New 3D printing jobs, appointments at Mimaki, Redefine Meat, AMUG, and more

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Read on for updates on the latest appointments from Mimaki, Redefine Meat, AMUG, AMIIC, Teton Simulation, and more.

Mark Sollman has been appointed to the role of Product Manager, EMEA at Mimaki. Photo via Mimaki.
Mark Sollman has been appointed to the role of Product Manager, EMEA at Mimaki. Photo via Mimaki.

Mimaki promotes Mark Sollman to Product Manager EMEA

Mimaki, a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has appointed Mark Sollman to the role of Product Manager, EMEA, effective from July 1st. With 15 years at Mimaki under his belt, Sollman will succeed Bert Benckhuysen in the role, who is joining Mimaki customer Colourama as Business Development Director. 

“I accepted this role with much excitement and a great deal of enthusiasm,” said Sollman. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to take a lead role in a business I am strongly committed to. Even after all these years, Mimaki is a company that continues to inspire and challenge me with each new product development and technology breakthrough. It constantly advances its product range to support its customers and meet new industry trends, and I am looking forward to now being at the helm of this innovation.”

Danna Drion, General Manager, Marketing, at Mimaki, added: “We are very sad to see Bert leave Mimaki but in Mark, we have a well-respected, extremely capable colleague, who has Mimaki know-how running through his veins. The team is incredibly excited to get to work with this very welcome new member of the management team.”

Alon Bar-Shany has joined Redefine Meat as Executive Chairman. Photo via Redefine Meat.
Alon Bar-Shany has joined Redefine Meat as Executive Chairman. Photo via Redefine Meat.

Redefine Meat announces new Executive Chairman

Meanwhile, Redefine Meat, a food 3D printing firm developing animal-free meat, has announced Alon Bar-Shany has joined the company as Executive Chairman. With 25 years of experience in scaling global technology companies, Bar-Shany joins Redefine Meat from HP Indigo, a division of multinational printing firm HP, which he helped scale to become a multi-billion dollar leader in the printing sector. 

As Executive Chairman, Bar-Shany will play a key role in Redefine Meat’s commercialization and global expansion activities, which aim to “elicit meaningful change in the world’s meat consumption.”

“Adam Lahav, my co-founder, and I both started our careers at HP Indigo over a decade ago, and Alon has been a role model for us ever since” said Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, CEO and Co-founder of Redefine Meat. “We are honored to have him join us and the timing is impeccable, as we prepare our global commercial launch and distribution plan. 

“Long term, I am confident that his innovation, trust, and risk-taking spirit will help shape Redefine Meat’s culture, goals, and achievements, and enable us to become the world’s largest meat company.”

The AMUG Board of Directors 2021-22. Photo via AMUG.
The AMUG Board of Directors 2021-22. Photo via AMUG.

AMUG unveils 2021-22 Board of Directors

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced its Board of Directors for 2021-22, effective from July 1st, which will be responsible for overseeing the AMUG 2022 Conference and implementing a new organizational structure to further grow the event. 

The board is comprised of ten members, eight of whom were elected during the recent AMUG Conference in Orlando while the Treasurer and Director at Large positions have been chosen by the current board. Having previously served two terms as Vice President, Met-L-Flo’s Carl Dekker will preside in the role of President for a second term, while Paul Bates of ASTM International will retain the Past President position, and Andrew Allshorn of AT 3D-SQUARED will serve a second term as Vice President. 

During the conference, AMUG members re-elected Leslie Frost of GE Additive as Secretary of the Board, and Vince Anewenter of Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) has been appointed Treasurer for a ninth term. Thomas Sorovetz of Stellantis will continue in his newly-renamed role of Director of Events and Hospitality. In addition to being on the Board of Directors, Dekker, Allshorn, Frost, and Anewenter will be officers of AMUG.

Four new Director positions have also been created, and will be filled by Bill Macy of Titan Robotics (Director of Membership), Jordan Weston of MSOE (Director of Education & Conference), Tim Bell of Siemens Digital Industries USA (Director of Business Development), and Gary Rabinovitz of Reebok International (Director at Large).

“We established a new management structure to better support AMUG’s growth,” Dekker said of the appointments. “While much thought and deliberation went into the planning, I expect to find the structure and individual roles will require some adaptation. I am quite pleased with the incoming board’s mix of long-term service and first-time participation as we implement the new structure.

“We will have fresh ideas balanced by historical perspectives. I am looking forward to leading this team and instituting refinements as needed.”

AMIIC announces Advisory Board appointments

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC), a newly-formed LLC of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing (NCDMM) has announced nine appointments to its Advisory Board.

Revealed earlier this month, AMIIC is based in Huntsville and is equipped with a state-of-the-art demonstration facility to help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing in Alabama and create a highly skilled workforce in the area. Those serving on the Advisory Board represent key local markets of the Hunstville area, including workforce and economic development, government, large and small business, industry at large, public schools, and academia.

The board consists of John Allen of the Huntsville Committee of 100, Rey Almodóvar of Institutive Research and Technology Corporation, Leidos Innovations Center and Dynetics Inc’s Steve Cook, Pat Sullivan of Deloitte/Cyber Huntsville, DEVCOM’s Jamie White, Chandler Wicks of ReLogic Research, Todd Watkins of Huntsville City Schools, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Suzie Young.

Additionally, Randy Gilmore, NCDMM’s Vice President and Chief Development Officer, will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

“Today marks an exciting and important milestone for AMIIC, Huntsville, and Northern Alabama,” said John Schmitt, AMIIC’s recently appointed Executive Director. “With the appointments to our Advisory Board, AMIIC can now begin with the real work. Guidance from these dynamic local leaders will enable AMIIC to achieve its mission of empowering the people of Alabama with the technologies, skills, and competencies needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century workforce.”

Doug Kenik has been appointed CEO of Teton Simulation. Photo via Teton Simulation.
Doug Kenik has been appointed CEO of Teton Simulation. Photo via Teton Simulation.

Teton Simulation appoints Doug Kenik as CEO

Rounding off this week’s jobs news is the appointment of Doug Kenik to the role of Chief Executive Officer of additive manufacturing technology firm Teton Simulation. Kenik, who was formerly VP of Product, will replace Mike Kmetz in the CEO role as he transitions to the company’s Board of Directors.

Boasting extensive experience within software-as-a-service in advanced materials and manufacturing processes, Kenik joined Teton Simulation from 3D design software developer Autodesk, where he worked within product management for advanced materials and helped to commercialize the company’s generative design offering. 

“I’m extremely proud of everything we achieved at Teton Simulation,” said Kmetz. “Early on, we were selected to receive funding from the National Science Foundation. Their program is very competitive and when we were chosen to be a part of the program, it was huge, providing seed money to recruit the key people we needed to get started.

“We have been so fortunate to have been able to recruit an all-star staff. This team has developed a world-class product that I truly believe is going to make a significant impact on the 3D printing industry. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished and am thrilled to now serve as Chairman on the company’s Board of Directors.”

Mike Kmetz will join Teton Simulation's Board of Directors. Photo via Teton Simulation.
Mike Kmetz will join Teton Simulation’s Board of Directors. Photo via Teton Simulation.

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