Following a successful return to live tradeshows at IPC APEX Expo in San Diego, Koh Young, the leading 3D measurement-based inspection equipment and solutions provider for the electronics industry, announces it has reinforced its dedication to helping customers create a smart factory by promoting Ivan Aduna to Global MES Leader. In this expanded role, Ivan will develop and manage MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) software and application deployments on a global level for Koh Young.

“Ivan’s promotion to Global MES Leader is just another example of the steps we are taking steps to ensure our customers are supported on their journey to create a smart factory,” said Joel Scutchfield, General Manager of SMT Operations at Koh Young America. “We [Koh Young] have been dedicated to making our customer’s lives easier. From new award-winning machines to AI-powered software tools, we are driven to improve the lives of our customers.” 

Ivan Aduna earned his Mechatronics Engineering degree at the Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara where he focused on embedded systems, algorithms, and low-power solutions. From there, Ivan applied his software expertise at Intel where he designed and executed test plans and use cases to refine network controllers on both Windows and Linux environments. His start with the Internet of Things began at Dextra Technologies where he developed embedded software systems for the automotive segment and telemetry-based tracking solutions. Today, Ivan leads the global smart factory integration efforts for Koh Young.

“When I combine my knowledge with my experience from positions as a manufacturer and a supplier it helps me understand, adopt, and implement MES solutions that open the gates of a smart factory to everyone, commented Ivan Aduna about his new role. “I am excited to expand my role to help our customers around the world improve their manufacturing environment.”

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About Koh Young Technology, Inc.
Established in 2002, Koh Young pioneered the market by launching the first 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system using a patented dual-projection Moiré technology. Since then, it has become the global leader in 3D measurement-based SPI and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment for the electronics industry. Based on its True3D™ measurement-based inspection technology, Koh Young has developed innovative solutions for challenges with machined parts, dispensed materials, and semiconductor packages. Through its innovations, Koh Young has thousands of global customers, and has the largest global SPI and AOI market share. By adopting a user-centric R&D focus, it adapts its core competencies to develop innovative solutions for new and existing markets. From the corporate headquarters in Korea to its global sales and support offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Koh Young ensures close contact with the market, and more importantly, its growing customer base.

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