About Us

Founded in 1986 by David Neal, serving first as a manufacturer’s representative, NSI quickly expanded its distribution throughout the Northeast including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. Establishing warehousing capabilities for commonly used products enabled NSI to provide rapid product solutions for both routine and emergency customer requirements. This earned NSI a reputation for quick product delivery and outstanding service. NSI evolved from being simply a product provider to becoming a total solutions and service provider for plant and process automation.

Management Teams

NSI’s success is built on the people who work here. Our team of dedicated employees provide 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.

Customer Management

Laura Kane Laura Kane Operations Manager Experience: Executive and Administrative Support Education: A.A. from University of Maryland Previously With: U.S. Army "Sarge," who keeps things organized & running smoothly.
Heather Rajan Foxboro Customer Support Experience: 5 years in teaching Education: B.S. in Education from Cairn University Previously With: Holmesburg Christian Academy
Rosa Brothman Service Administrator Experience: Data Analysis & Research Education: B.S. Meteorology Previously With: University of North Dakota
Jan Kistner General Finance Experience: 30+ years administrative experience Previously With: Robert A. Godwin & Associates
Grace D'Ottaviano Shipping & Receiving Experience: Organizational Management Education: Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science Previously With: Jones Apparel Group This lady really delivers!
Pam Neal Pam Neal Administrator
Lisa Dawkins Administrator Office Mom
Karen Neily Karen Neiley Services & Support A stalwart at NSI for over 13 years
Andra Cook Andra Shirley Foxboro Account Manager Experience: 5 years in organizational management & leadership Education: B.A. in Political Science, Houghton College Previously With: Sandy Cove Ministries
helen-batchelor Helen Batchelor Experience: 20 years in Sales Administration Education: B.A. from University of Delaware Previously With: Opto-Systems AKA "Big Helly"

Applications Engineering

John Lamp John Lamp Lead, Applications Engineering and Territory Manager for W NY 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
taylor_kimble Taylor Kimble Applications Specialist / Marketing Coordinator Experience: 4 years in business management Education: Pursuing B.S. in Business
Ed McGinn Ed McGinn Experience: 20 years in valves, fittings and fluid systems components Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Penn State Previously With: Penn Fluid Systems

Sales Management

Together Serving NE NJ & E NY

Shane Filer Shane Filer General Manager & V.P. Sales & Marketing Territory Manager for W PA & WV Experience: 20 years in instrumentation, data acquisition, & systems Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Grove City College Previously With: Leeds & Northrup, Honeywell
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
Wayne Martin Territory Manager for NE NJ & E NY 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 Territory Manager for NE NJ & E NY Experience: 30 years in instrumentation, gas detection, valves, & data acquisition Education: New Jersey Institute of Technology Previously With: GSI Automation


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
Chris Fulton Chris Fulton Territory Manager for MD, VA & DC Experience: 5 years in U.S. Navy aviation Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech Previously With: United States Navy
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 Compliance Coordinator / Marketing Support 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
Rachel Christian Director of Marketing Experience: Communications Education: M.A. Political Science, Ohio University Previously With: U.S. House of Representatives

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 Cass Janoski Senior Field Service Technician Experience: 30 years in instrumentation, measurement, & control Education: Mechanical engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology Previously With: ESC
Paul Schilling Paul Schilling Senior Field Service Technician 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 Senior Field Service Technician Experience: 32 years in panel building & on-site calibration & installation Education: Journeyman in Instrumentation Previously With: Wright-Cal Instrumentation, private contractor
Bill Conway Field Service Engineer Experience: 33 years in process control instrumentation Education: Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, DeVry University Previously With: Arlington County Virginia Water/Wastewater, VA, FLSmidth, Valero Refining, Merck
Brian Weischedel Field Service Technician Experience: Over 30 years in Automation and Process Controls Education: Bloomfield College Previously With: Procedyne Corp

Company President

Dave Neal Dave Neal President Experience: In instrumentation, control systems. Education: HNC in Electrical Engineering, U.K. Previously With: Eurotherm



Recent Awards from Our Manufacturers

  • Draeger Fire & Gas Systems Director’s Club, 2018
  • Schneider Electric Outstanding Achievement in Sales and Telemetry and Remote SCADA
  • Foxboro by Schneider Electric Outstanding Achievement in Sales, 2017
  • 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

Professional Memberships & Listings 

  • Measurement & Control Automation Association
  • International Society of Automation
  • New Jersey Water Environment Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • Global System Integrator Database
  • Thomasnet



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