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James Doyle Named CEO of Aerospace & Defense Division at NEOTechNovember 14, 2023 | NEO Tech
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NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is thrilled to welcome James Doyle to the team as Chief Executive Officer of NEOTech’s Aerospace & Defense division, effective immediately.
In his new role, Mr. Doyle will take the helm of NEOTech’s Aerospace & Defense operations and business units, ultimately responsible for continued and aggressive growth of the division’s footprint in a rapidly evolving market segment. Mr. Doyle was appointed CEO of the Aerospace & Defense division following the exhaustive and extensive search process for a candidate with the combined experience of leading large-scale manufacturing, building successful business relationships, and demonstrable expertise facilitating top-quality products through the stringent requirements of aerospace and defense OEMs.
Kunal Sharma, President and Chief Operating Officer of NEOTech, commented on the appointment, stating, “James stands out above everyone as a versatile, experienced, and respected executive known throughout the electronics manufacturing industry and by aerospace and defense OEMs. We are thrilled to have him join our team. His strategic vision and track record of leadership for complex products ensures NEOTech’s future success for our Aerospace & Defense division.”
Mr. Doyle’s selection became evident following a comprehensive evaluation of his past successes. As a highly accomplished executive leader with exceptional critical thinking skills, Mr. Doyle has a proven track record of exceeding business objectives. Throughout his 25-year career, he has specialized in building high-performance sales organizations, managing process improvements and initiatives to drive manufacturing centers-of-excellence, and creating operational leadership teams for a multitude of high-technology industries. Most recently, Mr. Doyle worked as an advisor for Artemis Capital providing specialized counsel to industrial tech companies. Before that, as a Group Vice President and General manager at American Superconductor, he led a multi-site large scale manufacturing operation accomplishing over $100 million in revenue growth. For several years prior to this, Mr. Doyle held the position of President and CEO of East Coast Microwave.
Mr. Doyle commented on joining NEOTech, enthusiastically stating, “I couldn’t be more excited about the chance to join NEOTech as the CEO of the Aerospace & Defense division after years of competing against it and watching the organization grow to the well-respected industry leader it is today. I have dedicated my years of career growth to navigating complex business environments and making a meaningful impact as a leader to everyone in the organization. NEOTech’s cultural values align right alongside my own, so I am more than confident as a team we are heading towards unprecedented future growth. The aerospace and defense industries are always evolving towards the latest technological advancements, and NEOTech has the innovative people to lead the way for OEMs demanding product requirements.”
Further to the announcement of 17 August 2023, BAE Systems has now received the necessary regulatory approvals and will be executing steps in the coming days to complete the acquisition of Ball Aerospace from Ball Corporation.
With such an extremely newsy week, it was hard to select just five items you absolutely must read, but here goes. We have advocacy news from PCBAA and IPC, global market data on AI PC and GenAI smartphone hardware, a roundtable discussion on sales and marketing, a bookended pair of international milaero stories emphasizing a healthy aerospace industry, and an industry report on global semiconductor sales.
Honeywell announced it will invest $84 million to expand its Olathe manufacturing facility in Kansas. The project, which is expected to generate nearly $47 million in total gross domestic product (GDP) and contribute $18.3 million to state and local taxes in the first six years, supports the company's alignment with the compelling megatrend of the future of aviation.
Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that its VT-901 polyimide material is now fully and exclusively qualified by ESA in ACB Belgium’s manufacture of High-Density Interconnect (HDI) Printed Circuit Boards.
NEOTech Grows Industry Lead and Unmatched Expertise in Microelectronics for Aerospace & Defense Applications01/29/2024 | NEOTech
NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its state-of-the-art manufacturing center for Microelectronics as the need for reliable and complex Micro-E circuits continues to grow.