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Leadership Team

A shared vision of commitment

Drive Innovation, Support Our Customers, Employees, Communities, and the Environment

With shared vision, values, purpose, and commitment, our leadership team exemplifies and upholds the highest standards of responsibility and integrity and encourages personal and professional growth on all levels while leading by example.

Our organization is global, and is made up of bright, passionate people who want to invest their time in making process control safer.  Our global analytical instrumentation, and process safety solutions are at work all over the world delivering real value to our customers.

Monte Hammouri, Process Insights

Monte Hammouri

Chief Executive Officer & Board Director
Monte Hammouri joined Process Insights as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director in March 2018.  Prior to joining Process Insights, Hammouri served as a Group Executive at Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW”) from 2011 to 2018 overseeing the ITW Contamination Control Worldwide and ITW Specialty Materials (China/APAC) platforms.  Prior to ITW, Hammouri held a number of senior executive roles at IDEX Corporation in the Fluid & Metering Technologies Segment, as well as at Danaher Corporation in the Danaher Power Solutions platform prior to divesting it to Thomas & Betts.
 
Hammouri brings over 25 years of leadership and global strategy experience to Process Insights.  In addition to leading global, complex and diversified manufacturing portfolios, he served in a number of multi-year, senior expat assignments in the ME and APAC.  Hammouri earned a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Toledo.
Neil Hekking, Process Insights

Neil Hekking

Chief Financial Officer
Neil Hekking joined Process Insights as Chief Financial Officer in April 2018.  Prior to joining Process Insights, Hekking worked in Private Equity for the last ten years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for RPUI.  Prior to that, Hekking also held a senior role as Corporate Controller for TASI for eight years where he was heavily involved in the acquisitions of multiple European companies.

Hekking brings to Process Insights a wealth of deep knowledge and experience in M&A transactions including due diligence and strategic analysis, as well as post acquisition purchase accounting on both the sale and buy sides.  Hekking also has 20 years of international experience including expat assignments to Beaune, France and Basel, Switzerland.  Hekking earned his Bachelor of Science in International Relations/Political Science from Brigham Young University and his MBA in International Finance from the University of South Carolina.  Hekking is bilingual being fluent in both English and French.  Hekking and his wife keep busy with the various activities related to their six children.
Joe Schwab, Process Insights

Joe Schwab

Chief Commercial Officer

Joe Schwab joined Process Insights as Vice President of Business Development in June 2019 and was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in October 2020.  Prior to joining Process Insights, Schwab was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Block Engineering, following 14 years at AMETEK, serving in progressive senior leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and P&L management, most recently serving as a Divisional Vice President.  Other prior experience includes Applications Engineering, Territory & Regional Sales Management, and Business Unit Leadership roles at ABB.

​Schwab brings 30 years of commercial, technical, P&L and M&A experience in the process analysis, process instrumentation and process technologies markets worldwide.  Schwab earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from West Virginia University, along with continuing education in financial, merger and acquisition programs.

Erika Coyne, Process Insights

Dr. Erika Coyne

EVP, High Purity Segment – Americas

Dr. Erika Coyne was promoted to Group President of Tiger Optics and Extrel CMS in January 2021.  Dr. Coyne had previously been the President of Tiger Optics since June 2018.  Prior to that, Dr. Coyne held the Chief Operating Officer role since February 2018.  During her tenure at Tiger Optics, Dr. Coyne held various progressive leadership positions and was instrumental in driving the company’s growth.  Dr. Coyne joined Tiger Optics in 2009 as Manager of New Product Development, responsible for driving innovation with a focus on design for manufacturing.  Dr. Coyne was later promoted to Business Manager for the Gases & Chemical Division, spearheading widespread acceptance of Tiger Optics’ laser-based analyzers in the Industrial Gas sector, by leveraging the premium brand, proven performance and strategic management of global accounts and sales channels.

