SigmaTEK names Danie Jacobs Vice President of Sales

Ex South African teams up with another South African, who has been very successful since moving to the USA.

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, one of the world’s leading authorities on CAD/CAM nesting, material optimisation and manufacturing process automation has announced the appointment of Danie Jacobs as Vice President of Sales. Danie (or Dan, as he is referred to in the USA) Jacobs assumes responsibility for growing the company’s sales organisation and community of users throughout North America and Latin America.


Danie brings more than thirty-seven years of fabrication industry experience to SigmaTEK, including establishing Vite Machine Tools before selling the company to Retecon Machine Tools. More recently he managed industrial equipment sales and service organizations in the sheet metal fabrication industry. Danie is currently a member of the Fabricators and Manufacturing Association within the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chairman of the Tube and Pipe Fabricators Council, and serves on the FMA Education council. In the past Danie was Director of the FMA Board and served on the Board for educational and business councils and associations. Danie and his family reside in Mason, Ohio.


SigmaTEK Systems has released version 10.2 of its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software. It offers a split window, allowing different areas of the workspace to be viewed simultaneously. Users may also manually nest parts across the split windows and onto other sheets, without having to select the layout from the list. Additional features include laser destruct; center of gravity tabbing; conditional tabbing for drop doors; special lead-ins with manual tabs; quick search in parts, sheets, and work order list; horizontal line cropping; and punching enhancements

SigmaTEK President & CEO, Ben TerreBlanche, who started his career in the sheetmetal industry by inventing the SigmaNest software while still with Mecad Systems in South Africa comments: “As a visionary leader, coach, and mentor, Danie has demonstrated the ability to develop, lead, and grow sales organizations. Moreover, he embodies the values, principles, and practices at the heart of our organization and industry. While we certainly continue to strive for technical superiority, it is the quality of our people that truly enables SigmaTEK to solidify its market leadership position. We welcome Danie to the team and look forward to his contributions in the coming years.”

For further details contact Mecad Systems on 086 111 2236 or visit