Thermwood Promotes Jennifer Watt to Chief Legal Officer

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Employees, Promotions

jennifer_watt_headshot_800_wideThermwood Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment and promotion of Jennifer Watt as its Chief Legal Officer, Secretary and Vice President. In this role, Ms. Watt has oversight of all legal aspects of the company and its corporate governance.  Jennifer previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for the company.  Prior to joining Thermwood, Jennifer was an Associate with the Indianapolis based law firm of Kroger, Gardis & Regas and the Chicago based law firm of Leo & Weber. 

Jennifer earned her J.D. degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.  She is a licensed member of the Indiana and Illinois Bar Associations. 

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.

Thermwood Structural Changes and Promotions

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Employees, Promotions

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

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

Thermwood Appoints Brian Smiddy as Vice President of Product DevelopmentWe 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

Thermwood Appoints Larry Epplin as Vice President of Software DevelopmentWe 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

Thermwood Promotes Duane Marrett to Vice President of MarketingWe 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

Thermwood Promotes John Fuquay to Manager of EngineeringWe 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.

Thermwood Appoints Scott Vaal as LSAM Product Manager

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Thermwood LSAM, Employees, Promotions

Thermwood Appoints Scott Vaal as Manager of Additive ManufacturingThermwood Corporation announced today the promotion of Scott Vaal to the position of LSAM Product Manager.

In his new role, Scott will be responsible for all aspects of our Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system including product/software enhancements, potential markets and more. 

Scott is a long-standing employee with Thermwood and has held various positions with the company over the past 24 years.

Scott is married with 3 children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood Appoints Joe Harger as LSAM Applications Manager

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Appoints Joe Harger as LSAM Applications ManagerThermwood Corporation announced today the promotion of Joe Harger to the position of LSAM Applications Manager. 

In his new role, Joe will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of our Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) demonstrations.

Joe is a long standing employee with Thermwood and has held various positions with the company over the past 11 years

Joe is married with 2 children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood Appoints Samuel Collins as New Demonstration Technician

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Appoints Samuel Collins as New Demonstration TechnicianThermwood Corporation is pleased to announce that Sam Collins has been appointed as a Demonstration Technician. 

In his new role, Samuel will be overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications that include programming and operating various CNC machining centers. 

Samuel was a Thermwood field service technician for over 2 years with CNC experience. 

Samuel is engaged to be married and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood Appoints Patrick Dauby as Manager of Demonstrations and Software Sales

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Appoints Patrick Dauby as Manager of Demonstrations and Software SalesThermwood Corporation announced today of the promotion of Patrick Dauby to Manager of Demonstrations and Software Sales. 

In his new role, Patrick will be responsible for managing and scheduling Thermwood’s Customer Demonstration facility and overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications.  He will also be responsible for software sales. Patrick has held various positions within Thermwood and has accumulated over 6 years of CNC experience. 

Patrick is married with their first child due later this year and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood Announces Logan Heeke as New Demonstration Technician

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Announces Logan Heeke as New Demonstration TechnicianThermwood Corporation is pleased to announce that Logan Heeke has joined Thermwood as a Demonstration Technician. 

Logan will be overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications that include programming and operating various CNC machining centers. 

Logan is married with three children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.