NAI’s mission is to deliver innovative and world class connectivity solutions of superior quality to our global customer base for their critical to life, communications and infrastructure applications. This mission is made possible through innovation, leadership and superior execution by a team committed to quality and customer satisfaction.

Jason Porter

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO)


Jason Porter joined NAI’s leadership team as Vice President of Engineering and Continuous Improvement in 2017. In his initial role at NAI, he managed the company’s engineering team and its continuous improvement initiatives across the organization.  In 2022, Jason became the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is currently responsible for all manufacturing operations, including quality, delivery, cost, EHS, program management and launch, as well as continuous improvement for all NAI products.


Over the course of his career, Porter has held leadership positions in engineering, sales, program management, corporate strategy, and manufacturing operations. He has accumulated more than 20 years of global experience leading teams in the design and manufacturing of wire, cable, connectors, metal stampings, electro-mechanical components, and electronics.


Before joining NAI, Porter was Director of Global Technology Development for PKC Group, a leading supplier of Electrical Distribution Systems for the transportation market. In that role, he worked closely with the sales and operations teams to align product and manufacturing process strategies with customer needs, while balancing organizational capabilities and shareholder value.

Eric Emley

Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)


Eric Emley stepped into the role of NAI’s Vice President of Global Supply Management in 2017, and he also took over additional leadership of marketing and sales in 2019. In this latter role, he built an organization that closely aligns the supply base with the needs of the customer.  In 2022, Eric became NAI’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and leads the company’s sales and marketing organization to expand revenue growth, which includes management of the company’s global sales, marketing and market research and analysis teams.


Emley brings more than 20 years of experience in complex global manufacturing, including successful leadership roles in heavy construction equipment, telecom, defense contracting, office furniture, white goods, medical, and architectural lighting. His broad multi-functional experience has aligned the supply chain, marketing and sales teams to support the company’s overall strategy and vision, and made NAI a partner of choice in the marketplace.


Prior to joining NAI, Eric was the Vice President & General Manager of the Lighting Division of Group Dekko, with full P&L responsibility, where he successfully led Sales & Marketing, Engineering, New Product Development, Operations, and Supply Chain. In this role, he was an integral part of the executive team that led the company through a private equity sale and exit.

Delice Javalera

Vice President, Engineering and Quality Systems


Since joining NAI in 2020 as Director of Operational Excellence, Delice Javalera has led NAI’s standardization initiative to drive continuous improvement efforts with a focus on customer and supplier performance. Delice was later promoted to the position of Vice President of Quality & Continuous Improvement. In this role, she continued driving Operational Excellence by setting strategy and driving the standards for quality throughout the NAI organization.  In 2022, her role was expanded as Vice President of Engineering and Quality Systems to lead the organization’s efforts in global product engineering, quoting, design and customer application engineering.  In addition, Javalera maintains responsibility for NAI’s global quality systems, including system standardization (i.e., APQP, Global 8D) and supplier quality.


Delice brings over 15 years complex global manufacturing experience from a wide variety of industries, including automotive, office furniture, consumer products, medical device, appliance, industrial, ignition/extrusion wire, aerospace, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical packaging. Her various positions have included global leadership roles and her responsibilities have involved oversight of quality, program management and continuous improvement systems.


Before joining NAI’s Leadership team, Javalera held the position of Vice President of Quality at Essentra PLC for the Americas Region. At Essentra, Delice developed a quality strategy aligned with the company’s vision and standardized the quality management system throughout the organization.


Delice holds a degree from ITCH, Mexico in Industrial Chemical Engineering, as well as two master’s degrees, M.S., Quality and Productivity with Black Belt Certification from the ITESM, Mexico & ASU, USA and M.B.A., Strategic Leadership from UCM/ISEAD, Spain. Delice holds one of two 100% female scholarships from ESMT Berlin for their Executive Transition Program 2021.d

Ricardo Grijalva

Director of Operations Mexico


As Director of Operations for NAI Mexico, Ricardo Grijalva manages the company’s various manufacturing facilities in Mexico, as well as a Distribution Center in Nogales, Arizona.


In his current role, Grijalva’s focus is on delivering operational excellence that is nimble, with flawless execution, quality, delivery, and continuous improvement. Under his leadership, the operations team is agile, disciplined and lean, consistently delivering on the company’s defined pillars for success.


Grijalva came to NAI from Dyno Nobel, where he was Director of Manufacturing for operations in Chile and Mexico. Prior to that, he spent 19 years at ITT Industries (now part of Cooper Standard Automotive), having overseen all operations in Empalme, Guaymas and Torreon, as well as a distribution center in Laredo, Texas.


Holding an Electronic Industrial Engineering degree from Hermosillo Tech Institute, Grijalva also received his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has completed his Six Sigma Green Belt certification through the University of Michigan. Grijalva is also a graduate of the Strategic Management Executive Education Program at Ashridge Management College Berkhamstead, UK.

Frank Liu

Director of Operations China


Frank Liu is Director of Operations for all of NAI’s facilities in China. Under his leadership, the company’s China operations are streamlined to work efficiently, effectively and deliver on NAI’s promise of quality products delivered on time.


With a diverse background in Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Telecommunications, Industrial, and Cable Assembly industries, Liu’s experience includes more than five years of executive management and seven years of quality management and supplier quality development. He also has more than nine years of operational experience with total P&L responsibilities at Nokia and Kemet Company.


Liu graduated with a degree from Southeast University in Computer Applications. He has led programs that include Kanban, Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Projects, TWI, TPM, Lean Manufacturing, and Kaizen techniques. He has also managed and achieved ISO and Nadcap certifications for several organizations.

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