MISSION STATEMENT :: CAMPUS :: THE LEGACY :: QUALITY :: OUR BOARD :: AWARDS

mission statement

Since 1966, NBP has established an undisputed reputation for innovation, quality, performance and integrity in the engineering, design and manufacturing of Landing Visual Aids including Approach Lighting Systems and Monitoring and Control Systems for the aviation, utility and defense industries. NBP also offers training and field support services.

NBP’s business philosophy, conceived and built upon a continuing dedication to integrity, quality and performance, has been, and remains, the catalyst around which the company has been able to achieve its goals. NBP’s on-going commitment to planned growth while remaining competitive has firmly established the company as a leading, diversified, advanced technology company throughout the world.

 

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.

 

CCP Begins: 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.

 

NBP Begins  

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

 

 

our board

Steven R. Ozuna
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.

 

 

Bryce L. Nielson
Secretary of NBP Corp Board
Comptroller of NBP Corp


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.

 

 

James M. Casso
Director Ross & Casso, Attorneys at Law

Jamie’s practice focuses on providing counsel to cities and other public agencies throughout Southern California. He brings to the firm an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of public law and redevelopment law. As city attorney, he provides advice and representation on the range of legal issues faced daily by public agencies, including matters involving local agency election law, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and the Political Reform Act. As redevelopment counsel, Jamie has handled matters involving: substantial real property development; mixed-use
development; public-private partnerships; environmental agreements and remediation; and the purchase, sale, lease and financing agreements that involve complex land use, planning and zoning issues.
From 2007 to 2010, Jamie served as General Counsel to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California and from 2001 to 2007, he was City Attorney and Redevelopment Agency Counsel for the City of Pico Rivera.
Jamie also served as the long-time Chief of Staff for former U.S. Congressman Esteban E. Torres, gaining more than 30 years of public policy experience and knowledge. During his tenure with Congressman Torres, he spearheaded the formation of federal funding legislation aimed at addressing public transportation projects throughout California, but particularly in Southern California. He was the Congressman’s chief advisor in the development of legislation dealing with the clean-up of groundwater contamination in the San Gabriel Valley and related conjunctive use and groundwater storage agreements involving the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of the Interior. Jamie has an intimate understanding of the federal and state legislative and regulatory processes as well as federal transit issues. He regularly consults with state and federal elected officials on public policy matters of local concern.
Jamie has represented several public and private entities before federal, state and local elected officials and agencies. He is known for developing pragmatic solutions to complex problems, and he has longstanding working and personal relationships with elected officials in California and Washington, D.C.

 

 

Thomas Bryan, 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.

 

 

Rudy M. Beserra
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

 

awards


 

 

 


FAA MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AWARD
•Oct. 2002
•Recognition of performance and significant contribution to DOT

 

ATCA CHAIRMAN CITATION OF MERIT AWARD
•Sept. 1994
•For outstanding achievement and contributions which advanced the science of air traffic control and enhanced the professions of the ATC system

 

FAA CERTIFICATION OF APPRECIATION
•Oct. 1992
•For RRCS System

 

ADMINISTRATOR MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AWARD
•Sept. 1991
•For accomplishment and contribution to the FAA

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
•April 1988
•For continuous success and growth in Government Markets

 

ADMINISTRATOR MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AWARD
•Sept. 1991
•For accomplishment and contribution to the FAA

 

ADMINISTRATOR MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AWARD
•Oct. 1987
•For accomplishment and contribution to the FAA

environmental

The NBP Team is committed to sustainability through developing advanced aviation technologies that protect people and planet while keeping economic growth as a priority.