North American Sales Managers
Vice President of Sales North America
Lou Guellnitz joined Air Techniques in November of 2009. He brings 30 years of experience in the dental industry, and has held many positions at both Henry Schein and Patterson Dental – two of the largest dental distributors in the United States. Mr. Guellnitz is responsible for North American sales with direct dealer responsibility in the United States and Canada, and manages 2 national sales managers, 8 regional sales specialists, and nearly 30 sales associates. Mr. Guellnitz resides with his family in New Jersey and cherishes his 4 grandchildren.
National Sales Manager - Eastern United States
John Mancus started his career in the dental industry in August of 1996 with Schick Technologies. He has held positions at several dental suppliers and distributors including: American Dental Technologies, Leventhal Dental Supply, Patterson Dental, and Benco Dental. Mr. Mancus joined Air Techniques in March 2014, where he is currently the National Sales Manager for the east coast and manages 4 regional sales specialists. He is a graduate of Wilkes University with a BA in Communications and additional concentrations in written and broadcast journalism, marketing and English. Mr. Mancus has been an active ski instructor for over 30 years and achieved certification in 1987. He has a family background in cooking and enjoys spending time cooking with his 3 children.
National Sales Manager - Western United States
Michael Murphy began his dental career at Air Techniques in November 2001. He currently holds the position of National Sales Manager for the west coast and manages 3 regional sales specialists. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy managed Air Techniques’ west coast location in Corona, California. Before joining Air Techniques, he held positions at J & S Pacific Dental and Stillen. Mr. Murphy studied at RCC and is a member of DCP non-profit organization. An avid golfer, snowboarder and motorcyclist, he thoroughly enjoys traveling with his daughters.
National Sales Manager - Canada
Greg Mellos has been in the dental industry for 21 years. He joined Air Techniques in August of 2016 as a National Sales Manager, where he is responsible for sales and building relationships with Canadian dental dealers. Mr. Mellos previously held positions of Canadian National Sales Manager and territory manager with SDS/Kerr. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a major in Marketing. A proud father to James and John (and Crash, their Labrador Retriever), Mr. Mellos is a volunteer coach of youth football and enjoys hiking, cycling, canoeing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing and indoor volleyball.
North American Regional Sales Specialists
Regional Sales Specialist - Midwest
David Armstrong joined Air Techniques in March 2017. He has nearly 2 decades of experience in the dental industry, having spent the last 10 years at Henry Schein as a technology representative. David is responsible for sales in the Midwest region of the United States. He studied Communications at the University of Toledo and San Antonio College, and received a degree in Surgical Technology from the United States Air Force. Mr. Armstrong enjoys playing golf and boating.
Regional Sales Specialist - North Central
Thomas Brice’s career spans 41 years in the medical sales field, of which 23 years has been spent in the dental industry. He joined Air Techniques in June 2015, and is responsible for sales in the North Central region of the United States. Mr. Brice holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa.
Regional Sales Specialist - Southwest
Scott Connolly joined Air Techniques in January of 2017 and brings 28 years of experience in the dental industry. Mr. Connolly is excited to represent the Air Techniques brand as the Regional Sales Specialist for the Southwest area of the United States. He has held previous positions at Patterson Dental as an Equipment Specialist, at Henry Schein as an Equipment Specialist, and a Regional Territory Manager for Digital Doc. An avid Denver Bronco and Colorado Rockies fan, Mr. Connolly studied Marketing at the Metropolitan State college of Denver. During his free time, Mr. Connolly enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family.
Regional Sales Specialist - Northwest
James Day joined Air Techniques in April 2014, and has over 18 years of dental technology experience specializing in 2D and 3D digital technologies at Schick Technologies, Henry Schein and DENTCA 3D. Mr. Day graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He is a member of OSAP and the National Coalition for the Homeless, and he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, biking, camping and culinary arts. Mr. Day’s key to success is his family. He is happily married to his wife Erika and has a daughter Julia.
