Leadership Team

Michael Pavia
President & CEO

Mike Pavia

Michael Pavia is responsible for understanding the needs of key markets, and providing strategic direction for the growth of Sydor Technologies. Over the years, he has grown the company into a leader in high-performance imaging, diagnostics, and measurement systems for government agencies around the world.

Michael encourages his staff to work smarter (not harder). He surrounds himself with smart, talented people—and provides them with a creative environment to solve mission-critical problems and empowers them to drive success. Consequently, the company has been featured as one of fastest growing companies in the Rochester (NY) Top-100, and in the top 25% of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing companies nationwide.

In his role of developing the growth of Sydor Technologies, Michael is also responsible for guiding the disciplined, targeted acquisition strategy that aims to minimize risk, yet foster innovation to reach new customers around the globe— and better serve existing ones.
Michael is a global business and technology executive with over 30 years experience in photonics and imaging. Prior to founding Sydor Technologies, Michael held key positions in laser fusion systems, semiconductor capital equipment, and satellite remote sensing systems. In a senior role at Eastman Kodak Company, he was responsible for launching products on a global basis as the worldwide marketing manager of a $1.5B strategic product group. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.


Mark Katafiaz
Vice President of Operations

Mark Katafiaz

Mark Katafiaz leads various teams with exceptional expertise gained from over twenty-five years of managing research, development and engineering operations for technology companies.

In addition to overall management, Mark directs the Production, Engineering, Proposal and Contract Management, Quality Control Systems, and Export Compliance departments. Prior to joining Sydor Technologies, Mark managed operations for Dimension Technologies Inc. and General Electric Consulting Services.

Mark’s expertise includes providing outstanding coordination of services and support to ensure complete system integrity and performance at our clients’ locations. He also ensures that our engineering services and custom imaging systems are designed to precise specifications—and delivered on time.


Leanne Bushart
Controller, Sydor Technologies

Leanne Bushart

Leanne Bushart oversees the finance and HR teams utilizing her over 25 years of manufacturing financial management experience. As part of the senior management team, she works hands on with all teams to drive success in operations.

Prior to joining Sydor Technologies, Leanne managed the Cost Accounting group for Bosch Security Systems and Controller at Parlec, Inc.

Leanne fosters growth in Sydor Technologies through financial reporting and continual key performance management. Leanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Commercial Accounting from St. John Fisher University.