Beckhoff USA Names Paxton Shantz Fabrication Industry Manager

August 19, 2020

Beckhoff USA has recently 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.

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