Conrad is the executive chairman and cofounder of MachineSense, LLC and CEO/Managing Partner of Novatec, Inc. in Baltimore. Novatec is the largest manufacturer of dehumidifying dryers for the plastics industry in North America. Prior to the purchase of Novatec, Conrad worked for The Conair Group, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for plastics from 1996 until 2006.
During his tenure, the company grew 500% in revenue. From 2001 to 2006, Conrad was President of Conair North America. He left Conair in 2006 to join with Steve Maguire of Maguire Products, Inc. to purchase Novatec. Through the introduction of new products and with his leadership, Novatec has tripled in sales. This has been accomplished with the active assistance of his wife Susan who is a major part of the leadership team.In addition, Conrad serves as Chairman of the Political Science Board of Visitors of Pennsylvania State University.