CleanSpace Technology, a global manufacturer of powered air purifying respiratory protection, has selected Rick Marquez (at left) as its Vice-President of Sales, Americas and Ken Henry (right) as the Director of Sales, Healthcare.

The new executives will drive sales and build the distribution and sales representative network for CleanSpace’s innovative powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) products throughout North America and Latin America in the welding, healthcare, mining, energy and laboratory/research industries. 

“The Americas are an important part of our growth strategy and this market is hungry for new respiratory products that better protect workers’ respiratory systems while enabling them to be comfortable and comply with safety regulations,” commented Alex Birrell, Chief Executive Officer of CleanSpace Technology. “Rick and Ken have proven track records in developing international sales strategies and distribution networks that will make a significant impact to CleanSpace’s revenue.”

Marquez has extensive experience in the personal protection industry and held management positions at Justrite Manufacturing, Sensear and Moldex-Metric, Inc. He is an alumni of University of California, Los Angeles. Henry’s record of success includes vertical markets key to CleanSpace’s strategy. He spearheaded sales at 3M, Gerson and MaxAir and is a graduate of Illinois State University.

Learn more about CleanSpace respirators by viewing the free CleanSpace 101 Webinar with Rick Marquez and Ken Henry.  

About CleanSpace Technology

CleanSpace Technology is a respirator specialist that is changing the way industry thinks about respiratory protection. As a global manufacturer of NIOSH approved, ISO 9001 certified industrial respirator masks, CleanSpace offers a range of respirators that protect and liberate the user. CleanSpace masks are relied upon by thousands of people around the world when every breath counts, whether in heat, humidity, darkness, remote, or tight spaces while carrying heavy equipment. Global headquarters are in Australia with regional presence in over 20 countries. For more information visit