Laser Products Industries (LPI) today announced that the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has named Daniel Louis as its 2017 inductee into the NKBA Industry Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry.
Laser Products Expands European Sales Force: Romeoville, IL – October 24, 2017 – Laser Products today announced the expansion of their European sales force with the hiring of Leif Lewerenz as Sales manager for Laser Products Europe Ltd. A native of Germany, Leif brings over 17 years of sales and industry experience including time spent in the woodworking, architecture, millwork, and measurement fields. Leif will be responsible for the countries of Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as the Middle East.
“The expansion of our sales team in Europe is a direct reflection of our intention to continue gaining share in this marketplace. With our market leadership position in the Americas, it’s a natural expansion opportunity for us to grow throughout Europe with our innovative Laser Templating systems. Leif’s direct industry experience will transfer quickly and makes him a great addition to our team.” said Rich Katzmann, president.
Lewerenz comes most recently from Canada Laser Layout as Director and previously held positions as Project Manager at Precisionwerkz and Radius Architectural Millwork.
Lewerenz will be located out of the Merzig, Germany area and will report to Carl Sharkey, based out of the UK. For more information about the company, please visit laserproductsus.com/contact or call Laser Products at 630-679-1300.
Romeoville, IL – October 10, 2017 – Laser Products Industries (LPI) today announced the opening of their new 2,000 square foot training center at its Romeoville, IL headquarters. Named for the company’s founder, the Daniel P. Louis Training Academy reaffirms the company’s commitment to providing the best training for its customers across the full portfolio of LPI’s products including its flagship laser templating systems.
Highlights of the training academy include:
- 2,000 square feet of remodeled training space
- 6 separate training stations for templating and measuring countertops, cabinets, showers, islands/bars, and stairs, as well as a classroom-style area
- Ability to train up to 35 tradesmen/templators on site
- Global video and on-line training capabilities
“Laser Products Industries has continually been recognized as a leader in their industry,” praised Romeoville Mayor John Noak. “We’re extremely proud that they are headquartered in Romeoville and hope this improved academy will continue to expand their market share.”
“Laser Products has always been committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure that our customers are expert users of our products.” said Rich Katzmann, president. “Training is at the forefront of that commitment and our new Training Academy is dedicated to fulfilling that promise. Our sales and training teams will continue to provide customers with jobsite assistance while the Training Academy offers an additional resource to host customers here at our headquarters or to train remotely around the world.”
Laser Products Names New Regional Canada Sales Manager: ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – Laser Products has announced the hiring of Ignacio Manso as its central and eastern sales manager, responsible for the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Manso’s appointment comes after more than 20 years of sales experience with more than nine years in the stone, quarry, and home improvement industries, and as Laser Products expands across Canada. In July Laser Products named sales managers for three other regions.
“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. Laser Products will exhibit at WMS 2017, the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo Nov. 2-4 in Toronto.
Manso comes most recently from Darusha Supply as an account manager, and has also held various sales and management roles with Emerald Tile and Marble, Urban Quarry, and Stone Design Concepts.
Manso will be located in the Kingston, Ontario, area.
Laser Products Announces New, Aggressive Commitment to Marketing: Romeoville, IL – August 15, 2017 – Laser Products today announced that it is significantly increasing its outreach to U.S. and foreign customers, the media and its partners with the hiring of Y. Kevin Yeh as Director of Marketing. In this newly created position, Yeh will be responsible for developing and leading the company’s strategic marketing initiatives and new product commercialization. He will direct and optimize the company’s advertising, public relations and digital assets and will be the primary corporate liaison with the media and trade associations in the stone and woodworking industries.
“Laser Products is in the midst of a very exciting period of growth,” said Rich Katzmann, president. “We are introducing new products, rapidly expanding into new markets and developing new partnerships with software companies and equipment manufacturers. Kevin has an exceptional background in strategically building brands through diverse channels. He is a strong leader with a keen understanding of driving innovation through customer insight. Under his direction, I am confident that we will drive new revenue opportunities for both our company and our existing and future customers.”
Yeh comes most recently from James Hardie Building Products where he led the marketing team for the country’s foremost siding company. Prior to that he served as the global strategic business unit leader for the Liftmaster and Chamberlain brands of garage door openers at the Chamberlain Group. He has a BS in Business Management and International Studies from Indiana University and is bilingual in Mandarin Chinese.
Yeh will be located at the company’s headquarters in Romeoville, IL and will report to Katzmann. For more information about the company, please visit laserproductsus.com/contact or call Laser Products at 630-679-1300.
Founded in 1994, Laser Products manufactures laser measuring equipment for the countertop, cabinet, and construction industries. They have sold over 5,000 lasers in 35 countries to more than 2,600 companies and are used by both the world’s leading automated fabricators as well as smaller, manual shops.