Digital finishing equipment manufacturer Kongsberg PCS has appointed Matt Thackray as its new vice president and general Manager of its operations in the Americas.

Originally from Canada, Mr Thackray has been based in the Detroit, Michigan area for the past 16 years, working primarily in the machine tool industry. He joins Kongsberg PCS from engraving, marking and cutting specialist Gravotech, where he was general manager for the Americas.

At Kongsberg PCS, Mr Thackray is now responsible for the management of the commercial, service support and financial performance of the business across the US, Canada, Latin America and South America, operating from the company’s offices in Dallas.

‘I am honoured to join Kongsberg PCS at this very exciting time and to lead the Americas organization to its fullest potential. The legacy of the Kongsberg and MultiCam businesses presents an amazing opportunity to build a world class organization, and I’m very excited about our future together.’

Kongsberg PCS president CEO Stuart Fox said, ‘His significant knowledge and commercial experience in the tooling and cutting sector will be a great asset to our business and our customers alike.

‘Following our recent acquisition and integration of the MultiCam business, we have expanded our market reach and customer base across North America, creating the world’s first diversified provider of digital finishing and CNC cutting machines. With his breadth and depth of knowledge of this sector and our business, Matt will drive our team in the Americas and help them to deliver the very best products and levels of service to our customers.’