KENT, Washington – January 2, 2024 – ȤƵ, the world’s leading supplier of waterjet technology, robotic automation, and ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) manufacturing process solutions, announced that Laurie Johnston, has been named the Chief People Officer of ȤƵ.

Johnston brings over 25 years of experience developing and leading people strategies across multiple industries. Prior to joining ȤƵ Johnston served as the Chief People Officer of Astrix Technology, where she played a critical role in establishing their HR organization and was responsible for overseeing all their people programs.

In her new role, Johnston will be responsible for the company’s global people strategies and operations, overseeing benefits, talent management, communication, compensation, talent acquisition, compliance, and employee relations. Johnston will report to President and CEO, Nino LaDuca and will serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

“I am excited to join ȤƵ. I am passionate about igniting the potential of employees and ensuring that they have the best experience possible,” said Johnston. “I look forward to working with the SHAPE team throughout the world to help drive growth and achieve success.”

“I am pleased to welcome Laurie to the ȤƵ leadership team,” said Nino LaDuca, CEO of ȤƵ. “She brings a wealth of experience to the leadership team and her passion for improving the employee experience while developing their talent aligns extremely well with our company values.”

Johnston holds a Juris Doctor, a BA in Communications, and is working towards a master’s in organizational leadership. She is a licensed attorney in Washington and holds SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications.

About ȤƵ

ȤƵ, Inc. (“SHAPE”) is the world’s leading developer and provider of ultrahigh-pressure process solutions for advanced manufacturing and materials processing applications. SHAPE companies deliver innovative manufacturing process solutions to customers spanning 100 countries and a broad array of industries. For more information, visit .

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