NATEL EMS Appoints New Engineering Manager of Agave Facility

CHATSWORTH, CAMay 22, 2014 – Heber Romero has been recruited as the Engineering Manager for the NATEL EMS facility in Juarez, Mexico.
“We are excited to welcome Heber Romero, a skilled engineer with managerial experience in world-class manufacturing environments, to NATEL’s Agave Plant,” announced Chief Operating Officer Kunal Sharma. The Agave Plant, NATEL EMS’ Center of Excellence for PCBA and System Assembly, also handles NPI, depot repair, and distribution. Customers range from medical to industrial Fortune 500 companies.
Romero’s responsibilities include the plant’s industrial, manufacturing and process engineering as well as project administration, new product introductions, quality and customer satisfaction. He reports to Emilio Ramirez, Director of Engineering for Agave and OVO facilities. A native of Mexico, Romero earned his master’s degree in business administration from the UACH-Facultad de Contaduría y Administración and his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua. Highly skilled in serving as a liaison between headquarters and off-site manufacturing, Romero also has a strong background in engineering production quality, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.
“NATEL EMS deploys waste reduction methodologies throughout our value stream,” said CEO Sudesh Arora. “Heber’s skills and experience in these areas will build upon our lean production and lean engineering capabilities.”
Heber Romero previously worked with SMTC De Mexico as business unit manager, Visteon Electronica Planta Altec and Motorola de Mexico/Foxconn.

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