With deep technical knowledge and management experience, Dr. Coyne brings cross-functional expertise in R&D, Sales/Marketing and Operations, along with a passion for continuous improvement.  She received a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Richmond, and a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania in Physical Chemistry, focusing on gas analysis using laser spectroscopy.  Her extensive technical and commercial experience and expertise notwithstanding, she admits that her greatest experiments involve her four young children.

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Scott Fleishner

EVP Aftermarket Services

Scott Fleishner currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Process Insights Technical Services Division – Americas Region.  Fleishner joined Process Insights through the acquisition of Extrel CMS, LLC in March 2020 when he was promoted to Acting President until December 2020.  Prior to Process Insights, Fleishner spent 16 years with Extrel CMS in various senior leadership roles including Vice President of Customer Service, Vice President of Sales, Service & Marketing, Vice President of Operations, and most recently, Director of Technical Support.  Before joining Extrel CMS, Fleishner was Sonix Marketing Manager for Sensus.  Fleishner brings over 15 years of extensive technical experience in mass spectrometry and analytical instrumentation. 

Fleishner holds a BS in Communications & Marketing from Duquesne University.

Erika Coyne, Process Insights

DANIELLE THOMAS

Vice President and Corporate Controller

Danielle Thomas, Vice President and Corporate Controller, joined Process Insights in January 2020. Thomas is an experienced Controller with a demonstrated history of proven progression of roles within the accounting function. She is responsible for overseeing accounting policies and procedures for the global portfolio, leads corporate accounting & internal control functions, and is responsible for the Process Insights financial reporting, consolidation, and analysis.

Prior to joining Process Insights, Ms. Thomas worked as a Controller for Texwipe, an ITW Company. She exhibited a proven history of providing management support, financial leadership, and reporting responsibility of the Texwipe Brand. Prior to ITW, Ms. Thomas held progressive accounting roles in the Aircraft Maintenance industry.

Her academic accolades include an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She also holds a Master’s in Forensic Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, as well as obtaining her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Flagler College.

Jochen Eberheim, Process Insights

Sharon Gao

General Manager, China

Sharon Gao joined Process Insights China as Director of Business & Administration in August 2019 and was promoted to General Manager of Process Insights China in July 2021.

Prior to joining Process Insights, Gao served as HR and Administration Manager at ITW Contamination Control in Wujiang and ITW Specialty Materials in Suzhou.   She also previously worked at Lelon Electronics Corp as a HR and Administration Supervisor.

Gao holds a Masters Degree of Applied Psychology from the Nankai University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Changzhou Institute University.

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Terri Melle-Johnson

Director of Global Marketing | ESG Chairperson

In March 2021, Terri Melle-Johnson assumed the role of Director of Global Marketing at Process Insights. With over 18 years of extensive experience in B2B integrated marketing, public relations, social media, branding, demand generation, ABM, and event management across various industries such as oil & gas, energy, chemical, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals.  She is a highly accomplished Global Marketing, Communications, Brand Strategist, and PR & Event Leader. Throughout her career, she has successfully led and inspired diverse global marketing teams, contributing to strategic growth initiatives.

At Process Insights, Terri will lead as the Brand Acquisition Strategist collaborating closely with senior leadership, newly acquired businesses, and cross-functional teams to align them with the Process Insights’ vision, mission, and strategic goals. 

Before joining Process Insights, Terri Melle-Johnson held the position of Global Marketing Communications Manager at Emerson and was later promoted to serve as the Global PR Events Marketing Manager for the Final Control business group. She also held the role of Global Marketing Communications Manager at Servomex.

Terri holds a bachelor’s degree in business management & administration with a minor in finance from Wilmington College.  She has also been pursuing Ethical and Social Compliance Certification and AI Ethics and Responsible AI Certification.

Recently her active engagement has helped identify areas for community outreach, set ESG goals, and tracked progress. Under her leadership, she has influenced significant milestones in reducing carbon footprint, promoting diversity and inclusion, enhancing supply chain transparency, and strengthening governance practices.

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