Heights, MN where he lives with his girlfriend Allyssa and dog Copper. We predict that the neighborhood will never be quite the same.

 

KevinBioKevin Genereux, Territory Manager – NW MN & ND

Kevin started his career in the Plumbing & HVAC/R industry in 2005 and joined the EP Sales team in 2013. Kevin is very technically sound and enjoys educating contractors, distributors and engineers on the proper application and installation of the products represented by EP Sales. Although Kevin hasn’t been in our industry all that long, he has established himself as a knowledgeable and conscientious sales rep and he’s well-respected by his peers and customers alike. Kevin has been a fantastic addition to EP Sales and we grateful to have such a talented person working for us.

Kevin enjoys spending the majority of his free time with family. He and his wife, Katie, along with their three young boys Ethan, Nolan, and Brennan live in the Fargo/Moorhead area where Kevin has easy access to his customers in ND and NW MN.Their boys’ activities keep Katie and him running from one activity to the next, but when possible, they also enjoy spending time with close friends and extended family.

 

TerryBioTerry Spence, Territory Manager – Twin Cities, Southern MN and SD

Terry brings years of HVAC experience to EP Sales. He started his HVAC career in the early 80’s as a service technician for Center Point Energy. In 2006 he entered into a new phase of his career at EP Sales as a Territory Manager covering Iowa, South Dakota, and parts of Minnesota. In 2008, Terry pursued an opportunity elsewhere within the industry, returning to EP Sales in the fall of 2015. We are happy to have him back in the fold where he’ll be returning to his old sales territory area and responsibilities. Terry says he’s anxious to get reacquainted with past customers and forging new relationships in an ever changing industry.

Terry enjoys spending much of his free time with family, preferably at their cabin in northern MN. Terry and his wife Stacy live in Le Sueur, MN and enjoy sharing their lives with their children and numerous grandchildren which keeps grandma and grandpa very busy – Terry claims they wouldn’t want it any other way. Terry also insisted on mentioning to his fellow anglers that he firmly believes that bass are only for those who cannot catch walleye………frankly, when it comes to fishing, we think Terry would be happy catching a cold!

 

QuentinBioQuentin Poehnelt, Warehouse Manager – Inside Sales Support

Quentin started working at EP Sales in January of 2016. He was born and raised in Central Wisconsin and is understandably a normal Cheesehead if there is such a thing. Prior employment experience included various positions within the construction trade and manufacturing. Quentin’s strong work ethic, attention to detail and commitment to taking care of the customer has made him an excellent fit at EP Sales. Quentin has done a great job re-organizing our warehouse and has been expanding his role by getting more involved in sales support activities such as quotes and customer service. We’re confident that trend will continue as he becomes more comfortable and familiar with the numerous product lines we represent.

Away from work, Quentin’s focus is on family and he loves spending time with his wife, Nadine, his five children and the family dog. His hobbies include being a sports enthusiast and grilling out no matter what the season. His impressive hat collection leaves no doubt who his favorite teams are – no surprise, the Packers, Brewers and Badgers!

 

BeckyBioBecky Maxa, Office Manager

Becky began working at EP Sales in the fall of 2003. She started as a phone receptionist and over the years has proven herself worthy of the considerable responsibilities she has today. Becky’s current role of office manager has been well-deserved, but in many ways the title doesn’t do justice in describing all the duties she performs. Becky enjoys her daily interaction with customers and vendors and does her best putting up with all the guys at EP. We can’t thank Becky enough for all her contributions to our success over the years.

Becky and her husband Jeff have a home in the southern metro area where ͞living in the country͟ is a perfect fit for them. Away from work, Becky likes to spend time outdoors and seeing the Midwest countryside on four wheels – her preferred means of travel. She enjoys her garden where she’s known to have a green thumb for both vegetables and flowers. When the weather begins to get too cold, her indoor activities include listening to music, sewing and cooking.

 

Nic Wahlquist EP Sales IncNic Wahlquist, Technical Service Manager

Nic joined EP Sales on October 3, 2016.  His main area of responsibility is technical support.  Eventually, we expect to see Nic lending a hand in quotations, customer service and social media activities.  Nic comes to us with over twenty years of experience in the HVAC industry which includes an extensive background in installing and servicing all types of residential and commercial HVAC equipment and controls.   He is most proud of his expertise in water source heat pump and Geo systems and he’s a NATE certified ESCO and ACCA trainer in multiple industry principles.   Nic also claims to know his way around a computer and if he’s not careful, he may soon find himself heading up our IT department which has long been “challenged” to say the least.

Nic resides in Brook Park, MN which he claims is a Northern suburb of Minneapolis, but no one in the office has been able to find it on a map yet.  He is a former motocross racer which also means he’s broken a few bones over the years.  Today, Nic enjoys spending time with his son at motocross race tracks around the country.  We welcome Nic to the EP Sales team and we are confident he’ll be up to speed quickly and be an enhancement to our customer service – an area of our business that we strive to be the very best the industry has to offer.

EP Sales maintains a large inventory of Thermolec and Summeraire products and parts to service the needs of our customers.