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CECO Environmental Leadership Team

CECO LEADERSHIP

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Todd Gleason

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Gleason is Chief Executive Officer and a board member of CECO Environmental, a global leader in air quality and fluid handling.  In this role, Todd drives the strategic vision of the company and aligns the organization for optimal value creation. 

Gleason joined CECO in July 2020, from Scientific Analytics a private equity-backed, predicative analytics technologies and services company, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board since 2015.  

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Prior to joining Scientific Analytics, Gleason served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer at Pentair (NYSE-PNR), a global water treatment company.  While at Pentair, Gleason was a board member of Faradyne Motors – a joint venture between Pentair and Xylem.  Gleason held a number of senior leadership positions earlier in his career at leading diversified industrial companies including Trane Technologies and Honeywell International.

Gleason holds a master’s degree in management in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.  Gleason has his Six Sigma Black Belt and has completed numerous process improvement programs in LEAN Enterprise.  

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Matt Eckl

Chief Financial Officer

Matt was named Chief Financial Officer of CECO Environmental® in Jan. 2017 and leads all aspect of the company’s finance functions.

Matt brings to CECO a deep background in Finance leadership with complex multi-national public companies. As VP of Finance for Gardner Denver’s $1B Energy segment, he played a pivotal leadership role in the 2012 take-private transaction by KKR. He and the team were credited with growing...

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... GD’s global aftermarket business +15% annually over 3 years. Matt led several significant acquisitions and oversaw investments in new product sales for the Pressure Pumping business that generated a 60% increase in revenue. He was instrumental in preparing the GD IPO readiness activities, ensuring processes and controls were in place to support SOX 404 and a successful IPO.

Matt began his career at GE within the Information Management Leadership Program and Corporate Audit Staff. He grew through the ranks gaining expertise in financial and business controls, business leadership for growth and profitability, M&A due diligence, post-acquisition ERP/Shared Service center integration, and complex transactions. He joined Gardner Denver after holding several senior finance positions at GE Water.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University and is a LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Paul Gohr

Chief Accounting Officer

As Chief Accounting Officer of CECO Environmental®, Paul oversees all aspects of the global accounting function and manages compliance with SOX standards, SEC reporting and tax. Paul joined CECO as the Vice President of Financial Reporting until being named to his current role.

Previously with global public accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP, Paul led audit services for mid-market consumer and manufacturing industrial clients across...
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... aerospace, automotive, construction and other niche markets. Heading up audits for both private and public companies, he is credited with managing complex audits for multi-national, highly acquisitive organizations, SOX testing teams and other related services in North America and EMEA.

Paul holds Bachelor of Science in Business, Accountancy degree and a Master of Accountancy degree from Miami University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Chasity Henry

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Chasity is a key member of CECO’s senior leadership team serving as Corporate Secretary while overseeing all aspects of the legal department. Her main focus is to align with the growth objectives of the company, and to lead the corporate governance and business simplification efforts that enable the company’s corporate strategy and execution. 

Previously, Chasity was an Assistant General Counsel at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the company’s Dallas World Headquarters. She was the lead attorney globally for strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. In addition, Chasity assisted with corporate governance and led strategic and operational initiatives.

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Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Chasity was Corporate Counsel at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, where she provided legal guidance to the company’s integral business functions. Chasity also managed company transactions, including commercial contracts, intellectual property, acquisitions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.

Before joining the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Chasity was Senior Counsel at Vizient, Inc. (f/k/a Novation, LLC), where she lead commercial transactions, maintained responsibility for the compliance program, and provided direct legal support to the company’s head of human resources.

Chasity began her career at the corporate law firm of Vinson & Elkins, LLP, where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, securities offerings, and corporate governance.

Chasity holds a juris doctor from The University of Texas School of Law and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

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Martin Pranger

Chief Technology Officer

As CECO Environmental’s Chief Technology Officer, Martin leads the innovation efforts across the company. He is tasked with ensuring that CECO’s solutions portfolio continues to provide leading technology that helps industrials address their air pollution, regulatory compliance and fluid handling challenges. 

Martin leads with an entrepreneurial mindset and previously held the role of Energy Segment President at CECO. 

