Andy Grav has over 26 years of experience in the electrical/electronic manufacturing industry. He previously worked for HM Cragg, Eaton Corporation and Electronic Systems where he held positions as Senior Buyer, Senior Applications Engineer and National ePDU Business Development/Technical Sales Engineer. Now, Andy is CPI’s Sales Engineer for Power Solutions in the Western US region where he provides custom designed single and three-phase power distribution solutions, as well as nurtures customer relationships and keeps them informed of new products and services.
Ashish Moondra has a total of 20 years of experience developing, managing and selling rack power distribution, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), energy storage and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions. Ashish has previously worked with American Power Conversion, Emerson Network Power and Active Power, and has been an expert speaker at various data center forums.
David Knapp has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with CPI as a product-application expert and technical communicator in the roles of Technical Support, Technical Writer and Product Marketing Manager. He is currently focusing on data center, enterprise networking, including industrial networks, and power management solutions. David enjoys identifying, developing and sharing innovative ways of protecting your technology investment.
David Richards has 30 years of experience in the information and communications technology industry, having worked as a systems engineer and QA/QC consultant in several organizations, including 19 years as a design and installation Master Instructor and Certified Trainer for BICSI. Richards volunteers as a subject matter expert on the editorial review board for BICSI manuals and is the Founder, Head Judge and Chair of the popular BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge. In 2012, David was awarded the BICSI Presidential Eagle Award for his dedication, vision and volunteerism in leadership of the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge. Most recently, David was elected as treasurer for the BICSI Board of Directors and will start his term in February of 2020.
Duke Robertson joined CPI in December 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of disciplines including design, manufacturing, product management and product development. In his current role as Senior Product Manager for Cabinet and Thermal Solutions, Duke manages the life cycle and performance of CPI’s vast array of cabinet and thermal solutions platforms and is a key contributor to innovation and new product development.
Mechatronics Engineer graduated from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico.
With more than 9 years of experience in the IT industry, he has specialized in data center topics in Mexico and the United States, with a strong focus on support infrastructure, has participated in multiple congress and scenarios where he had been speaker on energy backup technologies and thermal efficiency conferences.
Fernando Reyna possesses more than 17 years of technical experience in the telecommunications and data industry. Fernando provides technical advice and service on CPI product applications and acts as a technical liaison between key end-users (Fortune 500 companies), company product managers, engineers and new product development teams. In addition, he regularly presents seminars focusing on data center cooling and the economic benefits of using passive cooling technology to solve thermal management issues.
Ian Cathcart has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in areas ranging from cabling installations, manufacturing, laboratory testing, developing and delivering BICSI certified courses. In his role at CPI, Ian focuses on data center design, product specification and helping customers apply best practices to their data center cooling issues. Ian achieved BICSI RCDD designation in 2007.
John Thompson has more than 30 years of technical experience in the telecommunications industry and has been a BICSI-certified RCDD since 1997. As a contractor, John owned and operated a structured cabling installation company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Before joining CPI, John was a consultant for a special systems design firm in Baltimore, MD that teamed with architects, MEP firms and worked directly with end users. In addition to assisting with AutoCAD design, John not only developed new construction specification documents, but served as a project manager for health care and higher education facilities projects across the United States. Since joining Chatsworth more than 10 years ago, John has assisted in the design of both new and existing data centers ranging in size from just a few cabinets to many hundreds of cabinets.
Jon Barker, CPI’s Technical Manager for Europe, has over 25 years in the engineering industry, with 11 years specializing in data center infrastructure. As Technical Manager, Jon serves as a technical contact, accountable for resolving pre- and post-sales technical support questions and issues. Jon also provides support to CPI’s Sales Team by delivering product and technology-based presentations to customers, channel partners and industry event audiences.
Matt Burkle has more than 20 years of experience in IT sales, reseller channel management, engineering and power quality design. Matt leverages his knowledge of IT trends and product solutions to support CPI's Sales Team and to provide the highest quality of support and solutions to CPI's customers. Matt’s diverse experience gives him the ability to understand the needs, fears and pain points, then offer solutions to help companies run more efficiently, save money, increase productivity and become more environmentally conscious.
Michael Zhang has more than 16 years experience in the IT industry. From 1994 to 2000, Michael was an IT manager in charge of the IT infrastructure for a global logistics company in the greater China area. His main roles included facilities manager, project manager, system consultant and trainer. Thereafter, Michael had another seven years of IT experience in Canada as an IT manager for an international logistics service provider before joining CPI. Michael’s expertise is in the field of structured cabling, data center facility management and project management. He was also invited to the Data Center Standards Board of Committee of Shanghai.
Sam Rodriguez is the Senior Product Manager for Industrial Solutions at Chatsworth Products. He has over 26 years of experience in the communications market and has been an employee owner for 21 years. He has held several progressive roles including Senior Product Manager for Cabinet and Thermal Solutions, Technical Services Supervisor and Technical Support. As a Senior Product Manager, he brought to market CPI’s RMR Industrial Enclosures, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, and Aisle Containment portfolio. He has been an active BICSI member for 14 years and received his RCDD credentials in 2005. He is a leader of CPI’s product development organization and contributes to the design and development of new innovative product solutions. In his current role, he is focused on developing CPI’s RMR Industrial Enclosures and Thermal Solutions to support the increasing requirements for Edge Deployments, IOT and IIOT applications.
Steve Bornfield worked at Intel Corporation for over 20 years, holding various roles in facilities, wafer factory support and IT with data center of the future designs. While employed with Intel, he became an expert in the latest state-of-the art cleanroom design and construction, which he is now bringing into data centers. Mixing this with his more than 25 years of construction experience, Steve is driving many new cutting-edge ideas and changes to data centers. Steve’s vast background also includes mechanical and electrical construction.
Ted Behrens is responsible for strategy, product management, engineering development and marketing efforts for all CPI global product platforms. Ted leads the teams responsible for bringing quality and innovative solutions to CPI’s valued customers. These teams include Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing. In addition to his extensive data center and product development experience, Ted provides comprehensive product sales assistance and leads new market identification projects and product positioning. Ted carries this experience over to also serve as one of CPI’s expert speakers, presenting at various events to educate attendees about power and infrastructure management solutions.
Tom Cabral has worked in the telecom industry for 18 years and has been employed with CPI for 13 years, serving as a Regional Sales Manager, Field Applications Engineer and now Product Application Specialist. Tom provides technical advice and design specifications on complex product applications and acts as a technical liaison with a high level of knowledge on product operation and performance. In addition to graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Marketing and Business Communications from the University of Maryland, he is also RCDD certified.