Our People


All our technicians have completed a minimum of four years of training and possess all the necessary skills and knowledge to complete complicated projects. The measuring instruments they use are the best available and are verified for calibration on a regular basis.


All personnel work safe and have completed the OSHA ten-hour Safety Course. Most of our technicians have graduated from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 46 apprenticeship program which teaches all aspects of HVAC, including TAB. This program is the most comprehensive testing and balancing training available in Upstate New York.

Our personnel have attended other HVAC and safety classes too numerous to mention here including MCC's HVAC program.

In 2017 Air Systems was awarded the first-place national trophy in the SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program for the lowest injury / illness rate in the 1-25,000-man hours category. 


Our Owners


​Mark Kukla
President & Certified Professional - with Air Systems since 1985

National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) Certified Professional
Certified Commissioning Authority (NEBB) & (TABB)
ICB Certified Total Building Energy Audit Technician
ICB / TABB Board of Directors (2012-present)
LEED Accredited Professional (US Green Building Council)
Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) Certified Supervisor
Past President ASHRAE Rochester Chapter (1999-2000)
Board of Directors – IEST Upstate NY Chapter (2003-2011)
Authored symposium paper on VAV system design, published by ASHRAE
Rochester Institute of Technology graduate – Bachelor of Science 1984
NYS Indoor Air Quality Certificate


Jeffrey Ellis
Executive Vice President - with Air Systems since 1985

Rochester Institute of Technology graduate – Bachelor of Science 1985
ASHRAE Rochester Past President (2011-12)
NYS Indoor Air Quality Certificate
Has performed Building Systems Commissioning since 1995


Michael Benedict
Vice President of Operations & Certified Professional - with Air Systems since 2008

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from RIT
National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) Certified Professional
TABB & NEBB Certified Technician
ASHRAE Rochester Board of Governors (2012-present)
TAB Instructor for Apprenticeship Program (2104-15)