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He has a track record of developing and commercializing new technology for the benefit of customers and new sources of growth. He founded Aarding Thermal Acoustics BV in 2001 and led a complete Management Buy-out in 2007. Aarding was acquired by CECO Environmental in 2013 bringing Martin and his team to CECO. He and his team’s ability to build long term profitable relationships with key OEM’s has been foundational to Aarding’s growth since the acquisition.

Martin earned a bachelor’s degree (Mechanical Engineering) Polytechnical University Zwolle which was followed by several management courses: TSM Business School (Management for young engineers), and Mergers and Acquisitions at Nyenrode Business University.

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Chris Tsourides

President, Industrial Air and Fluid Solutions

As President of Industrial Air and Fluid Solutions for CECO Environmental®, Chris Tsourides oversees all aspects of the Industrial Air and Fluid Solutions business to provide safe, clean, and more efficient air quality and fluid solutions for the industrials markets.

Prior to joining CECO, Mr. Tsourides served as Senior Business Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he held global P&L responsibility for the Life Sciences Cell Culture, General Labware, Filtration, and...

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... Sample Storage businesses and is credited with delivering record organic growth in 2017 by focusing on consumer genomic testing, biorepositories, and e-commerce initiatives. Previously, Mr. Tsourides held positions of progressive responsibility with 3M Corporation, most recently as Americas Sales Leader of the Display Materials and Systems Division, where he integrated three selling teams into one focused on key, target, channel, and territory sales for a $2.2B. Prior to that role, Mr. Tsourides was Global Director of Marketing for 3M Purification where he launched more than 10 market-driven new product introductions focused on the filtration, separation, and purification of fluids in the semiconductor, chemical processing, and display manufacturing industries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tsourides managed the P&L for 3M Touch Systems which won 2 awards at the Consumer Electronics Show for innovative multi-touch technology.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Applied Science from Worcester State University in Worcester, MA. Additionally, he holds Six Sigma Green Belt certifications in process control and design.

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Pamela Turay

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Pamela leads CECO’s overall human resources activities, with a focus on attracting, developing and engaging top leadership and talent around the world. She guides our high-performance culture that accelerates CECO’s sustainable long-term growth.

Prior to CECO, Pam served as Chief Human Resource Officer for Blucora, where she is credited with integrating a decentralized HR function into a shared service model in conjunction with Blucora’s transformation...

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... from diverse businesses into an integrated services firm. To achieve this transformation, she worked with key business leaders and newly recruited executives on strategy, organizational change, and leadership/talent development. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Development with Jackson Hewitt, Pam led talent management and developed the organization’s strategy for recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best talent. As part of this effort, she is credited with improving HR efficiency and the employee experience by managing and implementing a fully integrated HRIS. The resulting increase in employee morale correlated with an increase in customer satisfaction. Earlier in her career, she held human resource leadership roles at Harry and David, Musician’s Friend, Gibson Guitars, The Brand Consultancy, and Ernst & Young LLC.

Pam holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Marketing from Baldwin-Wallace University. She holds professional certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Consulting Professional (SCP).

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Hila Eyal-Shpigelman

Head of Marketing, Communications and Branding

As head of Marketing, Communications and Branding at CECO Environmental®, Hila oversees all aspects of marketing and communications where she is driving a more strategic approach to marketing with integrated programs that support the promotion and positioning of the company worldwide.

Prior to joining CECO, Hila served as VP Marketing for Worldpay and Chief Marketing Officer for Century Payments, and was the head of the Global Marketing and Communications for Brink's, Incorporated. Most recently Hila took on the role of CMO with startup companies such Blue Star Sports and Modern Message.

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Hila joined CECO in the fall of 2018 to lead the refresh of the CECO company and technology brands and marketing program, as well as serving as the marketing lead for the company’s Energy Solutions business. In early 2020, Hila’s role expanded and she now oversees all of marketing and communications efforts for the company at the corporate level.

An accomplished global marketing executive, Hila brings broad experience and proven success in developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to support business and financial objectives. She contributes a diverse international background from working in strategic and marketing roles throughout her entire career. Known for being results driven, Hila brings strong leadership and strategic direction that is elevating CECO’s voice and brand across customers, investors, employees and other key stakeholders.

Hila holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing from the University of Manchester. She also carries a BA in Business Administration and Information Technologies from the IDC University in Israel.