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Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and subsidiary of Juki Corporation, announced that Greg Lefebvre has been promoted to National Sales Manager.
“Juki is extremely honored to announce this well deserved promotion. Greg has demonstrated amazing creativity, work ethics, and customer consultation skills,” stated Bill Astle, President & CEO. “He has exceled at Juki Automation Systems by using deep industry knowledge combined with stellar sales, engineering, and business acumen. His strategic planning, execution, and harmonious approach to sales ensures we all keep a keen eye on the prize, and stay laser focused moving forward regardless of the challenge.”
Lefebvre has more than 30 years of experience managing inside/outside personnel, marketing objectives and sales performance for North and South America. He has a strong track record for helping Juki win new business and optimizing customer retention with top decision makers through relationship building, trust and knowledge of the product line.
An experienced sales executive, Lefebvre has held roles with respected companies including Motorola and Speedline Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
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Jeffrey Pulaski describes the recent partnership between SMT Tooling and PSA, which brings SMT Tooling’s innovation and PSA’s manufacturing capabilities together. Pulaski also shares news on product development, and what visitors to SMTA International can expect to see in SMT Tooling’s floor presence.
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Happy Holden understands—getting started can be the hardest part. For the past 55 years, he has followed his passion for automation and computers by writing books and white papers, and engineering and managing projects. Each one has always meant one thing: finding the right place to start. The first in a series of eight online sessions starts this Wednesday. Happy will introduce the topic of “Automation and the Journey to Your Smart Factory,” by breaking down the elements this type of journey requires, addressing the five W’s, and encouraging study on your own. Each session, hosted by ICT, is approximately 60 minutes, and is offered at 4 p.m. BST (3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT) Wednesdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.
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I-Connect007’s Happy Holden and Nolan Johnson speak with Zac Elliott, technical marketing engineer at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Farid Anani, VP of operations at Computrol, about how to achieve operational excellence in electronics manufacturing. They start by discussing the dynamic wherein automation projects may initially create islands of automation and the need to eventually connect those islands to achieve even greater operational efficiencies. The discussion then moves to how to make the data smarter and more useful for analysis and optimization.