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Juki Names Horizon Sales Rep of the Year during Annual Sales Meeting

Oct 08, 2012

Dave Trail and Vern Emery with the 2012 Rep of the Year Award from JAS, Inc.

Dave Trail and Vern Emery with the 2012 Rep of the Year Award from JAS, Inc.

 Juki Automation Systems, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, announces that it awarded Dave Trail, Vern Emery and Cameron Valade Representative of the Year for best performance in 2012 during the recent Juki Americas National Sales meeting. The meeting took place October 4-6, 2012 in Morrisville, NC. The award was given to Horizon Sales for achieving the highest performance against budget and was weighted to include territory potential, new customers and number of machines sold.

Dave Trail, President of Horizon Sales, commented, “We are quite honored to receive this year’s award. It is recognition of our hard work as well as the good faith and confidence shown in us and the Juki product line from our significant and growing customer base here in the Midwest.”

Bob Black, President and CEO of Juki Automation Systems, said, “We have had a long and successful relationship with Horizon Sales and we are most honored to present them with a Best Performance award for the outstanding job that they have done in the past year.”

Horizon Sales is a manufacturers’ representative corporation supplying machinery and supplies to the electronics industry. Located in Brighton, MI and Kokomo, IN, Horizon manages and sells to the Midwestern states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania and the greater Chicago area. Cameron Valade covers Western Michigan and parts of Indiana and Kentucky for the company. In business for more than 20 years, Horizon has supplied equipment and supplies to some of the most well-known names in our industry including Lexmark, Delphi, Libra Industries, Rockwell Automation, Dynalab, Inservco, TT Electronics, Kimball and Jabil Circuits.

Juki manufactures high-quality SMT placement systems for use in the electronics manufacturing industry. Renowned for producing reliable, flexible placement equipment that is very easy to use and maintain, Juki has recently emerged as a significant player in the high-speed market. As the pioneer of the modular placement machine in the early 90s, Juki has increased the speed of its machines while maintaining quick changeovers and high uptimes. Juki also is the first SMT placement manufacturer to offer a standard three-year full parts warranty on machines sold in the Americas and Europe. 

Horizon Sales has represented Juki’s full line of automated assembly products and systems throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky since 1993. For more information about Horizon Sale’s products and services, contact Dave Trail, Principal, at 800-234-8688 or on the Web at www.horizonsales.com.

For more information about Juki Automation Systems, visit www.jukiamericas.com.


Juki, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 25,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry. The company recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems.

For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

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