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Inside the Mega PDC: Anthony “Tone” Gonzalez

toneWhat is your role at the Mega PDC?

I am the Parts Sales Manager, so I keep our parts sales team constantly on the phone and keeping us profitable.

How long have you been at the Mega PDC?

My 20th anniversary is coming up in July. A lot of great years here.

What different positions have you held at the PDC?

I have had many positions, starting with a Lot Porter. I then moved to Back Counter Sales, worked on the wholesale phone lines, grew to an Isuzu/Kia Parts Leader, and eventually landed in my current position now.

What do you like about working for the Tom’s Organization?

The family atmosphere is definitely what keeps me coming back every morning.

Best job perk?

One of the best perks is that I get to try different strategies to help push our parts, seeing what works best for our company.

Any new projects coming up?

The most important project we have coming up, is getting into the aftermarket parts sector, on top of our OE and used parts.

What attributes do you look for in hiring at the Mega PDC?

One of the biggest attributes I look for is confidence, and the ability to sell themselves to our company.

Where do you see the Mega PDC in the next five years?

I see the Mega PDC at the top of the auto/truck parts industry, and having multiple locations all around Southern California.

What is the best work advice you have ever received?

Before you rush to judgement, look at the man in the mirror to ensure he did his job!

Who are you favorite sports teams?

San Francisco 49ers, LA Lakers, and LAA Angels.

Who do you think will win- Mayweather or McGregor?

Mayweather all the way! Boxing is his specialty, and McGregor only has use of his hands.

If you could turn anything into an Olympic sport, what would it be?

I would definitely turn Mixed Martial Arts into an Olympic sport as soon as possible.

What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?

50 Shades of Grey; definitely not my kind of movie.

Best way to relax after a long work day?

The best way is when I can spend time with my family, and enjoy their company.

What song best describes you?

♫ Everybody’s talkin’ all this stuff about me, Why don’t they just let me live, I don’t need permission, Make my own decisions ♫ – “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown

How would you spend $1 million?

Spend it? I would throw that money in the bank!

Worst pet peeve?

The worst for me is when people have a low sense of urgency. Get up, and do it now.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger?

The Cake Boss