Our Sales Pros

Tony “World-Wide” Gaona

Sales Supervisor

I was born and raised in Dallas. I attended Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas, where I majored in Automotive Aftermarket Management, while excelling in Cross-Country and Track. Prior to Enginetech, I honed my career at Star Automotive, and then to the retail side with Auto Zone and Pep Boys. In my spare time I am an avid soccer player, a dedicated runner, and enjoy spending time with my son, Akai and Daughter G.G.

Miguel “Magoo” Gaona

Export Sales and New Accounts Manager

I began my career with Enginetech in 2008 and it has been a very good experience! My favorite part about working for Enginetech is the relationships I have built in a short time span.

I attended Lincoln Tech right after high school. During my 2 year training, I worked for AutoZone. I then worked as a mechanic for Dallas Auto Auction for about 1 year. Most of my time is spent with my lovely wife and 2 wonderful daughters! My other interests are playing soccer, working on my truck, racing and/or watching the races and visiting my family.

Greyson “Torque Twin” Pryor

High Performance Sales Expert

I was born and raised in Denton, TX. I attended Brookhaven College and University of North Texas, majoring in automotive science. I have had a passion for compression ignition since I was introduced to the automotive industry. I previously worked at O’Reilly’s as a Parts Specialist and at Bill Utter Ford as a Diesel Tech. In my free time I enjoy going to the lake and hanging out on the Square.

Travis Ray

Customer Service & Internet Sales Manager

I was born and raised in Denton, TX where I completed two years of auto tech at the Advance Technology complex. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Texas, I worked in the welding industry up until joining Enginetech in November 2015.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, hunting, fishing, live music, and working on my motorcycle. I am also a huge sports fan, and love to watch the Rangers, Stars, Mavs, Cowboys, and auto racing at Texas Motor Speedway.

Iris Vargas

Export Sales Assistant Manager

I was born and raised, in Dallas, Texas.  I graduated high school in 2010. I was first introduced to the automotive world when I was 16. I like to get my hands dirty and learn new and fast ways to work on cars. Hopefully, I can stay blessed to receive my Bachelors in Computer Science. Prior to Enginetech I worked at Oreilly’s and at an electronic store. My knowledge on cars expanded when I started working at Oreilly’s. I worked on the front counter and made my way to the commercial sales side. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to work for Enginetech. The people at Enginetech are awesome and have positive vibes.

In my spare time I like to binge watch horror movies, read a good comic, and relax at home.  Every now and then I like to go fishing and watch a good game of baseball with my family.

Charles Malone

Team Trainer and VIP Accounts Manager

I was born in Mesquite, Texas but spent all my weekends and summers on my grandparent’s farm in east Texas where I learned a sense of accomplishment through hard work. As I got older, I got in to cars and restored a 70′ Ford Mustang Mach One.

After graduating high school, I decided I wanted to see the world so joined the Army. Once I came home from my military service I worked as an ASE Certified Master Tech for Pepboy’s and later at Oreilly Auto Parts as a Retail Service Specialist while I went back to school where I got a degree in civil drafting. After a few years of drafting the construction industry hit hard times. I went back to what I know best, the auto industry, and worked at Oreilly Auto Parts as a member of the management team for several different stores for the past seven years.

I joined the Enginetech team in 2016 where I come to work everyday eager to take care of our customers with all the skills and knowledge I have acquired through the years.

At home I am a proud father to my children James and Lilly, and married to the love of my life Victoria. We love traveling, fishing, and shooting sports as a family. I’m also a giant Oklahoma Sooners fan. “BOOMER SOONER”..

Rick Leininger

High Performance Sales Expert

Originally from the DFW area, my parents moved the family to Southern California at an early age, where I cut my teeth and gained in interest in automotive, and racing in general from going with my father to the drag races over the years. Dad’s various NHRA Stock and Super Stock cars were self built, so this gave me a solid engine and car building baseline, which I later added to by enrolling in and completing High Performance Engine Machining courses at Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana, CA.

The above experience and education laid the ground work which led to sales and management positions with companies such as Super Shops Inc. and Chet Herbert Performance Parts. I then leaned on my machining and engine building background to land engine building and machining positions at shops such as Kip Martin Racing Engines, Sonny Bryant Crankshafts, Ernie Elliott Inc., and various automotive parts and piston companies in sales/design roles.

In my spare time I’ve built my own race cars and engines, with the last one being a 2004 GTO LS1 that I dabbled with briefly in the NMCA Mean Street heads-up class. It’s been a few years, but I also have played bass and sang back up in a few original rock bands, so I do like to get out to see a band play on occasion, be it a large or local event.

I am very happy to be part of the Enginetech team, so please call and let us use our experience and expertise to get you the best service, parts, and price in the industry!