Daniel brings over 25 years of experience in Design and Manufacturing in the regulated markets and has held progressive roles throughout his career in a combination of OEM and EMS companies. Most recently Daniel was Vice President of Benchmark Lark Technology and was charged with building a state of the art vertically integrated RF design, fabrication, and assembly and test center in Phoenix Arizona. Previously Daniel held various executive and senior management roles at Ducommun, Veridiam, and Cobham Advanced Electronics Solutions. Finally, Daniel is a decorated veteran of the US Navy where he served honorably for nearly a decade with multiple assignments and deployments abroad.
Senior Vice President / Operations General Manager
Larry came to Naprotek with over 30 years experience in Supply Chain, Materials, and Management at Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, Larry was in charge of the X86 Server builds for Oracle, managing an international staff and EMS partners for Oracle. Prior to that, Larry worked at world-class companies including Cisco, Apple, General Electric, Pillar Data, and Hewlett Packard. Larry has continued to refine his skills in Supply Chain and Operations, and maintains constant focus on continual, operational improvement.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Jim offers over thirty years of experience in sales and business development in the electronics industry. He has an excellent reputation for successfully working with customers to solve challenging designs and driving new products into manufacturing. Jim brings valuable experience in high-reliability, mission-critical and life-sustaining markets across both EMS and OEM companies. He has built business development teams to accelerate revenues across a complex blend of engineered products, precision microelectronic assemblies and electronic manufacturing services.
Previously, Jim led technical sales, strategic marketing, and corporate rebranding of private equity-backed Spartronics, LLC. He also managed engineering sales at Benchmark Electronics, semiconductor component sales for Realtek & SwitchCore and modems for Diamond Multimedia. He founded a Silicon Valley-based ASIC startup, raised venture capital and completed several successful exits. Jim started his career at Rockwell including both semiconductor and satellite systems experience. He holds engineering degrees in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, as well as an MBA.
Vice President of Finance
Sharon brings over 30 years of progressive experience in corporate finance and accounting for manufacturing, distribution and service organizations. She has worked primarily with smaller and mid-sized privately held entities. Most recently, she worked as the VP of Finance for a Microwave Communications manufacturer and as CFO for a regional equipment rental company. Following her graduation from the University of Southern California, she began her career with Price Waterhouse Coopers in the audit practice. She subsequently worked for American Honda Motors before transitioning to roles at smaller corporations. She has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Director of Program Management
Fida has worked in the electronics industry since 1989 and has a wealth of experience in contract manufacturing, materials and supply chain management and program management. She began her career in electronics with Best Labs and then Fine Pitch. She joined Naprotek in 1995 and was promoted to Material Control Manager in 2011. In 2018 she moved to program management as a PM Manager and was promoted to Director of Program Management in January of 2021. She is a certified AS9100 Internal Auditor. Fida received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from San Jose State University.
Director of Engineering
p>Dan Radler grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, during the time of the technological revolution. His childhood in the Silicon Valley surrounded him with transformative technology, with in-class robots like TOPO in elementary. Innovation was not a lifestyle choice, but a way of life. Studying electronics and semi-conductor manufacturing at San Jose University was a natural progression. While studying during the day, he worked as a process engineer in the evening at Solectron, a large EMS company. To further his knowledge and foundation in manufacturing, he completed his Six Sigma training at the Motorola University. Dan believes that sharing knowledge is key to growth as individuals and as a society. So, to share his passion for manufacturing, he volunteered to conduct tours of the semiconductor manufacturing process at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose and was certified as IPC-610 & J-STD-001+Space trainer. His contributions to the electronic manufacturing industry include work with medical OEM, contract Manufacturing and start-ups. Projects on life support systems, manned space flight and with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) – Perseverance Rover, helped to fuel his commitment to Engineering and Quality excellence
Najat El-Ayi Badriyeh
Najat Badriyeh is the owner of Naprotek which was established in 1995. Born in Lebanon, she immigrated to the US at a young age and joined the electronic industry in the early 80s. Najat considers it an auspicious timing as it allowed her to witness and participate in the electronic revolution. She quickly showed leadership and managerial qualities and acquired management positions in Silicon Valley Companies like Best Labs, Diasonics, SCI, and Fine Pitch Technology. Najat’s experience in startup companies and her success in developing and improving SMT processes proved to be significant assets in building and developing her own business.