Brad Kreger is Velo3D’s Executive Vice President of Operations and Interim CEO. He leads all operations activities at Velo3D, including global logistics, manufacturing, quality, and procurement. Brad brings decades of experience overseeing and rapidly scaling operations, including tenures at Affymetrix, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Fluidigm Corporation. His career has centered around early and mid-stage companies that are scaling the manufacturing of high complexity product lines while also driving improvements in quality and cost. Brad has extensive experience in manufacturing and supply chain management across a broad range of product categories spanning from high volume medical device consumables to large scale capital equipment. In his former role as Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Fluidigm, he successfully led strategic initiatives to increase production of its mass cytometry technology, massively scale the PCR production capability in response to COVID-19 testing demands, and improve the customer experience through operational efficiencies, enhanced infrastructure and streamlined execution.