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Now More Than Ever, Enterprises Depend on APCON

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Now More Than Ever, Enterprises Depend on APCON

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About Us

APCON, Inc. is a pioneer in the field of switching technology and is globally recognized as the leading provider of packet aggregation switching solutions. Organizations in over 40 countries currently depend on APCON solutions in their network infrastructures. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, and networking and computer OEMs, as well as government and military organizations, telecommunication and service providers, financial services firms, and medical companies.

APCON's  intelligent network monitoring switches are the industry's leading state-of-the-art device connectivity solution for complete traffic visibility and monitoring. The IntellaFlex™ Packet Aggregator family, provides the widest array of modular switching solutions based on scalable chassis, multi-protocol blades, and intuitive embedded management software. APCON's combined switching, aggregation and advanced monitoring functionality, including load balancing, Multi Stage Filtering, deduplication, time stamping and packet slicing technology, makes it possible to reduce monitoring equipment investments by an average of 50 percent per data center while still guaranteeing customers they will have 100 percent network visibility 24×7×365.

APCON is headquartered near Portland, Oregon, where it has operated since 1993. APCON's in-house staff manages product design and development, manufacturing, quality assurance and final testing, customer training and long-term servicing of its solutions – whether for a system with a single switch or an installation of multiple switches.

Richard Rauch, President & CEO

Richard Rauch founded APCON in 1993 to provide state-of-the-art network connectivity to a wide variety of industries. Today, he is the driving force behind the research and development of APCON networking technology, and has built the company into a leading supplier of network connectivity products.

Prior to APCON, Richard held the position of Executive Vice President for Metacomp, a manufacturer of Intel-based data communication products. During his seven-year tenure, he actively managed corporate operations, including facilities, security, MIS, manufacturing, product design and sales. Previously, he held engineering positions at Unisys and Wavetek, focused on memory systems and test equipment.

Beth Voydat, General Manager

Beth Voydat joined APCON in 1996 and holds a broad spectrum of business administration experience. As General Manager, she oversees the human resources and administrative departments, and is also responsible for facilities management. Additionally, she serves as a Corporate Officer and is a key decision-maker for APCON's corporate investments.

Beth's background in business and facilities management spans over 20 years, including leadership positions at Prudential Northwest and Sun Valley Corporation where she oversaw corporate relocations, served as liaison for bank relationships, maintained purchasing and accounting relationships, and was responsible for managing multiple departments.

Beth's university studies have a focus in accounting and economics.

Drew Walker, Director of Finance

As the Director of Finance for APCON, Drew Walker is responsible for all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and monitoring of financial performance.

Prior to joining APCON, Drew held various financial management positions within the high tech and manufacturing sectors, most recently as the new product Controller for TE Connectivity-Medical, a leader in the design and manufacture of custom medical device interconnect solutions. Among his many responsibilities in this position, he managed the startup of a new facility that represented unique ground-breaking manufacturing technology for the company.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College.

Mark Holmes, Director of Domestic Sales

With over 20 years of sales management, direct sales and channel sales experience, Mark Holmes has spent his career immersed in the high technology industry. As APCON's Director of Sales, he is directly responsible for overseeing a team of regional sales managers, inside sales professionals and the company's channel program, as well as maintaining and attracting key accounts for the company.

Before joining APCON, Mark worked in a variety of sales management positions, including Distribution Sales Manager for FLIR Systems, the leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems. Other sales experience includes sales positions for Quantum Measurements Corp. and American Interplex Corporation, where he increased annual territory sales by 290% and 400%, respectively, during his tenure.

Mark holds a BS in Engineering from Clemson University.

Juan Garza, Director of Professional Services & Business Development

Juan Garza manages the Professional Services organization and supports business development functions at APCON. He is responsible for overseeing customer support operations, product training, consulting services and business development functions. Juan brings over 15 years of experience in the networking, telecommunications, broadcast video and semiconductor industries.

