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Miyachi Unitek’s Geoff Shannon Receives the 2010 Laser Industry Recognition Award

November 29, 2010

Miyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, announces that Geoff Shannon, its laser technology manager, received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ 2010 Laser Industry Recognition Award. The award honors leadership within SME’s Industrial Laser Community, as well as member efforts to support the ILC purpose of educating the market about industrial lasers to expand the user base.

"Dr. Shannon is an industry leader and asset to the laser community," said Neil Ball, the president of Directed Light Inc. and an ILC community advisor who helped select the award’s recipient. "He has been instrumental in the education and promotion of laser technology and is most deserving of this award."

Dr. Shannon received the award for his online webinar on laser processing in the medical industry. The session provided an overview of laser technology and discussed how its unique capabilities help meet medical manufacturing challenges. He also presented on the same topic at the SME Canadian Manufacturing Week event on October 5.

"I am very pleased to accept this award," Dr. Shannon said. "I think laser technology is an exciting area with many cutting-edge applications, and I enjoy promoting its benefits among manufacturing engineers."

Dr. Shannon specializes in the development of lasers and applications for existing and new markets. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Laser Welding Technology from the University of Liverpool. His 20 year career in laser technology has centered on laser and system applications research and development and new product development.

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.