Trumpf Inc. Announces Two Personnel Changes

Eliana Fu has been welcomed as new industry manager under Trumpf’s laser division, and Brett Thompson takes on an expanded role as sales consultancy manager for TruLaser technology.


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Trumpf personnel, Eliana Fu and Brett Thompson

Eliana Fu and Brett Thompson. Photo Credit: Trumpf Inc.

On February 2, Trumpf Inc. (Farmington, Connecticut) announced company personnel changes, including a new manager to its laser division, and a current role expansion.

Eliana Fu has joined Trumpf’s Laser division as its new industry manager, in aerospace and medical. In this role, Fu will report directly to Pat Grace, general industry sales manager for the company’s laser division in North America.

With a strong background in additive manufacturing (AM) and traditional manufacturing, Fu holds both a master’s degree and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College, University of London. She previously spent eight years as an R&D services engineer at Titanium Metals Corp. (TIMET, Dallas, Texas) and has also worked for Firth Rixson and TWI Ltd. (U.K.). She has spent the last few years working in the space flight industry at SpaceX (Hawthorne, California) and more recently with Relativity Space (Los Angeles, California). There, as senior engineer for additive technologies, she immersed herself fully in 3D printing and AM. Fu has also completed MITxPro certificates in AM for Innovative Design and Production (2019) and Leadership Principles for Scientists, Engineers and Researchers (2020).

She is currently a member of ASTM F42 Additive Manufacturing committee, sub-group “Spaceflight” F42.07.02, as well as participating as an advisor on Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti’s, Advanced Manufacturing committee. She is also co-ambassador for the Los Angeles chapter of Women in 3D Printing, a STEM volunteer for USC Viterbi School’s K12 STEM program and regularly participates in other educational STEM outreach programs.

Brett Thompson has been named TruLaser technology and sales consultancy manager for the TruLaser product group. In this role, Brett will continue to report to Salay Quaranta, product manager for TruLaser products in North America.

With the continuous advancement of technology in the precision sheet metal manufacturing industry, Trumpf says it is important that manufacturers have a strong understanding of the latest trends and how to best implement them to optimize their sheet metal processes. In his expanded role, Brett will work closely with potential and existing customers to address this need and consult their buying decisions during the pre-sales process. He will also work to provide a detailed technical understanding of sheet metal manufacturing solutions across Trumpf’s machine tools portfolio including cutting, bending and welding. In addition, Brett will support the field sales team by developing product content and offer design considerations for sheet metal processing and the advantage of reduced manufacturing costs on Trumpf’s products.

Brett has held various positions during his 16 years with the company, including applications engineer for TruBend products. In his most recent role Brett worked as TruLaser sales engineer where he gained extensive knowledge of the TruLaser product portfolio including laser cutting and weld solutions while supporting the numerous sales efforts and product initiatives of the TruLaser product team.