Gordon R. Arnold
Mr. Arnold was a member of the founding team of Sierra Monitor Corporation in 1979. He became President in 1984 and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Arnold has been a director since 1984 and is Chairman of the Board. Mr. Arnold was named Executive Chairman on July 7, 2014. He holds a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State College. Mr. Arnold has extensive sales management experience including structuring of domestic channels and international sales in Latin America and Asia. Prior to joining Sierra Monitor, Mr. Arnold held various supervisory and management positions in semiconductor and electronics firms with responsibilities related to quality control, production management and manufacturing logistics. He has participated in the management of numerous electronic product design teams including the development of mil-spec level instruments and microprocessor based gas detection systems. Mr. Arnold is a past Chairman of the Measurement Control and Automation Association.
Director of Sales and Marketing, Flame & Gas Detection
Mike joined Sierra Monitor Corporation in February 2017. He previously was with Emerson where he served as vice president of North American Sales for their Rosemount Analytical business unit, including its Flame & Gas Detection portfolio. Mike started his career in sales with Schneider Electric in 1987, and held several marketing and channel positions before moving to Eaton in 1998. In 2000, Mike moved to Calgary, Canada to be product line manager for Eaton Canada’s Low Voltage Control Assemblies, including world-wide responsibility for it fire pump controller business. In 2008 Mike became vice president of sales and marketing for Net Safety Monitoring, an independent flame & gas detection company in Calgary. He served in this role until Emerson acquired Net Safety Monitoring in 2011 and then moved to California with Emerson in 2013. Mike holds a BSEE from Boston University and an MBA from University of Scranton.
Chief Financial Officer
Tamara has served as the company’s CFO since April 2014, having been Controller since March 2005. Tamara joined Sierra Monitor Corporation in January 1996. She holds a BS in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin with an emphasis in Financial Management. Prior to joining Sierra Monitor, Ms. Allen held various finance and accounting positions at Philips Semiconductors. Tamara’s expertise in SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other regulatory requirements has served the company well through its growth as a public company. Tamara served on the Board of Directors for Horizon West Federal Credit Union from 1990-1993.
Michael C. Farr
Vice President of Operations
Michael has served as Vice President of Operations at Sierra Monitor Corporation since 1986, having joined the company in 1983 as Operations Manager. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Sierra Monitor, Michael held management positions in Signetics Semiconductor Co. and Advanced Micro Devices. His strong production control and operations management background resulted in the company’s attainment of ISO-9001 registration for the company's quality system, and has supported the company’s growth through multiple transitions of the company’s supply chain process, partners, and systems.
Bennie de Wet
Director of Engineering
Bennie leads Sierra Monitor Corporation’s product development activities and has been instrumental in developing Sierra Monitor’s Sentry IT and FieldServer product lines over the last 10 years. Bennie has worked for almost 20 years across all areas of industrial control, encompassing all aspects of the stack from embedded development of protocol drivers to design of controller logic to web services and cloud connectivity. Bennie started his career at Kentron and De Beers. Bennie holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering with Honors from the University of Pretoria.