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NATEL EMS Wins Prestigious Raytheon Four Star Supplier Award

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CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "NATEL EMS has been awarded the prestigious Four Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon IDS for supplying components on several critical programs," announced NATEL EMS President/CEO Sudesh Arora.

Raytheon Four Star Supplier Award, pictured from left to right: Robert Curbeam, VP of Mission Assurance for Raytheon IDS; Jay Klug, VP of Contracts/Customer Relations/Security Director for NATEL EMS; Michael Shaughnessy, VP of Integrated Supply Chain for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

This places NATEL EMS among the top 0.5% of the 10,000 Raytheon suppliers. The Four Star requirements for quality and delivery are 97%, and NATEL EMS achieved 99% delivery and 98% quality scores.

At Raytheon's annual awards ceremony on June 4, Ted Shpak, IDS Supplier Quality Director, presented the award. "NATEL EMS is a valuable supplier for Raytheon and has worked closely with us on the Patriot program … Not easy technology, I'll tell you that," Shpak remarked while presenting the award. Jay Klug, NATEL EMS Vice President of Contracts and Security, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

For the past decade, Klug has supported numerous Raytheon programs across all four-business units. "True to our name, Electronic Manufacturing Solutions, we had to continually solve engineering challenges on new and legacy programs such as AESA, Patriot, THAAD, RACR, and B2," Klug said, "and this award recognizes our success in doing so while meeting contract schedules and providing reliable parts."

Previously, NATEL EMS received a Three Star Award from Raytheon Missile Systems in 2006. This is the first Star Supplier award from IDS.


NATEL is a major independent manufacturer of a wide variety of electronic products, providing low to high volume production for its customers. As one of the largest and oldest privately held EMS Companies in the U.S., NATEL is known for high-reliability, error-free manufacturing that delivers solutions to customers in medical, defense, transportation and industrial fields. Through a recent acquisition of EPIC Technologies, NATEL is favorably positioned among second-tier EMS manufacturers to "make amazing things happen." NATEL holds and maintains industry specific certifications that include ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and AS9100. Its MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and K certifications certify NATEL's expertise in designing and manufacturing microelectronic assemblies for space and mission-critical defense programs placing it in an elite group of aerospace industry manufacturers. NATEL, headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, has locations in California, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and Colorado and internationally in Mexico. To learn more, visit or on Twitter @NATEL.

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