Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, has announced that Matt Francoeur has been appointed as its general manager.

In this role, Mr. Francoeur will be responsible for overseeing operational continuity and implementing the company’s business strategy. He will work closely with the company president and co-owner Dave Hudson to organize internal teams and execute a forward-thinking plan for continued growth.

The son of company founder Michael Francoeur, Mr. Francoeur has an unusually comprehensive knowledge of Joining Technologies, built on a lifetime of experience with both the technical and financial aspects of the business. He has been formally employed at Joining Technologies since 2005, holding several key positions including manager of engineering, inside sales, and production. He holds a BS in Business Management with a focus on Information Technology from Western New England University.

"Mr. Francoeur’s broad knowledge of Joining Technologies will be a real asset in his new position," said Dave Hudson, president of Joining Technologies. "The general manager is concerned with so many parts of the company, including engineering, contract review, project management, production, continuous improvement, and facilities management. Mr Francoeur has demonstrated his ability to adapt and learn quickly throughout his career, and we are excited to utilize his invaluable experience and expertise as he moves into these new responsibilities."