Charles S. Strauch is owner of GA Services, LLC, and former chairman and CEO of PairGain Technologies -- an Orange County, CA-based NASDAQ telecommunications systems company that was acquired by ADC Telecommunications in June of 2000. He has extensive experience in senior management positions in computer, telecommunications and industrial measurement/control systems companies with a global systems and after-sale support presence. In addition to his nine-year tenure at PairGain, he served as President and CEO of MSI Data, President of Memorex, and Executive Vice President of Gould Inc.'s Electronics and Electrical Systems Group.
Strauch, who graduated from Lehigh with a B.S. in industrial engineering, played a significant role in the creation of Lehigh's innovative Integrated Product Development (IPD) program, and continues to support Lehigh through involvement in the Engineering Advisory Board.