Bill Astle Promoted to President of Juki

Juki Corporation (Tama Center – Tokyo, Japan) and Juki Automation Systems (Morrisville, NC) are pleased to announce that William D. (Bill) Astle has been promoted to President of Juki Automation Systems, Inc. effective immediately. Bill has been serving as General Manager of JAS for the last three years. Robert J Black, Jr., former President and CEO, will remain with the company as CEO.

Bill Astle, Juki’s new President with over 30 years of experience in the electronics production field, Mr. Astle is a solid choice as the new leader of the company. Prior to his time with Juki he was General Manager of Koh Young USA and Product Manager for Agilent Technologies.


Juki CEO Bob Black making announcement at IPC APEX Expo 2017 in San Diego, CA


“I can think of no one more qualified than Bill to follow me as President of Juki,” commented Bob Black. “His extensive experience in our industry and outstanding work ethic will allow him to guide our company to new heights. All of us at JAS are excited about this move.”

Bill Astle IPC APEX EXPO 2017

Juki’s new President Bill Astle at IPC APEX Expo 2017 in San Diego, CA



“I couldn’t be more excited to become President and help lead the continued success of Juki Automation Systems,” added Bill. “Juki has been a great innovator and respected market leader for many years in the SMT market. With Bob’s great leadership, we have reached a stage where we are truly one of the world’s leading SMT solutions providers. Going forward, we will continue our forward design thinking. We’re inspired by our customers’ desires, and plan on delivering revolutionary new products in automation to meet their evolving needs. In addition, Juki has always been given accolades for outstanding support. This tradition of providing the best customer experience possible will continue as we expand our line solutions portfolio.”

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