About us

Hypertherm is a Hypertherm Associates brand.

Our story

Our story is one of innovation, hard work, and customer focus begun more than fifty years ago, in a small two car garage, with an invention that shaped the future of plasma cutting. Our founder Dick Couch and colleague Bob Dean discovered a way to create a narrower plasma arc, capable of cutting metal more quickly and more accurately than ever before.

Customer focused innovation

Today, that founding principle of customer-focused innovation continues to drive the development of all Hypertherm products and is one of the reasons why Hypertherm plasma products consistently outperform the competition in cut quality, productivity, and cost-efficiency. The same ideals that fueled the inception of Hypertherm plasma all those years ago are still what drive us today: A passion for challenging what's achievable with the products we create, the culture we foster, and the experience we deliver to our customers.

Hypertherm Associates family

Hypertherm is part of the Hypertherm Associates family, a 100% employee-owned company composed of the industrial cutting technologies and solutions you know and trust—plasma, waterjet, software, and more—to help our customers succeed like never before. With a consistency of purpose, a drive to innovate, and a passion for customer success, Hypertherm Associates is leading the industrial cutting and shaping industry.