Meet The Sales Staff

Territories

Southwest Sales Principals

Steve ElisPrincipal, President

Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the plumbing industry, working for a plumbing distributor, a manufacturer, and finally as a Principal for Southwest Sales. Steve founded Southwest Sales in 2000 and quickly expanded the agency to cover all of Texas except El Paso. His experience and success in both distributor and builder account management are evident in the identity and strengths of Southwest Sales. Since forming the agency, he has personally been recognized as the Principal of the Year, MVP of the Year, and New Construction Salesman of the year by Delta Faucet Company. At the same time, under Steve's leadership, Southwest Sales has been recognized with Agency of the Year awards from several of our largest manufacturers. Most recently, Steve has transitioned Southwest Sales into an Employee Owned Company (ESOP) to ensure a viable succession plan that will benefit the employees and the manufacturers that we represent.

selis@southwestsales.comCell 817-307-5507
Kevin TaylorPrincipal, Vice President

Kevin started his career in the plumbing industry in 1983 in sales with a Dallas-based plumbing and HVAC Distributor. Kevin then took a position with a New Jersey-based plumbing distributor for 6 years. Following that he returned to Texas and began working for a major plumbing product manufacturer for 14 years in various roles and was a Regional Manager when he exited. Kevin joined Southwest Sales in 2003 as a Principal and is also Vice President in charge of North Texas operations. Kevin has served on the Delta Faucet Rep Agency Advisory Council for over 5 years and is now on the Rinnai Rep Council. Kevin's primary responsibility is to provide leadership to the Sales Team of Southwest Sales by providing strategic focus and direction of the selling efforts. Kevin takes pride in the leadership, management, and development of a group of individuals that have become recognized as "best in class" and have outperformed the market year after year during his tenure.

ktaylor@southwestsales.comCell 972-679-9171
Mark HelmsPrincipal, Senior Territory Manager

Mark joined Southwest Sales in 2006. He is a graduate of Texas State University, and in his time at Southwest Sales he has gained considerable knowledge of plumbing systems and products. Overall, Mark has over 18 years of experience selling products and services in the residential and commercial construction markets. His ability to build relationships with key customers and his reputation as a solutions provider make him a valuable member of our team. Mark currently manages accounts in the Austin area.

mhelms@southwestsales.comCell 512-657-3985
Emily Stow McDonaldPrincipal, Senior Builder Account Manager

Emily is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She has been in the plumbing industry for over 15 years. Before joining our team she worked in inside sales for 5 years for a major plumbing wholesaler in the DFW area. Emily joined Southwest Sales as a builder account manager and has been calling on builders, designers, plumbers and wholesalers for 10 years. Emily's passion for the brands that we represent and her relationships have made her a successful player on the Southwest Sales team. In 2014, Emily was promoted to a Principal and enjoys the dual role of Principal and Builder Account Manager.

emcdonald@southwestsales.comCell 972-679-8618
Justin PfeiferPrincipal, South Texas Sales Manager

Justin has over 18 years of experience in the residential construction industry, working for a national window manufacturer as the Director of Builder Sales before joining Southwest Sales in early 2013. In his previous roles, Justin negotiated and managed numerous statewide and regional programs with single-family and multi-family builders. In addition, Justin focuses on providing clients with industry leading customer service, strategic options for market growth, and relies upon his industry experience to create value throughout the distribution channel. In 2014, Justin was promoted to a Principal position with Southwest Sales.

jpfeifer@southwestsales.comCell 281-883-7679

Territory Managers

Mark HelmsPrincipal, Senior Territory Manager

Mark joined Southwest Sales in 2006. He is a graduate of Texas State University, and in his time at Southwest Sales he has gained considerable knowledge of plumbing systems and products. Overall, Mark has over 18 years of experience selling products and services in the residential and commercial construction markets. His ability to build relationships with key customers and his reputation as a solutions provider make him a valuable member of our team. Mark currently manages accounts in the Austin area.

