Mek (Marantz Electronics), a leading provider of Automatic Optical Inspection solutions and Solder Paste Inspection systems, has appointed Austin Jones as their new Sales Engineer for the North American geographic region.

In his new position Austin will be based in Florida, report directly to MEK Europe and work side by side with the sales rep network. He will assume an array of responsibilities that will facilitate sales growth and extend customer support for Mek AOI in the USA. Acting as the primary customer point of contact he will be answering technical enquiries and demonstrating the impressive capabilities of Mek products helping to grow the brand and establish MEK as a leader in AOI systems.

After receiving a Bachelors in Geographic Information Systems with a minor in Business Administration in 2016 from the University of Florida, where he specialized in satellite imagery analysis, Austin began his career in the defence industry with Leidos Corporation, performing satellite imagery analysis for a group of United States intelligence agencies. From Leidos he moved into the world of Aerial LiDAR, where he wore multiple hats: calibrating and troubleshooting plane sensor equipment, analysing and processing raw 3D LiDAR data, and managing flight operations.

His most recent role was as Senior Associate, Production Operations for the F-35 Program at L3Harris Technologies Corporation where he managed the manufacturing of high-performance electronics for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, leading assembly technicians and engineers to meet production goals.

Henk Biemans, Managing Director of Marantz Electronics, commented “Austin joining the Mek team will be highly beneficial as his boundless enthusiasm and experience in demand creation and engineering solutions sales will be instrumental in the continued growth of our key markets in North America.”

About Mek (Marantz Electronics Ltd)

A former division of Marantz well known for its high quality Audio/Video products, Mek Japan (Marantz Electronics Kabushiki Kaisha), developed its first AOI system in 1994. Developed to inspect PCB assemblies for correct component placement and soldering, the company’s original AOI system was designed for use in Marantz factories. Proving to be a highly successful, cost-effective alternative to traditional human inspection, Mek developed its first generation commercial system in 1996. With a steadily growing installed base, MEK Japan and its European/American headquarters, Mek, have sold over 8000 units worldwide to date. Well established as a leading force in AOI technologies and 5D post-print SPI systems, the company now also manufactures Conformal Coating Inspection systems drawing on the proven technology.

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