D. Mark Fowler
D. Mark Fowler is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and also serves as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. His early high technology experience was gained at Texas Instruments, where he spent 11 years in a variety of engineering, strategic planning and business management positions. Later, he was co-founder, chairman and president of Zaisan Corporation, a high profile voice and data workstation start-up company. He later served as president and general manager of ITT's personal computer and multi-user systems business. Prior to joining Systech in July 1991, Mr. Fowler was vice president and general manager of DSC Communications Corporation's data communications and local area network business. Mr. Fowler took both his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Mathematics) and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Houston.
Don Armerding is Vice President of Software Development and Support. He joined Systech in 1985 and has been involved in all aspects of developing, maintaining and supporting Systech products. Prior to joining Systech he was a development manager at SofTech Microsystems and programmer at DataGraphix. Mr. Armerding earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Jon Goby is Systech's Vice President of Sales. Mr. Goby's early high technology experience was gained at APC (Un-interruptible Power Supplies for computer networks). He has been with Systech since 1997 when he came on board as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Goby received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Zen Barelka is Vice President of Engineering Services. Mr. Barelka spent 17 years at Gould Electronics where he held a variety of positions in design engineering and operations. His operations experience included domestic and offshore line management positions as well as strategic corporate positions. Mr. Barelka has been with Systech since 1994 and is a BSEE from Case Western Reserve University.
Cheri Houchin is Vice President of Accounting & Administration and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Houchin manages the accounting, administrative and human resource functions. She has served in roles responsible for accounting, strategic management, human resources and administrative management. Ms. Houchin has been with Systech since 1993 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from San Diego State University.
Robert Lutz is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Lutz develops product and market strategies that position the company to achieve near term and long term growth. He also works with IoT ecosystem strategic partners. Previously, Mr. Lutz was a product director at LSI, responsible for DPI network security devices. Mr. Lutz has also held engineering, product management, and marketing positions at Iomega, Hifn, and National Semiconductor. Mr. Lutz has presented at various conferences and technical seminars, directed marketing activities for the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), and participated in technical standards activities for IEEE and ANSI. Mr. Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jeff Rucker is Vice President of Hardware Development. Mr. Rucker is responsible for the engineering of new products. Mr. Rucker has experience in embedded system development, most recently at Life Technologies, Harris Corporation and Meade Corporation. Mr. Rucker earned a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Members of the Board of Directors
Dean B. McDaniel
Mr. McDaniel was a co-founder of the Company and currently serves as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. He is a highly respected and well-known technologist and entrepreneur in the high tech industry. Mr. McDaniel founded Aquadyne Computer Corporation in 1992 and is currently serving as its president. Prior to his founding of Systech, Mr. McDaniel co-founded Datasystems Corporation and served as its chief engineer, and California Minicomputer Systems where he served as vice president of engineering. Mr. McDaniel attended San Diego State University, is a former member of the Chancellor's Associates of UCSD and is a San Diego native.
Mr. Shipchandler currently serves as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. He is the owner and CEO of Cypress Labs, a group that specializes in the manufacturing cost analysis of printers and other varied high tech equipment. He has previously served as interim President for small companies that were either in emerging, merger or wind-down situations. He has also served as COO and Senior Vice President for an engineering services company with operations in the U.S. and India. AT EDS (now HP), Mr. Shipchandler was a Managing Consultant with international client management responsibility and offshore postings. At Texas Instruments, he held senior positions in strategy development and deployment, product line management (P&L) and business alliances– across the company’s diverse businesses. Mr. Shipchandler has Masters Degrees in Computer Systems Engineering and in Business from Marquette University and the University of Texas.
Mr. Maskatia is a retired Chief Technology Officer of Acer Group. He has over 40 years of advanced systems architecture design and development experience and currently serves as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. During his career, over 19 years at Acer, among other accomplishments he made notable alliances with technology partners to develop many exciting products to market. such as the industry’s first convertible Tablet PC with Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system, the first Qualcomm Snapdragon based Android Smart Phone, the NVidia T3 based 10” Android OS based Tablet, and the first Google Chrome OS based Chromebook. He has excellent and respectful relationship with world class Taiwanese ODMs and Silicon Valley technology partners. Mr. Maskatia has received his BS and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca NY in 1972 and 1973 respectively.
Mr. Lim has over 25 years of hands-on successful experience in investing and managing high technology private and public companies and currently serves as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Lim has served as Chairman and CEO of start-ups, buyouts and turnarounds. After re-founding Ditech Communications in 1994, he grew it to IPO in 1999. In 2000, Mr. Lim established Lim Capital Group to invest in venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. Since 2000, Mr. Lim has co-founded and invested in companies that target VoIP communications, optical network communications, wireless networking and Internet based e-commerce markets. Previously, Mr. Lim held general management, engineering and finance positions at Alcatel/DSC/Granger Associates, Fairchild Semiconductors, and Proctor & Gamble.