President and CEO
Dustin Beebe, P.E. began his career with ProSys as an Associate Engineer in 1996. After serving as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for eight years, Dustin accepted the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2009.
As President and CEO, Dustin guides the operations of the company by setting and communicating ProSys’ vision of maximizing the customer’s control system. He ensures that each department is committed to providing innovative services and software to solve our customers’ ever-increasing challenges. Dustin believes that continuously advancing technology is the key to providing value to customers.
In addition to his executive duties, Dustin continues to directly serve customers by using his experience and expertise on alarm management and advanced control by assisting them in dealing with complex unit operating problems.
Dustin holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned his Professional Engineer designation in 2001 and was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers in 2017.
Corporate Treasurer and CFO
As Corporate Treasurer and co-owner of ProSys, Diana Beebe is responsible for the administrative and accounting operations of the company and oversees the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations.
Prior to joining ProSys, Diana worked as the Manager of Financial Systems at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. During her time at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Diana managed the analysis, development and implementation of Enterprise Resource System solutions that interface with multiple financial and external systems.
Diana earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting Information Systems from the University of Arkansas.
Director of Sales, Marketing and Recruiting
With a background in accounting and business management, Katherine Persac joined ProSys as Accounting and Office Manager in 1996. She then accepted the position of Secretary/Treasurer in 1999. Kathy currently fulfills the roles of Director of Sales, Marketing and Recruiting, as well as Corporate Secretary, and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Kathy strives to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our services and software. She is responsible for the review of contracts, including sales proposals. She communicates with clients regarding prospective, existing and completed projects and oversees the sales, marketing and recruiting staff. Kathy enjoys meeting new customers and potential employees at trade shows, conferences and career fairs.
Kathy is involved with the International Society of Automation (ISA), currently serving in an international capacity as the Director of the Management Division for ISA, and for the local Baton Rouge Section as Marketing Chair and webmaster. She is also a member of the ISA 101 committee and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA).
Business Development Manager
Steve Ferrer began his career with ProSys in 2010. Prior to joining ProSys, he served as a consultant to many industrial manufacturing sites along the Gulf Coast from Brownsville, Texas to Panama City, Florida for over 23 years.
As Business Development Manager, Steve is responsible for building relationships with prospects, as well as engaging and developing ProSys’ current customers. In addition, he has been the driving force to develop and publish technical papers and presentations for national conferences such as ISA, AIChE, GCPS and many others.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Senior Account Manager
Michael Barrett serves as ProSys Senior Account Manager. He started in 2013 with over 40 years of experience in Process Automation. His prior positions include Systems Analyst, Account Manager, Regional Sales Manager, District Process Leader and Owner of a Sales representative firm. Michael focuses primarily on emerging technologies that have resulted in a step change in the user’s experience in automation.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.From primary measurement to DCS and Advanced Control, Michael has consistently delivered value added perspective to meeting the needs of operating companies with a customer first attitude. Recognizing new technologies and blending them with proven engineering practices is a valuable asset that Michael brings to his role at ProSys.
Engineering Services Manager
Karelys Harleaux joined ProSys as an Associate Engineer in 2002. Prior to assuming her current role of Engineering Services Manager, she served as Human-Machine Interface Manager until 2007.
Karelys maximizes the performance of ProSys’ engineers in order to satisfy our customers’ needs and expectations. She and her staff maintain an organized service schedule so that ProSys is able to ensure customers that their projects will be completed on time and within budget.
Karelys earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2002.
After serving as both Senior Developer and Lead Developer since his hire in 2007, Jason Borne accepted the position of Development Manager in 2009. With the support of his team, Jason strives to provide innovative, intelligent designs which solve customers’ complex process control problems, specifically geared towards maximizing plant performance and increasing customer efficiency.
Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
David Solberg joined ProSys as an Associate Engineer in February of 2005. After serving as an Associate Engineer and Lead Engineer in our Baton Rouge office, David moved to our German office to serve as a Lead Engineer and then Engineering Manager. He accepted the position of Product Manager in April, 2017. As Product Manager, David makes sure new features that benefit our customers are regularly added to our software products.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa and a master’s in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE) and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
As the Marketing Manager, Keith Duncan joins ProSys with extensive experience in print and digital marketing through media production, online analyst expertise and internet technology development. With a background in Plant Engineering, Keith is a natural fit and has over 30 years’ experience to add to our diversified team.
As a marketing consultant for the past two decades, Keith brings a passion to developing the brand and exposure for ProSys. In addition to marketing, Keith is a graphic designer, video producer and enjoys the challenge of bringing a project from concept to full completion.