Leigh Ann Hoey

Leigh Ann Hoey

Chief Executive Officer, President
About Leigh Ann
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Leigh Ann Hoey, the daughter of Scientific Instruments founder John P. Hoey, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President 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.”

Michelle Patruno

Michelle Patruno

Human Resource Director
About Michelle
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Michelle is an accomplished senior level Human Resources and Administrative professional with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Administration. Michelle has cross industry experience in developing policies and standard operating procedures, performance management , employee relations and benefit administration as well as administrative functions of complex organizations. Michelle holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Gibbs college.
Larry Krauss

Larry Krauss

Quality Manager
About Larry
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Larry has over 35 years’ experience in manufacturing as a Quality Assurance Manager related to products for the Military, Aerospace, & Medical industries. Larry is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. Larry has a strong background in leading continuous improvement programs and the implementation & management of Quality Management Systems such as IS09001 & AS9100.
Kevin Nussair

Kevin Nussair

Director of Engineering
About Kevin
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Over 20 years of experience as Project Engineer, Design Engineer and Program Manager. Earned a MBA from University of Phoenix, along with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a member of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), International Honor Society in Business and Project Management Institute (PMI), with Lean and Six Sigma training.
Adam Kurland

Adam Kurland

Technical Director
About Adam
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Adam has fifteen years of experience in cryogenic R&D. He offers expertise in project and experimental design, data acquisition systems, specifications definitions and testing, technical sales, marketing, and IT. Adam earned a PhD in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, specifically on the study of atomic, molecular, and electronic interactions at the nanoscale utilizing scanning tunneling microscopy. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Ithaca College. Adam is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Adam is also an avid jazz pianist, and can be found sitting in with various ensembles around town.

Specialties: Spectroscopy, cryogenics handling, materials parts fabrication/machining, ultrahigh/extreme high vacuum equipment design, operation and maintenance, systems integration, GPIB, IVI, LabView, remote interfaces, data analysis/mining, electronics, ISO compliance, instrument and technical support.

Austin Capers

Austin Capers

Sales Director
About Austin
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Accomplished business development professional responsible for the marketing and sales of SI cryogenic temperature sensors, temperature indicator and controllers, aerospace temperature probes and commercial aircraft temperature probe assemblies. Austin is a U.S. Army combat veteran and graduate of Florida State University. He serves as a board member for the Cryogenic Engineering Conference and the Florida State University Student Veterans Alliance Council.