ABOUT SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATION

Driving the Industrial IoT (IIoT) revolution

Sierra Monitor Corporation addresses the industrial and commercial facilities management market with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that target facility automation and facility safety requirements. Our distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity and data services put us at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend.

Our brand of FieldServer protocol gateways and SMC Device Cloud target the facility automation segment and are used by OEMs and system integrators to enable local and remote monitoring and control. With more than 200,000 products, supporting over 140 protocols, installed in commercial and industrial facilities, FieldServer is the industry’s leading multi-protocol gateway.

Sierra Monitor’s Sentry IT flame and gas detection solutions address the facilities safety segment. Our Sentry IT branded controllers, sensor modules, and software are used by safety managers to protect facility personnel and assets across thousands of facilities such as natural gas vehicle fueling and maintenance stations, wastewater treatment plants, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, parking garages, and underground telephone vaults.

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Chief EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jeff Brown is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of success across a number of companies and industries. He is skilled in Go-to-market Strategy, Mobile Applications, Ma...

Jeff Brown

Chief EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jeff Brown is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of success across a number of companies and industries. He is skilled in Go-to-market Strategy, Mobile Applications, Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), IOT, Mergers & Acquisitions and eHealth. He is a strong business development professional with experience in network, software and client businesses.

Tamara Allen

Tamara Allen

Chief Financial Officer

Tamara Allen 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 Administr...

Tamara Allen

Chief Financial Officer

Tamara Allen 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.

Bennie de Wet

Bennie de Wet

Chief Technology Officer / MD - SMC South Africa

Bennie de Wet leads Sierra Monitor Corporation’s product and technology development activities and is the managing director for Sierra Monitor South Africa.  He has been instrumental in de...

Bennie de Wet

Chief Technology Officer / MD - SMC South Africa

Bennie de Wet leads Sierra Monitor Corporation’s product and technology development activities and is the managing director for Sierra Monitor South Africa.  He has been instrumental in developing Sierra Monitor’s Sentry IT and FieldServer product lines over the last 15 years. Bennie has worked for over 25 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.

Michael C. Farr

Michael C. Farr

Vice President of Operations

Michael Farr 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 Univers...

Michael C. Farr

Vice President of Operations

Michael Farr 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.

Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw

Vice President of Marketing

Steve Shaw excited to be leading Sierra Monitor Corporation's marketing efforts as the Vice President of Marketing. As an advocate for data security, he also serves as the Data Protection Officer for ...

Steve Shaw

Vice President of Marketing

Steve Shaw excited to be leading Sierra Monitor Corporation's marketing efforts as the Vice President of Marketing. As an advocate for data security, he also serves as the Data Protection Officer for the company. With over 20 years' experience in B2B marketing in networking and wireless companies, Steve sees the power and opportunity in SMC’s products to protect and connect the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Prior to SMC, Steve was the Vice President of Marketing for Accuris Networks, a Dublin-based SaaS provider to the mobile/wireless industry. He has held various marketing, business development and strategy roles with technology companies during his career in Silicon Valley. A passionate marketer, Steve is a frequent speaker, blogger and thought-leader who holds a B.S. in Computer Science from USC.

Mike Nugent

Mike Nugent

Director of Sales and Marketing, Flame & Gas Detection

Mike Nugent is a sales and marketing leader with broad industry, channel management, and international experience. Prior to joining Sierra Monitor, h served as Vice President of North American Sa...

Mike Nugent

Director of Sales and Marketing, Flame & Gas Detection

Mike Nugent is a sales and marketing leader with broad industry, channel management, and international experience. Prior to joining Sierra Monitor, h served as Vice President of North American Sales for Emerson's Rosemount Analytical business unit – including its Flame and Gas Detection portfolio. Mike holds a BSEE from Boston University and an MBA from University of Scranton.

Gordon R. Arnold

Gordon R. Arnold

Chairman

Gordon R. 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 Financ...

Gordon R. Arnold

Chairman

Gordon R. 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 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 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 (MCAA).

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Chief EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jeff Brown is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of success across a number of companies and industries. He is skilled in Go-to-market Strategy, Mobile Applications, Ma...

Jeff Brown

Chief EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jeff Brown is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of success across a number of companies and industries. He is skilled in Go-to-market Strategy, Mobile Applications, Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), IOT, Mergers & Acquisitions and eHealth. He is a strong business development professional with experience in network, software and client businesses.

C. Richard Kramlich

C. Richard Kramlich

Director

C. Richard Kramlich has been a Director of the Company since 1980. Mr. Kramlich, who has more than thirty five years of venture capital experience co-founded New Enterprise Associates, a venture capit...

C. Richard Kramlich

Director

C. Richard Kramlich has been a Director of the Company since 1980. Mr. Kramlich, who has more than thirty five years of venture capital experience co-founded New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm. Mr. Kramlich's board memberships have included Fabric7 Systems Inc., Financial Engines Inc., Force10 Networks, Foveon Inc., Informative Inc., IP Unity, KDR Electronics, Nexthop Technologies Inc., Tabula Inc., Visual Edge Technology Inc., Xoom Corporation and Zhone Technologies Inc. and a number of other privately owned companies. Mr. Kramlich received a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in History from Northwestern University.

Robert C. Marshall

Robert C. Marshall

Director

Robert C. Marshall has been a Director of the Company since 1998. Since 1997, Mr. Marshall has been the Managing General Partner of Selby Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Marshall has ser...

Robert C. Marshall

Director

Robert C. Marshall has been a Director of the Company since 1998. Since 1997, Mr. Marshall has been the Managing General Partner of Selby Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Marshall has served on the boards of Bay Microsystems Inc., OnSite Systems Inc., Triformix Inc. and Visage Mobile, Inc. Mr. Marshall received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Heald Engineering and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

James D. Norrod

James D. Norrod

Director

James D. Norrod, also known as Jim, served since 2014 as President and CEO of Zhone Technologies successfully merging the company into DASAN Zhone Solutions where he served as Co-Chief Executive Offic...

James D. Norrod

Director

James D. Norrod, also known as Jim, served since 2014 as President and CEO of Zhone Technologies successfully merging the company into DASAN Zhone Solutions where he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until 2017. Jim started his career with IBM where he managed the General Motors account for more than 10 years. A visionary executive, he served as CEO of a number of technology companies successfully creating shareholder value through organic growth and strategic merger and acquisition activity.  Mr. Norrod holds a BS in Economics from Oakland University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Detroit.

Ross DeMont

Ross DeMont

Director

Ross DeMont has been the Director of Research of the Rainin Group, Inc., a family office responsible for the investments of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, since September 2016.  Previously, Mr. D...

Ross DeMont

Director

Ross DeMont has been the Director of Research of the Rainin Group, Inc., a family office responsible for the investments of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, since September 2016.  Previously, Mr. DeMont was a Managing Member and Portfolio Manager of Midwood Capital Management, a private investment partnership making concentrated investments in public companies.  Before this role Mr. DeMont was an Associate at Igoe Capital Partners, a hybrid public/private equity investment firm with a primary focus on the small and micro-cap sectors.  Mr. DeMont also worked at Presidio strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions and JP Morgan with a focus on Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Desalitech, a private venture backed company selling into the industrial water treatment industry.  Mr. DeMont graduated from Connecticut College with an BA in both Economics and Government and earned an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  

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