In support of several new initiatives in preparation for future growth, Hypertherm has expanded its management team.

Jeff Deckrow is now the vice president of North American sales, and will lead a team focused on delivering superior value to channel partners and customers. He is the former regional director.

Peter Vickers is the new vice president of international sales, leading a growing global presence and will ensure strong support to partners in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. He was recently the regional director for Europe.

Dave LaPrade will be the VP/GM of Systems, and will oversee development the company's mechanized and hand-held plasma cutting systems business in conjunction with growing offerings in CNC controllers, torch height controls, and nesting/process-optimization software.

Gordon Rice is the new VP/GM of consumables and will oversee the expanding torch and consumables businesses, including the recently acquired laser consumable business, Esse A.