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Critical Manufacturing boosts its presence in the Americas with new strategic hire

June 22, 2021

Critical Manufacturing boosts its presence in the Americas with new strategic hire

June 23, 2021, Texas, USA, Critical Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Jonathan Karmaou has joined Critical Manufactuing as Director of Business Transformation. In his new role, Jonathan will establish a consulting practice centered around digital transformation and enterprise implementation strategies and will lead the US based and offshored project management teams serving Critical’s growing US customer base.

Jonathan Karmaou is an expert in planning and overseeing digital transformation programs, having spent his entire career in manufacturing, working with large enterprises across many complex industries including Semiconductor, Life Sciences, Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage.

Jonathan has held consulting positions at some of the largest consulting practices in the world with a strong focus on creating Center of Excellence (CoE) governance models, value chain mapping, business process mapping, and developing best practices and standards across enterprise solutions. Jonathan has also worked on leading Digital Transformation Programs which includes; MES, Industry 4.0 Connected Factory, PLM, ERP,QMS and Business Intelligence.

“Critical Manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace and North America is a strategic market for our core industries and expansion plans,” said Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO of Critical Manufacturing. “We are redefining the role of manufacturing execution systems and we attribute our growth to our highly innovative and flexible platform that goes beyond the boundries of traditional MES to become a key enabler for smart manufacturing. Almost all manufacturers today have digital initiatives, almost certainly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, to drive more agility, efficiency and resiliency to change. Jonathan’s extensive experience will help our customers to navigate their successful digital transformation journey.”
Karmaou said: “I look forward to building strong realtionships with Critical Manufacturing’s customer base and helping them to create strategies to integrate and automate enterprise applications from the shop-floor to the top-floor. My goal is to deliver the highest quality solutions possible with an in depth knowledge of people, processes, technology and high quality deliverables for true manufacturing excellence. I believe Critical Manufacturing’s strong vision and roadmap for the integrated digital factory perfectly positions us to help our customers become stronger, more agile and ready for the future.”
Francisco Almada Lobo concluded: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Karmaou onboard to further solidify our presence in the Americas. His exceptional leadership abilities and proven track record in helping manufacturers realize the benefits of digital transformation will be a huge benefit to our expanding customer base, and accelerate our growth in this important region.”


Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of ASM Pacific Technology, provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations. As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit


As a global technology and market leader, ASMPT (HKEX stock code: 0522), develops and provides leading edge solutions and materials for the semiconductor assembly and packaging industries. Its surface mount technology solutions are deployed in a wide range of end-user markets including electronics, mobile communications, automotive, industrial, LED and alternative energy. Continuous investments in research and development help to provide our customers with innovative and cost-efficient solutions and systems that enable them to achieve higher productivity, greater reliability and enhanced quality.

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989, ASMPT is currently one of the constituent stocks on the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes,the HangSeng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes, the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index and the Hang Seng Global Composite Index. To learn more about ASMPT, please visit


Shreyasi Bhaumik
BCM Public Relations Ltd.
+44 203 409 5090 | [email protected]

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