Naren Velu

Contact InformationEmail: Naren Velu President & CEO – Tucson, Arizona Naren founded Astra in 2007 to focus on the IFS market and has since grown the Astra team into a well-respected unit and valuable partner for IFS North America. He brings over 20 years of ERP systems experience to the company. After graduating with […]

Kanchana Naren

Kanchana Naren Vice President – Tucson, Arizona Kanchana is Vice President, Astra, Inc. and oversees the administrative support office team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Commerce and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Finance from PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore, India. Kanchana has over 18 years of accounting and business […]

Russell Bright

Russell Bright CTO & Senior Software Engineer – Tucson, Arizona Russell has over 10 years of experience as an IFS technical consultant. He specializes in systems integration between IFS and other internal or external business systems, providing customization services using the latest IFS customization tools, as well as database and applications programming. He has also provided […]

Lenise Smith

Contact InformationEmail: Lenise Smith Strategic Adviser – Tucson, Arizona Lenise brings over forty years of management, accounting and business experience to Astra. She gained her public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Phoenix, AZ then worked for Arizona State University for two years. She then moved to Princeton University, where she was […]

Chris Peters

Contact InformationEmail: Chris Peters Director of Sales – Tucson, Arizona   Chris started his career at Astra in 2015 and brings a lot of energy and fresh perspective. With an extensive background in sales and marketing, Chris always strives to make sure we find the best ERP systems solutions for our clients. Chris is […]

Mina Reeder

Mina Reeder Support Analyst – Tucson, AZ Mina began work as a support analyst for Astra in February 2016. Before that she worked for IFS for 12 yeas as both a customer support analyst and as a distribution business analyst for consulting. She worked on many ERP systems and IFS implementations across the country including new product […]

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith  Business Analyst – Charlotte, N.C.  Jeff graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Accounting, with a concentration in Finance.  He joined Astra in the fall of 2016 after a 12-year career with a publicly traded, leading manufacturer of fluid handling pumps, parts, and systems.  He spent the first 6 years of his […]

Jacqueline Poloka

Jacqueline Palooka  Senior Business Analyst – Pittsburgh, PA Jacqueline has 31 years of experience in the financial accounting realm, including 5 years as controller of the largest independent oil and gas producer in Pittsburgh. For 16 years she has worked as an analyst implementing ERP systems and IFS software. Her various assignments provided background and responsibility for […]

Punjai Selvaraj

Punjai SelvarajSenior Software Engineer – Raleigh-Durham, ANCPunjai has 18 Years of IFS technical experience. He has installed IFS MT and assisted customers in mapping and migration of legacy data into IFS and performed technical upgrades from older to current IFS versions. Punjai has also worked extensively with IFS Report Designer and IFS Business Analytics. His experience […]

Debbie Storzer

Debbie Storzer Accounting Specialist – Tucson, AZ Prior to joining Astra in April of 2016, Debbie spent 24 years with a Tucson manufacturer of catheter, blood banking, and bio pharmaceutical equipment, where she worked with several Astra team members. Debra began at the front desk, moved her way into the accounting/HR department, and eventually to the operations, master […]