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.
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.
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.
Born in Fargo, ND, lived in Glyndon, MN for first 3 years of his life (he claims the wind would blow him over while riding his tricycle), then spent the remainder of his childhood in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
Graduated from the University of MN with degree in Communications/Business and Industry Education.
After graduating from college, Pat has held various sales positions ranging from auto glass, commercial laundry equipment to his most recent employment of over sixteen years with CenterPoint Energy where he was a field sales representative. His HVAC experience includes working with residential customers, technicians, contractors and distributors in the HVAC retrofit market.
Annually travels to Mexico in the winter to escape the cold and Alaska in the summer to chase sockeye salmon.
Pat’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, golf, sports, working out, cooking and volunteering with the Sons of the American Legion. Also, always enjoys spending time with his family – dad, two sisters, 3 nieces and a nephew.
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!
Neal started working at EP Sales in May of 2018. He was born and raised in Minnesota and is a Viking fan. Prior employment before EP Sales included various positions within the Airline and HVAC Industry. Neal has been in the HVAC industry since 2003 as a service technician, contractor, and inside sales. Neal’s official title at EP Sales is service manager, but he’ll also be active in sales support activities.
Neal enjoys spending his free time with his family, two children and three dogs. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, exercising, and most recently kayaking, and of course, watching the Vikings!
Karen was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Like all good Minnesotans, after leaving the state to reside elsewhere for a few years, she returned! Currently, she lives near Lake Nokomis with her family and enjoys running, biking, and walking on the parkway and around the city lakes. She has a very active social life and spends a lot of time with family and friends. Karen’s career path has included a complementary mix of sales, customer service, and management. She has a B.A. in English from St. Cloud State University and a M.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Karen loves to travel and practice speaking Spanish. Many funny stories have been told and retold about Karen practicing her Spanish while abroad. Karen has, happily, joined the EP Team and looking forward to many years together!
Jon was born and raised in Minnesota. He has been in the HVAC industry since 2012, but has been in the construction industry in some form his entire career. Jon has a BA in Construction Management & Business and Marketing Education from the University of Minnesota. When he is not grinding away at work, he enjoys watching sports (all of them) and being outdoors. Jon loves golfing, biking, blading and skating but his favorite place to be is on a lake fishing in his kayak.