KMT Waterjet Systems announces that Brendan Shackelford, current 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. Brendan has been instrumental in growing the Waterblast Group business by refreshing their 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 their history of innovation and contribution to this industry,” says Shackelford.

“As we look to the future and building upon our success at KMT Waterjet, I couldn’t think of a more qualified individual to fill this role than Brendan,” says 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.”