Who We Are

Neal Systems provides solutions to make industrial plants and products more safe, reliable, and efficient. Our solutions include products that measure and control process variables, that record and display data, that network industrial systems, and that protect plant personnel and equipment.

In addition to providing solutions and systems, we also are representatives and distributors for many vendors. Our territory hits all the major states in the mid-Atlantic region – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland, parts of Virginia and Washington, DC. For some of our vendors we even distribute nationwide.

Keep reading to learn more about the people at Neal Systems who are dedicated to serve you and the Neal Systems story.

Management Teams

NSI’s success is built on the people who work here. Below are the people who will help you and work with you, from quote to product delivery.

Customer Management

Laura Kane Laura Kane Office Manager / Customer Service / Sales Support "Sarge," who keeps things organized & running smoothly.
Katherine Pendrak Katherine Pendrak Services Administrator
Andra Cook Andra Cook Foxboro Account Manager
courtney-shallenberger Courtney Shallenberger Foxboro Customer Support
Michelle Koren Michelle Koren Accounting Support
Gina Madden Customer Support
Jan Kistner General Finance The numbers cruncher par excellence
Karen Neily Karen Neiley Services & Support A stalwart at NSI for over 13 years
Bonnie Bonner Shipping & Receiving This lady really delivers
Pam Neal Pam Neal Administrator
Lisa Coles Administrator

Applications Engineering

John Lamp John Lamp Lead, Applications Engineering Experience: 9 years in testing, instrumentation, & process industry Education: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UVA Previously With: UVA, ARCCA
dexter Vilar Dexter Vilar Application Engineer Experience: 22 years in instrumentation, controls, & data acquisition Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Penn State U. Previously With: Leeds & Northrup, Honeywell, & Siemens
Christy Jose Christy Jose Application Engineer Experience: 2 years in project estimation for control systems Education: B.S. in electronics & communication from Karunya Univeristy. Previously With: Telinstra

Sales Management

Serving Together Eastern PA & NW NJ

Shane Filer Shane Filer V.P. of Sales & Marketing Experience: 20 years in instrumentation, data acquisition, & systems Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Grove City College Previously With: Leeds & Northrup, Honeywell
Frank Buchy Frank Buchy Territory Manager for eastern PA & northwest NJ Experience: 38 years in instrumentation. Education: B.S. in Commerce & Engineering, Drexel University. Previously With: Fischer & Porter, Honeywell, Endress & Hauser
Nelson-May Nelson May Territory Manager for eastern PA & northwest NJ Experience: 14 years in automation & instrumentation Education: B.S. in electronics engineering technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology Previously With: FLSmidth
Cindy Starr Stewart Cindy Starr Stewart Territory Manager for western PA, WV & western NY Experience: 20 years in physics, other sciences, and education Education: B.S. in Applied Physics, Grove City College; M.S. in Science Education, Clarion University Previously With: Slippery Rock University


Serving Together Philly Metro, Southern NJ, & DE

Together Serving NE NJ & SE New York

Ken Taylor Ken Taylor Territory Manager for Philly Metro, southern NJ, & DE Experience: 27 years in process control & instrumentation. Education: A.S. in Mechanical Technology, Williamson Trade School; A.S. in Business, Ursinus College Previously With: Leeds & Northrup
James Regar James Regar Territory Manager for Philly Metro, southern NJ, & DE Experience: 5 years in U.S. Navy nuclear engineering Education: B.S. in Physics & B.A. in Mathematics, Duquesne University Previously With: United States Navy
Wayne Martin Wayne Martin Territory Manager for NE NJ & SE New York Experience: 20 experience in systems integration, process control, instrumentation & SCADA design Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, Fairmont State University Previously With: Woodard & Curran, Wayne Martin Enterprise
Walter Freeman Walter Freeman Territory Manager for NE NJ & SE New York Experience: 30 years in instrumentation, gas detection, valves, & data acquisition Education: New Jersey Institute of Technology Previously With: GSI Automation

