North American Sales Managers

Sylvia Rochon

Vice President of North America Sales & Marketing

  • C: 514.214.8383
  • E: sylvia.rochon@airtechniques.com
Sylvia Rochon joined Air Techniques in August of 2017.  A graduate of Harvard Business School, she joins Air Techniques with nearly 20 years of progressive experience and success with dental digital products. Most recently, Ms. Rochon held the position of Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Canada at Dentsply Sirona, where she was responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities.  In her spare time, Ms. Rochon likes to wake board, ski and cook.

Keith Ulrich

Regional Sales Manager - Eastern United States

  • C: 516.286.1859
  • E: keith.ulrich@airtechniques.com
Keith Ulrich joined Air Techniques as a Regional Sales Specialist in November 2011. As a Regional Sales Manager, he is responsible for sales in the eastern 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.

J-P Grondin

Regional Sales Manager- Western United States

  • C: 604-889-4441
  • E: JP.Grondin@airtechniques.com
J-P brings with him 14 years of progressive experience in the dental industry. For the last 9 years, J-P held the role of Territory Manager for Sirona Dental Systems GmbH/Dentsply Sirona. Prior to, J-P held the position Equipment Sales Specialist at Henry Schein Canada. J-P holds his Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies, Political Science, from the University of Manitoba.

John Mancus

Key Account Manager

  • C: 570.357.3902
  • E: john.mancus@airtechniques.com
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 Regional Sales Manager for the central portion of the US and manages 6 Territory Managers. 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.

Shaun Taylor

Associate Director, Special Markets

  • C: 516.780.1374
  • E: shaun.taylor@airtechniques.com
Shaun Taylor joined Air Techniques in December of 2017.  He has over 22 years of dental Industry experience.  In 2000, Mr. Taylor joined Henry Schein as a Field Sales Consultant in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. He was able to achieve several national awards and was consistently a top producer on a national level.  In 2013, he accepted a dual role as a Regional Account Manager and Special Markets Account Manager. He has strong relationships within the dealer network and has a true understanding of the business of dentistry. Mr. Taylor resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with his wife Rachel and 4 children: Leighton, Berkley, Cooper and Emery. In his spare time he enjoys golf, fishing and boating with his family.

North American Territory Managers - Canada

J-P Grondin

TERRITORY MANAGER - BC CANADA

  • C: 604-889-4441
  • E: JP.Grondin@airtechniques.com
J-P brings with him 14 years of progressive experience in the dental industry. For the last 9 years, J-P held the role of Territory Manager for Sirona Dental Systems GmbH/Dentsply Sirona. Prior to, J-P held the position Equipment Sales Specialist at Henry Schein Canada. J-P holds his Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies, Political Science, from the University of Manitoba.

Bradly Unger

Territory Manager- West Canada

  • C: 403-404-4977
  • E: brad.unger@airtechniques.com

Bill McKeon

Territory Manager - Central Canada

  • C: 647-242-1883
  • E: Bill.McKeon@airtechniques.com
Bill McKeon joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in December of 2017, and has over 15 years of experience in the dental industry. His previous experience includes working as a Territory Manager at DentalEZ and at SybronEndo. Mr. McKeon is excited about the new technologies and products that Air Techniques is introducing to the market, which will help dentists improve their patient care and practice workflow. He majored in Urban Geography and Business at McMaster University, where he graduated with honors. In his spare time, Mr. McKeon enjoys playing golf, traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with his family and friends. His philosophy is “you miss 100% of the shots you do not take…so go ahead and take some shots.”

Michael Sagez

Territory Manager - East Canada

  • C:1-514-679-6452
  • E: michael.sagez@airtechniques.com
Michael has three years of dental industry experience, along with 15 years of Product Marketing and Engineering experience. Mr. Sagez is excited to provide advanced and complete solutions to dental practices while increasing Air Techniques’ footprint in Eastern Canada. During his free time, Michael enjoys swimming, flying, and cooking. Mr. Sagez is a graduate of National Institute of Applied Sciences (Lyon, France) – Mechanical Engineering & Development Department. “We don’t stop when we’re tired; we stop when we’re done”.

North American Territory Managers - West

Jason Benson

Territory Manager - TX

  • C: 262.490.6301
  • E: jason.benson@airtechniques.com
Jason Benson joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in November of 2017.  He has previously worked for Digital Doc as a Sales Territory Manager and for Bergson Interiors as a Controller/Operations Manager. Mr. Benson is most excited about helping doctors by making it easier to provide excellent care to their patients. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Abilene Christian University. In his spare time, Mr. Benson enjoys hunting, fishing, snow skiing, reading and playing guitar. One of his favorite quotes is from Winston Churchill, "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."

