Meet our Leadership Team

We foster a culture of open dialogue, collaboration, and accountability to create long-term value for our stakeholders, customers, partners, and employees.
Chief Executive Officer

David J. Mansfield

David J. Mansfield has been the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2016 and a director of the Company since January 30, 2017. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Mansfield served as CFO of Compressor Engineering Corp. & CECO Pipeline Services Co., which provides products and services to the gas transmission, midstream, gas processing, and petrochemical industries. In this position, he had overall responsibility for the group’s financial affairs, including the development and execution of turnaround plans and the successful negotiation of a corporate refinancing. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Mansfield served as CFO and as Acting CEO of Pipestream, Inc. a venture capital-owned technology development company providing a suite of products to the oil and gas pipeline industry. In this position, he was a member of the executive team with overall responsibility for directing the financial, accounting and administrative affairs of the company, including IT, HR, insurance, internal control, management, and financial reporting, treasury, tax compliance, investment evaluation, strategic planning, and forecasting.

He also had overall responsibility for commercial, marketing, and business development activities. As Acting CEO his responsibilities included establishing corporate strategies and directing the activities of the company toward the successful technical development and commercialization of its products and services and for the development of a sustainable and profitable business.

From 1992 to 2009, Mr. Mansfield was employed with Bredero Shaw, the world’s largest provider of protective coatings for the oil and gas pipeline industry, most recently as Vice President Strategic Planning. During his tenure with Bredero Shaw, Mr. Mansfield served in numerous roles including Vice President Controller and Commercial General Manager, Europe, Africa & Former Soviet Union. He played a key role in strategy development and merger and acquisition activities as the company grew from annual revenues of $100 million to over $900 million. Mr. Mansfield brings to the Board extensive general management, business development, and merger and acquisition experience in businesses similar to the Company’s and, which in addition to being our CEO, qualifies him as one of our directors.


Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Lewicki

Matthew Lewicki was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial officer on October 2, 2023.  Matt joined PERMA-PIPE in May 2023 as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, with the responsibility of overseeing internal and external financial reporting requirements, SOX compliance, financial planning and analysis, and treasury management, among other related functions. Mr. Lewicki brings 20 years of experience with publicly traded companies, public accounting, and private industry to the organization, serving in a broad capacity of roles. Before Joining Perma-Pipe, Mr. Lewicki served as a Corporate Controller for HMT Holdings Co., Inc., from 2019 – 2023, a global above-ground storage tank manufacturing, inspections, and oilfield services organization with operations in 12 countries. Prior to HMT, Mr. Lewicki was a senior manager of financial reporting and financial planning for Quanta Services, Inc., from 2013-2019, a Fortune 300 electric, oil and gas, and telecommunications infrastructure specialty contractor with operations in 21 countries.

While at Quanta, Mr. Lewicki was a recipient of the Company’s Chairman’s Challenge award, in recognition of future executive leaders of the organization. Mr. Lewicki has extensive experience in global operations, mergers and acquisitions, financial strategy and development, and general management. Mr. Lewicki has served in a variety of industries throughout his career, including commercial retail as a controller at Mattress Firm, a bedding and sleep accessory retail organization, as a Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Industrial Holdings Corporation, a fabrication, engineering, and industrial maintenance organization, and as a Controller for Total Capital, LP, a private equity firm with a series of portfolio companies mainly concentrated in the industrial services, manufacturing, logistics, and engineering sector. Mr. Lewicki began his career as an auditor at Deloitte before transitioning into industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting and has a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Lamar University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Vice President & General Manager PermAlert

Will Leong

Will Leong is the Vice President & General Manager for the PermAlert division of Perma-Pipe. PermAlert is a widely trusted brand in leak detection solutions since the 1980s for applications such as cleanroom manufacturing, data center, and oil & gas. For over 18 years, Mr. Leong has built a reputation as a hands-on business leader in leading transformative and innovative solutions to the market for technology startups to a multinational consumer product business. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at TZ Inc. and managed the successful launch of the smart locking technology across target markets such as data center, logistics, and consumer applications. Since joining Perma-Pipe in 2018, Mr. Leong has been applying his vision and leadership to scale the business through geographic expansion and renew focus on product innovation. Mr. Leong holds an Engineering degree from Northern Illinois University.

Senior Vice President, Middle East North Africa

Saleh Sagr

Saleh Sagr is the Senior Vice President, Middle East North Africa (MENA), as of July 2021. He has overall responsibility for MENA region expansion and be charged with the area’s continued business and financial growth.

Mr. Sagr was formerly Vice President, MENA since May 2019, where he was responsible for facilities in Fujairah – UAE, Dammam – Saudi Arabia, Gujarat – India, and Beni Suef – Egypt. Before joining PERMA-PIPE, Mr. Sagr served as General Manager for Global Anti Corrosion Techniques in Saudi Arabia, a Saudi pipeline coating company he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Sagr has gained extensive knowledge and experience in strategic planning, business development, startups, and turnarounds during the last 15 years, specifically in the Middle East. Previously, he was based in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, where he held several significant positions, including engineering, startups, and operations management for BrederoShaw, the world’s largest provider of protective coatings for the oil & gas pipeline industry from October 1995 to February 2005.  His projects took him to the United Kingdom, Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and other international locations.

Senior Vice President, Americas

Joe Pukaite

Joe Pukaite joined Perma-Pipe as Senior Vice President, Americas in June of 2023. He has overall operating, financial, and administrative responsibility for the Americas region. Mr. Pukaite formerly served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Templar Energy, a private equity backed company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in the Anadarko Basin. Before joining Templar, Mr. Pukaite held several senior leadership positions at Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas from 2005 to 2017 including Treasurer. Mr. Pukaite has a strong capital markets background having raised public and private equity and debt while at Freeport- McMoRan and while working in the investment banking industry with Credit Suisse and Simmons & Company International from 2001 to 2005. Additionally, Mr. Pukaite has extensive experience with oilfield equipment manufacturing, having worked as a Project Manager and Business Development Manager for Hydril Company and Atec, Inc, respectively, from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Pukaite began his career in 1993 as a field engineer with Schlumberger and served in various positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Pukaite holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University, and a M.B.A from Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business.

Vice President of Human Resources

Chuck Heaton

Chuck joined PERMA-PIPE in September 2023 as the Vice President of Human Resources with the responsibility for all human resources related leadership, strategies, policies and practices. Mr. Heaton has extensive experience working globally including North and South America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has spent a total of 27 years in the Oil & Gas industry in both the public and private sectors in a variety of regional and global positions at such companies as Pennzoil, Intertek, Dresser, GE Oil & Gas and TechnipFMC.

Before joining PERMA-PIPE, Chuck was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Camin Cargo Control, a
leading provider of inspection services to the energy and commodities sector, where he automated multiple key processes, developed a strategy to build talent pipelines and measurably contributed to the increase in overall organizational effectiveness. Prior to Camin Cargo Control, he was the Vice President, Human Resources at NexTier Oilfield Solutions, a leading land completion services organization, where he led the development of Human Resource strategies, revamped talent acquisition and retention, and improved and expanded training initiatives.

Chuck has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Auburn University. He also holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Chuck has a passion for HR, especially in the fields of employee engagement, talent pipeline, business partnership, organizational design and development.