New 3D printing hires at ADDMAN, Fabrisonic, Evolve, facilities at Neighborhood 91 and more

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Read on for hires at ADDMAN, Fabrisonic and Evolve Additive Solutions, as well as facility news from Neighborhood 91 and the South Korean government. 

ADDMAN Engineering's new CRO Greg Pilon. Photo via ADDMAN Engineering.
ADDMAN Engineering’s new CRO Greg Pilon. Photo via ADDMAN Engineering.

ADDMAN expands senior leadership team 

US manufacturing service provider ADDMAN Engineering has made two major appointments to its leadership team.

In the first of these, Greg Pilon has been hired as CRO, a position that’ll see him attempt to scale the firm’s commercial operations, develop its business and engage in program management to support growth. Having previously worked for Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon and Collins Aerospace, Pilon brings a strong understanding of government and complex manufacturing projects to the role. 

ADDMAN’s other key appointment has seen Jacob Rindler, PhD, accept the position of Director of Materials & Manufacturing Technology. In his new role, Dr. Rindler will lead client R&D, technology road mapping, print parameter expansion and other related activities. Pilon and Rindler’s appointments come in the wake of the company’s expansion, and it now has a capacity five times that of 12 months ago. 

“When you take Greg’s background in aerospace and Jacob’s additive ability and marry that with the talent of our existing infrastructure, it gives ADDMAN a competitive advantage to help partners make the impossible possible,” said Joe Calmese, CEO of ADDMAN. “I’m proud to call them colleagues and support them during their journey within our organization.”

“One of our team’s strongest accomplishments has been recruiting top-tier talent from the front lines of additive industrialization. We’re building a manufacturing engine that is powered by the best.”

Lance Dumigan, a Business Development Manager at Fabrisonic. Photo via Fabrisonic.
Lance Dumigan, a Business Development Manager at Fabrisonic. Photo via Fabrisonic.

Fabrisonic appoints US military veteran

Solid-state metal 3D printing specialist Fabrisonic has hired Lance Dumigan as a Business Development Manager. As well as being a former Naval Aviator in the US Navy, Dumigan has a background in engineering, marketing, product engineering and channel management, and has also set up three businesses of his own. 

As such, the ex-serviceman has experience leading strategic initiatives for several firms, and has consulted with many startups and small businesses. According to Fabrisonic, Dumigan now aims to deploy the expertise he has acquired over the years, to help his new employer “reach its highest potential” by building a truly integrated sales team there. 

Evolve hires new VP of Sales & Marketing 

STEP 3D printing technology developer Evolve Additive Solutions has announced the appointment of Jeff Hanson as its VP of Sales and Marketing. As one of the initial employees of Stratasys, Hanson was responsible for working in early product development, obtaining three patents on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Since then, the entrepreneur has co-founded RedEye on Demand, founded Digital 3D Manufacturing and led the management of the Global Manufacturing Network.

Drawing on this experience, Hanson will now lead Evolve’s go-to-market team, including its sales, marketing, application engineering, business development and product management operations. 

“It is an exciting time for Evolve and the company’s STEP technology, and I am confident that this platform will change the way traditional manufacturing is perceived,” explained Hanson. “I’m certain that my background and leadership along with this outstanding team will all work together to ensure our growth.”

The proposed site of Korea's proposed Material R&D facilities. Image via the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT.
The proposed site of Korea’s new material R&D facilities. Image via the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT.

Korea to establish $231M material R&D base 

The South Korean government has unveiled plans to establish a new center, which will host cutting-edge research into the development of manufacturing materials and methods for use in harsh environments. Between 2023 and 2029, the initiative is set to see the country plow $231 million into building up its ability to develop and test space, hydrogen storage, and gas turbine parts on home soil. 

As part of the project, three complexes are expected to be opened near the state-run Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) in the city of Changwon. At these facilities, researchers will attempt to develop ten materials with exceptional temperature and pressure resistance properties, including metal powders for the 3D printing of aviation engine parts. 

In a statement issued on August 22, 2022, Koo Hyuk-chae, a spokesperson for the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, revealed that the project has already passed a preliminary feasibility study, and the country’s government hopes the project will act as “a bridgehead for South Korea to secure high-value-added materials used in future industries.”

Neighborhood 91 gains another resident 

Powder manufacturing specialist Metal Powder Works (MPW) has become the latest resident of the Neighborhood 91 3D printing campus. Located at Pittsburgh International Airport, the firm’s 10,000 square foot space will now function as its main production facility. Setting up camp there is set to improve MPW’s production capacity by a factor of eight, and help shift its focus into operations from R&D. 

MPW’s Technical Director Tom Bockius will oversee the construction and installation of equipment at Neighborhood 91, along with its plans to be fully operational by the end of October 2022. The company’s CEO John Barnes says the “concept of Neighborhood 91 was always to bring an additive manufacturing supply chain to one centralized location,” as such, MPW’s participation is a win for all concerned. 

Carbon being loaded onto a plane. Photo via Neighborhood 91.
Carbon being loaded onto a plane. Photo via Neighborhood 91.

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