Brendan Shackelford

President, KMT Waterjet Systems and McCartney LDPE

Mr. Shackelford is the President of KMT Waterjet and its subsidiary, McCartney LDPE. He has full P&L responsibility for the business, leading all day-to-day activities and setting strategy for future growth. A proven global industrial equipment and services leader, Mr. Shackelford has a strong track record of revenue and EBITDA growth as well as transformative organizational development. His keen commercial and engineering acumen drive strong relationships with key customers and ensures that product strategy aligns with market needs while effectively adapting to the competitive landscape.

Mr. Shackelford has over 25 years of industrial and leadership experience and has been with SHAPE Technologies since 2016, leading the Waterblast Group for 6 years before taking over KMT in May of 2023. Prior to SHAPE Technologies, Mr. Shackelford was a Regional Service GM for the Rosemount Measurement business of Emerson Electric. Prior to that, he served as a Chief Nuclear Machinist Mate onboard Ohio Class ballistic missile submarines for the United States Navy.

Mr. Shackelford holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters in Business Administration, and graduated in the top 10% of his class from the Navy’s storied Nuclear Power Training Program.