About sentry systems


Sentry Systems, Inc. was established in early 2018, however, the work had begun many years prior. As longtime friends and colleagues, Chris Krstanovic and Nick Toussi began exploring the idea of putting together a vision that would enable them to develop solutions for many existing problems, in a new and innovative way. They set out to create a company that not only help solve technical problems but also help people, the environment and our planet as a whole. This was not just an altruistic view but a realistic one. They began by contemplating the most critical problems that exist around us that could be addressed in a more advanced and effective way through technical intervention. And that's where they began to build on decades of electronics, mechanical, software and sensor design experience to solve one problem at a time.

That became our vision, our goal.

executive team

Nick Toussi, President/CEO

Nick Toussi is a hands-on executive with over 30 years of business, operational, R&D and sales/marketing leadership in the field of scientific instrumentation. He is one of the founding members of the Nova Analytics and Nova Technology companies which were built on a roll-up acquisition strategy. He previously served as Division President of Nova Metrix and Nova Instruments which he helped build as new platforms within the Nova group of companies.
He has extensive experience, both domestically and internationally, in roll-up acquisition, turn-around and growth of businesses with diverse array of technologies and served markets.

Nick is a co-founder of Sentry Systems, Inc. and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of BIOS Cloud, an executive management and technology consulting firm in the IT/Cloud sector.

Nick holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Technology and Computer Science.

Chris Krstanovic, Executive VP/CTO

Chris Krstanovic is the founder and owner of NovaLab Systems, a product development company with expertise in an array of technologies and products in the field of scientific instrumentation. Over the years, many of the core technologies that have been developed by NovaLab have lent themselves to products well beyond the instrumentation market. Some recent and noteworthy projects include the development of automated public parking sensors utilized by the city of San Francisco and city of Tonglu in China as well as development of certain control modules for the Mars Lander Program in partnership with NASA/JPL.

Chris is a co-founder of Sentry Systems, Inc. Prior to founding Sentry Systems and NovaLab, Chris held a number of technical and leadership positions in companies such as Burr-Brown, American Optical, Orion Research and General Eastern. His extensive experience in electronics, firmware and software design as well as application specific product development, is what led him to Sentry Systems.

Chris holds degrees in Physics and Electronics design, from University of Warwick, UK.

Lily Zu, VP/Business Development

Lily Zu has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international business development for scientific instrumentation. She is a solution-oriented business director with in-depth technical knowledge. Her strong ability to articulate the business benefits of advanced and innovative technologies have helped a number of companies expand their global business presence.

As a hands-on engineer, she developed a cutting edge digital correlator technology, currently used in many particle characterization instruments. She is also the inventor of a patented technology for dynamic light scattering based particle characterization system, which today, is used in scientific laboratories worldwide.

She has previously served as an advisory member of both ISO and ASTM organizations for nanoparticle characterization.

Lily holds a degree in Electronic Engineering.