Saki America Appoints Alex Malek as Vice President Sales & Service, North America


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Saki Corp. announces the selection of Alex Malek as vice president of sales and service for North America and Sivilay (Nick) Sengmany as an application/field service engineer.

Malek will head sales and service for Saki's 2D and 3D automated optical, 3D automated solder paste, and 3D in-line x-ray measurement and inspection systems in the US and Canada. He will also be actively involved in continuing Saki's development, coordination, participation in, and leadership of the Industry 4.0/Smart Factory initiative.

Malek has many years of experience in the global Electronics Manufacturing Services and supply chain markets. Most recently he was president and owner of Operation Excellence Inc., a California Corporation. Operation Excellence provided consulting services for small and start-up high-technology companies in the areas of global operations management, global supply chain management, automation, quality, business development, sales, and marketing. Prior to that he held the positions of senior director of global supply chain and material for Bruker Nano Surfaces, senior VP for global supply chain and material for Flextronics's FlexPower, VP of global business development for Lean Stream, and senior global commodity manager in charge of capital equipment for Sanmina-SCI Corporation. Malek holds a BS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Stanford, California.

As part of Saki's growth in North America, Sengmany, who is based in Virginia, has joined Saki to support customers and the Saki team with installation, training, and support of all Saki inspection and measurement systems. Before joining Saki, Sengmany was a process engineer/SMT lead for Sutron, Inc. and a field service engineer for Apex Factory Automation.

"Although Saki has been in business since 1994, we started our Americas expansion in 2014. Since then, we've expanded our facilities, the Saki representative network, and our sales and support team. With increased business in the Americas, and to continue our emphasis on customer satisfaction and local support, we are adding even more application engineers and increasing our sales representative network," explained Satoshi Otake, general manager of SAKI America. "We are excited that Alex has joined our team, as he brings a strong knowledge base and years of experience working with companies of all sizes and a wide array of products and requirements. Along with Nick, we can ensure that Saki customers have the inspection and measurement capabilities they need for success."

"I am delighted to be a part of Saki's team," Malek stated. "I have had the pleasure of knowing Saki and its team for many years. I have always been very impressed with their products -- on the hardware side with their reliability, quality, capability, and performance and on the software side with programming, inspection, measurement, imaging, and data capture capabilities. I truly believe that Saki's systems are the best on the market and that they provide the lowest total cost-of-ownership among our competitors. I plan to assure that our customers feel the same."

About Saki Corporation

Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automatic recognition through robotic vision technology, applying ground-breaking image processing tools to solve inspection problems associated with printed circuit board assembly. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan with offices and sales and support centers around the world. Saki has Quality Management System JIS Q 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.

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