Linda Kim, Project Manager Linda is a Project Manager and super-supply-chain economist that enjoys dissecting obsolete component part numbers and finding solutions to our clients’ material challenges. Her creative solutions have saved our clients millions of dollars by preventing subsystem obsolesce. She has a keen interest in taking on PCB fabrication challenges relative to leading-edge manufacturing limits. Linda enjoys spending time in the lab extracting wisdom from Robbie’s 40+ years of experience. Linda graduated from University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Economics in 2008. She is a certified IPC-A-610 Specialist.
Jason Callender, Project Manager Jason is a Project Manager specializing in material procurement and quick turn assemblies. He has many years of experience as an electronics buyer including purchasing pre-production kits that are sent to contract manufacturers all over the world. His excellent customer service and warm personality are greatly appreciated by long term NPI customers. Jason has many talents but his analytical number crunching and attention to detail bring the right mix of skills we need to deliver quick turn PCB assemblies on time. Jason received his A.A. degree from Orange Coast College in 2006.
Juliann Ranieri, Finance Manager Juliann manages our accounting, human resources and administration operations. She was instrumental in creating more efficient accounting and quoting systems to expedite Rough Order of Magnitude and budgetary quotes. Juliann also manages IT database edits and upgrades with our outside consultants. The synergy she creates with our team of economists makes for exceptional data analysis presentations. Her past experience in managing architecture firms translates very well to supporting NPI. We appreciate her concern for ergonomics training and her passion for good coffee. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Business Management in 1987.
Dale Terrien, Director of Operations Drawing upon his experience in hardware, software, and systems engineering for both the aerospace and commercial arenas, Dale provides NPI and its customers with a unique combination of detailed knowledge along with a view of the big picture. He is versed in all aspects of product design including circuit design (analog and digital), ASIC and FPGA design, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Design for Manufacturability (DFM), project management, systems design, firmware and OS development, and simulation & analysis. Always looking for opportunities to improve processes and procedures, he enjoys trouble-shooting and problem solving in all areas of product development. Dale graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, and has made Orange County his home since 1985, developing products for the military, telecommunications, computing, and data protection industries.
Sivam Paramanathan, Engineering Coordinator Sivam executes many of the day-to-day technical tasks required to meet our customers’ needs, including IC programming, system integration, box builds, and test. Our customers especially appreciate his ability to reverse engineer box builds without drawings. Despite his easy-going demeanor, he will take on any challenge. He works closely with our Project Managers to ensure the fastest possible customer service response and maximum customer satisfaction. He has worked during his student years as an intern with the organization since 2011. Sivam received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2016. He is a certified IPC-A-610 Specialist.