Headquartered just outside of Portland, Oregon, CTL has provided technology solutions, including CTL Laptops, PCs, LCD Monitors and Servers to education customers throughout the United States for over 26 years.
As a privately owned company, CTL has grown to be an internationally recognized education technology solution provider not only by providing our customers with innovative computer hardware built with attention to detail and using the best materials but also by listening to our customers to make sure that we consistently meet their unique needs and exceed their expectations.
CTL understands the vision behind Nevada Ready 21 and had has proposed a robust and comprehensive solution designed to deliver on that vision.
We’re not as large as some of our competitors, and that is one of our key competitive advantages. We can move more quickly than our competitors to get things done; we’re more responsive and more flexible; we believe that we’re more focused on the customer than our competitors, and our flat organizational structure gives our customers quick and easy access to all levels of our management. We’re able to leverage resources from partners to consistently deliver innovative, best-in-class solutions to our education customers.
CTL has worked with our partners to deliver a solution that is designed to fit within Nevada’s contract framework while providing a best-in-class solution for Nevada schools.
CTL Nevada Ready 21 Key Personel
Ed Tech Project Manager (Nevada)
Amy AL-khalisi is CTL’s Ed Tech Project Manager for the State of Nevada. She will operate as a liaison between Nevada School districts and CTL as part of the Nevada Ready 21 (NR21) program. CTL will provide Chromebooks, networking wireless infrastructure, a rich suite of apps and online tools and a robust package of service and support for the Nevada Ready 21 (NR21) program, which initially targets middle schools, while future phases will target high schools. With a background in both education and technology, Amy is an ideal fit to help Nevada Middle schools make the transition to deploying Chromebooks in their classrooms.
Amy received her Masters of Special Education: Cross-Categorical, K-12 from Grand Canyon University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Warner Pacific College. With over 10 years of classroom experience that includes using technology to enhance the learning experience, Amy is enthusiastic about helping schools to make the most of 1:1 solutions. She brings her passion for teaching and technology to this position.
CTL President, Erik Stromquist is an entrepreneur, technology trend watcher and business leader with a knack for building mutually beneficial alliances in the business, education and entertainment fields. At his day job, Erik oversees domestic and international operations for the Oregon-based consumer and business electronics firm, CTL Corporation. In his capacity as President, he also serves daily in a strategic and tactical capacity as the decision maker in product procurement, mergers and acquisitions and sustainable business partnerships as they relate to End-of-Life electronics recycling and reuse. Erik has degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Oregon and will receive a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University in 2016. Erik is a licensed CPA in Oregon.
In his spare time, Erik also owns and operates his own independent recording label, Institution Records, and lends his expertise as a board member to the Washington Material Management and Financing Authority, the Intel Premier Provider Board of Advisors and the Western Oregon State Foundation Board of Trustees. For his professional and personal accomplishments, Erik was named in 2009 to the Portland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” bestowed on business leaders in the city under the age of 40 deemed to be “rising stars.”
Vice President and CMO
As the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CTL, Mike Mahanay leads all aspects of sales and marketing including strategic goal setting; budget and quotas; building cross-functional teams involving sales, engineering, production and finance and the management of Government and private sector proposal/bid preparation, contract negotiation and contract maintenance. A native Oregonian, Mike graduated from the University of Oregon with a double major in Economics and Psychology and will receive a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University in 2016.
He began his professional career in the sales department for Russell Stover, and soon joined Russell Stover’s International Division, where he coordinated the company’s initial product launch into the Western Canada Provinces. Mike returned to the U.S. as a District Manager and joined CTL in 1999 as Marketing Manager. Mike is the former Chair of the Western Oregon University Foundation Board of Trustees, the former Chair of the WOU Foundation Executive Committee and member of the WOU Foundation Finance Committee. Mike is a member of the American Marketing Association and has served on the Board of Directors of Retronics LLC. Mike has also served as a member of the State of Oregon DEQ evaluation committee for the Oregon E-Waste contractor program.
Chief Technology Officer
As CTL’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy is responsible for future technology products brought into the CTL portfolio. Among these products are workstations, laptops, tablets, rugged commercial products and consumer level products. Jeremy also evaluates emerging commercial and consumer products for consideration and coordinates and leads the production, technical support, and IT departments to meet the CTL objectives.
Jeremy is proud to Implement methods to improve production speed and quality. Under his leadership, the production department is able to assemble new product offerings at CTL. He has a strong background in technology, previously working for Danger Den, a specialty components company for gaming PCs. An avid gamer himself, Jeremy also enjoys spending time with his family.
Blanca E. Duarte is the founder of LogicWing, a technology consulting company focused on creating and sustaining 21st century learning environments through education and ongoing maintenance of web-based technologies in the education, non-profit and SMB sectors.
She has worked both in the private and public sectors for 25 years. Over the last 15 years, she has worked with community leaders, business members, schools, museums, and non-profit organizations to help connect people and create engaging learning environments. Her passion lies in fostering community, building capacity, and helping learners reach their full potential. She uses technology to empower learners to communicate, create, and innovate. “Access to information, matters, but it’s what you do with that information that matters most.”
She is a member of ISTE, ASCD, NYSABE, ASSET and the LIA. She serves as board member to Variety Child Learning Center, a preschool for students with special needs, h2Empower, an organization improving literacy and supporting sustainability through education in Ethiopia, and has recently joined the Virtual Advisory Board for Citrix. She holds a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Educational Technology from Long Island University. She has worked as an adjunct at Long Island University and The New York Institute of Technology. She is an online trainer for the Intel® Teach Elements courses, a certified Google Apps Certified Trainer , Microsoft in Education trainer and holds various other credentials.