2018 Orange County SBA Award Winner Judy Greenspon

Judy Greenspon, Founder/President of NPI Services, Inc., is the 2018 Orange County SBA, Small Business Person of the Year Runner-up. Greenspon was nominated by Terri Carr, Orange County SCORE Mentor.

NPI Services, Inc., located in Costa Mesa, California, is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company with 14 employees that provides assembly and engineering solutions to R&D engineers, including building prototypes, pilot runs, and low volume production. Founded in 1998, this woman-owned small business (WOSB) has grown from occupying a 200 sq ft office to a 7880 sq ft space with box build system integration, test lab, and electronics assembly area. Today NPI supports a diverse customer base that encompasses industries such as Mil-Aerospace, Space, Medical Device, Telecommunications, Networking and Storage, Energy, and Industrial markets.

Greenspon utilized SBA services early on by attending Resource Partner workshops and receiving one-on-one counseling from the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and SCORE. For the past 15 years, she has worked closely with SCORE mentors James Fulton and Terri Carr, who have helped her navigate the regulations of defense contracts and provide guidance and expertise on branding, sales, marketing, and STEM philanthropy. Judy is a founding member of the Orange County SCORE CEO Forum #1, where C-level executives address strategic issues in a peer group setting. Greenspon also found value in SBA’s procurement matchmaking conferences that helped NPI Services, Inc. secure a 5-year Navy Contract in 2016.

Greenspon is passionate about giving to the community and creating a company culture that embraces philanthropy. Her volunteering path began early on as a candy-striper and Girl Scout. That passion continued into adulthood with three years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a developing country.

This content has been adapted from the program brochure of the 55th Annual Small Business Week Celebration, made possible by members of the Small Business Week Planning Committee and in partnership with Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network.