Laser Products Industries Opens New Training Academy

Laser Products Industries Opens New Training Academy

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 Announces Northwest Sales Hire

Laser Products Announces Northwest Sales Hire. Romeoville, IL – September 12, 2017 – Laser Products today announced the hiring of Brandon Ossinger as its Northwest Sales Manager, responsible for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska, as well as British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Ossinger brings over 8 years of sales experience and is fully proficient in the 2020 software package for cabinet design which is a focus market for Laser Products Industries.

“Laser Products is committed to serving the Northwest market and a sales leader with Brandon’s industry experience will prove to be a tremendous asset to our customers, both current and new.” said Rich Katzmann, president.

Ossinger comes most recently from Huntwood Industries where he spent the past three years in sales management and design positions. Prior to Huntwood, Brandon served in sales and design roles with Parr Lumber company.

Ossinger will be located out of the Portland, OR area 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 3,800 companies and are used by both the world’s leading automated fabricators as well as smaller, manual shops. Laser Products was recognized as a 2017 Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” and the #3 fastest growing private manufacturer in Illinois.

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 Chosen as Inc. 5000 Comapny

Romeoville, IL – August 22, 2017 – Laser Products Industries (LPI) today announced that Inc. Magazine has recognized the company on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With a three-year sales growth of 122%, LPI is the third fastest growing private manufacturer in Illinois on the list.

Founded in 1994 by Dan Louis, Laser Products today has 34 employees and manufactures laser measuring equipment that has won worldwide recognition for innovation and quality in the countertop, cabinet and woodworking industries.

“Being selected for the Inc. 5000 is an exciting achievement,” said Rich Katzmann, president. “It shows that our business decisions have been good ones. We are seeing strong, consistent growth that I know will continue for the foreseeable future. We are entering new markets, forging new partnerships and have a long list of new products in development. I expect to be a returning company on the Inc. 5000 list for a very long time.”

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

To qualify for the Inc. 5000 list, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent, i.e., not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses

Laser Products will be honored at the 10th anniversary educational conference in Palm Springs on October 10 – 12 where speakers will include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations. For more information about Laser Products, visit laserproductsus.com or call 630-679-1300.

Founded in 1994, Laser Products manufactures laser measuring equipment for the countertop, cabinet, and woodworking industries. They have sold over 5,000 systems in 35 countries to more than 2,600 companies. Based in Romeoville, IL, the company’s products are American made using 96% U.S. made parts.

Laser Products Announces New, Aggressive Commitment to Marketing

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.

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