Management Team

The Nova Metrix management team provides expertise in the areas of Finance, Operations, Engineering/Development and Marketing to its subsidiary organizations. Management has a proven track record and years of experience in providing strategic vision and leadership to organizations in a number of industries.


Jim BarbooklesChairman and CEO

Before joining, Mr. Barbookles was a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies and previously served as President and CEO of a major US water analysis instrumentation manufacturer. His past responsibilities also included positions in manufacturing and operations with United Technologies, American Optical, Cambridge Instruments and Thermo Electron. He graduated from Buffalo State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an MBA.

Jeffrey CohenPresident

Prior to joining Nova Metrix, Mr. Cohen served in various executive roles at a number of publically-traded companies including Larson Davis and Harvard Bioscience – a leading molecular biology manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation and consumables. Mr. Cohen also has experience in the acoustic and vibration industry, holding a number of Operations and Management positions in this field. Mr. Cohen received an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Elizabeth Brookman Division Controller

Before joining Nova, Ms. Brookman served in various accounting and finance capacities for a number of domestic and international manufacturing organizations, including both private and public entities. Most recently, Ms. Brookman served as Vice President of Finance, for Ametek MRO, a division of Ametek, a publicly-traded global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with its headquarters in the United States and over 220 manufacturing sites worldwide. Ms. Brookman holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University and is certified by The Institute of Management Accountants as a Certified Management Accountant.


Portfolio Synopsis

Formed in 2009, Nova Metrix has emerged as a leading provider of precision geotechnical instruments, sensors and monitoring products for the structural health and infrastructure markets through the acquisition of industry-leading businesses, Nova Metrix delivers highly-respected brands that provide a breath of technologies to a wide range of end users.

Major Market Segments:

  • Structural Health, Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure Markets

Leading Providers of Geo-Technical Sensor and Monitoring Products

  • Vibrating Wire and Fiber Optic Sensors
  • MEM's based Sensors
  • Raman and Brillouin Detection
  • Web based monitoring solutions


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