Juki Announces New CFO

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., recently announced that Dave Frac is retiring and Andy Hirst will be taking his place as the new CFO of the company.

JUKI CFOMr. Frac retires after more than 40 years in finances, starting his career as a certified public accountant, working his way up the corporate ladder to CFO of Camelot Inc. in 1993. He joined Juki Automation Systems in 1999 as CFO and VP Operations, handling all financial functions for both the US and European operating companies, plus operations (logistics, procurement, inside sales) for the US.

“I am excited to see Andy step into the role that I have held for many years,” commented Dave. “He will bring new ideas and a different approach to this important role, and I am sure he will be very successful in his new position.”

JUKI CFOMr. Andy Hirst holds an MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked in finance for 30 years. He has over 17 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry.

“I look forward to building upon the great work Dave has done over the last 17 years,” commented Mr. Hirst. “I plan to help Juki continue to meet and exceed customers expectations with new, exciting products and our continued level of high service. We will continue to strive to make the customers and stakeholders experience with the finance and operations group a great one as we continue to utilize the technology tools at our disposal to improve our supply chain operations.”

 

 


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Juki Automation Systems Partners with Methods Automation, Inc.

Juki Automation Systems recently announced the appointment of Scott Cook with Methods Automation, Inc. as its newest sales partner. Located west of Baltimore, Methods Automation will represent JAS throughout DE, MD, VA and West VA.

Methods AutomationMethods Automation offers 31 years of experience in the electronic manufacturing arena, and has established a leading sales and service position in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company’s strategy is based around representation of “A tier” supply partners, product knowledge and delivering relevant customer centric solutions.

“Everyone at Juki is very pleased to be partnered with one of the best manufacturing representatives in the SMT business,” remarked Bill Astle, JAS President. “Scott Cook is a consummate professional and well respected in his territory, and the entire industry for that matter. With Scott’s help, we are confident that we will soon be expanding our market share in his territory.”

Methods Automation provides factory floor automation and consumable supplies expertise. The company provides a full range of prototype and production equipment, consulting, deployment services and consumable supplies to the electronic assembly, semiconductor and biomedical markets.

For more information about Methods Automation’s products and services, contact Scott Cook at (443) 650-1000 or visit www.methodsautomation.com.


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Juki Automation Systems and InterLatin Join Forces in Mexico

Juki Automation Systems Corporation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with InterLatin in Mexico.

Mexico is a rapidly growing market in the electronic assembly industry, and having a local partner with technical support is essential. Partnering with InterLatin will enable Juki to provide on-the-spot support in a more timely matter.

“Juki is incredibly proud to join forces with, in my opinion, the best SMT sales and service organization in all Mexico,” said Bill Astle, Juki Automation Systems’ new president. “The field experience and reputation that InterLatin has throughout Mexico is unrivaled. Having had the pleasure of working with InterLatin in the past, I know firsthand of their professional organization and extended capabilities.”

InterlatinInterLatin is well known in the Mexican territory for its deep understanding of the challenges that electronic manufacturers are facing. The company has a strong presence in each industrial center, as well as highly trained sales, support and integration teams.

InterLatin has been in the electronic manufacturing industry for more than 17 years. The company stands by its customers throughout the manufacturing process, offering products, support, engineering services, training and consulting.

“Excellent customer relationships and having a good reputation are fundamental to being successful in this industry,” added Astle. “We are confident that InterLatin excels in both of these areas. With Interlatin’s sales and service expertise, combined with all of the new innovative products Juki is bringing to market, Juki will no doubt emerge as the upcoming leader in the Mexico.”

Juki to Incorporate ATS’s Feeder Finger into Several Models of Juki Feeders

Juki Automation Systems, Inc. of Morrisville, NC and the Feeder Finger Division of Automation Technical Services, Inc. of San Diego, CA announce today an agreement, under which Juki will incorporate ATS’s Feeder Finger into several models of Juki Feeders.

Juki will act as the exclusive distributor for ATS of the Feeder Finger product for Juki users, and Juki will stock the product at all of its main locations.

Feeder Finger Technology

AF08FF Strip Tape Feeder Featuring Feeder Finger Technology

Bob Black, Juki CEO, stated:

“We are impressed with the innovative design developed and patented by ATS and we are very pleased to be able to offer this product to our customers. We look forward to a long relationship and high volume sales of the Feeder Finger product.”
Kelvin Wiley, President of ATS remarked “Feeder Finger is proud to partner with Juki for worldwide sales of our Juki product. Our end goal in designing these products was to partner with the top suppliers in the industry, and Juki certainly qualifies as one of the best. We look forward to a long and successful relationship together.”

 

Featuring Feeder Finger Technology

Allows feeding of 8mm strip tapes without leader or parts wastage. Also runs regular reels.


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