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NATEL Executive Vice President Honored With Canada's Diamond Jubilee Medal

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Prakash Bhartia, NATEL's Executive Vice President, is a recipient of Canada's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, bestowed for significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. 


The medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Previously, Dr. Bhartia has been recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal. 

"As a leading international engineer, Dr. Bhartia's accomplishments have earned him many professional honors," says NATEL President/CEO Sudesh Arora. "This latest citation is well-deserved recognition.  We at NATEL are privileged to have him as a top executive."

Over a 25-year career in the Canadian Department of Defense, Dr. Bhartia held four director-level positions and served as Director General of the Defense R&D Laboratories in Halifax and Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the IEEE, the Engineering Institute of Canada, The Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. He was awarded the IEEE's McNaughton Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to engineering.

Dr. Bhartia graduated with a B.Tech from the IIT Bombay and earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada. He served as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. 


NATEL is a major independent manufacturer of a wide variety of microelectronic products, providing low to high volume production for its customers. As the largest and oldest privately held EMS company in the U.S., NATEL is known for high-reliability, high-quality manufacturing that delivers solutions to customers. NATEL is favorably positioned among mid-tier EMS manufacturers to "make amazing things happen." NATEL holds and maintains industry specific certifications that include ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485, and AS9100. Its MIL-PRF-38534 (DSCC) 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 manufacturing locations in California, Nevada, Ohio, Mexico and Colorado. To learn more, visit or on Twitter, @NATEL.


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