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”..

Melissa Valadez

Customer Service & Inside Sales Assistant Manager

I was born in Weatherford, TX and left there after graduating from high school in 2011. While attending the University of North Texas, I began my work in the automotive industry to pay for my degree in Journalism for Advertising.

Aside from the five years in the automotive industry, I also spent a year in the service industry. As of April 2017, I belong to Enginetech.

I enjoy eating food, playing outside, cocktails and the Dallas Cowboys.

Jason Stanley

Sales Expert

I was born and raised in California soon moving to Louisiana where I graduated high school. From there I joined the Navy where I toured twice in Iraq then settled in Texas after 7 years of service.

I immediately joined and ran the commercial department for O’Reilly’s Auto Parts for 10 years. Still eager to move up in the ranks, I have finally settled in with my new family at Enginetech.

Having been with Enginetech since 2013, I have grown to love not only my customers but my great team of experts as well.

In my spare time, I enjoy everything there is to be done outdoors as well as MMA. I am happily engaged to my beautiful fiancé, Jennifer, who works in the accounting department and soon to be wed in a few months. I always look forward to coming to work for this company so that every customer will have the best experience possible each and every time they call.

Gary Jines

Sales Expert

I was born at the end of the Baby Boom era. I grew up in Arkansas. My Father was in the automotive parts industry and I worked in his parts store as a kid doing delivery’s, etc..

My first industry sales job was at 18 years old working for American Racing Custom Wheels.

Played music professionally from age 20 to 30 traveling from Texas to Florida and up to the Carolinas.

I opened an automotive air conditioning parts supply house in 1992 with my father. Sold parts wholesale to the installer market for 12 years. Started an automotive parts recycling company in 2001. Bought and sold everything from Rotors to Motors to rebuilders in Dallas – Fort Worth until I started at Enginetech in August 2017.

I enjoy spending time with my son Jesse who is a Sophomore Honor Student at UNT.

Love to cruise on my Road King when the weather is nice. I enjoy going to the Drag Races, Boxing, Martial Arts, the Horse Races, and playing music.