Meet The Team
Air Techniques’ employees are a diverse and talented workforce, who provides outstanding service all year round. Our team is strategically trained to ensure we meet the needs of our customers.
Our corporate headquarters, located in Melville, New York, is home to our executive office, human resources, engineering, technical service, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, customer service and quality assurance departments, along with a state-of-the-art factory where our entire product line is manufactured.
Chief Operating Officer and General Manager
Esteban Reinhardt joined Air Techniques, Inc. in February of 2019. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the Operations space, from supply chain, to order management, and customer support. He has worked in operations for over 20 years, working for Festo Corporation/Festo Pneumatic in the United States and Mexico. Esteban has also worked as a Consultant with well-known clients, helping them with major Operations projects such as distribution center set up, B2B and B2C strategy and supply chain.
Director of Finance
Stacy Melendez joined Air Techniques in October of 2018 as Director of Finance. She has an accomplished background with 20 years of finance experience, and 13 years within a manufacturing environment. Ms. Melendez most recently held the position as Controller for American Technical Ceramics and Sr. Accountant at Warren Resources. She is looking forward to being a part of Air Techniques’ growth and improving upon the existing processes. Ms. Melendez holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Hofstra University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching classic movies, and visiting Disney World. Ms. Melendez believes in the importance of effective change; "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." – Henry Ford.
Director, Human Resources
Kate Cruz is Director, Human Resources for Air Techniques, Inc. Mrs. Cruz joined the Company in September of 2017 and has held several HR roles. She has an accomplished background with 13 years of Human Resources experience, beginning her career at Henry Schein Inc., a well-known partner in our industry. Most recently, Mrs. Cruz worked at Verint Systems Inc., a public global software company, holding several roles in HR Operations, Immigration / Global Mobility, and special projects. Mrs. Cruz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University. In addition, she has the Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, family, and friends in her spare time. Mrs. Cruz has a strong belief that the people and the culture they build drive the business. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant.
Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Joseph Latkowski joined Air Techniques in July of 2018 as Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. He has over 30 years of experience in Quality and Regulatory, which includes 12 years as Director of Quality and Regulatory at Invacare Corporation. Mr. Latkowski is formally trained in Quality Management Systems including; FDA Regulations QSR/cGMP, ISO 13485, MDSAP, Lean Manufacturing, and is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt. He believes that “Quality is about having the right attitude, and continuously redefining World Class.” Mr. Latkowski is excited to build upon the existing foundation of Air Techniques’ great legacy, and continuing to raise the bar of awareness and importance of Quality and Regulatory. He is looking forward to bringing additional best practices to help maximize the talent of Air Techniques’ team. Mr. Latkowski enjoys spending time with family and friends along with cooking and listening to blues and jazz music.
Director of Information Technology
Steven Schein joined Air Techniques, Inc. in September of 2014. He brings over 15 years of experience managing successful technology operations and initiatives and leverages his expertise in systems and infrastructure to deliver innovative solutions that are aligned with current and anticipated business requirements. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schein was Vice President of Information Technology for ChyronHego, where he was responsible for internal IT systems and operations as well as IT infrastructure and service delivery for a global, 24x7 SaaS operation. Mr. Schein holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo.