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NEO Tech’s leadership team brings incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences to the table.

Sudesh Arora, President and CEOSudesh-Arora

Sudesh, President and Chief Executive Officer, obtained his Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay – as one of a select 5% awarded a Merit Scholarship. He holds a Master’s Degree (MSEE) and is a member of MENSA.

After obtaining his MSEE from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Sudesh worked for Gulf Research and Development Company, where he was granted design patents and went on to develop a sophisticated sulfur analyzer which won the company the coveted IR-100 Award from Industrial Research magazine as one of the 100 most significant developments of the year. This was Gulf’s first IR-100 award in more than 20 years.

Sudesh founded NATEL Engineering Company, Inc. in 1975. Through his expertise, the company became a leader in design, development and manufacturing of complex, high-end electronic, microelectronic and synchro conversion products. He led NATEL  through several synergistic acquisitions that moved the company into new products and packaging technologies. His leadership led to NATEL being awarded the Raytheon Microelectronics Outsource contracts as well as the US Small Business Administration’s Regional Subcontractor of the Year Award for 2003. He led the company through the successful acquisition of EPIC technologies in 2013, and the later merger with OnCore Manufacturing in 2015 and the re-branding of the company to NEO Tech.

ABBAS-ARSIWALA Abbas Arsiwala, Chief Information Officer

Abbas brings over 2 decades of experience in processing high transaction information systems, with the past 18 years ingrained in the EMS industry. Prior to joining NEO Tech, Abbas held the Director and IS Architect role at Creation Technologies, where he was responsible for the development and deployment of MES, Document Management & Training Records Management Systems globally. At Celestica, Abbas designed and deployed Supply Chain, MES and Helpdesk systems across all sites in the US-West region. Throughout his career Abbas has streamlined processes, while leveraging cost effective business enhancing solutions. He holds a BS in Computer Science and AS in Mathematical Science.

 

DAVID-BRAKENWAGENDavid BrakenwagenChief Sales & Marketing Officer

David has over 20 years of senior sales and marketing management experience in electronics, contract manufacturing and industrial OEMs. Prior to NEO Tech David held several sales and marketing executive leadership positions including SVP at a leading regional cable solutions provider; VP at Epic Technologies and VP of the Industrial business unit at Solectron where he grew the business from $250M to over $1 billion. David has deep experience in creating valued products and services into targeted markets and strong leadership skills. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master In Business Administration (MBA) degree from Western New England University.

 

Magdy Henry, Vice President – Supply Chain

Magdy joined NEO Tech in October 2010 with more than 20 years experience in supply chain management. He has worked in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive and pharmaceuticals most recently with Tyco Electronics Harman Becker Automotive. Magdy holds three distinguished certifications in the area of Supply Chain Management – Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from The Association for Operations Management (APICS); and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Ain- Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.

 

DAVID-LANEDavid Lane, Chief Technology Officer

David is a key business and technology leader with 25 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry. He has a long history of building and leading technical organizations – teams of engineers, scientists and technicians whose charters include designing products, developing processes and delivering solutions. David joined NEO Tech at its 2007 inception with the integration of NuVisions and Veritek/DDi. Prior – David was with DDi for 4 years as Vice President of Operations.  David has additional EMS experience at HTM and SMTC, and 5 years of OEM experience at McDATA  and Compaq Computer. David holds a BSME from Colorado State University.

 

John-LowreyJohn Lowrey, Chief Administrative Officer

John has more than 30 years of progressive corporate finance and accounting experience, with over twenty years in the electronics manufacturing industry, and has been with NEO Tech since 1995. His background includes financial reporting and budgeting, cost accounting, IS administration, cash management, banking relations, tax planning, property and group insurance administration, as well as project management. John’s earlier experience includes international operations; leading the evaluation and negotiation of an acquisition and merger of operations; negotiations of lines of credit and equipment leases; installing a fully-integrated finance, manufacturing and distribution software system; and implementing an MRP system.

 

ZAREEN-MOHTAZareen Mohta, Vice President Human Resources

Zareen has extensive experience in all aspects of human resource management including developing world-wide talent recruiting strategies and programs, design and implementation of HRIS database systems, setting up legal and compliance structures in international entities and developing and implementing executive compensation programs in conjunction with the board of directors. Zareen has worked directly for the CEO at California Micro Devices and was responsible for the transfer of California Micro Device employees to On Semiconductor as part of the company acquisition.

 

 

Kunal-SharmaKunal Sharma, Chief Operating Officer 

Kunal has over a decade of manufacturing and operations leadership experience in the automotive, semi-conductor, aerospace, and defense industries. Currently, Kunal’s focus is on applying lean methodologies and eliminating waste throughout NEO Tech’s Value Stream. His career started as a Manufacturing Engineer at Toyota (NUMMI) and Kavlico, and earlier at at Danaher and Rexnord. Kunal used his lean manufacturing knowledge to successfully lead multiple manufacturing and business process  Kaizen events resulting in substantial improvements in OTD, yields, and reduction of inventory. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Industrial Technology

 

Laura-Siegal-Laura Siegal, Chief Financial Officer  

Laura is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s financial strategies, operations and processes. She has over twenty years of experience in the defense and technology industries with broad experience in corporate financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, treasury and tax. Laura joined NEO Tech in July 2013 from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., where she served as Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Prior to Kratos, she served in various positions at MEC Analytical Systems and GEC-Marconi. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

 

Victor-YamauchiVictor Yamauchi, Vice President of Quality and Continuous Improvement

Victor joined NEO Tech in November 2013 as Vice President of Continuous Improvement, with a focus on lean implementation and training to meet business needs. Prior to joining NEO Tech, he spent nine years at Amgen in the biotech industry working with various functions such as bulk/fill finish manufacturing (Clinical and Commerical), quality, business units, and supply chain/warehouse operations. Victor established the Supplier Relationship Excellence initiative to improve relationships with suppliers by conducting process improvements together. Victor attended California State University, Northridge, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

 

 

 


Aerospace & Defense Microelectronics Leadership Team

James-AngeloniJames Angeloni, Chief Operating Officer – Aerospace and Defense Operations

Jim joined NEO Tech in October of 1982, and was Vice President of Manufacturing Services until early 2012, when he was named COO.  Jim has been instrumental in the development of the “Auto Line” a highly automated production system at NEO Tech and oversaw the development of our entire microelectronics production facility. Jim has published many papers in the microelectronics field and is a recognized expert in the field of microelectronic assembly. He is a charter 30-year member of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS).  Earlier, Jim has held a variety of engineering and manufacturing management posts with companies including McDonnell Douglas, General Automation, Gaiser Tool Co, and Laserdyne Corporation.

 

Parkash-BhartiaDr. Prakash Bhartia, Engineering Fellow

Dr. Prakash Bhartia graduated with a B.Tech (Hons) from the IIT Bombay and obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba (Canada). He served as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Over a 25 year career in the Canadian Department of Defense, he held four Director level positions and over the past ten years, served as Director General of the Defense R&D Laboratories in Halifax and Ottawa. Dr. Bhartia has published extensively, with over 200 publications, 9 books and 5 patents to his credit. He has also served on many boards and senior level committees in Canada and internationally.

 

Will-BollingerWill Bolinger, Vice President of Quality

Will is a manufacturing operations and quality leader with over twenty five years of progressive “hands-on” leadership experience in high technology electronics with automotive and DoD firms. He has a proven record of improving manufacturing processes and turning them into world-class lean performers and is a renowned expert in lean & six sigma process development/improvement. Will has detailed knowledge of QS-9000; ISO-9000; AS-9100 and MIL-PRF-38534 including Class H (military) and Class K (Space) programs. Prior to joining NEO Tech, Will was a Director of Quality at L-3 Communications, Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Harman International, and a National Lean Quality Leader at Toyota.

 

Jay-KlugJay Klug, Vice President, Contracts / Customer Relations / Security Director

Jay serves as Contracts Officer and Program Manager for various customer and government contracts, and has intimate knowledge of MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-STD-883 and ISO 9000 for both Class H (military) and Class K (Space). In 2000, during the Raytheon hybrid transition (Quincy, MA and Tucson, AZ to Chatsworth, CA), Jay was responsible for the transfer of equipment and knowledge for all test and hybrid screening operations. Prior to the acquisition of the Raytheon hybrid business by NEO Tech, Jay was Operations Manager for high-reliability Space and Military Products at the NEO Tech Simi Valley facility. In this position he was responsible for all operations at this facility.

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