Together serving MD, VA & DC

Chris Fulton Chris Fulton Territory Manager for MD & VA Experience: 5 years in U.S. Navy aviation Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech Previously With: United States Navy
Chris-Mooney Chris Mooney Territory Manager for MD & VA Experience: 16 years in controls & instrumentation Education: B.S. in Marketing, University of Maryland Previously With: U.S. Air Force, Eurotherm
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Water & Wastewater / Business Development Manager Experience: 45 years in instrumentation, networking, wireless, & data acquisition Education: HNC in Electrical Engineering, U.K. Previously With: Eurotherm
Richard Kane Richard Kane Marketing Director Experience: 35 years in government management, processes, & procedures & digital command & control. Education: M.A in Clinical Psychology, Clark University Previously With: U.S. Army, Computer Sciences Corporation

Solutions Management: Systems, Services, Installation & Calibration

Stephen Arnold V.P. of Solutions Experience: 22 years in control systems integration, especially PID, SCADA, & PLC Education: M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, University of Southampton, U.K. Previously With: Invensys
Mark Reich Director of Engineering Experience: 30 years in process industry & instrumentation Education: MBA, Bloomsburg U.; M.Ed., Penn State U. Previously With: Avanceon, American Home Products, Alfa Laval
joe-finnin Joe Finnin Senior Project Engineer Experience: 25 years in embedded systems, hardware & software design & implementation/testing Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, Drexel University Previously With: Schramm, Inc.
Jim Dickert Solutions Engineer Experience: 27 years in control system design, assembly, documentation, & technical support Education: A.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bucks County Community College Previously With: H2O Solutions, Environmental Systems & Equipment Service
Bill Carlson Solutions Engineer Experience: 32 years in packaging, pharmaceutical production, water, wastewater, and environmental remediation. Education: B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology Previously With: Private contractor
Cass Janoski Service Engineer Experience: 30 years in instrumentation, measurement, & control Education: Mechanical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology Previously With: ESC
Paul Schilling Paul Schilling Solutions Engineer Experience: 32 years in control system design and integration Education: B.S. in Marine Science, Southampton College Previously With: Preferred Instruments, Tenth Street Design, Cleveland Controls, SUNY
Dave Fairlie Calibration & Panel Building Experience: 32 years in panel building & on-site calibration & installation Education: Journeyman in instrumentation Previously With: Wright-Cal Instrumentation, private contractor

Company President

Dave Neal Dave Neal President Experience: In instrumentation, control systems, panel building, & hazardous area products Education: HNC in Electrical Engineering, U.K. Previously With: Eurotherm

The Neal Systems Story

Founded in 1986 by David Neal, NSI began as a company of one individual built on twenty-four years’ experience in the instrumentation industry. Serving exclusively at first as a manufacturer’s representative, NSI expanded its distribution throughout the United States and into Canada and South America. Earning a reputation for quick product delivery and outstanding service, NSI established a warehousing capability for its commonly used products, which enabled NSI to provide rapid product solutions both to routine and emergency customer requirements 24/7. Over the years, NSI evolved from being a product provider to become a solutions provider as well through its product integration capability. More recently, NSI formed its service group, which provides field services – such as calibration and both routine and emergency maintenance and repair – for products and systems installed by both NSI and others. NSI’s team of 34 dedicated employees today provides a full range of products, product integration, and field services spanning instrumentation, control and data acquisition systems, wireless networks, industrial Ethernet networking technology, and security systems to meet customer application needs across a broad range of industries in the mid-Atlantic and northeast. Neal Systems has regularly placed among its vendors’ top five for sales representation.

Recent Awards from Our Manufacturers

  • Dräger Fire & Gas Systems Director’s Club, 2016
  • Top Eurotherm Distributor / Partner in North America, 2015
  • Dräger Fire & Gas Systems Director’s Club, 2015
  • Dräger Fire & Gas Systems Director’s Club, 2014
  • MTL, Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Achievement as an MTL 10X-ER, 2013
  • Dräger Fire & Gas Systems Director’s Club, 2012
  • Eurotherm Million Dollar Club, FY 2012
  • Eurotherm Million Dollar Club, FY 2011
  • Invensys Operations Management, North America Channel Sales, for Outstanding Achievement Exceeding M&I Portfolio Annual Sales Plan, FY 11/12
  • Metrix Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding Performance, for Largest Revenue Growth, 2011
  • Dräger Fire & Gas Systems Director’s Club, 2010
  • Eurotherm Award of Continuous Excellence, FY 2010


  • Measurement & Control Automation Association
  • International Society of Automation
  • New Jersey Water Environment Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • Global System Integrator Database
  • Thomasnet
In Memory of Alan Lake 25 Years of Service