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Our leadership team boasts of industry professionals who understand the dynamic technology landscape. With decades of practical experience, our team exemplifies the values set forth at CXtec.

Peter E. Belyea - Chief Executive Officer of CXtec and TERACAI

Chief Executive Officer

Peter E. Belyea


Peter E. Belyea is the Chief Executive Officer of CXtec and TERACAI, where he is responsible for driving strategic direction and leading the success of both organizations.


Belyea has been with CXtec and TERACAI for more than 25 years, previously serving as vice president of data center and cabling for CXtec from 2008 to 2011. During this time, he led the company’s CABLExpress® manufacturing division, spearheading the development, production and sale of industry-leading, high-performance data center cabling products.


Belyea also served as vice president and sponsoring executive for the launch of TERACAI, leading its development and growth as a Cisco Silver Partner in 2009. In its first year, Belyea oversaw revenues exceeding $35 million.


In addition to his experience with CXtec and TERACAI, Belyea previously worked at Seneca Data Distributors as vice president of sales and marketing, and at AT&T as a design consultant in its premise design service.


During his tenure, CXtec has been listed on CRN’s Solution Provider 500, the annual ranking of North America’s Top 500 Technology Integrators, every year since 2001. TERACAI joined this list in 2011, during its first year of eligibility. Belyea was named to CRN’s list of 30 Notable IT Executive Moves in 2011. He currently serves as co-president of Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance.


Belyea is active in the Central New York Community, where he currently serves as a board member for the Redhouse Art Center. He also served on the Chittenango School Board for 13 years, six of which he was president. In 2013, Belyea was selected as the Crystal Ball Award recipient by the CNYSME, which was awarded based on his contributions to the sales and marketing professions and for efforts in the areas of community development and support.

Kevin Uptegraph - Chief Operating Officer of CXtecChief Operating Officer

Kevin Uptegraph 


Kevin Uptegraph is the Chief Operating Officer of CXtec, where he is responsible for the management of all operations and compliance teams for the Atlanta and Syracuse-based facilities.


Uptegraph has over 25 years of experience in Operations Management in the telecommunications, information technology and financial industries. He is a strategic global operations leader with a history of success in reducing costs, negotiating agreements, building strategic partnerships, and developing programs to drive efficiency, revenue, and profitability.


Uptegraph provides innovative solutions to resolve complex operational challenges and establishes controls that enable smooth post-acquisition transitions. He builds and leads high-performing teams that deliver consistent business results.

Tawney Crystal -  Vice President of Human Resources at CXtec and TERACAI

Vice President of HR

Tawney Crystal


Tawney Crystal is the Vice President of Human Resources at CXtec and TERACAI, where she is responsible for leading and managing human resources services, policies and programs to support the long-term goals of both companies.


Crystal has been with TERACAI and CXtec for nearly 15 years and previously served in the roles of human resources specialist and manager. She has more than 17 years of experience in human resources and is skilled in the areas of benefits and compensation, employee relations, organizational development, performance management and recruitment. Crystal also has human resources experience in the manufacturing industry.


Crystal earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2001 and the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) in 2015. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam. Crystal serves on the board of directors for HOPE for Bereaved.



Vice President of Global Remarketing

Charlie Lewis


With over 21 years in ITAD and remarketing, Charlie Lewis leads global operations for CXtec, driving value through innovative solutions and partnerships. A proven sales leader, he has fostered key customer relationships and spearheaded new channels, fueling significant growth.

Charlie oversees product, ITAD, and wholesale teams, collaborating across departments for seamless integration and optimized remarketing. He champions sustainability, promoting environmentally responsible practices and ensuring compliance.

A strong advocate for learning, Charlie cultivates a culture of collaboration and innovation. He empowers his team to continuously improve and explore new technologies, enhancing CXtec's offerings.

Charlie's leadership, expertise, and commitment have propelled global remarketing success for CXtec. He is a respected leader and valuable asset to the team. He currently resides in Baldwinsville.


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