CNC Software Appoints New President

Meghan Summers-West has been appointed president of CNC Software Inc., the developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM programming software for CNC machine tools.

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Meghan Summers-West has been appointed president of CNC Software Inc., the developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM programming software for CNC machine tools. Former president, now chairman, Mark Summers, made the announcement to all 139 employees on April 2 at the company’s headquarters in Tolland, Connecticut. Its educational division staff located in Gig Harbor, Washington, participated in the celebratory announcement via teleconference.

“As many people close to the Summers family know, this transition has been almost 32 years in the making. My daughter Meghan was born the same year that my brothers and I officially launched Mastercam and established CNC Software Inc. in 1983,” Mr. Summers says. “As a father, I am proud. As a business owner, and to all of you who have contributed so much of yourselves to make this company successful, I am wholly confident in this decision. For the majority of you who have watched Meghan grow up in these offices and have been impressed by her warm and direct leadership style, her curiosity and willingness to learn, her product knowledge, and her overall intelligence, I know that you are certain, too, that the future of our flagship product Mastercam and our organization is in very capable hands.”

Meghan Summers-West also spoke to the crowd. “Today is two things. It’s an acknowledgement of all I have worked for and desired since I can remember. It’s also, more importantly, the beginning of the next 30-plus years for Mastercam and CNC Software,” she says. “I am honored and excited to take on this role and to continue to work with the sincerest and smartest people in our industry – you and our dedicated and loyal worldwide reseller network and our bright, innovative customers.

Ms. Summers-West has served as operations manager at CNC Software since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Bentley College, Massachusetts, and an MBA in management at Hawaii Pacific University. In 2014, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers named her one of the “30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing." She serves on the Young Professionals Group for HVCC, the local food pantry and human services agency. She also participates in the School to Business Partnership as well as interview days and career fairs at several local schools. She resides in Vernon, Connecticut, with her husband and their two children.