mhelms@southwestsales.comCell 512-657-3985
Michael BranchTerritory Manager

Michael joined Southwest Sales in 2014 with ten years of experience in the plumbing sales industry. Prior to joining our team, Michael worked with a major wholesaler in the Houston and DFW markets and a major faucet manufacturer. Michael is a valuable asset to our team with a strong network of commercial and residential client relationships throughout the state of Texas. Michael is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University.

mbranch@southwestsales.comCell 817-209-9314
Dan BrooksSenior Territory Manager

Dan has been in the plumbing business for more than 25 years, and has extensive knowledge of and experience with most plumbing products and systems. Dan’s biggest assets are his relationships with key customers, his reputation for sales excellence and his leadership in our sales organization.

dbrooks@southwestsales.comCell 817-371-1288
Jeff HallTerritory Manager

Jeff is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After college, he spent time with a large national flooring company, responsible for builder and contractor accounts in the Houston and Gulf Coast region. Jeff joined Southwest Sales in May of 2005 and began as a Territory Manager, working strategically with wholesale and plumbing contractors in the Houston market. In 2007 he had the opportunity to take over the San Antonio and SouthTexas territory with responsibilities for managing contractor, wholesale, and builder accounts in the market. Jeff’s knowledge of the industry and strong relationships with his customers has led to success and significant sales growth in his region.

jhall@southwestsales.comCell 210-260-8773
Josh Stringer
Josh StringerTerritory Manager

jostringer@southwestsales.comCell 817.983.3883
Darrell McGill
Darrell McGillTerritory Manager

dmcgill@southwestsales.comCell 832.578.4512
Kevin MilazzoSenior Territory Manager

Kevin came to Southwest Sales in 2009 with more than 10 years of sales experience in the plumbing industry. Prior to joining Southwest Sales, he worked as a manufacturer's representative for two of the largest tankless water heater manufacturers. Kevin applies his extensive knowledge with plumbing systems and tankless heaters to provide training and solutions for wholesalers, contractors and builders. Kevin focuses on differentiating himself by providing customers with outstanding customer service and strategic options for growth. He relies upon his experiences to create value throughout the distribution chain.

kmilazzo@southwestsales.comCell 281-881-5995
Steve SalomoneTerritory Manager

Steve joined the Southwest Sales Team in June 2014. He has an extensive background in the plumbing industry, having been with a wholesale distributor for nearly 12 years. An analytical mindset, technical background, and attention to detail; combined with his previous experience in outside sales, operations, and management make him a valuable, hands-on asset to each of his customers and the Southwest Sales Team.

ssalomone@southwestsales.comCell 214-356-5590
Jack Stringer
Jack StringerTerritory Manager

jastringer@southwestsales.comCell 817.675.0681
Ryan WilkinsonTerritory Manager

Ryan is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Prior to joining Southwest Sales in 2011, he worked in commercial real estate and construction. Ryan is responsible for managing wholesale and plumbing accounts in Houston and Southeast Texas. He works closely with Southwest Sales builder account managers, decorative product managers and commercial account managers to ensure that every person in the distribution channel advocates for the manufacturers we represent. Ryan's market approach, rapport with customers and willingness to communicate with his team provides optimal results for customers and manufacturers alike.

rwilkinson@southwestsales.comCell 214-907-1299

Builder Account Managers

Emily Stow-McDonaldPrincipal, Senior Builder Account Manager

Emily is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She has been in the plumbing industry for over 15 years. Before joining our team she worked in inside sales for 5 years for a major plumbing wholesaler in the DFW area. Emily joined Southwest Sales as a builder account manager and has been calling on builders, designers, plumbers and wholesalers for 10 years. Emily's passion for the brands that we represent and her relationships have made her a successful player on the Southwest Sales team. In 2014 Emily was made Principal and enjoys the dual roll of Principal and Builder Account Manager.

emcdonald@southwestsales.comCell 972-679-8618
Tiffany CaseyBuilder Account Manager

Tiffany began her career in the construction industry in 2000 after graduating from Texas A&M University. Before joining Southwest Sales, Tiffany worked in builder sales with two of the largest wholesale distributors in Houston. Tiffany focuses on driving our manufacturer’s specifications with both single and multifamily contractors and creating pull-through demand for our products. Her working experience between wholesale distribution and manufacturers makes Tiffany a great asset to the team.

