Officials at Miyachi Unitek Corp., a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems, announce that David Fawcett has been appointed as president and CEO of Miyachi Unitek Corporation (MUC), after serving as the chief operating officer of Miyachi Europe Corporation (MEC) for the past two years.
Fawcett will be responsible for building upon the company’s 64-year history of excellence, working both to maintain continuity and to drive MUC to the next level. He and his team will deliver competitive business plans that can continue the growth and development of both MUC and the Miyachi Group organization.
Fawcett is an accomplished leader and business manager with a strong record in the Miyachi organization. He first worked with Miyachi as a manager at ACAL, a UK-based distributor formerly known as Townsend Coates, where he distributed products from MUC, MEC, and Miyachi to industry clients for six years. In 2007, he assisted in the buyout of ACAL and joined the Miyachi Europe Corp. GmbH (MEC), quickly rising to become VP of Sales. In 2010, he was promoted to COO and executive vice president. While in this role, he led MEC in expanding sales and increasing profits.
“Dave has a broad, robust understanding of the Miyachi organization and products,” says Jack Lantz, outgoing president and CEO, “and he brings a wealth of experience and expertise in leadership, business development, and operational management. Coupled with his passion for customer care, these qualities set him up to contribute greatly to the sales and success of MUC. I am excited to bring him on board as president and CEO.”