Richard LeBlanc named president of Flow Waterjet

LeBlanc is a 30-year veteran of waterjet cutting machinery specialist Flow International Corp.

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Flow International Corp. (Kent, Wash., USA), a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, announced on Oct. 16 the appointment of Dick LeBlanc to president of Flow Waterjet, effective immediately. LeBlanc will report directly to the Waterjet Holdings president and CEO David Savage, focusing on advancing customer satisfaction and new product technologies.

“Dick is an outstanding leader committed to helping customers grow their business by leveraging Flow’s expertise,” says Savage. “His grassroots knowledge of the waterjet business and our customers is the perfect complement to our strategic focus on customer service and technology”.

A 30-year Flow veteran, LeBlanc most recently served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing for Flow, where he led the global expansion of Flow’s sales and marketing excellence.

“I’ve always been involved in the manufacturing industry, but 30 years ago I really fell for and devoted my career to the waterjet industry,” says LeBlanc. “I look forward to continue working with this great team and wonderful customers to further the waterjet industry.”

LeBlanc joined Flow in 1994 as vice president of sales and has been responsible for various departments over the years including sales, technical service, project management, marketing and surface preparation. Prior to joining the company, LeBlanc was employed by the ASI Robotic Systems Division of Cargill Detroit Corp. for 10 years, which was later purchased by Flow.