Thermwood, who has been producing CNC routers longer than anyone else, is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is also experiencing unprecedented growth.
Much of this growth is attributed to the success of its new large scale additive manufacturing systems. Called LSAM (L-Sam), these are industrial sized 3D printers, some capable of printing composite parts up to forty feet long and weighing several tons. These machines are currently producing large composite structures from the chassis of an autonomous urban bus to tooling for the production of the interior of modern jet aircraft.
These systems are transforming the company, resulting in structural management changes and new advancement opportunities.
Thermwood Appoints Jason Susnjara as Executive Vice President
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Susnjara to Executive Vice President. Jason has been with Thermwood since 1995 and has held numerous positions, most recently as Vice President of Marketing. He is also on Thermwood’s board of directors.
In this new position he will oversee and manage Thermwood’s technology, engineering, manufacturing and marketing operations. Thermwood operates a complex manufacturing operation, building some of the most technically sophisticated industrial products built today. In his new position Jason will manage the operation and expansion of these activities to support ongoing growth.
Jason resides in southern Indiana with his wife April and their three children.
Thermwood Appoints Brian Smiddy as Vice President of Product Development
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Smiddy to Vice President of Product Development. He has been with Thermwood since 1995 and has managed the engineering department over the past 17 years.
In this new position, Brian will be responsible for new technology development and incorporation of that technology into Thermwood’s product line and production processes. In the past three years Brian has assisted in activities that have generated over 50 patents on new technical developments. In his new position, he will be able to focus more directly on these vital activities.
Brian resides in southern Indiana with his wife Michanne and daughter.
Thermwood Appoints Larry Epplin as Vice President of Software Development
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Larry Epplin to Vice President of Software Development. He has been with Thermwood since 2000 developing and managing the Company’s cabinet design software products.
In this new position, Larry will manage the development of Thermwood’s software product line, including integrating a type of artificial intelligence into Thermwood’s CNC control so that cabinet makers can produce and almost unlimited number of products without needing a CNC programmer. He will also oversee continued development of Thermwood’s industry leading industrial 3D printing software and manage a network of thousands of cabinet shops currently using Thermwood software to design their products and run their shops.
Larry resides in southern Indiana with his wife Kristi.
Thermwood Promotes Duane Marrett to Vice President of Marketing
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Duane Marrett to Vice President of Marketing. Duane’s career at Thermwood began in 1998 in the engineering department as a technical writer. He has held positions with ever increasing responsibility in various marketing functions. In his most recent position, he developed and managed the company web site, interacted with traditional and social media along with creating promotional videos, issuing product releases and conducting market analytics for the company.
In Duane’s new position, he will manage Thermwood’s overall marketing function including development and execution of trade show exhibitions around the world and overall management of company functions.
Duane resides in southern Indiana with his wife Carrie and son.
Thermwood Promotes John Fuquay to Manager of Engineering
We are also pleased to announce the promotion of John Fuquay to the Manager of Engineering. He has been with Thermwood since 2003 in engineering, designing products and providing documentation for production.
In his new position John will manage the engineering department, implementing new product designs, maintaining the extensive engineering database and providing engineering support to manufacturing.
John resides in southern Indiana with his wife Rachael and their two sons.
About Thermwood Corporation
Thermwood is a US based, multinational, diversified CNC machinery manufacturer that markets its products and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood is the oldest manufacturer of highly flexible 3 & 5 axis high-speed machining centers known as CNC routers.
Thermwood has also become the technology and market leader in large scale additive manufacturing systems for thermoplastic composite molds, tooling, patterns and parts with its line of LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines that both 3D print and trim on the same machine. These are some of the largest and most capable additive manufacturing systems ever produced and are marketed to major companies in the aerospace, marine, automotive and foundry industries as well as military, government and defense contractors.