tcasey@southwestsales.comCell 832-529-7800
Xanica SkuzaBuilder Account Manager

Xanica is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington. She comes to us with more than 10 years of sales experience. Although she is new to the plumbing industry, her positive and upbeat mindset in all working environments makes her an asset to our company.

xskuza@southwestsales.comCell 214-733-4769
Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer began her career in Marketing in 2009 after graduating from Bloomsbury University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Southwest Sales, Jennifer moved to Austin, Texas and worked in the water restoration industry. There she was able to solidify strong relationships within the plumbing community. Jennifer’s transition into the builder market will focus on driving our manufacturer’s specifications in both single and multifamily homes therefore creating a pull-through demand for our products. Her working experience and strong relationship building skills in the plumbing industry makes Jennifer a great asset to the team.

jwilliams@southwestsales.comCell 210.560.9118

Decorative Account Managers

Karen AshcraftDecorative Products Manager

After graduating from Texas A&M, Karen began her career in the plumbing industry in 1999 working for a national plumbing wholesaler. Prior to joining Southwest Sales in 2013, Karen worked as a manufacturer’s representative responsible for residential and commercial plumbing products. As Decorative Product Manager for Southwest Sales, she focuses on training showroom consultants, designers and customer builders on the features and benefits of our products. In addition, Karen works with our showrooms to ensure that our products are appropriately displayed and working properly. Karen's focus on the customer ensures they receive products that meet their requirements and exceeds their expectations.

kashcraft@southwestsales.comCell 940-205-8804
Heather TisoDecorative Products Manager

Heather is a graduate of University of North Texas who joined the Southwest Sales team in 2004. She is an experienced sales representative with an eye for design and architecture. These attributes are an excellent complement for her showroom sales. Heather's attention to detail and enthusiasm make her a strong member of our sales team.

htiso@southwestsales.comCell 972-971-0240
Ashley WarrenDecorative Products Manager

Ashley joined Southwest Sales in 2014 and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the team, Ashley worked in residential new construction, gaining experience in inside sales and territory management with a large subcontractor and leading central Texas homebuilder. Ashley’s passion is to train and develop showroom associates to advocate and promote our brands. Additionally, she works closely with our territory managers to create downstream demand with designers and customer homebuilders.

awarren@southwestsales.comCell 512-420-3260

Commercial Managers

Bevelyn ThompsonCommercial Account Manager

Bevelyn has over 22 years of experience in the commercial plumbing industry, working with a local plumbing contractor before joining Southwest Sales at its inception in 2000. Her previous role was managing purchasing and project manager. She has a vast knowledge in all aspects of commercial construction. Her clients consist of hospitality, senior care owners, architects, engineers as well as commercialcontractors. She works diligently to find the best products and solutions to meet each clients needs. She is heavily involved in local industry organizations, VP of American Society of Engineers, ASID, NEWH and AAHOA.

bthompson@southwestsales.comCell 972-679-3745
Regan Dixon
Regan DixonCommercial Project Manager

Regan came to Southwest Sales in 2015 after 5 years in the heavy construction equipment industry covering the southwest area of Houston. A graduate of Hardin Simmons University, Regan brings experience in working with contractors of various sizes on a multitude of projects. He is responsible for partnering with mechanical contractors, general contractors and other commercial plumbers to make sure their needs are met, and jobs are thoughtfully and thoroughly handled with the attention and communication they require. Regan's ability to learn quickly, problem solve and provide unmatched customer service is a key feature for our commercial customers.

rdixon@southwestsales.comCell 817.296.1667
Al Mazzocchi
Al Mazzocchi

amazzocchi@southwestsales.comCell 630.772.0923

Sales Associates

Arturo Bernal
Arturo BernalSales Associate

abernal@southwestsales.comCell 713-252-8848
Tyler Hampton
Tyler HamptonSales Associate

thampton@southwestsales.comCell 512.915.8210
Mathew Pearce
Mathew PearceSales Associate

mpearce@southwestsales.comCell 469.993.760