Vice President of Global Human Resources, of Hanna Instruments
“Truly, The Dynamic Duo”
Darcy Simonis joined Hanna USA in January 2020 and brought a wealth of sales leadership skills and proven processes. By right-sizing the business, putting people in the right roles, and creating a regional team structure, Hanna USA has over-drove its budget for 11 consecutive months. Since Angela Iacuele joined the corporate Hanna team as Vice President of Global Human Resources in October of 2020, both have been instrumental in promoting the “One Hanna” initiative which is made up of three pillars - Transparency, Empowerment, and Tools & Resources. Darcy and Angela use diverse recruitment processes to encourage mentor and career development programs that promote personal and professional growth. Both also participate in various network events with like-minded leaders locally and internationally to share best practices and bring new ideas to the business.
Working with many different cultures has taught both of these pioneering leaders how to communicate best in different regions, and leverage local and corporate strengths to ensure that best practices are shared across the globe. As each culture has its unique style, their extensive global experience has ensured their messages are being heard and understood, helping to enhance the company’s productivity and drive towards Hanna’s aggressive growth targets.
Established in 1978, Hanna has a history of developing innovative products that make analytical measurements easier to perform at an affordable price. Many innovations, starting with the pH meter introduced by Hanna, are now the norm for the instrumentation industry. Hanna has grown to be a worldwide leader in the development of electro-analytical instrumentation. The development of novel instrumentation for customers that would not have normally used instrumentation has led to the company's success. Although Hanna plays in many industries including Aquarium, Education, Environmental, and Industrial, the two segments of focus are Food & Beverage and Agriculture.
As the population grows to 9B+ people, we strive to create solutions that help our customers feed the world,” says Darcy. “Our newest innovation to be launched in Q3 is our GroLine AGS (Automated Grow System) Fertigator that will aid in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) sector by providing fully automated nutrient injection and pH adjustment. As many farmers pivot to indoor, vertical, and CEA to increase yields, this system is a perfect marriage between cultivation, automation, and precision.
As members of the newly formed executive team, Darcy and Angela have been instrumental in driving the global transformation of “One Hanna,” which signifies a transparent culture that empowers all employees to play an active role in promoting high performance cross-collaboration. While always striving to promote a “Growth Culture,” it is important to learn from past mistakes and to continously improve. With the right people in the right roles, focusing on the right things, we will continue to drive the business forward, adds Angela. IE
Vice President of Global Human Resources
Hanna Instruments, a world leading manufacturer of analytical instrumentation, has a network of over 60 subsidiaries in 43 countries worldwide, and offers over 3,000 products to its customers. Hanna is headquartered in Woonsocket, RI.