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Read on for the latest job opportunities, career moves, and facility openings from DigiFabster, 3D Systems, XJet, Roboze, ICON, EOS, Xaar, and Cal Poly Pomona.
Account Executive at DigiFabster (US, remote)
DigiFabster, a 3D printing software developer based in Pasadena, is seeking a new Account Executive to advance the company’s operations in the US. The position will involve working closely with a variety of customers to drive sales from initial contact to close. The role will primarily be performed remotely via web meetings, demos, and phone calls.
Working directly under the VP of Sales, the successful candidate will develop and manage sales pipelines, perform online and face-to-face sales presentations, share relevant case studies and ROI metrics, and perform regular CRM activity documenting. Applicants should also be able to travel and participate in trade shows across the US.
DigiFabster is seeking individuals with 2 – 3 years of tech sales experience, technical knowledge of manufacturing processes like 3D printing, strong networking skills, cold-calling experience, and excellent English communication.
Jagtar Narula steps down as 3D Systems CFO
Jagtar Narula is stepping down as the CFO of 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems, effective May 20th, to pursue a new career opportunity elsewhere. The company has now started to search for a new CFO to fill the position.
In the meantime, Wayne Pensky has been appointed as interim CFO starting May 21st. Pensky has a long-standing career in financial leadership positions, having spent 24 years at materials firm Hexcel. For the last ten of those years, he served as Hexcel’s CFO, helping the company double its revenue to more than $2 billion. Pensky also holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
A 3D Systems spokesperson said, “I want to thank Jagtar for his dedication and leadership as we have executed on a transformational plan to refocus our business portfolio on additive manufacturing, driving improved growth and operating performance, while significantly strengthening our balance sheet.”
XJet appoints Yair Alcobi as CEO, Orit Tesler Levy as CFO
Yair Alcobi has been appointed as the new CEO of 3D printer OEM XJet. The company has also taken on Orit Tesler Levy as the new CFO. The former CEO, Hanan Gothair, is stepping down and taking the role of President instead.
The reshuffling comes amid a new growth plan for the company, with Alcobi set to lead as XJet expects a significant ramp up in business over the next few years. He brings with him a proven track record of expanding profits, having previously served as President of the PCB Division of KLA and President of Orbotech East Asia Subsidiary.
Alcobi said, “As someone who has worked closely with many top-tier, global manufacturers, I fully understand the potential of additive manufacturing, and especially in materials like metal and ceramic. XJet technology is remarkable and I’m extremely motivated to expand the business and ensure XJet becomes a clear leader in its market.”
Michele Marchesan joins Roboze as COO
Michele Marchesan has been hired as the new COO of Roboze, a manufacturer of high-temperature 3D printers. In his new position, he’ll work to grow the company’s operations by strengthening the global network of resellers and creating new infrastructure to support the firm’s international sales.
Marchesan already boasts extensive experience in the 3D printing industry as a sales and marketing executive. He previously spend a decade as the CRO of 3D Systems, where he helped develop the firm’s global reseller channels and generate hundreds of millions in revenue.
He said, “Roboze is reshaping the concept of manufacturing in the world thanks to a unique and unparalleled technology. This challenge involves me completely and my greatest focus will be on the growth areas of the company at the highest possible level, exploiting the enormous technological advantage of Roboze to create growth, value and impact for end users and society as a whole.”
ICON hires Tom vonReichbauer as CFO
Construction 3D printing firm ICON has hired Tom vonReichbauer as its its new CFO, effective June 1st. In his new role, he’ll oversee the company’s financial operations as it advances with its mission to 3D print affordable and resilient homes around the world.
Tom brings considerable industry experience to the table, having most recently served as CFO of Sunrun, a specialist in residential solar energy services. He’s also held senior management roles at Google, Tesla, and Ford. Additionally, Tom has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I’m excited to join the team at ICON to help scale solutions to the current housing challenges,” said vonReichbauer. “The team has made incredible progress in a short time to develop advanced technologies to create a better future for humanity and bring dignified housing to the masses.”
EOS announces new AM Innovation Center in California
Leading 3D printer manufacturer EOS North America has announced plans to establish a new Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center in Los Angeles as part of a $15 million investment plan. The West Coast Innovation Center will be used to support the firm’s customers with application engineers, service technicians, and other support resources.
Specifically, the facility will offer application development services, customer training, benchmark builds, and production strategies. The Center will also feature several of EOS’ metal and polymer 3D printers, including custom systems developed by the AMCM subsidiary.
“The SoCal area is a hotbed for several flourishing industries that rely on our technology for their 3D printed applications,” said Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America. “We recognise the importance of working very closely with these key customers and will now be positioned right on their doorstep.”
Xaar opens new Technology Center in Sweden
Inkjet technology develop Xaar has opened its new Technology Center in Sweden. Located at Campus Solna in Stockholm, the facility spans nearly 400m² and is home to a cutting edge laboratory with offices, meeting rooms, and new equipment.
Xaar’s Sweden base has been a hub for R&D for several years now, as well as providing support for customers in the development and use of the firm’s inkjet technologies. Xaar will now use the revamped facility to continue its R&D efforts across both internal and external projects, liaise with manufacturers, and collaborate with materials and printer developers to bring new products to market.
John Mills, CEO of Xaar, said, “As an inkjet innovator it is essential that we continue to invest in developing the latest technologies and applications, and I am delighted to open our new centre of excellence in Sweden as part of this strategy.”
Cal Poly Pomona opens new Liquid Rocket Lab
Finally, Cal Poly Pomona has opened a new Liquid Rocket Lab (LRL) in a bid to become the first university to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space. The 2,100 square foot laboratory will feature a wide variety of scientific and manufacturing equipment, including 3D printers. Here, aerospace engineering students will continue work on their Bronco-1 rocket.
The bulk of the funding for the LRL came from the federal government, thanks to the efforts of U.S. Congresswomen Norma Torres and Grace Napolitano. The LRL was able to secure $12.5 million over four years as part of an Educational Partnership Agreement with the Air Force Research Lab.
“The Liquid Rocket Lab offers our students a totally unique hands-on experience working on real world projects that prepare them to solve these complex problems that exist in the aerospace industry,” said Frank Chandler, Director of the LRL. “When an employer sees that a student has been doing practical work in the Liquid Rocket Lab and find out what all they do, the students get hired almost directly.”
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