Hypertherm, Inc. (Hanover, NH) has made several personnel changes. Zhipeng Lu has been promoted to vice president of Plasma Technology; Evan Smith has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the Manual, Mechanized, and Torch and Consumables Team; Michael Shipulski is the engineering manager for the Mechanized Systems Team; David LaPrade has been appointed Mechanized Systems team leader; Bruce Altobelli is now the Manual Systems team leader; and Brenda Blair has been promoted to the position of Torch and Consumables team leader.