Regional Sales Specialist - Southeast
John Kuzman joined Air Techniques in May 2016 as a Regional Sales Specialist for the Southeast region of the United States. He has been in the dental industry for 22 years, and has held sales positions at various dental suppliers and distributors, including: Huntington Labs, Patterson Dental, Benco Dental, KaVo and Gendex. Mr. Kuzman studied at West Virginia University and at the University of Charleston, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness training, golf, cooking, water sports, volunteer work, and all types of music. At 16-years of age, Mr. Kuzman had the honor of playing the trumpet for the Queen of England. He is happily married to his wife and best friend, Deb, for nearly 23 years.
Regional Sales Specialist - South Central
Holly Martin’s career in the dental industry spans 35 years. She joined Air Techniques in December 2014, where she is currently a Regional Sales Specialist and is responsible for sales in the South Central region of the United States. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Martin held positions at various dental suppliers and distributors. She was a regional manager at Suni Imaging, an account manager at PracticeWorks, a regional manager at Mediadent, a clinical trainer at Benco Dental, a territory manager at both Vita and Schick Technologies, and a sales manager at Aim Dental Lab. In her spare time, Ms. Martin enjoys rollerblading, yoga, surfing and paddle boarding.
Regional Sales Specialist - Metro
Brian Mergentime joined Air Techniques in 2011. He has been in the dental industry for over 16 years, and has worked at Patterson Dental and Tri-State Dental, two leading dental distributors. Mr. Mergentime is responsible for sales in the Metro region of the United States. He holds a BA in religion from Rutgers University, and he enjoys spending time with his two children, playing tennis, going to live concerts, and is a diehard New York Yankees and Jets fan.
Regional Sales Specialists - Southern California
Israel Shalomoff joined Air Techniques in June 2016, where he is responsible for sales in Southern California. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at Ivoclar Vivadent, Paine Webber and Gruntal & Company. Mr. Shalomoff graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics. He enjoys hiking, camping and visiting national parks, and has also training at boxing gyms for the past 10 years.
Regional Sales Specialist - Northern California
Teague Paratore joined Air Techniques as a Regional Sales Specialist in August of 2016. He began his career in the dental industry in 2005 as an Equipment Service Technician where he excelled, then quickly moved into sales where he continues to succeed. Mr. Paratore brings an extensive imaging background having worked for Gendex and Progeny, where he was promoted to Imaging Specialist. Mr. Paratore grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and studied Psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He enjoys spending time with his family and the great outdoors.
Regional Sales Specialist - Mid-Atlantic
Keith Ulrich joined Air Techniques as a Regional Sales Specialist in November 2011. He is responsible for sales in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Mr. Ulrich’s sales career spans 25 years in the dental industry. Prior to joining the company, he held positions at Benco Dental and Henry Schein, two leading dental distributors in the United States. Mr. Ulrich holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in Pennsylvania.
Special Markets Team
Special Markets Account Manager - Eastern United States
Donald Tomko’s career spans nearly 30 years in the dental industry. He joined Air Techniques in September 2012 and has held various positions with Henry Schein and Patterson Dental, two of the largest dental distributors in the United States. Mr. Tomko studied at Bergen Technical Institute and at Rutgers University, holds a New Jersey Certified Public Works Management certificate and is a certified licensed Public Works Superintendent. He has been a member of the Rutherford, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department since 1988 and served as Chief of the department in 2001. Mr. Tomko is a member of the Rutherford Elks Club #547, enjoys golf, fishing, and playing the drums having played professionally for nearly 30 years. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Special Markets Account Manager - Western United States
John Leone has been in the dental industry for over 13 years, and joined Air Techniques in July 2016. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Leone worked across all customer segments at Brasseler USA. He is responsible for building partnerships with group dental practices, schools, hospitals, and other large dental organizations primarily on the west coast of the United States. Mr. Leone studied at Michigan State University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, sports and outdoor activities, as well as cheering on the Michigan State Spartans.
Application & Training Specialists Team
Training and Development Manager
Tom Bach joined Air Techniques in March of 2000. His career with the company began as a Technical Service Supervisor and was promoted to Regional Sales Specialist. In his current role as Training and Development Manager, Mr. Bach is responsible for all product training programs for the company’s new hires, as well as for dealer sales representatives and service technicians. Prior to Air Techniques, he worked for his family’s construction company, was an auto/marine technician, and was a service manager at numerous automotive facilities, including: Midas, Toyota, Subaru and Volkswagen. Mr. Bach lives on Long Island with his wife and two sons.
