Zach Murphree is Velo3D’s VP of Global Sales & Business Development. His mission is to help customers enable their disruptive technologies through metal additive manufacturing. This includes defining the next generation of hardware and software through close alignment with customer and industry needs and working to commercialize and drive adoption of Velo3D’s manufacturing solution. As a trusted leader in the AM industry, Zach spends much of his time building collaborative partnerships and educating users about what’s achievable using the Velo3D solution. His background includes engineering roles for energy companies, where he oversaw introducing metal additive manufacturing technology to a Fortune 500 energy company. He earned Bachelor of Science and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas and has been granted more than 35 patents. Zach’s doctoral work was completed in hypersonic aerodynamics where he performed experimental investigation of shock wave boundary layer interactions.