Thornton brings with him over 25 years of unparalleled technical sales experience and knowledge in the graphics and packaging, printing, die-making, aerospace, automotive, apparel, furniture, and textile industries. His track record in direct sales, marketing, and management of integrated software and hardware solutions is proof of his ability to generate new business opportunities worldwide.
Prior to joining Zund America, Thornton was a sales executive with Gerber Technology for more than 12 years. His vast knowledge of the manufacturing process helped expand Gerber Technology sales in the packaging, aerospace, and textile divisions across America, Canada, and Europe.
Thornton recognizes the importance of knowing his customers’ business and their specific needs. As a diemaker certified by the Irish Print Union, and with years of hands-on experience, he understands the challenges of the manufacturing processes involved in both graphics and packaging, and how digital transformation and the convergence of the two industries are reshaping the future. His ability to “think outside the box” will help guide the Zund America Sales Team to maintain supportive client relationships by providing industry-specific advice on Zünd’s world-class solutions designed to expand manufacturing capacity and increase productivity.