Jim joined NEO Tech in October of 1982, and was Vice President of Manufacturing Services from December 1995 until early 2012, when he was named COO. Prior to 1995, Jim held a variety of process engineering and operations posts at NEO Tech. Jim has been instrumental in the development of the “Super Assembly Line” concept at NEO Tech and oversaw the development of our entire microelectronics production facility.
Jim co-developed one of the first automatic hybrid wire bond machines and has published many papers in the microelectronics field. Jim is a recognized expert in the field of microelectronic assembly. He has been in microelectronic manufacturing for more than 30 years and is a charter 30-year member of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), formerly known as ISHM.
Jim has held a variety of engineering and manufacturing management posts with companies including McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co, General Automation, Gaiser Tool Co, and Laserdyne Corporation.
In his tenure at NEO Tech, Jim has helped the company go from a conventional electronics assemblies company to one of the giants in the microelectronic assembly business. Jim’s sales approach is based on a sound process and manufacturing background.
Jay Klug, Vice President – Contracts / Customer Relations / Security Director
Jay serves as Contracts Officer and Program Manager for various customer and government contracts. In this capacity, Jay is responsible for all phases of the Program including quotations, SF1411 pricing data, participating in DCAA pricing audits and managing and planning the individual program, including quotations, contract reviews, engineering, material procurement, and manufacturing, and customer interface and reporting requirements.
Jay 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 has been involved in and coordinated several successful DSCC re-certification audits at NEO Tech.
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. His responsibilities included facilities planning and implementation of the transitioned hybrid products to NEO Tech’s headquarters facility. As part of this transition, he was responsible for the oversight of major facility upgrades at the Chatsworth facility.
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.
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. 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.
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 was appointed to the Order of Canada in October 2002 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the IEEE, the Engineering Institute of Canada, The Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Institute of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineers. He was awarded the IEEE McNaughton Gold Medal for his outstanding contributions to Engineering. He has also served on many boards and senior level committees in Canada and internationally.
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 NEO Tech 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 NEO Tech through several synergistic acquisitions that moved the company into new products and packaging technologies. His leadership led to NEO Tech 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, NEO Tech 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 NEO Tech strengthening its position as a RF/Microwave manufacturer.
Many innovative capabilities have been added to NEO Tech’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.
Will Bolinger, Vice President – Operational Excellence and New Product Introduction
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. He has firsthand experience with start up operations and business development, from product conception, engineering, testing and supplier selection to high volume production and distribution. He is a renowned expert in lean & six sigma process development/improvement, product re-engineering, supplier development, and process and quality improvement. He is a leader who possesses strong analytical problem solving, budget management, interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership talent as an improvement catalyst.
Will has detailed knowledge of QS-9000; ISO-9000; AS-9100 and MIL-PRF-38534 including Class H (military) and Class K (Space) programs. He has been involved in and coordinated multiple successful ISO/QS/AS certifications, DSCC re-certification audits at NEO Tech and with DoD prime contractors, major automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers.
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. His formal education includes a Master of Science in Electronics Systems Engineering (Avionics) from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA; a Master of Business Administration in Operations Research from Chapman University, Orange. CA; and a Bachelorof Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.