Nathan Neels

Nathan Neels is the CEO of Harmonic Machine Inc, one of North America’s fastest-growing advanced CNC machining companies.

Starting from the ground up, Nathan began his career at Harmonic as a CNC Machinist learning hands-on all the critical technical aspects of machine manufacturing. After performing his role at a very high level, Nathan was promoted into General Manager, where he grew the company from 4 employees to 30.

With massive growth as General Manager, Nathan has the opportunity to own Harmonic and become the CEO in 2015. Under Nathan’s management strategy, Harmonic grew exponentially with key deliverables of 30% growth per year in sales, keeping gross margin over 30%. Nathan’s success as a leader has been his focus on innovation and building an award-winning, recognized positive corporate culture.

For all his success as a leader, Nathan and Harmonic have been recognized by many leading publications and organizations, including the following:

  • 2021 – Best Workplaces for Women
  • 2021 – #6 in Canada on Great Place to Work Award
  • 2020 – Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Maclean’s / Canadian Business
  • 2020 – The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020, Financial Times and Statista
  • 2020 – Waterstone’s Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • 2013 – MP+P Top 20 under 40 winner

With a passion for giving back to the community, Nathan is a Philanthropist who gives both his time and resources to many charitable institutions globally. For the pursuit of fighting poverty and providing education to allow for a better future. In addition, for over seven years, Nathan has volunteered as a Scout Leader, instilling the next generation with leadership qualities.