Hypertherm Adds Sales Support in Spain and Portugal

Door: Hypertherm Europe  21-05-2008


Hypertherm Adds Sales Support in Spain and Portugal

HANOVER, N.H.—March 4, 2008—Hypertherm, the world leader in metal cutting technology, today announced the addition of Joaquin Martinez to its European sales team.

In his new role, Mr. Martinez will manage Hypertherm’s distribution network in Spain and Portugal. His primary focus will be to work with our channel partners to build sales of Hypertherm’s Powermax® brand of hand and mechanized plasma cutting systems. He is Hypertherm’s first district sales manager for those two countries.

Mr. Martinez is experienced and knowledgeable about setting up distributor networks. In addition, he has a proven track record of distributor management.

Mr. Martinez comes to Hypertherm from Rexnord Flattop, a European manufacturer of parts and consumables for food processing machines and bottling lines. While there, he served as area manager the Iberian region, managing a network of more than 30 distributors throughout Spain and Portugal. Prior to Rexnord, Mr. Martinez served as an account manager for a company selling parts and components to the automotive industry.

“Hypertherm customers in Spain and Portugal will benefit greatly from Joaquin’s addition to the team,” said Hidde van Hoeven, Hypertherm’s director of European distribution sales. “His experience and knowledge of setting up distribution networks, and a proven track record of distributor management will ensure strong support for the Iberian region.”

Mr. Martinez has an economics degree from San Pablo CEU University in Madrid. In addition to Spanish, he also speaks English and Italian. He will be based in Madrid.

Hypertherm designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced plasma cutting systems for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma cutters and consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls. Hypertherm systems are trusted for fast, precision metal cutting and reliability that results in increased productivity and profitability for tens of thousands of businesses. The company’s reputation for plasma innovation dates back 40 years, to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The company has more than 900 associates along with regional operations and partner representation worldwide.


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