Koh Young America Promotes Joel Scutchfield to General Manager


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Koh Young Technology, the industry leader in True3D™ measurement-based inspection solutions, announces its executive committee has appointed Joel Scutchfield as General Manager and Head of SMT Sales at Koh Young America effective October 20, 2021. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company, as well as continue to dedicate his expertise in developing tactics and strategies to improve sales. Juan Arango, who had been the General Manager at Koh Young America has resigned to pursue outside interests at provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME). We greatly appreciate the foundation he laid for our future and we wish him success.

“We have the utmost confidence that Joel is the right person to build on the momentum at Koh Young America,” JD Shin, Chief Sales Officer at Koh Young Technology. “He is a seasoned leader with considerable experience working within the electronics manufacturing market, operating effectively, and delivering value to shareholders. We are lucky to have him as the next KYA GM.”

Before joining Koh Young America nearly seven years ago, Joel worked at major manufacturing companies like Texas Instruments and United Technologies Corporation, before transitioning to equipment suppliers Panasonic Factory Automation and Omron Inspection Systems. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the Purdue University School of Polytechnic Science and Technology. With his background, Joel is focused on helping manufactures improve quality control and process optimization across a growing set of industries including printed circuit board assembly, machining, and semiconductors. To further promote the industry, Joel is a member in good standing with SMTA.

Commenting on his appointment, “I am thrilled to take the helm of this deeply respected branch and work with colleagues who do extraordinary work every day in support of our mission. JD has been a true champion of mine, and I sincerely appreciate his support. Koh Young has a great business model and talented team, which uniquely positions it to capitalize on the changing landscape. As the industry evolves, we are positioned with solutions to help electronics manufacturers efficiently manage their production, maximize their yields, and achieve a smart factory.” 

Koh Young will take part in the upcoming SMTA International Expo 3-4 November 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota and you can offer Joel congratulations in booth 3319. As the Premiere Sponsor for SMTA International, Koh Young America is excited to reconnect and collaborate in-person, while ensuring COVID safety protocols are implemented and upheld for your health and ours.

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