Leigh Ann HoeyChief Executive Officer
Austin CapersChief Operating Officer
Michelle PatrunoHuman Resource Director
Larry KraussDirector of Quality Engineering
Amar KarkiTechnical Director
Taylor WeissBusiness Development Manager
Tim BymasterLead Instrument Technician
Leigh Ann Hoey
About Leigh Ann
Leigh Ann Hoey, the daughter of Scientific Instruments founder John P. Hoey, has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Leigh Ann was the Vice President of Finance of Scientific Instruments for 25 years prior to her current tenure as CEO. Leigh Ann holds a BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.
“I am very proud of our family owned and operated company serving various global partners and markets with our expertise in cryogenic measurement for over 50 years.”
Dr. Karki earned his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Louisiana State University and brings SI over 20 years of experience in Cryogenics and Magnetic Material research. His expertise and interests are in exploration of new materials and techniques which makes a significant impact in the advancement of the modern technology. His focus areas include project design and execution, cryogenics and cryogenic materials compatibility evaluation, prototyping, test systems integration, data acquisition environments, data analysis, instrumentation, and technical support. He has published the results of his scientific works in many peer-reviewed journals.
“Connie Perkins has been with Scientific Instruments (SI) for over 40 years. Connie (or Conster Monster as some have come to know her!) finds that some of the most enjoyable aspects of her job are building sensors and learning all the different applications that they are eventually used in. Before working at SI one of the most interesting jobs Connie has worked in, was in the manufacturing of Dosimeters for monitoring radiation. On the personal side Connie comes from a family of 8 children of 4 boys & 4 girls, where Connie is number 6! When not at work she enjoys Reading & Sewing, and the enjoying the irresistible Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing. Given the choice to travel the world she would choose the United States to find out about our history and all the fun spots! If Connie was not working at SI she says she would probably be doing the same type of job in electronics assembly! We thank Connie for immense contribution to SI and her amazing personality!”
Do you have a nickname: Conster Monster
What do you like most about your job: Building sensors and finding what they are used for. Medical -MRIs, Space Program, LNG Storage tanks to name a few.
Before working at SI what was the most unusual or interesting job you ever had: Worked at a factory that manufactured Dosimeters, that measure radiation.
What is one food you cannot resist: Chocolate cake with chocolate icing
What is an interesting fact that we may or may not know about you: I come from a family of 8 children. 4 boys & 4 girls. I’m #6!
What fun things do you like to do when not working: Reading & Sewing
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel: USA to find out about our history and the fun spots.
If you were not working at SI what type of work would you be doing: I would probably do the same type of job. Electronics Assembly!