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Lantek appoints US sales and business development director

Posted on 23 Aug 2021 and read 1324 times
Lantek appoints US sales and business development directorLantek Sheet Metal Solutions SL, the US-based subsidiary of Lantek, has appointed Anupam Chakraborty to direct its sales and business development efforts in North America. He brings extensive corporate leadership experience to his new position at the company.

Prior to joining Lantek, he was vice president of Metamation where he was mainly involved in sales and product management. He partnered with such OEMs as Trumpf, Mitsubishi and Cincinnati, and contributed to the company’s rapid growth.

Mr Chakraborty holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing attained in India at the T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal and a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Durgapur.

He said: “I am delighted and excited to work with the Lantek Group and its customer base here in North America. I look forward to sparking strategic growth in new areas and continuing to develop and refine Lantek’s software and digital solutions to the benefit of the sheet metal fabrication market.”

The appointment is particularly significant for Lantek following its recent strategic partnership with Trumpf and the objectives of both companies to bring open solutions for digitalisation and the ‘smart factory’ to manufacturers in the sheet metal sector.

Mr Chakraborty’s experience at Metamation and Trumpf brings in-depth knowledge of both sheet metal software and machine tools to Lantek’s USA operation.

The company is the acknowledged leader in the field of sheet metal software and digital transformation and its open software can drive hundreds of different makes and models of cutting and punching machines.

With OEM partnerships with more than 120 machine tool suppliers worldwide, Mr Chakraborty is committed to expanding OEM and reseller partnerships in the USA and, in turn, helping companies, irrespective of the make and model of the machines they use and their state of digital readiness, towards a ‘smart factory’.

He concluded: “The software tools that Lantek is developing in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to bring disruptive change to the sector. To be part of this transformation and bring it to American manufacturers is a privilege.”