Malik Arshad
Vice President Engineering and Development

In his role as VP of Engineering and Product Development Malik Arshad is focused on driving Canoga Perkins’s Product Development Team and manages all engineering activities within Canoga Perkins. Malik is a veteran product developer with over 20 years of experience. He has led multidisciplinary teams in development and production of highspeed LAN communications systems. His experience includes positions at CommQuest Technologies (acquired by IBM), Xylan, Alcatel, and Extreme Networks. He was also a Co-Founder of Xceler Networks.

Malik holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology in Karachi, Pakistan, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin


James Heney
Director of Marketing

Jim has been involved in the communication industry for over 30 years and has a strong background in Private Line Central Office Operations, Network Design, System Engineering, Consulting, and Technical Marketing. Working for Carriers, Value Added Networks, and Equipment Manufacturers, he has specialized in Network Architectures and Protocols and has been involved with a variety of leading edge communications technologies ranging from satellite to undersea cable and telephone to high speed LAN and optical networking. As Head of Marketing for Canoga Perkins, Jim is now focused on expanding Canoga Perkins presence in the Service Provider market with the introduction of new products and technologies to meet the needs of Canoga Perkins’ customers.


Cynthia Lewis
Director of Accounting

Cindy brings Accounting and IT experience to her role at Canoga Perkins. Cindy is a CPA with over 20 years of Accounting and Auditing positions with other Communications Equipment Manufacturers. As part of “expanded” Controller duties at a growing company, she took on MIS Systems Administration. With both Accounting and MIS Experience, Cindy became a Systems Analyst, support a Major MRP/ERP Systems company’s services, specializing on Accounting functions and implementations. One of her focuses was consulting clients on business practices and processes.


Nick Alaghband
Director of Manufacturing

Nick is in charge of manufacturing, test, and RMA department. He has over 37 years of experience working as mechanical engineer, process engineer and manufacturing manager. He has over 20 years of experience in PCBA manufacturing. Nick hold a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from University of Manchester in England.


Keith Onstad
Director of Logistics and IT

Keith is in charge of Canoga Perkins’ IT Department and Logistics. He holds a BA in English and a BA in Religious Studies. He took over management of Canoga Logistics during Canoga Perkins’ move to Lean Manufacturing and our new ERP system. He manages Purchasing and Inventory Logistics in addition to his IT functions in recognition of his expert knowledge of the intimate details of these operations.


Sid Vafi
Director of System Integration Test

Sid has been in the communications industry for almost thirty years holding senior management roles in multiple startup and several large public companies. Sid was Director of Development Test at Alcatel and Senior QA Manager at Ixia, Zhone Technologies, Xylan, Fibermux and Nortel corporations. He holds an MBA with a focus in project management, and a BS in Electrical Engineering.


Vinay Goyal
Quality Assurance Manager

Vinay leads the Quality Assurance department at Canoga Perkins and has over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry. Vinay leads the company for continuous improvement efforts for Canoga Perkins products and processes. He is responsible for TL-9000 reporting and standards compliance.

Vinay has worked in various industry verticals and has a strong back ground in both Electronics assembly and Quality Management systems. Vinay holds a BS in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and a MS in Industrial Engineering.