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JAS, Inc. CEO Bob Black Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep 30, 2015

Bob Black.

Bob Black.

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, announces that SMT Today Magazine presented Bob Black with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the recent SMTA International Conference & Exhibition. The award was presented to Mr. Black on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and promotes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution, exhibited leadership and provided inspiration within the industry over a sustained period of time.

Mr. Black is the Executive Operating Officer of Juki Corporation and President and CEO of Juki Automation Systems, Inc. He is the first non-Japanese Executive Officer in Juki’s 75 year history, reports directly to the top management of Juki Corporation, advises on the worldwide SMT market, offers strategies to continue Juki’s growth in electronic assembly and assistance to other Juki subsidiary companies.

SMT Today, a high quality publication created for the global electronics industry, introduced the awards program to recognize, acknowledge and celebrate outstanding personal achievements and innovation within the electronics manufacturing industry during 2015. Winners were selected through an online voting process by members of the electronics manufacturing industry.

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Juki Automation Systems (JAS), is an international leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 28,000 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. Juki machines have about 30 percent U.S. made content by cost. The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.  JAS, Inc. employs 45 U.S. employees, including 20 service personnel five specializing in applications sales.

Additionally, JAS, Inc. 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

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