Our Management Team

Cohen Barnes


As President and CEO of Sundog, Cohen Barnes looks forward every day to working with his staff and customers to provide the highest quality of service and solutions. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University and served in the United States Army, now bringing 16 years of industry experience to our team. In his time away from the office, he enjoys activities with family, running marathons and trail running. Cohen is also active in community involvement, and has served as Chairman of the Board of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce, a DeKalb CUSD #428 School Board Member, on the DeKalb County Economic Development Board of Directors, on the Ben Gordon Center Board of Directors, a Co-Founder DeKalb County KEYS Initiative and a DeKalb County Tribute to Heroes Co-Chair.

Mark Smirz

Sales Manager

Mark Smirz is the Sales Manager for Sundog, where he is responsible for our business development and direct sales. With a diverse background in manufacturing and sales, he is a customer-based problem solver with a multi-faceted understanding of business needs that lead to smart, tailor-made solutions that fit your organization. Mark is a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, with experience in CAD design as well as professional sales training and leadership training. He is currently continuing his education in Business Management and brings a wealth of both technical and business expertise to our company. Mark formerly served in the US Navy, and in his spare time enjoys staying physically active through running races from 10ks all the way up to marathons. He also enjoys road bicycling with friends and the NITRO (Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization) as well as traveling out west and taking challenging hikes through the mountains. Mark is dedicated to remaining involved locally by serving on the DeKalb Chamber Board and volunteering for community activities and events.

Dale Boughton

Service Manager

Dale Boughton oversees the day-to-day operations of Sundog’s service department, as well as handling project management for large deployements and installations, product research and development, and process improvements in our service delivery. Dale has years of management experience and a BA in Communications. In his spare time, Dale like to run, bike, and hanging out with his wife and their pups.