Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Mark Gunder

President

Mark acquired operations of Gunder Associates in 2009 and possesses over 20 years in the HAC industry. He has a passion for growing the business and becoming a partner of choice with our manufacturers. Mark is and avid Red Raider who enjoys the outdoors and lake life. Mark is a passionate family man that is tremendously proud of his two daughters.

Robert gunder

vp of sales & Marketing

Robert joined Gunder Associates in 2007 managing the South Texas Sales territory. He earned his BA in Marketing from Texas State and has over 20 years in the HVAC industry. He has a passion for building strong relationships with our partners and providing innovative solutions to our customers. Outside of the office, Robert enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Sales Managers

Matt Jones

Sales Manager Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

Matt Jones splits the DFW market with Raquel Webster. Matt has been involved in the HVAC industry for over 13 years and now over seven with Gunder Associates. Matt enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife Amy and daughter Olivia.

Territories: DFW

Raquel Webster

Sales Manager Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

Raquel Webster splits the Dallas territory by customer with Matt Jones. She also covers Tyler, Longview and Shreveport. She is a Texas Tech graduate and has an MBA from Texas Woman’s University. She has over 10 years of industry experience; the majority has been working on plan and spec construction projects. Raquel has been with Gunder since 2019. She loves to exercise, cook and spend time with her family.

Territories: DFW

Andrew Liska

Sales Manager South Texas

Andrew Liska splits the South Texas territory with Robert Gunder. Andrew is a graduate of Texas State University and has been with Gunder for one year. He previously worked in the construction industry selling heavy equipment and machinery. Andrew enjoys sports and outdoors, traveling with his wife Kelsey, and spending time with his family.

Territories: Austin, SATX, & South Texas

Matt Hoover

Sales Manager Houston Metro

Matt Hoover splits the Houston market with Marty Rusnak. Matt has been involved in the HVAC industry for over 20 years, including time with two different manufacturers and now over nine with Gunder Associates. Matt enjoys playing golf, traveling with his wife Summer and spending time with family and friends.

Territories: Houston Metro

Marty Rusnak

Sales Manager Houston Metro

Marty Rusnak splits the Houston territory by customer with Matt Hoover.  Marty graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in mechanical engineering and was a submarine officer on active duty in the navy.  He just recently retired from the Navy Reserve with over 29 yrs. of combined active duty and reserve service.  He has an MS in Business Management.  Marty has been in the HVAC industry since 2005, with regional and national sales experience at various manufacturers, and he has been a member of the Gunder team since 2016.  Marty loves to travel, enjoys golfing, and is an avid sports fan. 

Territories: Houston Metro

Freddy Martinez

Sales Manager West Texas, New Mexico

Freddy Martinez covers West Texas, El Paso, New Mexico and a sliver of Colorado. Freddy has been involved in the HVAC industry for over 20 years. He is a proud alum of Texas Tech University and supports all Texas Tech sporting events. He is blessed to be married to Heather, his high school sweetheart, for over 25 years, and is a proud father to his twins, daughter Bailey and son Bryce. Freddy enjoys traveling with his wife, and both have a bucket list of visiting every major league baseball park.

Territories: W. TX, El Paso, & New Mexico

Bryan Moates

Sales Manager Oklahoma

Bryan Moates is the State of Oklahoma Territory Manager for Gunder Associates and has serviced this territory for more than 20 years. Bryan loves the outdoors and is an avid fisherman.

Territories: OK

Chris Gazaway

Sales Manager Arkansas

Chris Gazaway covers Arkansas, Texarkana, (Texas), Western Tennessee and Mississippi. Chris has an MBA and B.S., plus 19 years’ industry experience as a contractor, wholesaler and factory sales representative, and five years with Gunder Associates. He greatly enjoys hiking with his wife and kids and spoiling his granddaughter.

Territories: AR

Willie Mayes

Sales Manager Louisiana

Willie Mayes covers the state of Louisiana, parts of East Texas and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Willie is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where he received his BBA in Economics.  Willie has worked on the contractor, wholesaler and manufacturer’s representative sides of the HVAC industry for over 20 years. He loves to spend time with his wife Betsy, daughter Maggie and son Harper. Hunting, fishing and kids sports are where you’ll find him on the weekends.  He has been with Gunder Associates since 2012.  

Territories: LA

Peter-Kardos

Peter Kardos

Sales Manager Colorado

Has worked in the plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC industry for over 18 years with experience in distribution, contracting and manufacturing. He has been with Gunder Associates since 2023.

Sales Support – Applied

David Clifton

Sales Support- Applied

David Clifton works in the Carrollton office and primarily supports the sales team with Gunder’s applied and engineered products. He is a mechanical engineer who has been working in the HVAC industry since 2015. David joined the Gunder team in 2017. David enjoys travelling, hunting, and fishing.

Kolin Hess

Kolin Hess

Sales Support- Applied

Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

Sales Support- Applied

Office Staff

Tracie Ponthieux

Executive Assistant

Amber Dombrowski

Sales Support

Alex Barbosa

Alex Barbosa

Sales Support

Bill Petrollese

Operations Manager

Jesse Miranda Jr.

Jesse Miranda Jr.

Warehouse Supervisor