27 August 2008

Paolo Busti Appointed European Sales Manager For Prima North America?s Laserdyne Systems

Prima North America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Prima Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, a world-leading manufacturer of industrial laser systems, announced today the appointment of Paolo Busti to the position of European Sales Manager for Laserdyne Systems.

In announcing the appointment, Terry L. VanderWert, President of Prima North America, stated that Mr. Busti will manage all of Laserdyne Systems sales activities throughout western and eastern Europe and will headquarter at the Prima Industrie corporate offices in Torino, Italy.

“Mr. Busti brings to Laserdyne many years of engineering and management experience on major engine projects in the aerospace industry. His background, expertise and energy will further our strategic goal of maintaining our leadership position while growing the business for Laserdyne Systems products throughout Europe,” Mr. VanderWert stated.

Mr. Busti’s career includes a number of positions for Avio S.p.A., a world leader in aerospace propulsion technology development and manufacture. Most recently, he was program director for Avio’s Aero Business Unit. Previously, he was sales manager of the company’s Automation Business Unit and R&D manager for its Naval Automation Unit. He was also the resident representative of Avio at Pratt & Whitney Canada for a partnership of the two companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Busti held positions in control system design for automation systems.

Mr. Busti is a graduate of Politecnico di Torino with a degree in electronics engineering and is a licensed engineer in Italy. He also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt.

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