The Leadership Team

Tasked with leading one of the fastest growing technology companies in Canada, our extraordinary
leadership team fosters an environment of innovation and performance excellence.

President

Melissa Hammerle
President

Melissa Hammerle

PRESIDENT

Melissa Hammerle brings experience driving growth, customer retention, and innovation through leadership roles in general management, product, marketing, sales, customer success and the Fortive Business System (FBS) to her role as President of Intelex Technologies. Melissa joined Intelex from Accruent, where, as the Commercial President, she and her team built new sales and marketing growth engines to sustainably deliver software bookings. Previously, she led the team that created Fluke’s first Internet of Things business to serve customer maintenance workflows, accelerated strategic initiatives across Fortive as the FBS Director of Growth, and delivered strong revenue and employee engagement as the VP & GM of Fluke Calibration. Prior to joining Fortive, Melissa served as a Captain in the US Army, where she led a company in Iraq.


Executives

Brian Ice
Chief Product & Engineering Officer

Brian Ice

Chief Product & Engineering Officer

Brian Ice is our Chief Product & Engineering Officer at Intelex. In this role, he is responsible for all facets of Intelex’s product initiatives, including leading our product management, engineering, and cloud operations teams to dream up, develop, and deliver products and solutions that solve our customers' pain points. Prior to joining Intelex, Brian was the general manager for the Mainstream Solutions product line at Tektronix. During his career, Brian has worked in leadership roles across EHSQ, test & measurement, cloud/IT services and military/government sectors with much of his time in software-centric marketing, engineering and business leadership roles. Prior to joining Tektronix, Brian was the senior director of Product Management at ANCILE, which has a global software product portfolio that serves over 4,400 customers – including half of the Fortune 100 - and 19 million users. Brian holds a BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, watching/playing sports, reading and traveling internationally.

Shannon Karl
Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Karl

Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Karl is Intelex’s Chief Marketing officer. She is a results-driven B2B marketing and communications executive with more than 25 years of experience developing and executing strategic marketing and communications plans that exceed targets. Shannon joined Intelex from SAP, where she was Vice President of Industry Marketing, and built SAP’s first Global Integrated Demand Team dedicated to supporting Enterprise and Mid-Market sectors. Prior to that role, Shannon led SAP Applications marketing for North America, led North America marketing for NGA Human Resources, and held various global and regional marketing leadership roles at IBM and PwC Consulting. Her diverse career has also included editorial, marketing, and public relations roles in both consumer electronics and publishing industries.


Amar Arekapudi
Chief Customer Officer

Amar Arekapudi

Chief Customer Officer

Amar has built a career transforming businesses with a customer-focused approach, a drive to improve processes and strategic team building for both the long- and short-term.

Before joining Intelex, Amar worked at the General Electric Company (GE) in various sales, marketing, operations and customer success / services functions. He spent the majority of that time in software, building GE Digital’s Global Services and Customer Success teams and working with customers to deliver GE’s software and consulting services to improve their adoption and ROI.

Amar lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two kids. He has both a BSBA and BSIM from Washington University in St. Louis as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Operational Leadership

Bryden Waggott
VP, Solution Management

Bryden Waggott

VP, Solution Management

Bryden is our Vice President of Solution Management where he oversees the design and creation of Intelex’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality applications. As part of the product organization Bryden contributes to the overall product vision and strategy though a strong connection with the EHSQ market. Bryden has been with Intelex for over 15 years and started out in our sales department as an Account Manager. Throughout his career here he has played a vital role in the business development and product strategy of the company. Bryden’s expertise spans the full breadth of the Intelex platform, solutions and developing deep understanding of ever-evolving customer needs. When Bryden isn’t in the office, you’ll catch him hanging off a cliff face in a vain attempt to send his sick project.

Amanda Nastoupil
Head of HR Business Partners

Amanda Nastoupil

Head of HR Business Partners

Amanda is the Head of HR Business Partners at Intelex. Amanda brings 10 years of human resources experience, most recently specializing in Talent Development and Inclusion and Diversity. At her previous company and a Fortive Operating Company, Accruent, Amanda was integral in developing their companywide culture strategy working closely with the senior leadership team. Amanda has been recognized for her I&D efforts by Fortive and brings her focus into this role. Amanda serves as a strategic business partner to the Intelex senior leadership focused on a transformational talent agenda, designed to recruit, develop and retain talent. Amanda works closely with the HR shared services organization and the executive team to help shape our growth strategy and focus on retaining & growing our people. Amanda received her BA in Criminal Justice from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and recently received her Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. She is a proud native Texan, based in Houston with her husband, Brandon, stepson Alex, and fur family member, Duke. When she’s not working, Amanda loves to travel, take Peloton cycling classes, read, and spend time with family and friends.

Craig Carney
Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas

Craig Carney

Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas

Craig serves as Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas and is responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution. Craig is passionate about helping his team to understand customer needs and translating them into meaningful solutions that solve critical problems, ensure compliance, reduce risk and improve performance. Prior to Intelex, Craig served in senior leadership roles across multiple technology companies, including Khoros and Microsoft, where he focused on organizational transformation, revenue growth, and delivering business value to customers.


Ahsan Ali
Vice President, Finance

Ahsan Ali

Vice President, Finance

Ahsan Ali, Vice President, Finance, joined Intelex in November 2021 with a wealth of financial experience and expertise from almost 10 years of various leadership roles at Fortive. Most recently, Ahsan lead the finance department at Setra Systems (a Fortive Company headquartered out of Massachusetts, USA) and helped navigate the company through the various challenges presented by the pandemic with minimum disruption to both US and China operations as the company grew to record levels. Through Fortive Business Solutions (FBS), Ahsan was able to drive continued improvements across the finance teams ensuring efficient processes and sound controls to deliver strong results. Prior to joining Fortive, Ahsan has spent 8 years in public accounting with KPMG with a focus on manufacturing and technology companies, as well as a short stint within the wireless division at BCE. Ahsan holds a BAS-Accounting degree from York University, Toronto and is a CPA from Ontario. In his spare time, Ahsan enjoys hiking, travel, and various sports.


Intelex is an operating company within
Fortive's Environmental Health & Safety segment.

Justin McElhattan
Fortive Group President, Environmental Health and Safety

Justin McElhattan

Fortive Group President, Environmental Health and Safety

Justin McElhattan is Group President, Fortive. Justin joined Fortive in connection with Fortive’s acquisition of Industrial Scientific Corporation (ISC) in 2017, where he has served as President since 2007. As President of ISC, he led the growth and profitability of Fortive’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) businesses with the acquisitions of Intelex, SAFER Systems and ehsAI, and the expansion of ISC’s iNet offerings to promote the safety of both customers and the community. As Group President, Mr. McElhattan drives the results, innovation and growth of Fortive's EHS businesses. Justin became President of Industrial Scientific and its subsidiaries in 2010. In this role, he was responsible for leading the company strategically toward achieving its mission of preserving human life on, above and below the earth. Justin's career at Industrial Scientific began in 1998 as Manager of Commercial Systems. Since then, he has held various positions within the company, including Field Sales Manager, North America; Vice President, Operations; and President & Chief Operating Officer. Prior to working at Industrial Scientific, Justin served as a Water/Wastewater Sales & Support Specialist for Sheridan Safety (Dayton, Ohio) and as Field Sales Representative for SAFECO with a territory in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Justin earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. He also holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

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