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Leadership Team

NATEL’s leadership team brings incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences to the table. If you are looking for the leadership team for microelectronics, click here.

abbasAbbas 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 OnCore, 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.

DavidBrakenwagenDavid Brakenwagen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

David brings over 20 years of senior sales and marketing management experience in electronics, contract manufacturing and industrial OEMs, to OnCore where he is currently the SVP of World-wide Sales and Marketing. Prior to OnCore 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 used to drive team innovation and mentor resources for both personal and professional growth. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master In Business Administration (MBA) degree from Western New England University.

DavidLaneDavid 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 OnCore at its 2007 inception: the integration of NuVisions and Veritek/DDi. Prior – David was with DDi for 4 years as Vice President of Operations leading the manufacturing business units, and driving business growth through customer satisfaction and manufacturing execution. David has additional EMS experience at HTM and SMTC, and 5 years of OEM experience at McDATA (Brocade) and Compaq Computer. At OnCore he’s combined his business strategy, technical experience and firsthand knowledge of OEM customer needs to deliver custom solutions in design, technology, process capability, test solutions, and engineering services.  David holds a BSME from Colorado State University.

John Lowrey, Chief Accounting Officer

John has more than thirty years of progressive corporate finance and accounting experience, with over twenty years in the electronics manufacturing industry, including his years with NATEL (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. He also has comprehensive experience in international operations.

John’s experience includes leading the evaluation and negotiation of an acquisition and subsequent merger of operations; negotiations of lines of credit and equipment leases; installing a fully-integrated finance, manufacturing and distribution software system (including the conversion of three different software packages); and implementing an MRP system in less than four months, subsequently reducing inventory.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University.

DSC_6404 smallJonathan Davis, Vice President – Corporate Development

Having worked closely with NATEL in shaping and growing their Executive Leadership Team since 2009, Jonathan joined the company in July 2012. As Vice President of Corporate Development, he is responsible for spearheading NATEL’s goal of growing to a $1B enterprise in the next decade.

Jonathan Davis’ career includes an impressive track record of launching, growing, innovating and ultimately selling companies in a variety of industries, including professional services, insurance and BPO.

The founder or co-founder of 5 different companies, his first venture was as a junior in college. When he began researching prospective career opportunities and found that there weren’t any viable resources for inquisitive young people about to enter the workforce, he solicited and won a grant from the United States Department of Labor to build CareerZone. Today this internet-based discovery tool is being used by millions of high school and college students around the world.

In 2011, two of the companies that Jonathan was instrumental in launching, HireBetter and Medicus Insurance Company, were sold – the latter to NORCAL Mutual. In 2012, he successfully sold his most recent start-up, UmpHub.com.

A graduate of the University at Albany (NY), he has also completed the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2007 he was part of a small team of business leaders that launched the Accelerator Program, a mentorship initiative for early-stage companies through the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).

Kunal Sharma, Chief Operating Officer

Kunal has over 12 years of manufacturing and operations leadership experience in the automotive, semi-conductor, aerospace, and defense industries. He has a B.S. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Industrial Technology.

His career started as a Manufacturing Engineer at Toyota (NUMMI) and Kavlico. During this time, he was certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Shainin Apprentice. As a Production Manager and Manufacturing Manager at companies such as Kavlico, Danaher, and Rexnord, Kunal used his lean manufacturing knowledge to successfully lead multiple manufacturing (on the factory floor) and transactional (in office areas) Kaizen events resulting in improvements in OTD, yields, and reduction of inventory.

Currently, Kunal’s focus is on applying lean methodologies and eliminating waste throughout NATEL’s Value Stream. Outside of work, Kunal enjoys spending time with his wife and his nine year old twins, hiking, reading, and tennis.

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 NATEL in July 2013 from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., where she served in a number of senior executive positions, including Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. She joined Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in 2000. 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.

Magdy HenryMagdy Henry, Vice President – Supply Chain

Magdy joined NATEL 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. His most recent positions were Supply Chain Manager at Tyco electronics and Materials Manager at Harman Becker Automotive. He gained an in-depth experience in ERP implementations.

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.

Mike Goryl, Vice President Human Resources, EPIC

Prior to joining EPIC in February 2005, Mike was employed by Siemens USA in various positions including Human Resources Manager, Manager of Employee and Community Relations and Vice President of Human Resources for Siemens Electro Mechanical Components, Inc. Mike began his career with Sperry Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, where he served in Human Resources management positions. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, with a major in Labor Relations.

sajjadSajjad Malik, Executive Vice President

Sajjad is recognized for his innovations in the electronics manufacturing services industry, and brings more than twenty-one years of experience within the industry to OnCore. He spent much of his career in senior management positions with Solectron Corporation. As Solectron’s vice president and general manager for the global business unit, Sajjad was responsible for integrating seven manufacturing and technology sites into one effective business unit. He delivered record revenue growth during his tenure compared with all other entities within the corporation. Sajjad also established Solectron’s first account executive role for a multi-billion dollar customer, driving revenue growth and market share with new product design wins from that customer during a period of extreme constraints. Sajjad has a masters degree from the University of Santa Clara and a bachelor of science from California State University.

NATEL-sudesharoraSudesh Arora, President and CEO

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 in being awarded the Raytheon Microelectronics Outsource contracts as well as the US Small Business Administration’s Regional Subcontractor of the Year Award for 2003.

In 2007, Sudesh spearheaded the acquisition of Raytheon divested equipment and related assets associated with the manufacturing of certain microwave integrated circuits (MICs) from the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) unit of Raytheon Company (located in El Segundo, California). The MICs are used in SAS Tactical Radar and Electronic Warfare products. Concurrent with the acquisition,  NATEL and Raytheon entered into a long term exclusive supplier agreement for the MICs as well as a preferred supplier agreement for related MICs. The agreement is a positive development for both parties, with SAS divesting a non-core product and NATEL strengthening its position as a RF/Microwave manufacturer.

Many innovative capabilities have been added to NATEL’s product line during Sudesh’s tenure, and comprehensive management controls have been implemented. The success of these changes has been illustrated by the company’s continuous, profitable growth and recognition as a formidable, world-class microelectronics manufacturing company.

Victor YamauchiVictor Yamauchi, Vice President – Quality and Continuous Improvement

Victor joined NATEL in November 2013 as Vice President of Continuous Improvement at NATEL Engineering, with a focus on lean implementation and training to meet business needs.

Prior to joining NATEL, he spent nine years at Amgen in the biotech industry working with various functions such as bulk/fill finish manufacturing (Clinical and Commercial), quality (lab operations), business units (office environment), and supply chain/warehouse operations. As Director of Supplier Quality at Amgen, Victor established the Supplier Relationship Excellence initiative to improve relationships with suppliers by conducting process improvements together.

In addition, Victor spent 14 years at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, learning, developing, and implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS). He gained this experience by working in all aspects of Toyota’s supply chain from Toyota’s suppliers, warehouses, manufacturing plants and dealerships. Victor has extensive experience in developing suppliers to meet Toyota’s stringent standards and transforming their current operations into a lean one.

His depth of knowledge is in strategic planning, supply chain design, procurement planning, manufacturing, and quality systems.

Victor attended California State University, Northridge, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Zareen Mohta, Vice President Human Resourceszareen

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.