Say hello to Robert “Bob” Gunner, one of the most dedicated exercise fanatics in Sugarland, Texas. Bob, an OxyGo® sales rep, has lived in the Houston area since 2010 when he moved to Texas from Denver, with his wife, Rhonda, and two children, both now adults.
On any given day when not on the road, Bob usually spends about 35 minutes in his home’s second floor “workout room” where he enjoys lapping the miles on his Octane Zero Runner Elliptical ZR7 running machine. “I’ve had a hip replacement and the machine reduces the impact of gravity on my ankles and legs and allows me to keep running, which I have always enjoyed doing,” said Bob.
Bob founded his medical healthcare rep firm in Denver in the mid 1980s and has enjoyed working with and meeting people in the home healthcare industry throughout his career. “I’m not in the business for a quick sale. I like building long-term relationships and helping my customers grow their businesses,” said Bob.
He puts about 35,000 miles a year on his car while calling on OxyGo accounts in Texas and Colorado. Bob once put 283,000 miles on a Honda Pilot. Most of Bob’s Lone Star state focus is in southern Texas, especially in the Houston, Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas. In Colorado, Bob says just about every home healthcare provider knows him.
A long time Denver Broncos fan, Bob enjoys watching the NFL and major league baseball. He has become a rabid Houston Astros fan and followed last year’s World Series (won by the Astros) on every pitch. Bob visited Italy recently, fell in love with Rome and Venice and can’t wait to go back. Perhaps it is no coincidence that one of Bob’s favorite novels is “Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham. It’s about an American playing U.S. style football in Italy.
Bob attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and majored in business. His background includes working for the Ford Motor Company in auditing. From there he went into medical sales. Looking forward, one of Bob’s major industry concerns is that if something is not done about Competitive Bidding, ‘the little guy’ will be pushed out.
When asked what he likes best about being an OxyGo rep, Bob is specific. He says OxyGo POC quality is so high he never sells on price. He concentrates on features and benefits.
Said Bob: “I have no hesitation telling my customers that the OxyGo POC is the most reliable POC on the market for their patients. But if something does go wrong, the OxyGo has great diagnostics. Easy-to-read screens simplify trouble shooting so if there is a problem, the OxyGo can be fixed fast. The sieve beds can be changed out quickly also, a very strong competitive advantage.”
You can reach Bob at his easy to remember (and clever) email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s his last name spelled backwards!