Nortech Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: NSYS), a leading provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), has named Mark Nordquist as general manager of its Aerospace Systems operations in Blue Earth, Minn. Nordquist will now oversee all activities at this 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in addition to his current business development responsibilities.

“Mark’s played a key role in building Aerospace Systems’ customer relationships and expanding our capabilities,” says Richard Wasielewski, Nortech’s senior vice president responsible for Aerospace Systems. “His extensive knowledge and understanding of the defense and aerospace industry will be instrumental in capitalizing on growth opportunities.”

Nordquist joined Nortech Systems in 1998 as national sales manager for the Aerospace Systems operations, which were located in Fairmont, Minn., at the time. Most recently he served as director of business development for defense and aerospace markets.

Nordquist graduated from Minnesota State University with a degree in marketing and finance; he currently lives in Fairmont, Minn.

The Aerospace Systems operation specializes in custom-designed wire harnesses and cable assemblies, including rugged high-speed data communications cables, flat molded, fiber optics and higher-level builds for the defense industry and other demanding applications. Products are engineered to withstand severe environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold, salt spray, water immersion, chemical and abrasion resistance, and electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. (More information about Aerospace Systems is available by visiting their web site:

About Nortech Systems Incorporated

Nortech Systems Incorporated (, based in Wayzata, Minn., is a full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider of wire and cable assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies, and higher-level complete box build assemblies for a wide range of industries. Markets served include industrial equipment, aerospace/defense and medical. The company has manufacturing capabilities and operating partners in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Nortech Systems Incorporated is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NSYS.

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