Jerry Yen joins Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Yen comes to Mitsubishi following a 25-year career with General Motors, where he rose to be the technical fellow and principal engineer for the Controls, Conveyors, Robotics, and Welding (CCRW) Group within the GM Manufacturing Engineering organization. In 1994, Yen, together with colleagues at GM, initiated the Open Modular Controls Architecture (OMAC) effort in the automation industry and subsequently became one of the founders and co-chairman of the OMAC Users Group, a global organization for automation and manufacturing professionals.
In his role as director of the new Custom Solutions Center, Yen will be responsible for integrating Mitsubishi Electric and partner products, combining products to create solutions for specific industries, and engineering and testing new product capabilities with existing installed assets.
We are extremely proud that Jerry Yen is joining Mitsubishi Electric Automation. Mitsubishi automation products are recognized for their quality, reliability, and performance, said Matt Lopinski, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Under the leadership of Jerry Yen, our Custom Solutions Center team will develop solutions utilizing our products that enable customers to achieve their production goals quickly, cost-effectively, and reliably and at the same time gain world-class agility.
Yen began his career in manufacturing in 1980 at the Industrial Electronic Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He joined General Motors in 1983 as a project engineer. From 1988 to 1996, he was supervisor of Development Engineering for the Machine Intelligence Department in Warren, Michigan. He held responsibilities for advanced engineering and advanced manufacturing engineering.
From 1996 to 2006, Yen was with the General Motors Powertrain Group rising from manager of Common Control Technologies to technical fellow. From 2006 until he joined Mitsubishi, he was the technical fellow and principal engineer for the CCRW group in the GM Manufacturing Engineering organization. In that position, he led the technology investigation and development for controls architecture and plant floor systems integration. He was also responsible for evaluating and validating alternate programmable controller platforms.
Yen holds Master of Science degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus, in both Physics and Electrical Engineering. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he graduated with high distinction. Yen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan.
About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., in Vernon Hills, IL, offers a comprehensive line of factory automation solutions. Products include automation platforms, programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces (HMI), AC variable frequency drives, servo amplifiers and motors, motion controllers, control software, computerized numerical control systems (CNC), robots, and industrial sewing machines.
- Posted in:
- Related Portals:
- Machine Safety, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO, HMI & Operator Interfaces, Industrial Computers, Programmable Controllers, Machine Tools, CNC & DNC, Embedded Automation, Systems Integration, Process Safety, Sensors & Industrial I/O, Industrial Networks, Process Automation, Manufacturing Operations Management, Factory Automation
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
Yokogawa to deliver control systems for Layyah Power and Desalinization Station in UAE
For this project, Yokogawa Middle East & Africa will deliver the CENTUM VP integrated production control system for the boiler, turbine governor,...
EnOcean announces Andreas Schneider as next CEO
In this position, Andreas Schneider will further expand EnOcean's business in line with its long-term strategy in the self-powered IoT for the core...
Deutsche Messe announces CeMAT Canada to be held in September 2017
CANADA will run parallel to the Canadian metalworking trade fair CMTS (Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show). The event venue is the...
Okuma announces Koma Precision as 2016 Partner of the Year
Koma Precision received the highest number of votes amongst all 50 members of Partners in THINC in the annual partner effectiveness survey to earn...
ASTM appoints Arman Shakkaliyev to International Board of Directors
Shakkaliyev holds a law degree from Gumilyov Eurasian National University; an economics degree from Karaganda State University; and a degree in...
DHS Best Practices to Secure ICS Communications
By Daniel Crum, Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
The US Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the FBI and NSA, has released...
How Smart Instruments Enable Improved Pumping
By Nathan Hedrick, Endress+Hauser
Several instrument manufacturers offer various types of “smart instruments,” and their approaches vary. This...
Is MES On Its Way Out?
By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
The convergence of IT and OT is one of the more fascinating trends that has spawned many discussions...
Casa Systems chooses Omnify Empower PLM software to manage engineering products
Casa Systems was growing and they needed to find a solution to support formal engineering change control processes in order to eliminate issues...
Carolina Color chooses Liad to automate color delivery product line
Carolina Color faced an interesting business decision arising from the launch of two new coloring technologies. Carolina Colors decided to find an...