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June, 2019 PeoPle in the news Juki Hires New Smart Solutions Engr.

Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., has added Chris Briggs to its service department. Based in Portland, Oregon, Mr. Briggs is the company’s newest smart solutions engineer. He joins the company with seven years of experience as a customer engineer at Applied Materials. Machine op- eration, service training and software classes are available to every Juki cus- tomer at no charge. Installation and onsite training is included with the pur- chase of every machine and is performed by the company’s highly experienced and motivated service organization. Web:

Lauren Soloff Named President

of Sonics Newtown, CT —Sonics & Materials, Inc., has promoted Lauren Soloff from ex- ecutive vice president to president. The change was announced by her father and current CEO Robert Soloff. Ms. Soloff has been with the company since 1995. Over its 50 year history, Sonics has cemented its role as an industry pi- oneer, acquiring a total of 30 patents (with three pending) for technological in- novations, continuing the work started by Mr. Soloff, who was awarded the original patent for the ultrasonic method of welding rigid thermoplastic parts. This groundbreaking assembly technique is now widely used across many manufacturing sectors. Web:

CheckSum Expands Sales Team

in Mexico Arlington, WA — CheckSum has hired Ana Orozco as its new sales manager in Mexico. Ms. Orozco made the move to CheckSum after directing the successful launch of modem, internet services, and related connectivity technologies throughout Latin America for the Askey Corporation. Prior to that, she worked as a sales representative for BP Sales, servicing major contract manufacturers in the Guadalajara region. As Mexico sales manager, Ms. Orozco will be based in Guadalajara, but will have sales responsibility for all of Mexico. Web:

JonDeTech Names Per Lindeberg CEO

Stockholm, Sweden — Per Lindeberg is the new CEO of JonDeTech, which went into effect May 13. He replaced Leif Borg who was interim CEO since the beginning of January. Mr. Lindeberg has a degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with additional MBA studies at Stockholm Univer- sity. He has gained solid experience in roles that include CEO, owner and board member at various international companies within the technology sec- tor. In his new role, he will focus primarily on expanding JonDeTech’s inter- national presence and preparing the company for high-volume production. Web:

C&K Hires SVP of Commercial

Development Waltham, MA — C&K has hired mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expert Ted Arnstein as its senior vice president of commercial development. In this new- ly created role, Mr. Arnstein will support the accelerated growth of the busi- ness and report directly to CEO John Boucher. The new hire follows Scott Smith being named the company’s first chief revenue officer earlier this year. Mr. Arnstein has more than 20 years of international M&A experience across a wide range of commercial management roles, including as head of corporate development for Sensata Technologies, a provider of mission-critical sensor solutions. Web:

Ryder Names Wilson Chan

VP of Engineering Hong Kong —Ryder Industries has appointed Wilson Chan vice president of en- gineering. Mr. Chan brings more than 20 years of experience in ODM/OEM de- sign and manufacturing to the company. With Ryder’s strong experience from manufacturing prosumer audio products and broad experience in RF modules to multiple standards for global customers, Mr. Chan sees opportunities in the IoT market. To keep up the needs, trends and goals of the market, he collabo- rates closely with leading manufacturers. Web:

CEO of Viria Joins Tosibox Board

Oulu, Finland —Mika Vihervuori has been appointed in a general meeting to join the board of Tosibox Oy. Mr. Vihervuori complements the board through his expertise in strategy and change management. He is currently the CEO of Viria Plc, a company that specializes in corporate security and digital servic- es. He previously worked in various director positions at Tieto and on the boards of AB Sappa and Hibox Systems Oy. Mr. Vihervuori holds an M. Sc. degree in industrial engineering. Established in 2011, Tosibox Oy offers a sim- ple and secure remote access solution that is widely used in building and in- dustrial automation and in the security industry. The solution enables the setting up of IoT environments and their easy access management. Web:

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