Laser Products (LPI) expanded its sales force for the second time in the past year and is reorganizing its U.S. sales territories in an effort to optimize the team’s ability to quickly respond to, and accommodate the rapidly growing number of customers and their needs. These changes will ensure LPI’s continued ability to provide business solutions that offer customers more efficient measuring and fabrication workflows.

Drew Thornton has taken the role of director of business development where he will manage LPI’s national accounts, grow the LPI Partner Network, and launch products into new markets over the coming years. He will also continue working closely with all CNC manufacturers as part of an enhanced software integration initiative that will streamline job processing from measuring through fabrication.

Doug Jackson has been hired as the South-Central sales manager, responsible for Ala., Ark., Ky., La., Miss., Okla., and Tenn. Jackson holds a degree in electronics engineering and has 15 years of sales and technical experience in a wide variety of industries. He most recently served as the sales engineer at Salem Distributing.

Eric Harrison has been hired as the Northwest sales manager, responsible for Alaska, Idaho, Mont., Ore., Wash., Wyo., and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Harrison brings over 20 years of experience in many aspects of solid surface applications including countertops, tile, and flooring, and recently for HK Custom Contracting.

“This sales force expansion is very exciting for Laser Products,” said Rich Katzmann, president. “Our rapid and continual growth is a strong indication of our dominant position in the industry, the quality of our products, and our ability to meet the needs of fabricators, both manual and automated. We anticipate that as a result of this expansion, LPI will be bringing exciting product innovation and new strategic partnerships to the market very soon.”

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