Ben Ferrar was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Carpenter Additive in April 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic leadership and operational execution of the Carpenter Additive business unit, a vertically integrated Additive Manufacturing (AM) partner providing complete “end-to-end” solutions to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production. Ben is driving Carpenter Additive’s global commercial strategy and delivering novel solutions to facilitate AM industrialization. 

Ben brings over 10 years’ experience in the metal AM industry, with extensive experience in AM system and application development. Prior to his current role, Ben was the Chief Operating Officer of LPW Technology Ltd., which Carpenter Technology acquired in October 2018. Prior, Ben was responsible for the design and development of Additive Manufacturing systems at Renishaw in his position of Research and Development Manager.

Ben is committed to expanding the knowledge base of metal AM to drive adoption of the technology.  Ben believes in developing the metal AM supply chain to ensure economic and long-term sustainability of the industry.

Ben earned his Master of Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering from The University of Liverpool and has continued to volunteer at the university in his role on the Industrial Liaison Board.  In addition, Ben has supervised over 50 undergraduate and post-graduate projects in the AM arena and feels that the development of the next generation of engineers and material scientists is critical to the success of Additive Manufacturing.