My wife of 54 years –Sally Cohen. Sally works at Benco. She’s also a schoolteacher – she taught for years until we had children at home. But I would say, she never gave me a hard time about all the hours I put in – and that was very helpful.
Runaround Sue by Dion.
Johnny Mathis Concert. I met him at the F.M. Kirby Center.
(For everyone:) Floss!
(For dentists: ) Work late nights.
Chuck Cohen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 with a degree in English, and joined Benco as a territory representative soon after graduation. He’s taken on increasing responsibilities in the sales and marketing areas, becoming Managing Director in 1996. He serves on a variety of industry and community boards, including Wilkes University, the Dental Lifeline Network, and Jewish Community Alliance of Wilkes-Barre.
My father Larry, he taught me that a person can be a mensch and still succeed.
U2, Beautiful Day. If I was on a desert island, and could only take one song, that would be my pick.
Floss daily – – – even though there’s no scientific study that says it works, we know it does!
Known far and wide for making people crazy with my OCD editing skills, proud to be the master of the Oxford comma, and make my kids crazy ‘helping’ edit their papers for schools.
My wife Rebecca makes a mean vodka sauce, delicious!
Rick Cohen is Managing Director and third-generation owner of Benco Dental Company, the nation’s largest independently owned dental supply and equipment distributor, and its sister company Clarion Financial, one of the largest dental financing companies in America. He is Co-Chair of the Benco Family Foundation, a trustee of WVIA public television and public radio, and a Director of the Dental Trade Alliance and Dental Trade Alliance Foundation.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.
Easiest question in the world – my dad, Larry Cohen!
Almost anything performed by James Brown.
I always try to get to the U.S. Open (tennis) on the first day – nobody’s been eliminated yet, and it’s easy to sit up close…
This year, I won the red ribbon (second prize) in the annual Bloomsburg Fair pear competition. This is a bigger deal than it sounds, trust me!
Terry Barrett joined Benco Dental in 2008 as VP of Information Technology and moved into his current role mid-2017. As VP of Marketing and Supply Chain he is responsible for creating and communicating value for customers, vendors and associates.Terry leads the Merchandising, Supply Chain, Branding & Communications, and Marketing Operations & Analytics teams.
I always admired Steve Jobs on a professional level and learned many lessons from him over the years. It is amazing that he took Apple from near bankruptcy to a leader in so many areas, including mobile phones, entertainment streaming, and retail.
Recently married, Rich, my partner of 20 years. Very proud of my children, both who are out of college and working/living in San Francisco. Liz is a mobile app developer and Justin is a freelance commercial photographer.
My daughter Liz and I went to a Justin Bieber concert about a year ago and it was awesome!
I love to dance and had a ton of fun participating in a local Dancing with the Stars charity event several years ago.
Mike joined Benco Dental in 2011 and as Vice President of Information Technology is responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and managing overall IT operations, including application development, infrastructure, data integrity and technical support. During his tenure at Benco, Mike has served as the Director of Application Development, and Director of Sales Operations.
My grandfather, who started his own excavation and construction business in Western, PA and grew it to be a significant local company. I spent my summers as a young man working for him and learned the meaning of hard work, the value of honesty, and the importance of always putting the customer first.
I’m grateful to share my life with my loving wife Alicia, son Ethan, and troublemaking dog named Loki.
I love playing board games with friends and family and have a collection of over 100 games. My favorite one… probably Cosmic Encounter.
My son and I really want to take scuba lessons together.
Karen Friar joined the family-owned organization as a staff accountant in 1999, shortly after her graduation from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. While at Benco Dental, Karen earned her MBA from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2011, and the Certified Management Accountant designation from the Institute of Management Accountants.
Me, Inc. Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business. GREAT book by Gene Simmons.
Larry Cohen! He stands for good values and always doing the right thing.
I can say all 50 states in alphabetical order in 60 seconds or less!
Taking two kids under the age of 3 to Hawaii.
Lou earned his B.S. degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre PA. Prior to joining Benco, Lou was the Director of Distribution for Aventis-Pasteur, a division of Sanofi-Aventis – the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines (formerly Connaught Laboratories) in Swiftwater PA and worked for that organization over 13 years. He is a member of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Health and Personal Care Distribution Conference.
My dog – Poochini
Frankie Valli (unbelievable concert!)
Floss all the teeth you want to keep.
River cruise, Venice to Amsterdam.
George earned BS/BA Degrees in Social Work/Criminal Justice at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1982. He earned a Master of Public Administration (concentration in Health Services) degree from Marywood University, Scranton, PA in 1984. He attained Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) status in 1996 and Senior Certified Professional status (SHRM-SCP) in 2015 from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Two, both by Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why.
My wife (Mary) and I have three children. Jeff is in the physics doctoral program at Penn State, Sarah is in the Interior Design Program at Drexel University, and Thomas is in high school.
My last concert was John Mellencamp at Bethel Woods, on the site of Woodstock.
On many of our vacations, we look for the opportunity to zipline and swim in cenotes. Some of these experiences have been more adventurous than others!
Julie Radzyminski spent 19 years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles before coming to Benco Dental as its first Director of Business Innovation in 2012. While in the Professional Oral Health division at Procter & Gamble, she had responsibility for over $350 million in sales.
Can’t go wrong with anything Maroon 5.
Red Sox….can’t get enough!
An endurance race! There, it’s in the books, so everyone can hold me accountable.
A ginormous hamburger, after getting lost with my husband for 6-plus hrs in the ‘Grand Vanyons’ of Kauai.
Kari Taylor joined Benco in January 2016 as Vice President of Sales and Branch Operations, responsible for executing Benco’s growth strategies and delivering a best-in-class customer experience through the company’s branch network of sales and service associates.
Rolf, husband and best friend.
Find the best electric toothbrush and always be flossing. Also, listen and learn from Paul Jackson’s dental wisdom.
2001 driving adventure from Oregon to Tierra del Fuego (most southern tip of South America).
Golden Delice; a family recipe – a foodie fare of veal, prosciutto, gruyere and curry (yes, I did say curry).