North Atlantic Industries announces General James Cartwright joins the company’s Advisory Board

BOHEMIA, NY  — North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a supplier of embedded electronic solutions, announces that General James Cartwright has joined NAI’s Advisory Board. General James Cartwright retired from active duty on September 1, 2011, after 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Unique among Marines, General Cartwright served as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, before being appointed as the 8th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s second highest military officer. A four-star general, he became widely recognized for his technical acumen, vision of future national security concepts, and keen ability to integrate systems, organizations and people in ways that encouraged creativity and sparked innovation. General Cartwright began his illustrious career as a Naval Flight Officer and Pilot.

“The support of someone of the caliber of General Cartwright to our team is a tremendous benefit to our organization.” states William Forman, President and CEO of North Atlantic Industries. “Through a distinguished career, both as a Marine and at the most senior ranks of the Pentagon, Cartwright has become a leading authority. He is a thought leader in defense transformation and will be an asset to NAI’s current and future plans. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”

“NAI is in a unique position to capitalize on the developing trends towards open architecture in both the military and aerospace industries. They have the technology, with their COSA® architecture, the people and the leadership to provide an innovative, flexible solution to their customers. I look forward to working with them and helping them achieve their goals”, states Retired General James Cartwright.

NAI is a specialized provider of embedded electronics, power supplies and computing for sense & response- intensive, military and aerospace applications. We accelerate our clients’ time-to-mission with a unique approach based on our Configurable Open Systems ArchitectureTM (COSA®) that offers its customers a massively configurable open platform system unlike any others available. For over 50 years, companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged our capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at

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