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Read on for career updates at Prodways, Sinterit and the AME Group as well as a new 3D printing facility founded by the Technical University of Munich and Oerlikon.
TUM and Oerlikon found R&D institute
Swiss technology group Oerlikon has joined forces with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to found a joint Advanced Manufacturing Institute. Based at TUM’s Garching campus, the facility is set to house various research projects, many of which will seek to resolve the technical challenges facing the industrialization of advanced technologies.
At the complex, it’s already been announced that TUM researchers will work directly with Oerlikon’s team of additive manufacturing scientists, in a move that could see as many as 30 dissertations being supervised over the next five years, covering topics ranging from custom materials and 3D printing methods to process-material interaction, with the aim of addressing issues across the entire value chain.
“In the interest of leveraging synergies in our collaboration with the university, we have decided to relocate the headquarters of our Business Unit together with our own research department from Feldkirchen to Garching,” announced Dr. Sven Hicken, Head of Oerlikon’s AM Business Unit. “This will benefit both partners: The doctoral candidates will be able to use our hardware, and we will be in close proximity to the research activities of this University of Excellence.”
AME Group team reunited after 14 years
Yorkshire-based 3D printing and product design consultancy firm, AME Group, has welcomed back one of its former employees, fourteen years after they first left. Andrew Scholey, who initially worked for the company as a Prototyping Technician, has now returned, bringing the experience he’s gained back with him, as the first Technical Sales Manager of its AME-3D short-run production brand.
In his new role, Scholey will help lead the marketing of the firm’s services, which have previously been adopted by the likes of Unilever, and offer to 3D print prototypes and small batches of end-use parts. Since his return, Scholey has hailed his return as a homecoming, while also crediting the progress the AME Group have managed to make, describing it as a “home that has evolved into a new house.”
“When I heard from AME’s managing director, Rich Proctor, that the production side of the business was getting their own brand and were looking for someone to lead their technical sales, I knew it was time to return to my roots,” said Scholey. “The opportunity to return, combined with the chance to take responsibility to grow the business in-line with its ambitious plans, is what sealed the deal for me.”
Sinterit targets US expansion
Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit has appointed Tim Sheehan as its new VP of Sales and Marketing for the United States. Hired with the goal of helping the firm expand its business in the lucrative US manufacturing market, Sheehan will lead its partnership activities in the country, and work to build its reseller network there.
“Sinterit is a pioneer of compact SLS 3D printing solutions,” commented Maxime Polesello, CEO of Sinterit. “Since the beginning, the company’s vision was to provide access to this advanced technology for companies around the globe. We are achieving this goal today in many market sectors such as education, commercial and government institutions.”
“We believe that having Tim Sheehan on board as VP of Sales and Marketing in the US is the right person to help drive and build Sinterit’s business.”
Prodways appoints CEO after spin-off
French 3D printer manufacturer and service provider Prodways has hired Michaël Ohana as its CEO, after being spun-off by Groupe Gorgé late last year. When he joins the company on March 1, 2022, Ohana is set to replace its previous CEO Raphaël Gorgé, bringing a wealth of experience in the fields of industrial and digital transformation with him.
A graduate engineer from ISAE-Supmeca Paris, Ohana began his career at oilfield service provider Schlumberger, before spending stints in leadership roles at the likes of IBM and INEO Digital. Perhaps critically, Prodways’ new CEO has also been MD of dental prosthetics specialist LYRA ETK since 2015, knowledge that could stand him in good stead considering the target markets of his new employers.
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