Prior to APCON, Juan held various business development, product management and marketing positions at Texas Instruments, Level One Communications, Agere Systems and Vitesse Semiconductor. His experience in networking and communications includes a variety of technology areas including network processing, digital signal processing, broadcast video and wide area network (WAN) communications. Juan has participated in various industry forums including the AVnu Alliance, Network Processing Forum, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and DSL Forum.

Juan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Thomas Huegel, Senior Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations for APCON, Thomas Huegel maintains overall responsibility for planning, purchasing, production and manufacturing operations for the company. This includes initiating on-time development to bring products to market more quickly, as well as increasing organizational flexibility to be more responsive to customers' needs.

Prior to joining APCON, the 20-year high tech veteran served in number of roles for RadiSys Corporation, most recently as their Director of North American Product Operations. Among his many responsibilities in this position, Thomas managed global Test and Manufacturing Engineering, with efforts resulting in decreases in Functional Test Development time as well as in-circuit test costs. He has also served in various lead engineering roles for Intel.

Thomas holds an Oregon Executive MBA from the University of Oregon, along with a BSEE degree from the University of Idaho.

Scott Harvey, Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering, Scott Harvey leads the hardware, firmware, software, testing, and technical publications departments at APCON.  Scott is responsible for all aspects of the Engineering department and focuses on reliability, simplicity, and continuing innovation of product development.

Prior to joining APCON, Scott was a 12 year veteran of Overture Networks.  As the director of software engineering, he was instrumental in the development of the company’s Metro Ethernet Access aggregation and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) products.  Prior to Overture Networks, Harvey was a leading technical contributor at Fujitsu bringing to market ATM switching equipment.

Scott holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and holds one U.S. patent.

Gerry Murphy, Director of Quality

Gerry Murphy manages the Quality organization at APCON, where he is responsible for ensuring the highest possible quality standards are achieved for our customers. He is responsible for testing for the entire APCON product line. This includes hardware and software products, developing test automation and system level testing.

Prior to joining APCON, Gerry has held numerous technical and management positions.  During a 12 year career at Radisys Corporation, he was responsible for developing value-added Integration services, directing the testing for large customer programs and architecting automation frameworks. Previously he has held technical and management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Force Computers and Hewlett-Packard. He has deep background in building World-Class testing organizations.

Gerry is a graduate of Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland, and holds a Master’s degree from Glasgow University in Scotland.

Now more than ever, business runs on APCON

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APCON technology plays a key role in helping to ensure that data networks around the world remain secure and fully operational – around the clock, without fail – including those that support online banking, stock trades, shopping, video streams, media downloads, and more.

Our innovative hardware and software solutions enhance network monitoring, support IT traffic analysis, and streamline IT network management and security. We are the industry leader for state-of-the-art IT data aggregation, filtering, and network switching products, as well as leading-edge management-software support.

Privately owned and established in 1993, APCON has achieved profitability year after year. In fact, in 2010 alone, we achieved 100% revenue growth.

If you want to work at the forefront of technology and help make our customers' business thrive, we invite you to learn more. Discover what we have to offer, and take the next step in joining our team.

Our increasing market demand drives the continued growth of our Engineering Design Center near Dallas, Texas and our home office in Wilsonville, Oregon. With our cutting-edge product development, APCON’s need for engineering talent is rapidly increasing.

Our need is immediate, and we offer you the ability to grow beyond today's technology.

Visit our Careers Home page.

Manufacturing facilityLocations

9255 SW Pioneer Ct.
Wilsonville, Oregon

Our corporate headquarters is located in Wilsonville, Oregon, a beautiful and safe suburban community just outside of Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is often referred to as the Silicon Forest because of its expansive and vital technology industry.

501 W. President George Bush Highway, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas

We're also actively recruiting for our Research & Development team to join our Engineering Design Center in Richardson, Texas, just outside of Dallas. This location was chosen specifically in light of the telecom/networking corridor.