John F. Hartner has led global industrial technology companies for over 30 years in the automation, semicon capital equipment, cleantech and digital printing industries. John recently finished his role as CEO and Board Member of ExOne (XONE), a leading player in metal Additive Manufacturing systems. During his short tenure, he led a turnaround at the company which resulted in a more than 6X return for shareholders with the sale to Desktop Metal (DM). Today his is active in Digital Industrialist LLC, an early stage investment fund that focuses on digital manufacturing tech firms. Previously he was COO of EnvisionTEC Inc. a leading provider of 3D polymer printing solutions for the medical field. Most of John’s career was spent leading Fortune 500 multi-national firms. He was President of Dover Corporation’s Digital Printing segment, he grew and sold Dover’s Electronics Technology group, ran FMC Technology in Asia and spent his early career at Rockwell International. For half of his career, John lived and ran businesses in Asia and Europe. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and he completed his MBA at the University of Chicago. John served on the boards of both the Additive Manufacturing Green Trade Association and the Maria Mitch Science Center and is part of the Young Presidents Organization. Although John now lives between Florida and the NYC area, he grew up in Pittsburgh where he was inspired by great industrialist like Carnegie and Rockefeller. His drive to make manufacturing more sustainable and local thru Additive Manufacturing is meant to help power the next Industrial Revolution.
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