Machine tool manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated, partly responsible for the Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine that 3D printed the Local Motors electric car, has just announced the appointment of a new CEO, Carey Chen. Chen, who will also serve on the board of directors, will be replacing the company’s former CEO, Andrew Jamison, who will be retiring shortly.
Chen was the result of a search process performed by Boyden, a firm dedicated to seeking out executives. The former VP & General Manager of Light Industrial Businesses at Hypertherm, Inc. was voted to replace Jamison unanimously by the board of directors. Christina March, chair of the board, relayed, “After a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of our company. Carey has a strong track record and is uniquely qualified to lead Cincinnati Incorporated into the future.”
The new CEO has an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Previous to his work with Hypertherm, which produced plasma air systems and metal cutting products, Chen worked as the VP of Finance at Wiremold / Legrand, a wire and cable management company. He also worked as the VP & CFO for Bayliner Marine Corporation, a division of Brunswick, and AlliedSignal, subsequently purchased by Honeywell. Chen also sits on the board of an industrial paint manufacturer, J.P. Nissen Company, and acts as the senior advisor for an investment firm, Verit Advisors. He also belongs to the American Welding Society, where he sits as vice chair of its Finance Committee.