Our People

Our people and their approach are the biggest advantage Data Cable brings to the table. Representing over 100 years combined experience at the management level alone, the entire Data Cable team is dedicated to nothing less than meeting and exceeding your highest expectations.

Chelliah Purushothaman - CEO
Chelliah Purushothaman

Following a 25+ year career in technology, Chelliah joined Data Cable as CEO in 2023 to lead our skilled and motivated team. He is a multifaceted leader with a firm foundation in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Distribution, Operations, and People Management. Chelliah focuses his energy and expertise on business development, operational excellence, and ensuring that the needs of our customers, and their satisfaction, remain the core focus.


Nadine Ricciardi - Vice President, Finance & Administration
Nadine Ricciardi
Vice President, Finance & Administration

Nadine joined Data Cable in 2018, bringing with her significant experience from manufacturing, construction and public practice sectors. Nadine carries a designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Ryerson University. In her role, Nadine leads a team that focuses on financial reporting, compliance and developing policies and strategies that will enable the organization to grow and succeed.

Michelle Ballum - Production Manager
Michelle Ballum
Plant Manager

Michelle manages our teams in production, quality, and logistics at Data Cable. She has 25+ years' experience and is a hands-on manager with a solid background in production personnel recruitment, hiring and training. Her focus is LEAN initiatives – 5S, Kanban and process flow improvements – which she continuously monitors to achieve the highest quality levels attainable.


Bob Lockhart - Account Executive
Bob Lockhart
Account Executive

Bob has been an integral part of Data Cable’s Customer Service and Sales Team since 2014. As our dedicated Account Executive, he is responsible for establishing and developing strong new business partnerships, as well as supporting and fostering long-term relationships with our existing OEM partners. With more than 37 years’ experience in sales, customer service and operations roles in the OEM electrical, electronic wire and cable assembly industry, Bob’s attention to detail is exceptional and his care for our customer’s needs is 100% genuine. Bob is a true believer in strong communication, teamwork, collaboration, and a positive attitude.


Chris Chen - Engineering Manager at Data Cable
Chris Chen
Engineering Manager

With over 16 years’ experience in cable and wire harness manufacturing, 10+ years working in Data Cable’s Engineering Department, and a passion to stay current on future trends and processing capabilities, Chris has extensive knowledge and expertise in the design and functionality of the wire and cable industry. His core focus is to ensure that the quality and manufacturing of all interconnect solutions meet all relevant workmanship standards for all industries we serve. Chris’ commitment to maintaining and growing our leading-edge capabilities helps Data Cable maintain its position as an industry leader in custom cable assembly manufacturing solutions.


Carlo Severini - Engineering Projects Manager at Data Cable
Carlo Severini
Engineering Projects Manager

Carlo is responsible for developing plans and implementing change for continual improvement here at Data Cable. He manages projects for automation and for streamlining our manufacturing processes & procedures for consistent efficiency, while still meeting our OEM clients’ rigorous requirements for quality and timing. Carlo is highly skilled in managing projects with various cross-functional team involvement from start to completion. He joined Data Cable in 2022, bringing with him 25 years of program management experience in the automotive industry with a focus on plastics, injection moulding, blow moulding and leading-edge technology solutions. Carlo is passionate about positive change, developing collaborative teams, and he leads by example.