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North American Sales Managers

Scott Borden

Vice President of Sales & Marketing | Regional Sales Manager- Eastern United States

Scott brings with him over 16 years of experience in the dental industry. Scott prides himself on and has been recognized for exemplary sales leadership and driving strategy. Scott most recently worked for ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers in the position of Area Business Manager/ Professional Development. He has also held the position of Global Sales Manager at Paradise Dental Technologies, Inc., and spent over 13 years combined with Henry Schien/Darby Dental/BioHorizons, as well as lead new account development for Nobel Biocare. Scott received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.

Shaun Taylor

Director Special Markets

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.  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.

Charlie Clarke

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER- CENTRAL UNITED STATES | Territory Manager - IL, IN, KY, OH (Cincinnati)

Charlie Clarke has over 26 years as a dedicated dental sales professional. His career started in the Air Force, where he proudly served his country for 4 years.  Consequently, as a result of attending a job fair,  he was hired by Patterson Dental and hasn’t looked back since. He lives in Kentucky, and enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and three children.  

J-P Grondin

Regional Sales Manager – Western United States | Regional Sales Manager – Canada

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 this, J-P held the position of Equipment Sales Specialist at Henry Schein Canada. J-P holds his Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies, Political Science, from the University of Manitoba.

North American Territory Managers - Canada

J-P Grondin

Regional Sales Manager – Western United States | Regional Sales Manager – Canada

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 this, J-P held the position of 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- Prairies Region of Canada

Brad Unger joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in June of 2019. He began his career in the dental industry in 2010 as an Equipment Service Technician and later became Service Manager. Brad is excited to share his knowledge of dental equipment from CAD/CAM and imaging to treatment centers and utility equipment. Brad enjoys coaching basketball, working on cars, and spending time with his wife and 2 children.

Bill McKeon

Territory Manager - Central Region of Canada

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 - Eastern Region of Canada

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 the 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 - OK, Northern TX

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

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.

Teague Paratore

Territory Manager - Northern California, HI

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.

Bob Pattillo

TERRITORY MANAGER - WA, OR, Redding CA North, AK

Bob Pattillo has joined Air Techniques full-time, effective August 2, 2021, in the role of Territory Manager- Pacific Northwest, replacing Jim Day in the territory. Reporting to J-P Grondin, Regional Sales Manager- West/Canada, Bob is officially covering Washington, Oregon, and part of Northern California, as well as Alaska, from his Medford, Oregon home office, after spending some time with the team in Melville. Bob brings with him over 30 years of experience in the dental industry, working with Patterson Dental, Benco Dental, and most recently Henry Schein Dental.

Nathan Hales

Territory Manager - MT, ID, UT, NV

Steven Benshoof

TERRITORY MANAGER – WY, CO, AZ, NM

Steven brings with him over 20 years of experience in the dental industry, most recently working with Patterson Dental in the position of Territory Sales Representative.

North American Territory Managers - Central

Charlie Clarke

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER- CENTRAL UNITED STATES | Territory Manager - IL, IN, KY, OH (Cincinnati)

Charlie Clarke has over 26 years as a dedicated dental sales professional. His career started in the Air Force, where he proudly served his country for 4 years.  Consequently, as a result of attending a job fair,  he was hired by Patterson Dental and hasn’t looked back since. He lives in Kentucky, and enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and three children.  

David Kniivila

Territory Manager - MI

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.”

Jeff Paden

Territory Manager - MO, KS, AR, LA, MS, Memphis

Jeff Paden has joined Air Techniques full-time, effective September 7, 2021, in the role of Territory Manager- S. Central. Jeff will be reporting to Charlie Clark, Regional Sales Manager- Central and work out of his home office in the Kansas City area, after spending some time with the team in Melville. Jeff brings with him over 20 years of experience in the dental industry, working with Henry Schein Dental, Midway Dental Supply, and Atlanta Dental Supply. Most recently, Jeff held the position as Diagnostic Solution Consultant at Zoetis/Abaxis, Inc.

Ryan Robinson

Territory Manager - NY, OH, PA

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."

Michael Park

TERRITORY MANAGER – Southern Texas, LA

Michael was employed at PSA for 16 years, where he has previously sold Air Techniques products. Prior to PSA, he was employed by Generon, Inc. as an Independent Sales Representative and Dentsply Professional Division in the role of Territory Sales Manager. Michael received his BA from the Stephen F. Austin State University and brings with him over 20 years of experience leading territory sales.

Thomas Brice

Territory Manager - ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, WI, MI

Thomas Brice’s career spans 41 years in the medical sales field, of which 23 years have 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.

North American Territory Managers - East

Dylan Lombardi

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

Dylan most recently worked for Integrated Dental Systems, where he held the position of New England Territory Manager.  

Ryan Goldberg

Territory Manager - NY ( NYC, Long Island), NJ

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.

Barry Rubin

Territory Manager - DE, PA, NJ

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."

Robert Salem

Territory Manager - MD, VA, WV

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.

Chris Wade

Territory Manager - Central & Eastern TN, MS, AL, GA, FL (Panhandle)

Chris Wade joined Air Techniques as a Territory Manager in October of 2017. Mr. Wade has over 13 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!"

Brandon Brooks

Territory Manager- NC, SC

Brandon brings with him over 23 years of experience in the dental industry, working with Thomson Dental, Patterson Dental, and most recently Henry Schein Dental, where he has won several awards for stellar sales achievement as an Equipment Sales Specialist.

John Kuzman

Territory Manager - FL, Southern GA

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.

North American Special Markets Team

Shaun Taylor

Director Special Markets

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.  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.

Molly McKenzie

Sales Manager Special Markets - West

Molly brings with her over 15 years of experience working in the dental industry and most recently worked for DentalEz, where she held the position of Business Development and Customer Experience Manager.

Jim Day

Special Markets Manager - East

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.

BJ Lundsten

Special Markets Sales Manager- Central

BJ brings with him over 20 years of experience in fostering client-focused sales relationships, and over 10 years of dental industry experience. He most recently worked for Dentsply Sirona in the position of National Key Account Manager. BJ earned his Master of Science and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

Regional Imaging Sales Managers

Jonathan Young

Regional Imaging Sales Manager - East

Jonathan Young 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.”

Mark Ilagan

Regional Imaging Sales Manager - West

Mark brings with him over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, working with Sirona Dental Systems, SICAT USA, and most recently Cefla North America, where he held the position of Territory Manager.

Merchandise Sales Consultants

Gaylene Baker

MONARCH NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

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.

Christina Stephens

Merchandise Sales Specialist- East

Christina brings with her over 30 years of experience in the dental industry, most recently working for Centurion. She began her dental field journey in 1990.

Alison McLane

Merchandise Sales Specialist - West

Alison brings with her over 5 years of experience working in sales. Alison most recently held the position of Account Sales, Channel Sales at Peerlogic.

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