Founder / President / CEO
Najat Badriyeh is the owner of Naprotek, Inc., a Women Owned Business which was established in 1995. Born in Lebanon, she immigrated to the US at 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.
VP Sales & Marketing
Liz has worked in the electronics industry for over 30 years. A graduate of Cal State East Bay, Liz joined the Naprotek Sales Team in 1997. She has an extensive background in PCB manufacturing and EMS. Liz began her career in PCB fabrication with Lika/Tandy. Over a 13-year period she held positions in Procurement, Administration and, ultimately, Sales. She joined Dynamic Circuits in 1994 where she differentiated herself as a top producer selling printed circuit boards to established OEMs (HP, IBM) and new startups. Liz then moved into distribution with Bell Industries as Regional Manager for Value-Add Services and Supply Chain. In 2000, Liz became Sales Manger of the Naprotek team and in 2006 she was promoted to VP of Sales & Marketing.
Director of Quality
James Lim has been actively involved in high technology companies in Silicon Valley, California for over 25 years. His experience includes serving as Quality & Reliability Manager for Actel Corporation and senior quality management positions at Digidesign and OmniVision Technologies. He has been involved in supporting quality initiatives for a variety of industries including automatic test equipment, defense electronics, space, automotive, computers, telecommunications, professional audio equipment, medical devices, image sensors, graphics, core logic chipsets, programmable devices, semiconductors, components and test services. James is known globally as an expert in recognizing and solving complex quality, operational and management difficulties. James holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA degree in High Technology Management. He is the author of “Total Business Management – Practices for the Twenty-First Century,” which was published in 2009.
Arlis brings over 30 years of extensive experience in quality and manufacturing supporting the manufacture of RF components, assemblies, subassemblies, and systems for military and commercial customers. She has 16 years of ISO 9001-related experience as an Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor. She successfully prepared Naprotek for AS9100C certification. Arlis holds a Six Sigma Green Belt from the University of Michigan and is certified to J-STD-001, IPC 600, IPC610. She is also a certified internal auditor for AS9100 and ISO13485. Her prior work experience includes Four Phase Systems, Litton Guidance and Control, Applied Technology and ITT.
Amy Yin Chen
Engineering & Manufacturing Manager
Amy has 20 years of experience in engineering and 12 years in manufacturing. She was earlier associated with Solectron and Fine Pitch. Amy joined Naprotek in 1997. She received BSEE and MSEE degrees from South Dakota State University.
Material Control Manager
Fida has worked in the electronics industry since 1989 and has a wealth of experience in contract manufacturing, materials and supply chain 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. She is also a certified AS9100 Internal Auditor. She received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from San Jose State University.