Laser welding firm Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH has named Tim Morris vice president for North America. In addition to business development and sales support, Morris will lead the establishment of an application engineering and service capability for the North American market. Morris was formerly the vice president of EOS of North America Inc., where he led the sales and service activities for the North American market. Before that he was laser technology division general manager at Trumpf North America. Blackbird is a division of Scanlab AG of Germany. Its welding systems are used in high-volume manufacturing applications throughout central Europe, and North American companies are evaluating the technology, according to the company. For more information, visit www.scanlab.de.