Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, today announced two leadership changes. Effective immediately, Aaron Brandt assumes the role of Vice President of Engineering while Hidde van Hoeven becomes Business Team Leader for Mechanized Plasma.
In his new role, Mr. Brandt will oversee Hypertherm's industry leading team of plasma, laser, and waterjet engineers, fostering innovation and technology advancement throughout the company, and providing functional leadership to Hypertherm's growing engineering community. Currently more than 10 percent-or 150 Hypertherm associates-work in engineering as part of Hypertherm's commitment to innovation and the introduction of industry changing technologies. In his new role, Mr. Brandt will place even greater emphasis on research and development and create additional synergy among Hypertherm's engineering teams.
Mr. Brandt's successor is Hidde van Hoeven, a 9 year associate, credited with making significant contributions to Hypertherm's U.S. and Europe, Middle East, Africa operations. In his role, Mr. van Hoeven will lead development of the next generation of high-precision plasma products like Hypertherm's HyPerformance HPRXD and work closely with CNC, THC, and CAM software teams on the development of new Built for Business Integrated Cutting Solutions applications.