ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – LPI has announced the hiring of Ryan McMasters to the role of regional sales manager for the East Central territory and the promotion of Vincent Strelow from service technician to training specialist.

Covering the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, McMasters joins the company with a wealth of stone-industry experience having previously worked at Sims-Lohman and Battista Granite in Ohio. Previous roles and responsibilities with these companies have ranged from templating and designing to overseeing production and installation.

“We’re thrilled to have found someone with Ryan’s experience not only with our product but the industry as a whole,” said Kevin Yeh, director of sales and marketing for LPI. “This experience allows Ryan to onboard quickly and begin calling on and servicing our customers immediately.”

Following the addition of McMasters, LPI strengthened its training department even further with the promotion of Vincent Strelow to training specialist. An 8-year Army veteran, Strelow worked on LT-55 and LT-2D3D units as an LPI service technician for the last two years.

“Vince was a natural fit for our production and service departments due to his extensive background in operating and servicing industrial machinery,” said Rich Katzmann, president of LPI. “Two years later, his commitment to excellence in everything he does, combined with his experience with training operators and other service technicians on mechanical equipment, made it an easy decision to promote him to work with and train our growing customer base.”

Both personnel moves are effective immediately as the company continues to expand its sales and customer service teams to support the growing demand for the company’s popular LT-2D3D Laser Templator.