Leadership

Ken Nolen

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Nolen began his career with Process Equipment in 1989.  Prior to starting at Process Equipment, Ken worked for Vulcan Materials Company Chattanooga Division as a quality control engineer and APAC Sarasota Inc. as a project engineer and General Division Superintendent for various major road construction projects in South Florida. From 1989 until 2007, he held various positions within Process Equipment including: estimator, project manager, account technical sales, regional sales manager, and VP of sales and marketing. 

He was named President of Process Equipment in 2008. For the next 7 years, he led the company through our expansion into new service and production areas, focusing on continued excellence, success, and customer satisfaction while integrating our company values into every decision.

In 2015, Ken became the Chief Executive Officer of ProcessBarron. He continues to use his extensive knowledge of engineering design, material testing, and equipment operation to lead our company with honesty, excellence, and reliability. 

Ken received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama. 


Tim Iori

President & Chief Operating Officer

Tim Iori joined ProcessBarron as our Chief Operating Officer in 2020.  He was promoted to President in 2022. Tim has many years of expertise in global business operations, integration, cultural change management, product line strategies, and global growth strategy. Tim started his career at GE in the Operations Management Leadership Program. After graduating from this program, Tim served in operations, quality control, engineering, and plant and general management roles across the globe.

His technical and business background enables him to effectively align ProcessBarron’s operations with our goals, culture, and vision. 

Tim received a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.


Ken Buttery

Chief Revenue Officer

Ken Buttery is ProcessBarron’s Chief Revenue Officer. Ken has proficiency in mechanical and electrical engineering and extensive knowledge of industrial manufacturing and field services. Prior to his role at ProcessBarron, Ken worked for GE in several field services and management areas, including as an engineer, sales manager, sales director, sales general manager – Americas and commercial executive. His unique engineering, sales leadership and business intelligence experience enables significant process improvements in the commercial organization at ProcessBarron.

Ken is also a member of the Forbes Business Development Council. 

Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Power Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy.


Drew Carter

Chief Financial Officer

Drew Carter is ProcessBarron’s Chief Financial Officer and has been a member of the team since 2019. Prior to joining ProcessBarron, Drew worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking division of Wells Fargo Securities.

Drew brings a diversity of experience from across the industrial space to the ProcessBarron team.

His career has spanned from nuclear to petrochemical manufacturing environments and subsequently into industrials-focused Mergers and Acquisitions advisory. His technical, financial, and business expertise has led ProcessBarron into a period of process improvement, business intelligence, and profitable growth.

Drew received a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.