Laser Products (LPI) announced the expansion of its sales force into Canada, in direct response to the continuing growth of the countertop industry. The expansion is intended to position LPI to better meet the needs of its Canadian customers.

“We have been watching the steady growth of our industry in Canada and believe it is time for us to be there, on the ground, and in person with our customers” said Rich Katzmann, president of LPI. “This strategic change will allow us to help revolutionize the countertop industry in Canada like we have in the United States. Fabricators are considering the benefits of going digital and we want to be the company that shows them how they can boost their productivity and sales.”

Eric Harrison, Northwest sales manager, with over 20 years of experience in solid surface applications, will be responsible for Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Northwest and Yukon Territories. JT Hoffman, North Central sales manager, a ten-year LPI employee, will be responsible for Ontario, Manitoba, and Nunavut. Matt Thomson, Northeast sales manager, an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, will be responsible for Quebec, Newfoundland, and Labrador.

The new team will be present at the inaugural STONEX Canada convention May 16-18, in Toronto (booth #517).

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