Ian C. Howe is currently CEO of Additive Industries, a technology leading OEM in large frame powder bed fusion metal AM. Additive industries develops and delivers metal AM solutions for leading Space, Aviation, Energy, Industrial and Automotive OEM’s for industrial production of metal components and systems. Previously: Head of Business Line at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, has a proven track record in leading and delivering business growth within the high-tech technology business space. He has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing growth strategies to address market and customer needs and in leading and developing teams and people towards a common goal. Howe has held management positions in market verticals in aerospace, energy, high-tech, general industrial and automotive at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Höganäs AB of Sweden, and GKN Group UK. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering (Materials) and an MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing, both from The Open University.