Bob Zollo is President and Founder of Avante Technology, LLC, a developer of advanced software and composite materials for additive manufacturing. His company offers DFAM services for printed injection molds and high precision parts.
Prior to Avante Technology, Bob was Founder and President of Software Architects, Inc. Bob led the development of system level software projects for many of the top computing and medical systems OEM, including Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, Toshiba Medical, Canon, Philips, Nikon, Apple, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.
Bob was instrumental in the DICOM standards organization’s adoption of the ISO 13346 (“UDF” format) standard digital file format that is currently used for storing and distributing radiology scan files on optical media. He managed the integration of UDF recording software for four of the top five radiology system OEMs to ensure interoperability of archived files recorded to optical discs.
Bob holds a Batchelor of Science degree in Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of ASTM F42 committee on additive manufacturing and the DICOM WG-17 working group on additive manufacturing for medical devices, where he is involved with work on a new digital file format standard for additive manufacturing of medical devices.
Jeff Herman co-founded Fabric8Labs in 2015 and is responsible for the overall vision and operation of the company. In 2017 Jeff was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 for his part in developing Fabric8Labs’ patented electrochemical approach to metal additive manufacturing.
Before joining Fabric8Labs, Jeff held leadership positions at several startups including Limelight Health, JSqaure, and Scentsa. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Jonah Myerberg is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Desktop Metal where he is responsible for leading the technical direction of Desktop Metal’s 3D printing solutions.
Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Myerberg held senior positions with a variety of organizations focused on high performance battery development, including Renovo Motors and Boston Impact, which he founded, and A123Systems. At A123Systems, Myerberg established and led the motorsports business unit which focused on the development of high performance batteries.
His products were adopted by the majority of Formula One teams including the McLaren, Force India, Mercedes Benz, RedBull and other high profile motorsports teams like the Porsche 919 team which won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2015 and 2016. He was also a race engineer for Porsche on the 919 team and the Mahindra on the Formula E team. Additionally, he helped launch Gradiant Corp., where he managed the deployment and operation of large scale water desalination plants that converted fracking water into fresh water.
Myerberg earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from Johns Hopkins University.
Bryan Crutchfield joined Materialise in September 2011 and is based in Plymouth, Michigan. Crutchfield leads the North American operating unit and focuses on overall strategy for business development and client relationships at the senior-most levels of our customer base. Crutchfield brings experience as an executive leader in automotive, manufacturing and software industries.
His results-focused leadership style has made him successful in strategic planning, P&L management, profitability/productivity improvement and cost control programs. Prior to joining Materialise, Crutchfield held several senior executive positions including: General Manager Engineered Fasteners & Components-NAFTA at TRW, Vice President of Sales/Marketing at Android Industries and Director of Sales at ThyssenKrupp Budd.
Crutchfield serves on the RapidFit NV Board of Directors and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Additive Manufacturing Advisory Council. He also serves as Chairman of the Events and Strategy Committee for the Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.
Martin started with ARBURG 1996 (22 years ago) as a Project Engineer, responsible for the project management of complete automated production cells, which he did over 7 years. From October 2003 till June 2007, he worked in the international technical support department as a technical consultant for the ARBURG international sales organization with focus in the Asia pacific area.
In July 2007, he joined ARBURG, Inc. as Project and Engineering Manager responsible for the US engineering department. In January 2010, he moved to the ARBURG Midwest Tech Center in Elgin, IL which he is heading as Sales and Engineering Manager.
Since July 2013, Martin has moved back into the ARBURG headquarter in Germany as Team Manager Technology Consulting for the Plastic freeformer team. Beginning 2017, he was appointed as the head of the Plastic freeformer team
Dr. Gregory Brown began his career at VELO3D in 2016 as a senior technologist. Since then, he has held various positions in process engineering management, including his current role as VP, process engineering. Prior to joining VELO3D, Gregory worked at Kinestral Technologies as a senior process engineer and backend group leader. He has also worked as a research scientist with Applied Materials, MiaSole and Nanosolar. Gregory earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University in materials science. He earned Master’s of Science and a PhD degree in Materials Science from University of California, Berkeley.