Joe Bunney

Territory Manager - Southern CA

  • C: 281.299.4493
  • E: joe.bunney@airtechniques.com
Joe brings with him over 20 years of industry experience with Vatech America, KaVo Kerr dental and Siemens/Pelton & Crane/Sirona. Throughout his experience, Joe has held Regional Sales Manager and District Sales Manager roles, focusing on digital products and imaging solutions. He has been recognized as an award-winning sales leader, by increasing revenue, building territories and converting new business. Joe received his Bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic for Business-Marketing.

Scott Connolly

Territory Manager - WY, CO, AZ, NM

  • C: 303.249.6363
  • E: scott.connolly@airtechniques.com
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 Territory Manager 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.

Jim Day

Territory Manager - AK, WA, OR, CA

  • C: 203.249.2630
  • E: james.day@airtechniques.com
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.

Teague Paratore

Territory Manager - Central CA, HI

  • C: 415.483.2483
  • E: teague.paratore@airtechniques.com
Teague Paratore joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager 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.

North American Territory Managers - Central

Thomas Brice

Territory Manager - ND, SD, MN, IA, IN, NE

  • C: 319.430.4066
  • E: thomas.brice@airtechniques.com
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.

David Kniivila

Territory Manager - MI

  • C: 517-294-4875
  • E: David.Kniivila@airtechniques.com
David Kniivila joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in November of 2017.  He is responsible for sales in the state of Michigan, and has over 8 years of experience in the dental industry, Mr. Kniivila previously worked for Kerr Dental/Danaher as a District Manager and Field Trainer and for Porter Royal as an Account Manager. He plans on establishing and growing the Air Techniques brand as the leader in the Michigan territory. A graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Kniivila is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys waterskiing, downhill skiing, and boating. He lives by the quote, “If you are not living life with a smile on your face, it is your own fault. Change it.”

Ryan Schneider

Territory Manager - MO, KS, IL, AR, OK, Memphis (Metro Region)

  • C: 314.322.9310
  • E: ryan.schneider@airtechniques.com
Ryan Schneider joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in October of 2017.  He started in the dental industry in 2001, and has previously worked for Patterson Dental and Henry Schein. Mr. Schneider has extensive product knowledge and experience as a Regional Equipment Manager and Equipment and Technology Specialist, and is most excited about working with and educating dealers and clinicians on Air Techniques' product lines. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, he enjoys competing in target and 3D archery, as well as hunting and fishing. One of Mr. Schneider's favorite quotes is by Steve Jobs, "The only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Charlie Clarke

Territory Manager - Chicago and Southern Illinois, Indianapolis, KY

  • C: 859-509-6298
  • E: charlie.clarke@airtechniques.com

Chris Wade

Territory Manager - LA, TN (Central and Eastern), MS, AL, GA

  • C: 205.352.7886
  • E: chris.wade@airtechniques.com
Chris Wade joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in October of 2017. Mr. Wade has over 9 years of experience in the dental industry.  Prior to joining Air Techniques, he worked as a Territory Manager for Pelton & Crane, where he specialized in office design and sold patient chairs, delivery units, operatory lights and cabinetry. Previously, Mr. Wade was a CAD/CAM Specialist for Henry Schein and a Territory Manager for KaVo Dental, where he sold handpieces, soft tissue lasers, and surgical equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University, and  has multiple interests, including: traveling, water skiing, scuba diving, snow skiing, and physical fitness. Mr. Wade believes, "You have one life to live. Live it well!"

North American Territory Managers - East

Ryan Goldberg

Territory Manager - NYC, Long Island, NJ

  • C: 516.519.0589
  • E: ryan.goldberg@airtechniques.com
Ryan Goldberg joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in November of 2017. He has over 12 years of experience in the dental industry, and has previously worked for Sirona and Align. Mr. Goldberg was previously a clinical educator and trainer in CAD/CAM.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Central Connecticut State University.

John Kuzman

Territory Manager - Southern GA, FL
  • C: 919.302.0795
  • E: john.kuzman@airtechniques.com

John Kuzman joined Air Techniques in May 2016 as a Territory Manager in South Georgia and Florida. 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.

