Hypertherm has made several changes to its North American distribution system, including restructuring its North American territory from two divisions into three regions: the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, the Central and Southeastern U.S., and the Western U.S.

Jeff Staton, formerly Hypertherm’s Western division manager, will head the newly created Northeastern U.S. and Canadian region. Two former Hypertherm district sales managers, David Taylor and Alan Hamilton, will lead the Central and Southeastern U.S. regions and the Western U.S. region, respectively.

Taylor’s knowledge of the plasma-cutting industry spans 21 years. He most recently worked to support customers in the Carolinas, east Tennessee and northern Georgia.

Hamilton, a 16-year Hypertherm worker, most recently served distributors in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. During his tenure, sales for his area increased more than 10 times.

“Today’s announcement completes a restructuring initiative begun earlier this year,” said John Brennan, Hypertherm’s North American distribution director. “It guarantees Hypertherm will have the focus and resources needed to not only deliver but excel on its commitment to thoroughly support our partners.”

Hypertherm announced the appointment of Tim Oney as its new national distribution manager. Oney will provide added focus and strategic management to national Hypertherm distributors. He formerly served as a district sales manager for Hypertherm’s Kentucky market, a position he held for 10 years.