Antounian comes to BTU with an impressive background in operations, including LEAN Sigma and DFX expertise. He is also a two-time recipient of the Shingo prize for operational excellence. Prior to joining BTU, Antounian was vice president of operations at SEEGRID, a producer of vision-guided, industrial mobile robots. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.
“We are excited to have Jack managing our Billerica operations,” said John J. McCaffrey, Jr., vice president of operations and engineering for BTU International. “We have some challenging plans for this year, and we will be leveraging Jack’s abilities as we ramp up the fabrication of key new products, including our next generation Tritan™.”
"I am impressed with BTU's combination of solid business fundamentals and forward thinking management," said Antounian. "My focus will be on applying our efficiencies in terms of methods, systems and processes to a number of new products."
BTU International (http://www.btu.com) is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU’s equipment and expertise are used in the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuel as well as the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has design and manufacturing operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service worldwide.