Ryan Robinson

Territory Manager - NY, OH, PA

  • C: 585.474.5077
  • E: ryan.robinson@airtechniques.com
Ryan Robinson joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in August of 2017, where he is responsible for sales in upstate New York, eastern Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. He has over 13 years of experience in the dental industry, and has previously worked as a Territory Representative at Patterson Dental, Benco Dental and Glo Science. Mr. Robinson will continue to strengthen existing relationships and foster new ones with dental practices and dealer partners. He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, and holds an Associates of Applied Science from Monroe Community College.  Mr. Robinson is a proud father and enjoys spending time with his children, Brady and Ella.  He believes that "good leaders are good listeners, and good listeners are good leaders."

Barry Rubin

Territory Manager - DE, PA, NJ

  • C: 484.280.1365
  • E: barry.rubin@airtechniques.com
Barry Rubin joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in October of 2017, where he is responsible for sales in Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.  He has over 23 years of experience in the dental industry.  Prior to joining Air Techniques, Mr. Rubin worked for 3M Oral Care/ESPE America and for Allen M. Rubin, Inc., where he represented Air Techniques, Forest Dental, and MCC Dental Cabinets.  He often traveled to dental distributors and customers while in high school and college with his father, Al Rubin, who was an independent representative for Air Techniques for over 34 years.  Mr. Rubin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University.  He enjoys going to his daughter's basketball games and cello concerts, cheering on all four of his local Philadelphia sports teams, watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with his family and friends.  One of Mr. Rubin's favorite quotes is from Milton Berle, "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Robbie Salem

Territory Manager - KY, MD, VA, & WV

  • C: 804.310.4847
  • E: robert.salem@airtechniques.com
Robert Salem joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in August of 2017.  He has over 17 years of experience in the dental industry, and has previously worked for KaVo Dental, Benco Dental and Thompson Dental. Mr. Salem is proud to provide the very best experience for clinicians, dealer partners and colleagues.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University, and  enjoys golf, football, baseball and spending time with friends and family.

Mike Warner

Territory Manager - NC

  • C: 919-482-5816
  • E: Mike.Warner@airtechniques.com
  Mike Warner joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in December of 2017. With more than 15 years in the dental arena, he has worked with such companies as Brasseler USA, Benco Dental and Criticare Systems.  Mr. Warner has held positions as a Sales Executive, Sale Leader, Distribution Manager, and all facets of Field Sales.  He has been recognized throughout his career for sales excellence and leadership, but his greatest rewards are when he surpasses his customer’s expectations.  He graduated from North Carolina State University (Go Pack) and resides in Raleigh, NC.  Mr. Warner will be covering the state of North Carolina, and hopes to become the go-to resource for his clients’ digital, utility equipment and merchandise needs.  He is committed to doing “whatever it takes” to earn his customers’ trust and business, and is most excited to introduce Air Techniques’ digital technologies to the dental market. These introductions will enhance patient care, reduce procedure costs and improve practice workflow. In his free time, Mr. Warner enjoys spending time at the beach, or in the mountains of North Carolina and West Virginia. He has a remarkable knowledge of all types of music and is the ringer on trivia nights.  Test him out, you’ll be amazed! His favorite quote is from Henry Ford, “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”

Jonathan Young

Territory Manager - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, & VT

  • C: 508.735.8729
  • E: jonathan.young@airtechniques.com
Jonathan Young joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in September 2017.  He has over 27 years of experience selling Dental Imaging Technology. His previous work experience includes Gendex/KaVo Kerr and Eastman Kodak as a Territory Sales Manager and Regional Manager respectively.  Mr. Young has extensive product knowledge, experience, and looks to create a strong Air Techniques presence in New England. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont.  Mr. Young enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and 2 children. He also enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, boating, and is an avid New England sports fan. Mr. Young’s philosophy is “If people like you, they will listen to you; if they trust you they will do business with you.”  

North American Special Markets Team

Shaun Taylor

Associate Director, Special Markets

  • C: 516.780.1374
  • E: shaun.taylor@airtechniques.com
Shaun Taylor joined Air Techniques in December of 2017.  He has over 22 years of dental Industry experience.  In 2000, Mr. Taylor joined Henry Schein as a Field Sales Consultant in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. He was able to achieve several national awards and was consistently a top producer on a national level.  In 2013, he accepted a dual role as a Regional Account Manager and Special Markets Account Manager. He has strong relationships within the dealer network and has a true understanding of the business of dentistry. Mr. Taylor resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with his wife Rachel and 4 children: Leighton, Berkley, Cooper and Emery. In his spare time he enjoys golf, fishing and boating with his family.

