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Chatsworth Products expands into the Great White North


May 23, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

May 23, 2012 – EBMag was there as global manufacturer of IT infrastructure equipment, Chatsworth Products (CPI), expanded its North American reach on May 15 with the grand opening of its first Canadian sales office and product showroom. CPI, an employee-owned company that manufactures voice, data and security products, as well as service solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, hosted this grand opening under the theme “CPI Enters the Great White North”.

“The quality of the facility is first class and very professional,” said Stew Munns, CPI’s national sales manager for Canada (in photo, 3rd from the right). “The environment is unique in the sense of having a raised floor data centre showroom. Customers really appreciate the experience of being able to see a product as it would live in its natural environment.”

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Located in Vaughan, Ont., the 3800-sf facility marks CPI’s first bricks-and-mortar footprint in Canada with a sales office that includes a conference room equipped for product training sessions and—the facility’s centrepiece—a state-of-the-art product showroom. Outfitted with a raised floor, TeraFrame cabinets, GlobalFrame cabinets, PDUs, Evolution cable management and OnTrac wire mesh cable tray and runway, visitors are given a sense of CPI products as they would appear in an actual data centre.

Led by Munns, the Canadian team also includes: Dave Wood, regional sales manager for Ontario and the Maritimes; Colin May, regional sales manager for Western Canada; and Colleen Birnie, office administrator.

“The most important investment CPI has made to date in Canada is in the local, in-country CPI employee-owners,” said Larry Renaud, CPI president and CEO (in photo, 4th from the left). “We are very proud of the team that we have in Canada. We are pleased to have completed the additional investment in a new Canadian sales office and product showroom to further support the Canadian sales team’s efforts in responding to IT Infrastructure growth opportunities in the Canadian market.”

CPI’s Canadian team has also been busy preparing for the Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar, with dates in Toronto (June 5), Ottawa (June 7) and Calgary (June 12).