Arizona Sun Sales is an electrical manufacturer’s representative specializing in supplying electrical equipment and services to the utility and heavy industrial marketplace.
In business for over 50 years, Arizona Sun Sales has provided quality products to customers in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada & El Paso, TX.
Owner | Outside Sales, MBA CPMR
Jace’s professional career started in the Flight Simulator industry as a technician and engineer. He worked on both hardware and software modifications for commercial and Air Force flight simulators. After a brief career at Intel FAB 7/9 in New Mexico, Jace relocated to Arizona to complete his Master’s degree in Business Administration. In the Phoenix area Jace has owned and operated an insurance and financial services business, and worked as Adjunct Faculty for the Maricopa Community Colleges. In April of 2012 Jace left Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association as the Director of Loss Control and Safety Services. Being born and raised in North Dakota, Jace enjoys camping, hunting, hiking, and fishing with his wife Kim, son Tait and their dog Captain Morgan. In January of 2017 Jace has completed his Certification as a Professional Manufacturers Representative.
Mike Gugerty was previously with Southern California Edison for 22 years. Most recently he was the manager of substation and transmission inspection at SCE where he was responsible for CAISO and NERC compliance of its 12000 miles of transmission lines and 800+ substations. Prior roles included protection engineering, instructor at SCE’s test technician school, technical support for protection and automation engineering and test technicians during the automation of approximately 400 substations. His purpose at Arizona Sun Sales is to help our customers meet their objectives by applying his two plus decades of hands-on experience. When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, jiu jitsu, fishing, backpacking, and the outdoors.
Outside Sales | PE
John recently moved to Arizona from Minnesota to join the Arizona Sun Sales family. He is a licensed professional engineer and brings with him eleven years of utility experience. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, John began his career in engineering consulting work for power plant design. He spent the last six years with a MN Generation and Transmission Cooperative, serving in transmission field services, generation, and distribution. John enjoys exercising, hiking, reading, watching a good movie, and spending time with his family and pets out in the sunny, warm weather.
JOHN "JD" PEREZ
JD is a native of Arizona, born and raised in the Tucson area. His 17 years of experience in the utility industry help to provide insight into some of the unique needs and solutions our customers may have. JD has a Degree in Electronic Systems Technology and is certified by the State of Arizona as a Journeyman Powerhouse Electrician. Most recently he worked as a Protection and Communication Foreman for Western Area Power Administration where he helped to ensure the security and reliability of power systems in Arizona and Nevada for the last 6 years. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Equipment Technician for Trico Electric Cooperative. In his free time JD enjoys coaching youth sports and spending time with his family.
Outside Sales | NM & El Paso
Rick is a New Mexico native born and raised in Santa Fe and now resides in Grants. He has 20+ years of sales experience, 5 of which are in the utility market and 5 years as a purchasing manager for a utility cooperative in NM. He has an Associate's Degree in general business from Phoenix College and a Bachelor's degree in business from the University of Arizona where he was also a member of both Phoenix College and Arizona baseball teams. He enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and 2 pit bulls, Ollie and Lucy.
Director of Operations | HR
Martin Donnelly was born in Demotte, IN and has lived in AZ since 2004. Martin brings to Arizona Sun Sales 16 years of inside sales experience at a conveyor company based out of Indiana. He loves football and baseball and is a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Notre Dame and Chicago White Sox. He has finished seven half marathons and one full marathon, he now is into bicycling. He enjoys vacations, especially to Las Vegas. Martin has been married since 2002, has three children and a dog, Maggie, He spends most of his time with family and friends. He enjoys the outdoors camping, hunting and fishing.
Matt grew up in Chicago, IL before moving to Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll University in communications. Much of his professional career has been focused on sales and customer service within the construction industry. Matt enjoys playing sports, fishing and mostly spending time with his family & friends.