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Juki Announces New CFO

Feb 16, 2017

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, announced this morning that Dave Frac is retiring and Andy Hirst will be taking his place as the new CFO of the company.

Mr. Frac retires after more than 40 years in finances, starting his career as a certified public accountant, working his way up the corporate ladder to CFO of Camelot Inc. in 1993. He joined Juki Automation Systems in 1999 as CFO and VP Operations, handling all financial functions for both the US and European operating companies, plus operations (logistics, procurement, inside sales) for the US.

I am excited to see Andy step into the role that I have held for many years, commented Dave. “He will bring new ideas and a different approach to this important role, and I am sure he will be very successful in his new position.

Mr. Andy Hirst holds an MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked in finance for 30 years. He has over 17 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry.

“I look forward to building upon the great work Dave has done over the last 17 years,” commented Mr. Hirst. “I plan to help Juki continue to meet and exceed customers expectations with new, exciting products and our continued level of high service. We will continue to strive to make the customers and stakeholders experience with the finance and operations group a great one as we continue to utilize the technology tools at our disposal to improve our supply chain operations.”


Juki Automation Systems (JAS), is an international leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 30,000 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 a full line of SMT manufacturing products as wells as selective solder and stamp soldering machines plus Advanced Technology through-hole machines. Juki supports one of the largest field service groups in the industry. For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

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