Steve Aaron

Special Markets Account Manager

  • E: steve.aaron@airtechniques.com
  • C: 510-754-9771
Steve Aaron joined Air Techniques in April 2019.  He brings over 28 years of achievement in the dental industry, most recently as Director of Equipment Sales- West for Henry Schein Dental.  Mr. Aaron’s experience also includes DSO and Institutional sales and support with both Dentsply/Midwest and Kerr/Sybron Corporations, as well as leading Fortune 100 customers for Avaya Inc. as a Global Technology Sales Executive.  Mr. Aaron resides in Northern California enjoying his spare time with family, golfing, fishing and hiking.

Monarch Team

Carly Fish

Monarch Sales Specialist – South Central

  • C: 815.302.3833
  • E: carly.fish@airtechniques.com
Carly Fish joined Air Techniques as a Monarch Sales Specialist in October of 2017, where she is responsible for Monarch sales in the central region of the United States.  She has over 15 years of experience in the dental industry.  Prior to joining Air Techniques, Ms. Fish worked as a Territory Representative for Patterson Dental, building and maintaining relationships with over 100 dental practices. Previously, she was a Technology Advisor for Patterson Dental, where she trained dental offices on digital products and software, including ScanX.  Additionally, Ms. Fish was a Professional Relations Coordinator for an endodontist. Certified in coronal polishing and sealants, Ms. Fish holds an Associates degree in Arts. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and amazing two sons, who are her entire world outside of work. One word you will consistently hear Ms. Fish say is "absolutely," as she maintains a positive, can-do attitude.

Ellis G. Bentley Jr.

Monarch Sales Specialist - Southeast

  • C: 470-728-1607
  • E: Ellis.Bentley@airtechniques.com
Ellis G. Bentley Jr. joined Air Techniques as a Monarch Sales Specialist in September of 2018, where he is responsible for Monarch sales in the Atlanta Metro area of the United States.  He has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry.  Prior to joining Air Techniques, Mr. Bentley worked as a Regional Sales Coordinator for Avid Dental Products, introducing the dental community to Avid while building their email database. Previously, he was a Field Sales Consultant for Henry Schein Dental, where he managed a territory and conducted OSHA/HIPPA training. Mr. Bentley holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from DeVry Institute of Technology. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, and stays active while fishing, golfing and walking. Mr. Bentley’s favorite quote is “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.”

Gaylene Baker

MONARCH SALES SPECIALIST - CENTRAL

  • C: 630-738-8194
  • E: Gaylene.Baker@airtechniques.com
We are pleased to announce that Gaylene Baker has joined Air Techniques effective in the role of Dental Hygiene Sales Specialist- Chicago. Gaylene brings with her over 10 years of experience in Dental sales, along with experience in marketing and clinical experience as a Lead Dental Hygienist. Gaylene’s previous experience includes her position of Territory Sales and Business Development Manager for Bisco dental, and Business Development and Sales Account Manager for Crosstex International. Gaylene received her Bachelor of Science, focusing on Dental Hygiene, from the University of Iowa and her MBA from Aurora University.

Paul Pejman

Monarch Sales Specialist - West

Paul Pejman joined Air Techniques as a Monarch Sales Specialist in September of 2018, where he is responsible for Monarch sales in the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego area. He has nearly a decade of experience in the dental industry. Prior to joining Air Techniques, Mr. Pejman worked as a Field Sales Consultant for Henry Schein Dental and as a Territory Manager for Benco Dental. Previously, Mr. Pejman aided dental practices by assisting dentists with patients as a Registered Dental Assistant. Mr. Pejman holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychobiology from UCLA. He is excited to help practitioners increase efficiency and productivity with the Monarch product line. Mr. Pejman enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing in a basketball league. He believes Vince Lombardi said it best, The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

Application & Training Specialists Team

Manny Gutierrez

Technical Training Supervisor

Manny Gutierrez joined Air Techniques in June of 2018. He has over 13 years of experience in the dental industry and has previously worked for Patterson Dental and Benco Dental. Mr. Gutierrez has a vast range of experience installing and servicing state-of-the-art dental equipment and software. He is excited to share his knowledge with Air Techniques’ dealer partners, and to work with technicians to help them feel more comfortable with Air Techniques’ high-tech product line. Mr. Gutierrez graduated from Bronx Science High School and attended Hunter College. He loves to spend time with his family and enjoys being out on the water. One of Mr. Gutierrez’s favorite quotes is by H. Jackson Brown, JR., “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

Mitch Beckwith

Application & Training Specialist

  • C: 516.924.1367
  • E: Mitch.Beckwith@airtechniques.com
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.

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