Beckhoff USA Names Paxton Shantz Fabrication Industry Manager

Shantz will oversee sales and support of metalworking, machine tools, additive manufacturing and related applications

Savage, Minnesota, August 18, 2020 – Beckhoff USA has hired Paxton Shantz to serve as Fabrication Industry Manager. Shantz will use his extensive automation and fabrication experience to direct Beckhoff sales and support efforts for manufacturers and machine builders in forming, welding, cutting, additive manufacturing and many other applications across the U.S.

Before joining Beckhoff, Shantz worked as West Regional Manager for Lenze Americas, leading technical teams throughout the western U.S., Mexico and Canada. Based in Greater Los Angeles, he has also held regional sales management positions at B&R Industrial Automation and Advanced Motion Controls. He started his career at Delta Tau Data Systems, now owned by Omron, as an application engineer and eventually engineering manager.

“Paxton Shantz is a renowned automation industry leader with experience in machine tools and fabrication and a track record of success with large machine builder OEMs and end users,” said Kevin Barker, President of Beckhoff Automation LLC. “The comprehensive Beckhoff portfolio, including powerful PC-based control hardware and TwinCAT software for CNC, robotics and many other industry-specific functions, has helped us continually increase market share with leading companies in the fabrication industries. We are excited to harness Paxton’s skills and understanding of the market’s trajectory with new IoT, motion and machine control solutions as a new industry manager at Beckhoff.”

Shantz earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

Beckhoff USA

Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open automation solutions based upon proven technologies for customers to implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC-based control, Industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interfaces, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well-positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Beckhoff sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved for exceptional customer service and consultation.

Please send questions regarding “Beckhoff USA Fabrication Industry Manager Paxton Shantz” to:
Beckhoff Automation LLC
13130 Dakota Ave
Savage, MN 55378
Toll-free: 1-877-TwinCAT
Local: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888
LinkedIN | Twitter: @BeckhoffUSA

Media Contact:
Shane Novacek
Beckhoff Automation
Phone: 952-808-6515
LinkedIN | Twitter: @BeckhoffUSA

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