Eric Kirleis, Chief Operations Officer of Arkenets
Career Graph: His career has spanned leading sales and marketing groups to recently heading two process control companies as CEO. In 2009, Eric joined Gefran SpA as Managing Director for their North American subsidiary. During his tenure he doubled the revenue and created sustained profits for the subsidiary. In 2016, Eric joined the Scully Signal Company as CEO where he led a turnaround and transitioned the business to a 3rd generation family member. Early in his career, Eric lead sales efforts for the air quality Instrument group for Thermo Electron and was head of NA Market operations for the process analytical group of Mettler-Toledo.
Skill Radar: Coming up with viable solutions in a constrained environment
Degree: Bachelor’s in International Business from State University of New York – Plattsburgh
Master of Arts in History of Science from Harvard University
Master of Business Administration from Cornell University
Favorite Pastime: He loves learning new things and running the streets of Boston. When not in Boston, he can be found in Western Maine – skiing, hiking, and fishing with his wife and four children.
Favorite Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!