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KMT Waterjet Systems Names Shackelford as New President

Brendan Shackelford

KMT Waterjet Systems announced that Brendan Shackelford, president of Shape Technologies Waterblast Group, has been named the new President of KMT Waterjet Systems.

Shackelford joined the SHAPE organization in November 2016 as aftermarket director for the Shape Waterblast Group and assumed the leadership role in January 2018. Shackelford has been instrumental in growing the Waterblast Group business by refreshing its product portfolio, strengthening relationships with customers and suppliers and through the acquisition of Riverstone Waterjets in January 2021.

"I have been impressed with the development and technological advancements made with waterjet systems and am excited to join KMT Waterjet, a company known for its history of innovation and contribution to this industry," said Shackelford.

"As we look to the future and building upon our success at KMT Waterjet, I could not think of a more qualified individual to fill this role than Brendan," said Nino LaDuca, CEO of Shape Technologies Group. "His customer focus and ability to achieve results make him the ideal leader for the company. We look forward to his continued success in this new role."

Before joining SHAPE, Shackelford spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy and five years as regional general manager for the Rosemount Measurement business of Emerson Electric. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in business administration.

For more information contact:

KMT Waterjet Systems

625 West 12th Street

Baxter Springs, KS 66713


Shape Technologies Group

23500 64th Ave. S

Kent, WA 98032


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