Application & Training Specialist
Mitch Beckwith joined Air Techniques in July of 1988. His career in the dental industry spans over 40 years. Prior to Air Techniques, Mr. Beckwith held positions as a regional equipment manager, regional service manager and installer/technician at Healthco Dental and as a branch manager at Huntington Dental Supply. A member of the Granites AC Club, Mr. Beckwith received his Electrical Degree from Queens College. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights, aerobics, yoga and playing softball. Mr. Beckwith resides with his wife Peggy in Staten Island and has a daughter and son.
Application & Training Specialist
Ron Morilla has over 35 years of experience in the dental industry and 3 years in the medical field. He joined Air Techniques in July of 2004, and previously held positions with DentalEZ as a service and operations manager and with Healthco International, Sullivan Dental and Allied Healthcare Medical as an equipment sales representative. Mr. Morilla received an Associates degree from Santa Ana Junior College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from California State University Fullerton. In his spare time, he enjoys taking cruises, working out, playing golf, watching football and spending time with his wife Karen, daughter Kate, son Brad, who manages Air Techniques' Western Facility, and his grandchildren.
International Sales Team
International Sales Manager
Ed Marill’s career spans over 30 years in the dental market. He is responsible for international sales for Air Techniques with direct dealer responsibility in Japan, the Middle East, Central Asia and India, and manages 4 regional international sales representatives outside the US. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Marill was Vice President of Sales for GAC Dentsply. Mr. Marill holds a Bachelor's in Communications from Hofstra University.
International Sales Manager - Latin America
Horacio Gonzalez joined Air Techniques in March 2016. As International Sales Manager, he is responsible for sales in Central America and the Caribbean. He has held sales management positions with Kavo Kerr Group and Fona Dental, and previously held the positions of sales manager and sales representative for multiple pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Gonzalez received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Negocios ISEC, a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, and has taken post graduate classes in strategic sales management, project management and sales and marketing. He is a member of the Project Management Professionals at Mexico, and he enjoys playing the drums in a local rock band. The middle brother of three, Mr. Gonzalez is happily married and has a son.
International Sales Manager - Latin America
Jomara Cardoso has nearly 3 decades of experience in the dental industry. Prior to joining Air Techniques as an International Sales Manager (title?) in Latin America, Ms. Cardoso held positions at multiple dental suppliers including: Unilever (Oral Care), Discus Dental Brazil as the Country Manager, Den Mat Inc. as the Latin America Regional Manager, and she consulted for numerous American and European dental companies developing business opportunities in Brazil and Latin America. Ms. Cardoso has a Business Degree from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an executive MBA from IBMEC Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has completed many continuing education courses from the University of Sao Paulo and other institutions. She also assisted in the managing of a Clinical Research Center connected with the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Cardozo’s hobbies include jogging and walking, taking care of her family and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds.
International Sales Manager - Asia Pacific
Len Tanne has been in the dental industry for the past 14 years and was previously in the medical industry for the prior 12 years. Before joining Air Techniques in January of 2011, Mr. Tanne held positions at Sirona, Gunz Dental, Halas Dental, GE Medical Systems and Nucletron. In his current role as International Sales Manager at Air Techniques, Mr. Tanne is responsible for sales in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. He received a trade certificate in Electronics from the Technical College of South Africa, studied Biomedical Engineering at INTEC College, received a Bookkeeping Diploma from Damelin Management Schools, and received certification as an ILS Paramedic from Sandton Emergency Services. Mr. Tanne is a member of the Australian Association, and he enjoys photography, boating, waterskiing and building model ships from the Victorian era.
International Sales Manager - Asia Pacific
Johnny So joined Air Techniques in January 2017. As International Sales Manager, he is responsible for sales in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. So has nearly 2 decades of experience in the dental industry. He has worked with multiple dental manufacturers, including Adec, Vatech, Duerr, Midmark and Parkell, and he has also worked with Philips Sonicare. Mr. So maintains and continues to strengthen his relations with dealer partners and dental practitioners in his territory. His key focus will be building a greater market potential in the Asian countries. Mr. So’s hobbies include running, playing Snooker, and watching movies.