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About Us

At Northern Digital Inc. (NDI), we bring over 35 years of unwavering commitment to the world of Control Systems design and integration. Established in 1988, our journey has been defined by client relationships, meticulous planning, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Our vision is clear: to become the most recognized, respected, and sought-after provider of technical solutions and control systems engineering.

Our Vision

“We shall strive to be the most well known, highest regarded, and most sought after provider of Technical Solutions and Control Systems Engineering.”

Who We Are

  • Experience: With more than three decades of industry experience, NDI stands as a beacon of expertise. Our team comprises of several degreed engineers from diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds, including Control Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering.

  • Facility: Our 16,000 sq. ft. Bakersfield office houses Engineering, Program Management, Corporate Offices, and a UL-508A Certified Panel Shop.

Larry Vasquez

President, CEO
Larry Vasquez is the President and CEO of Northern Digital Inc. (NDI), a role he has held for over three decades. Before venturing into the engineering industry, Larry gained valuable experience as an operator and control systems engineer in the independent oil sector. His passion for engineering and a vision for a company rooted in quality, integrity, and a familial culture led to the founding of NDI in 1988. Larry holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Arkansas Grantham and a Master's degree in Engineering from Ohio University. His commitment to these values has propelled NDI to become a renowned provider of technical solutions and control systems engineering, leaving a lasting impact on the companies and people they work with.

Odei Addo-Yobo

Vice President of Engineering
As our Vice President of Engineering, Odei boasts over two decades of experience as a Control Systems Engineering Leader and Technical Consultant. He holds a Professional Engineer (PE) license in California and earned his Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York in 2005. With expertise in system architectures, PLC programming, HMI programming, and SCADA systems, Odei plays a pivotal role in delivering top-quality engineering solutions at NDI.

Joe Marcus

Vice President of Business Development
As our Vice President of Business Development, Joe Marcus brings over 15 years of engineering and management experience to NDI. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, graduating with honors. Joe's proficiency in Earned Value Management Techniques and Six Sigma Process Improvement methods, combined with his dedication to on-time, on-budget project execution, makes him a key driver of NDI's growth and success.

Our Expertise

  • Control Systems Design:: We specialize in Specification Development, Control System Design, PLC & HMI Program Design, System Integration, Control Panel Design & UL Panel Fabrication, System Commissioning & Startup, and Technical Support & Maintenance.

  • Certifications: We are a CSIA Certified Company, and hold Wonderware, Rockwell, Schneider, Modicon, and Ignition Certified SI statuses in addition to many more. We are also a recognized minority business enterprise (MBE) and a small business enterprise (SBE).

  • Strategic Project Execution: We understand that every project is unique, and our strategic approach reflects this. NDI ensures that each endeavor is meticulously planned and executed, considering the individual needs and objectives of our clients. We don't just deliver solutions; we craft strategies that align with your goals.

  • Exceeding Expectations: NDI is dedicated to delivering work products that not only meet but exceed our clients' expectations. We don't just meet industry standards; we set them. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every phase of the project, from conceptualization to commissioning.

  • Business Processes that Propel Success: Behind every successful project is a robust set of business processes. NDI takes pride in its well-defined and efficient processes that streamline project execution. From initial planning to final delivery, our processes are designed to enhance productivity and deliver results that stand the test of time.

  • Choose NDI: Expertise, Excellence, Innovation: In a landscape of control system providers, NDI stands out as a beacon of expertise and collaboration. Partner with us, and experience a new standard in control systems engineering where we not only work for you but sit on the same side of the table, ensuring shared success.

Vendor Relationships

  • Partnerships: We have solid partnerships with Inductive Automation, AVEVA Wonderware, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric (Alliance Partner).

Memberships & Certifications

  • CSIA: As a member of the Control System Integrators Association, we advance the industry of control system integration. We deliver automation solutions using our engineering, technical, and business skills.
  • Rockwell Automation: We are part of the Rockwell Automation Commercial Program as a Bronze level Partner.
  • Inductive Automation: NDI is a Certified Inductive Automation Integrator.
  • MBE & SBE: We are a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and a small business enterprise (SBE).


  • PLCs: We work with Schneider Electric Modicon, Rockwell: Allen-Bradley, GE, Siemens, Automation Direct, and more.
  • SCADA/HMI: We can design and integrate in AVEVA, Ignition, Siemens, Schneider, Rockwell, GE, and more.
  • Networking and Communications: Our expertise extends to RF Engineering, Cybersecurity, Virtual Machines, and more.
  • Integration & Maintenance: We offer Control Panel Design, UL-508A/UL-698A Panel Fabrication, PLC/OIT/HMI Programming, Factory Acceptance Testing, and Startup and Commissioning.
Choose NDI, where expertise meets excellence, and innovation powers your success.

Mission and values

To be the recognized leader in providing Systems Consulting for the industrial and business marketplace, by providing, Engineering, Integration, and Consulting. Whether in services or product, we shall offer qualified and quantified solutions based on the latest technologies.

Community and Education Support

At NDI, we strongly believe in giving back to the community and nurturing the next generation of engineers. We actively support local educational initiatives such as Bakersfield College Industrial Automation and the Cal State University Bakersfield (CSUB) Engineering programs. Our involvement includes participation in community events, career fairs, and active engagement with these organizations.

Industry Insights and Curriculum Enhancement

Our VP of Business Development, Joe Marcus, is a member of the BC Industrial Automation's Advisory Council. His involvement ensures that the program's curriculum remains aligned with the latest industry trends, providing students with valuable insights and career opportunities.

Empowering Future Engineers

NDI is committed to supporting the local education system in Bakersfield. We have a history of hiring talented individuals from both Bakersfield College and Cal State University Bakersfield. Furthermore, our team consists of engineers from prestigious university programs across the United States, encompassing diverse disciplines such as Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Materials, and more.
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4701 Corporate Court
Bakersfield, CA 93311

(661) 322-6044

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