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David Fawcett Named President & CEO

MONROVIA, CA –Miyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems, announces that David Fawcett has been appointed as President & CEO of Miyachi Unitek Corporation (MUC), after serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Miyachi Europe Corporation (MEC) for the past two years. As President & CEO of MUC, Mr. Fawcett will be responsible for building upon the company’s 64-year history of excellence, working both to maintain continuity and to drive MUC to the next level. He and his team will deliver competitive business plans that can continue the growth and development of both MUC and the Miyachi Group organization.

Mr. Fawcett is an accomplished leader and business manager with a strong record in the Miyachi organization. He first worked with Miyachi as a manager at ACAL, a UK-based distributor formerly known as Townsend Coates, where he distributed products from MUC, MEC, and Miyachi to industry clients for six years. In 2007, he assisted in the buyout of ACAL and joined the Miyachi Europe Corporation GmbH (MEC), quickly rising to become VP of Sales. In 2010, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President. While in this role, he led MEC in expanding sales and increasing profits.

“Dave has a broad, robust understanding of the Miyachi organization and products,” said Jack Lantz, outgoing President & CEO, “and he brings a wealth of experience and expertise in leadership, business development, and operational management. Coupled with his passion for customer care, these qualities set him up to contribute greatly to the sales and success of MUC. I am excited to bring him on board as President & CEO.”

About Amada Miyachi America

Since 1948, Amada Miyachi America, Inc. has worked to achieve one goal: to solve customer’s manufacturing challenges. Knowing there is no one solution that fits all, the company strives to provide customers with innovative and reliable manufacturing technology solutions in an effort to be their single source provider. Amada Miyachi America manufactures equipment and systems for resistance welding, laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, hermetic sealing and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding. The company serves a wide range of markets including medical devices, battery, aerospace, automotive and electronic components. Amada Miyachi America is an ISO9001 certified company. Contact Amada Miyachi America at info@amadamiyachi.com. Learn more about the company’s products and services at www.amadamiyachi.com.