About Us

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The Campus

NBP occupies 40,000 square feet of a fully modernized facility. The office and production areas include research, development, engineering, manufacturing, testing, product support and corporate headquarters. The test and manufacturing areas have been designed to provide flexible manufacturing capability to ensure high-volume production of electronic assemblies and subassemblies built to the highest standards.

The Legacy

At the age of sixteen Robert Loya Ozuna moved with his widowed mother, two sisters and a brother still in the womb to the desolate town of Miami Arizona. The small mining town had little promise for this young family.

Soon after the move, the young Ozuna enlisted in the US Army, where he honorably served two terms. Within a few short years of the end of his service he was hard at work in the electronics field, while taking classes at night to further his education.

In 1966, Robert Ozuna first opened the doors of his business, working out of his home in Whittier, CA. Within the year business was progressing well enough to open a small shop in nearby Santa Fe Springs, CA. He named the business, Custom Control Panels or CCP.

CCP began working closely with Honeywell Corp. packaging recorder and control indicators for food and chemical applications. Around 1970, the company expanded its client base to large engineering and construction firms such as RM Parsons, Flour, Jacobs and Braun Engineering. Eventual projects included power plants, the Alaska pipeline and off-shore platforms, among many more.

With advice from friends and advisors CCP was now in the process of becoming a corporation. Unfortunately the name was taken by a firm in Saint Louis Missouri. With time of the essence the search begin for a new corporate identity. After months of searching a small company based in New Bedford Massachusetts was found and the corporation was for sale. The company made bed pans for hospital use (the butt of many jokes). Needless to say the name was quickly changed to New Bedford Panoramex Corp. (another joke in itself), or NBP.

8(a) Certification

With major economic turmoil in the energy industry, CCP/NBP began the process of diversifying itself into a federal contractor and became 8(a) certified. One of the first contracts was with the Department of Transportation’s U.S. Coast Guard. Soon after, with an extremely aggressive marketing campaign and a few new staffers the core team began, the year was 1984.

Management Team

Bryce Nielsen
Vice President of Finance
35 Years of Service
Michael Brown
Engineering Manager
3 Years of Service
Kenneth Harter
Manufacturing Manager
46 Years of Service
Fernando Ramirez
Configuration Manager
28 Years of Service
Kenneth Gauthier
Materials Manager
3 Years of Service
Michael Nielsen
Quality Manager
2 Years of Service
Andrea Orr
Sales Manager
12 Years of Service
Dody Carlson
Human Resources Manager
29 Years of Service

Our Board Members

Chairman of NBP Corp Board
President/CEO of NBP Corp

Steven Ozuna is President/CEO of New Bedford Panoramex Corporation with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. NBP is a high technology design, engineering and manufacturing firm, specializing in navigational aids, approach lighting, monitor & control and communication system. Mr. Ozuna’s career at NBP started in the mid 1980s as the Sales Manager assigned to the Washington DC Office. In this capacity, he started developing NBP’s Federal Government customer base which over time resulted in NBP’s success in receiving multiple contract awards from the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Energy.

In the early 1990s, Mr. Ozuna was transferred to the LA Office and was promoted to the position of Vice President of Marketing. In this new position, he was given the added responsibility of formulating NBP’s business development strategy as well as its implementation. In 1999, Steven Ozuna became the President/CEO of NBP directing the company’s business strategy into a success-oriented 21st Century technological company. Throughout his career, Mr. Ozuna has been an advocate for small and small minority businesses.

Mr. Ozuna was involved with California’s Governor Wilson on Hispanic business issues, NAFTA Free Trade and the Small Business Administration's Round Table on Latin Business Affairs. He also was the recipient of the prestigious “Small Business of the Year” award from the Department of Transportation in 2002. He currently sits on the corporate board of advisors of the National Hispanic University, the Board of Directors for NBP, and is a member of AAAE, ATCA and the Aero Club of D.C. Prior to joining NBP, Mr. Ozuna studied design and architecture in Europe. Later he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he started several entrepreneur enterprises while continuing his education in Business Administration, Marketing and Sales.

Secretary of NBP Corp Board
Vice President of Finance

Bryce Nielsen joined NBP in 1983 as the Controller at a time when the company was changing course by entering the Government sector. Upon his arrival, Mr. Nielsen took the lead by preparing the company’s accounting system to accommodate the requirements of Government contracting. He converted NBP’s original manual accounting system into a computerized system capable of meeting Cost Accounting Standards for contracting with the Federal Government Agencies. His efforts in this area made NBP compliant in dealing with cost-plus contracts and Cost Schedule Status Reporting (CSSR) among other things. Throughout his career at NBP, Mr. Nielsen has dealt with various Government Audit Agencies including DCAA and IRS. He’s been an effective force in keeping the company’s accounting management system capable of accommodating NBP’s growth.

In addition to his controllership responsibilities, Mr. Nielsen is in charge of NBP’s banking relationships including financing agreements to meet the capital requirements of the business and arrangements to meet all aspects of the company’s insurance needs. He is also NBP’s Corporate Secretary. Mr. Nielsen has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Mr Nielsen was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2011.

MD, F.A.A.O.S.
Director, Orthopaedic Medical Group And Athletic Rehabilitation Center Inc.

A skilled surgeon, scholar and researcher, Dr. Bryan is a Chicago native. He earned his B.S. degree in Biology, with high distinction, in 1977 from the University of Michigan. He pursued his love of medicine at the Chicago Medical School where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He came to Southern California in 1981 to serve his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC School of Medicine and stayed on to begin his private medical practice in West Covina in 1986. Dr. Bryan has authored or co authored several scholarly articles on orthopedic practices, has made presentations at national medical conferences, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at USC School of Medicine.

He has also served as the team physician for Mount San Antonio College. He has served as Chief of Staff at Queen of the Valley Hospital and is a Board Member and Treasurer of Citrus Valley Medical Center. Dr. Bryan's leisure activates include golf, snow skiing, and motorcycle riding. Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Member, California Medical Association, Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Orthopedic Association Has performed more than 4,000 orthopedic procedures since beginning his practice.

Vice President of Latin Affairs

Rudy M Beserra is the Vice President of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Beserra has made his career as an advocate and voice for the Latino community. Since 1989, Mr. Beserra has strengthened Coca-Cola’s bridge to hundreds of Latino organizations and small businesses in the U.S.

Prior to Coca-Cola, Mr. Beserra was Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan on Latino and small business affairs.

Mr. Beserra is an active member of a number of prominent Latino focused organizations, including LULAC (League of Latin American Citizens), the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and the University of Texas-Pan American Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Beserra is a past chairman of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

In 2011, Mr. Beserra received the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Also in 2011, Mr. Beserra was awarded the Hector Barreto “Con Ganas” Award at the USHCC (United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) convention in Miami, FL for his advocacy promoting Latino businesses in the private sector.

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Beserra lives in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters