He saved his money and went to work building his own business much like his father had done. As a part of his involvement, he has donated heavily to the construction of schools, including DIL Kaisera School for Girls in Mandianwala, Pakistan, which is named after his mother, as well as the Pratham Arora Center for Education (PACE) Vocational Training Centers in six Indian cities: Aurangabad, Latur, Bapatla, Bhopal, Ralegaon, and Pilani. Sudesh Arora. This important top management appointment is a key element in NATEL’s current drive to achieve higher performance levels among tier-two electronics manufacturers. Kunal has over a decade of manufacturing and operations leadership experience in the automotive, semi-conductor, aerospace, and defense industries. Laura joined NEOTech in October, 2019 as Vice President of Human Resources, with the devotion to building robust employee engagement programs focusing on team collaboration, strengths based coaching, and leadership development initiatives, while also prioritizing employees enjoy what they do. Victor attended California State University, Northridge, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, Kunal’s focus is on applying lean methodologies and eliminating waste throughout NEO Tech’s Value Stream. His family settled in Delhi and over time his father developed a business in the paper industry and eventually found financial success. David joined the NEO Tech organization in June 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. 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. Prior to joining NEOTech, Laura was the Director of Human Resources and Compliance for II-VI Aerospace & Defense (formally Optical Systems), where she established herself as a focused business leader with a diverse HR background, a strong business acumen, and experience in all aspects of people management. 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. Vice President Quality and Continuous Improvement. View in org chart. 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. He implemented a sales team to sell Natel standard products throughout the world. He served as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. 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. He has also served on many boards and senior level committees in Canada and internationally. 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). In 2000, Sudesh’s leadership led to Natel being awarded the Raytheon Microelectronics Outsource contracts. Sudesh has been enjoying the integration process and pushing the business to new levels. 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. Kunal Sharma has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at NATEL EMS, a leading electronics manufacturer, announced President/CEO Sudesh Arora. stated Kunal Sharma, NEOTech’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Currently, Kunal’s focus is on applying lean methodologies and eliminating waste throughout NEO Tech’s Value Stream. Last updated: 05-Aug-2020. Laura’s career started as a Regional HR Manager with PharMerica Drug System for several years, then advanced to the role of Human Resources Director for Delkin Devices, Inc. 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). He holds a Master’s Degree (MSEE) and is a member of MENSA. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master In Business Administration (MBA) degree from Western New England University. This was Gulf’s first IR-100 award in more than 20 years. Sudesh founded NATEL Engineering Company, Inc. in 1975. Vice President of Quality and Continuous Improvement, Chief Operating Officer – Aerospace and Defense Operations, Vice President, Contracts / Customer Relations / Security Director. In 2009, Sudesh gave rent-free operation in Chatsworth, CA, to the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation, which the foundation used to open a 15,000-square-foot facility to offer information, support groups and other programs for cancer patients and their families, as well as a video production facility and television studio. Chairman and Chief Executive Office. In 1968, Sudesh relocated to California where he worked for a short period at the company that would eventually be known as NEO Tech. In 1975, Sudesh, along with William Scharf, bought Natel out of bankruptcy and created a new business. Dr. Bhartia has published extensively, with over 200 publications, 9 books and 5 patents to his credit. It was at this point that the company became NEO Tech. He led NATEL through several synergistic acquisitions that moved the company into new products and packaging technologies. He pivoted Natel away from standard products and towards contract manufacturing. His career started as a Manufacturing Engineer at Toyota (NUMMI) and Kavlico, and earlier at at Danaher and Rexnord. President Microelectronics and Chief Operating Officer. Through his expertise, the company became a leader in design, development and manufacturing of complex, high-end electronic, microelectronic and synchro conversion products. Currently, Kunal’s focus is on applying lean methodologies and eliminating waste throughout NEO Tech’s Value Stream. In April 2015, Sudesh continued to build the company by purchasing OnCore Manufacturing, doubling the business again. The MICs are used in SAS Tactical Radar and Electronic Warfare products. He has previously served as CFO for Dimensional Fund Advisors, LP, Janus Capital Group, Inc., Roundtree Markets, Inc. and for the Texas Bank Region and National Retail Function of First Interstate Bank of Texas, N.A. Sudesh led Natel through several synergistic acquisitions that moved the company into new products and packaging technologies. Copyright © 2019 Neo Tech Inc. All rights Reserved. In 1993, Sudesh had to enter a guilty plea to end the investigation and start rebuilding his business. He is a charter 30-year member of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS). He has worked in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive and pharmaceuticals most recently with Tyco Electronics Harman Becker Automotive. Source: neotech.com. For more information about NEO Tech capabilities, please contact us below. 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. In 2006, he donated the NEO Tech’s Simi Valley building to California Community Foundation (CCF). His career started as a Manufacturing Engineer at Toyota (NUMMI) and Kavlico, and earlier at at Danaher and Rexnord. Key Executive Tracking. Sudesh is a member of MENSA and enjoys spending time with his family, building his business, sailing, and wine (in that order). Kunal has over a decade of manufacturing and operations leadership experience in the automotive, semi-conductor, aerospace, and defense industries. She holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Azusa Pacific University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Once again, Sudesh focused on rebuilding and began shipping parts within 3 weeks using temporary facilities. 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. 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. All four children achieved at least a bachelors, one obtained a doctorate degree and two others obtained masters degrees. He and his family migrated to the Indian side during the violent and tumultuous partition of India and Pakistan.