Cal-West Data was established in October, 1978 in El Cajon California as a data processing service bureau by Tom Lennon, Dave Clitherow and Jeff Grill. Our goal at that time was to provide clients with customized solutions to back office needs. From the beginning we had defined rolls in the company, Tom was in charge of Sales and Marketing, Dave was tasked with operations and systems design, and Jeff provided programming and hardware evaluation and acquisition.
Through Tom and Dave’s contacts we were able to secure a couple of key accounts to make continued operation viable. After a couple of years Tom left the company to pursue other business opportunities, and Dave and Jeff continued on. During the next few years we were able to grow, add staff and upgrade capabilities.