May 23--Prima North America announced that Terry L. VanderWert has been appointed to the position of president. Dr. Gianfranco Carbonato, CEO of Prima Industrie and Prima North America, made the announcement. VanderWert succeeds Dr. Paolo Cigna who continues as a member of Prima North America's board of directors. The changes are part of the succession plan the company established over the last several years, according to Carbonato.
VanderWert moves to this position from senior vice president and general manager. In his new role, VanderWert will be responsible for all Prima North America businesses, which include the sales and service activity in North America for the wide range of 2D and 3D sheet metal CO2 laser cutting systems manufactured by Prima Industrie (Prima Systems), multi-axis precision laser processing systems used by turbine engine manufacturers (Laserdyne Systems), and the manufacture of industrial lasers used by companies of the Prima Group (Convergent Lasers).