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New 3D printing appointments at 6K, Xometry, Essentium, and The Barnes Global Advisors

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Read on for the latest career moves at 6K, Xometry, Essentium, and The Barnes Global Advisors.

Joe Kennedy III joins 6K’s Board of Directors

Kicking things off, 3D printing materials producer 6K has added former Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III to its Board of Directors. During his time as a representative in the U.S. congress, Kennedy was an outspoken supporter of climate action, the development of clean energy, and local manufacturing policies.

This is all in line with 6K’s promise to advance sustainable materials production via its proprietary UniMelt system. According to 6K, the device is the world’s first industrial microwave plasma platform for the production of metal 3D printing powders, and is characterized by its relatively low energy consumption. The company believes UniMelt is a “tangible representation” of Kennedy’s clean energy beliefs, which he is now set to push as a board member.

Dr. Aaron Bent, CEO of 6K, explains, “We are delighted to have the Congressman join our Board of Directors. Joe’s stance on clean energy and the development of green manufacturing technologies is well documented and intersects perfectly with 6K’s mission to deliver high-performance advanced materials that are radically greener than legacy production technologies.”

Joe Kennedy III has joined 6K as a board member. Photo via 6K.
Joe Kennedy III has joined 6K as a board member. Photo via 6K.

Xometry appoints George Hornig as Chairman

On-demand additive manufacturing marketplace Xometry has appointed George Hornig as the company’s very first Chairman of the Board. Hornig has served on Xometry’s Board of Directors for the past eight years, since the company was founded back in 2013.

Having previously held a number of senior executive positions at large financial institutions over a career spanning four decades, he currently also serves as Chairman of The Seed Lab, a startup venture capital fund. Hornig is also Co-Chairman of blank check company Healthwell Acquisition Corp.

“I am looking forward to serving as Chairman of Xometry,” said Hornig. “It is the capstone of my career to help Xometry grow from inception to the unique custom, on demand manufacturing platform it is today. Given the $260 billion size of the addressable global market, Xometry has a tremendous opportunity to continue its growth, including the introduction of additional services like cash flow financing and supplies.”

Essentium revamps leadership team and doubles headcount

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Essentium has announced several new executive promotions and external appointments, revamping its leadership team. The company has also recently doubled its headcount, now employing more than 100 people worldwide.

Running down the list of C-level appointments, Erik Gjovik has been promoted to Chief Supply Chain Officer; Blake Mosher has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer; and Elisa Teipel has been promoted to Chief Development Officer.

Additionally, Terry MacNeish has been promoted to Executive VP of R&D, Machines; Brandon Sweeney has been appointed Executive VP of R&D, Materials; Ryan Vano has been promoted to Executive VP of Filaments & Logistics; Will Chiang is now VP of Global Supply Chain; Kendra Pulliam is now VP of Marketing and more.

Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium, commented, “With these appointments and promotions, we leverage existing, broad-shouldered talent while bringing to bear additional key leadership and global operational experience needed to support our customers to fuel their next stage of growth. Essentium will continue to scale to meet the demands to accelerate an open additive ecosystem through product readiness, innovation, and customer success.”

Essentium's High-Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D printer. Photo via Essentium.
Essentium’s High-Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D printer. Photo via Essentium.

The Barnes Global Advisors appoints Jennifer Coyne as Associate Director of Programs

Finally, The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA), an additive manufacturing engineering consultancy, has appointed Jennifer Coyne as Associate Director of Programs on the ADDvisor Services team. Having been a long-time collaborator with TGBA, she will now oversee project development and execution at the company.

Coyne offers a strong systems engineering background, and has previously led the Global Additive Manufacturing Team at Wabtec where she oversaw design, prototyping, and part production. She currently also serves as an SME additive manufacturing community advisor, having received multiple recognition awards including a 2017 GE Transportation Women in Technology Award.

John Barnes, TBGA’s Founder and Managing Director, said, “Jen is a tremendously valuable addition to our ADDvisor team. Her depth of experience in heavy transportation, multiple forms of AM and service minded leadership aligns perfectly with our core mission to industrialize additive manufacturing on a global scale.”

Jennifer Coyne, TBGA's new Associate Director of Programs. Photo via TBGA.
Jennifer Coyne, TBGA’s new Associate Director of Programs. Photo via TBGA.

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