Management

Tim Champion
President

Prior to joining Canoga Perkins, Mr. Champion held senior level management positions in several notable high tech companies. This included the position of Senior Management Consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc., Executive Vice President at Magnetek Inc., Director of Marketing and Strategy at Teleflex, Inc. and Director level positions at GTE Communications Systems Division and Raytheon Company. In addition to his role as President of Canoga Perkins, Mr. Champion is also Group Vice President (Electronics) for Indel Inc. Indel Inc. is the management service company for a unique family of engineering and technology based companies that include Canoga Perkins as part of the Diversified Technology Group. Mr. Champion holds an MBA with a specialty in International Business and Marketing from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as an MS degree from the University of Natal, South Africa.

Gary Allport
Vice President of Information Technology

Gary has over 20 years of experience working with all types of networking equipment, SANs and software products, ranging from mainframes and Unix to network operating systems. He is an expert in fiber optic LAN, switch and router technology. Gary has an extensive background, having designed and managed nation wide data and voice networks in various industries. Gary also owned and managed a successful consulting service during the course of his career. Gary is an alumnus of Palomar College, majoring in business management and data processing.

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 is our newest member of the management team, bringing 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.

Keith Onstad
Manager of Operations Planning

Keith is in charge of Canoga Perkins’ IT Programming and holds a BA in English and a BA in Religious Studies. He became manager 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.