Europlacer Americas announces that it has added Craig ‘CJ’ Brown to its management team as Regional Manager for the South, South East and Central US. This important new position constitutes a cooperative move to strengthen the company’s sales operations across the Americas in the light of expanding sales growth.

Brown is a proficient and respected electronics industry professional with significant experience in the SMT assembly equipment market. In his previous roles, he served as a Sales Manager for DEK in the late 1990s and early 2000s where he pioneered the company’s Distributed Products division, significantly growing revenue and managing many key Tier 1 accounts.

“CJ’s proven integrity, skill sets, self-driven yet tactful work ethic and past industry success perfectly match our needs and goals to improve our growth trajectory, while reinforcing our customer-focused framework,” says Chris Merow, Director of Sales, Europlacer Americas. “We are excited to bring him on-board to support our team, as well as our new business development objectives. The timing is great as we explore new strategies to reinforce the expansion we have enjoyed over the last five or more years. I am confident that CJ’s expertise, industry contacts and consultative sales skills will help bring many new partners into our family of customers.”

Most recently, Brown owned and operated his own Executive Search Firm in the Enterprise Software Arena, selling to Fortune 500 companies mainly at CEO and VP level. He brings numerous assets to the robust Europlacer team, including a proven track record of developing strong, effective infrastructures and securing new business, using a highly technical and inquisitive, fact-finding approach. “This methodology aligns perfectly with the customer-driven philosophy that underpins our global operations at Europlacer – as evidenced by our achievement in receiving the Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award in the pick & place category for the past eight years in a row,” adds Merow.

The addition of Brown to the management team comes at a time of unprecedented sales growth for Europlacer worldwide, including a record year in 2020. In parallel, Europlacer Americas has bolstered its service department by hiring three new Field Engineers in the first quarter of 2021 alone.

Craig Brown can be reached directly by email:

About Europlacer

The Europlacer Group comprises Europlacer Ltd (UK), Europlacer International (France) and Europlacer Technology Ltd (UK), with regional direct offices in USA, China, Asia Pacific, Germany, Spain and Italy. The primary business focus is on the manufacture of SMT pick & place systems and stencil printers, produced in France and the UK respectively. Europlacer provides full line solutions globally, with local service and support delivered in each region for complementary production equipment including AOI, reflow, PCB handling and intelligent storage solutions.