About Our Company
Component Design Northwest, Inc. (CDN) offers unique advantages that have made it one of the fastest growing foodservice suppliers in its field. It is the only company focused solely on time and temperature, offering the broadest assortment of thermometers and timers on the market.
CDN stands out as a global category leader with the personal service and commitment of a business that has been family owned for more than 27 years. CDN was named “Best Overall Company” in its category by the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
CDN products are sold in over 14,000 commercial locations, including large international coffee and restaurant chains. All over the world, foodservice professionals rely on CDN for product innovation, superior customer service, quality and value.
The CDN product line covers all category segments from the very basic to unique: digital thermometers, digital probe thermometers, bimetal thermometers, beverage/frothing thermometers, Quick-Read® cooking thermometers, special purpose cooking thermometers, candy thermometers, refrigerator and oven thermometers, air temperature thermometers, infrared thermometers and a wide assortment of digital and mechanical timers. CDN innovations include an easy field recalibration feature that adds value and accuracy to its thermometers.
CDN products have been featured in the What’s Hot! What’s Cool!® new product gallery at The NAFEM Show®. CDN is a sponsor of the Ultimate Barista Challenge in recognition of its strong presence in the marketing of frothing thermometers and timers for the coffee industry.
As part of its commitment to meeting the needs of its foodservice customers, CDN offers OEM work, supplying customized thermometers and timers designed for specific applications. This includes custom branded products designed to meet specifications for functionality while helping to build foodservice brands.
CDN is a family-owned business. The company was founded in 1984 by the late Richard Murtagh, an engineer by profession and a cook at heart. He was intrigued by issues of time and temperature in the kitchen, because accurate measurement is so important in cooking. Today CDN continues as a growing family business run by Jan Murtagh, President. Her daughter, Shawn DiGruccio, Vice President, works with her to expand the company’s horizons with sales, new product development, new markets, training, and marketing and merchandising programs. CDN is a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
In 2012, CDN entered into a partnership with Catalyst Kitchens, a collaborative national network of non-profit organizations that initiates and runs in-house foodservice job-training programs designed for the homeless and individuals in need. CDN donates thermometers to the organization for hands-on in-house food safety training to help participants learn valuable culinary skills that can help them find employment.
CDN, The Time and Temperature Company®, is focused on meeting the needs of the foodservice industry with new product innovation, unsurpassed quality, competitive pricing and the best in customer service.
Jan Murtagh, President
Shawn DiGruccio, Vice President
Component Design Northwest, Inc.
PO Box 10947
Portland, OR 97296