Speakers
Arian
Arian
Aghababaie
Co-Founder, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Holo, Inc.

Panel 3: Sinter Based AM

Arian Aghababaie, PhD, is the Cofounder, President, and Chief Strategy Officer at Holo, where he leads product, marketing, and strategy. With over a decade in the additive manufacturing industry, he has an extensive background in leading teams bringing new 3D printing technologies to market. Prior to Holo, Arian built and led the team at Autodesk that successfully developed and launched the Ember 3D printer – the first open-source DLP stereolithography platform. He previously co-founded The Invention Works, which developed low-cost, high-resolution stereolithography technology and was acquired by Autodesk. Arian received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering and his PhD in rocket nozzle fluid dynamics from the University of Bristol.

Osman
Osman
Ahmed
Managing Director and Head of Private Equity, 10X Capital

Panel: VCs

Osman Ahmed is a Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at 10X Capital, a multi-strategy technology focused investment management firm. Prior to joining 10X Capital, Osman was the CEO of Founder SPAC, a $321M special purpose acquisition company focused on digital transformation. Founder SPAC successfully completed its merger with Rubicon Technologies (NYSE: RBT) in August 2022. Previously, Osman was an investor at KCK Group, where he focused on additive manufacturing and other subsectors within industrial technology. He served as CFO of Beehive 3D, a KCK Group Portfolio company focused on metal additive solutions for aerospace applications. Osman previously has held roles at Volition Capital, Scale Venture Partners, and Stifel Financial (NYSE: SF). He currently sits on the board of directors of Rubicon Technologies (NYSE: RBT) and African Agriculture Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AAGR). Osman holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lives in New York City and is a licensed pilot.

Vincent
Vincent
Albanese
Manager of Strategic Partnership, North America, COBOD International

Panel 2: Additive Manufacturing in Construction

I have a BS in Mechatronics Engineering from Purdue University and have been the Manager of Strategic Partnerships, North America for COBOD for 2 1/2 years. I helped expand COBOD’s presence into North and Latin America, establish our US office, and form partnerships with US universities and government entities.

John
John
Barnes
Founder, The Barnes Global Advisors
CEO, Metal Powder Works

Panel 1: Metals for AM

John has a 25+ year career in product development and aerospace with Honeywell, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works™, Australia’s CSIRO, and Arconic (formerly Alcoa and RTI International Metals). He’s been involved in metal additive manufacturing throughout this career beginning in the late 1990s where he was part of the Sandia National Labs LENS™ CRADA. Since then, he has been in and around AM working both technical and business cases for implementation and development efforts in materials, powders, processing, and printing to mature the technology for applications. John is recognized internationally for contributions to additive manufacturing, product development, and leadership in engineering. His groups boast world firsts in medical, therapeutic, and aerospace additive manufacturing. John is a Materials Engineer by background but has developed expertise in manufacturing, airframe structures, gas turbines and low observables. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, both in Melbourne, Australia. In 2014, he was Purdue University’s Materials Engineer of the Year, and in 2017, he was invited to join the Additive Manufacturing Technical Community as a SME Advisor based upon active industry contributions, reputation, and personal commitment to expand the use of additive manufacturing.

Tyler
Tyler
Benster
General Partner, Asimov Ventures

Panel: VCs

Tyler is a Neuroscience PhD student at Stanford University and a General Partner at Asimov Ventures. At Asimov Ventures, Tyler has invested in more than 20 startups across 3D printing, robotics, and frontier tech, including Additive Orthopaedics, Sadako, Ghost Robotics, and Kiwi. As a writer and analyst, he has been featured in Bloomberg, TechCrunch, GigaOm, Wohlers Report, and Computer World, and has chaired or keynoted at more than twenty international conferences, including Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse. His scientific work has been published in Cell and Scientific Reports. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and grew up on Mercer Island in Washington State.

Henri
Henri
Bernard
Co-Founder and CEO, ADAXIS

Panel 2: Automation & Robotic 3D Printing

Henri serves as ADAXIS’s Co-Founder and CEO. He’s an engineer with a focus on robotic additive manufacturing since 2015, particularly in the aerospace sector. His work involves complex manufacturing programming and precise robotic control. Henri’s current mission is to make robotics and additive manufacturing more accessible to a broader audience through AdaOne.

Christine
Christine
Bernat
Associate Director, Standards Facilitation, American National Standards Institute

Talk 1: Accelerating Development

Christine Bernat joined ANSI as Associate Director, Standards Facilitation in May 2022. In this role, she supports industry stakeholders, such as manufacturers, research institutions, government and standards development organizations, identify and conduct standards gap analyses through ANSI standards collaboratives and workshops. Mrs. Bernat supported the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) members to develop the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 3.0).

Prior to ANSI, Christine served as Director of Global Innovation and Policy at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), where she supported emerging technologies and innovation initiatives. During her tenure, she served as elected Chair of ASTM International F44 General Aviation Aircraft. Previously, she acted as Director of Business Development at ASTM. In her 13 years at ASTM, Christine supported programs and strategies for various industries including aviation and aerospace, additive manufacturing, energy and robotics. This included monitoring industry trends, exploring and launching new standards activities and related programs, establishing partnerships, and providing guidance regarding how standards can solve common challenges to bringing new products to market and support workforce development.

Charles
Charles
Bibas
CEO, Tecnica, Inc.

Panel 1: Impact on Operations: Quality

Charles Bibas is a visionary entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Tecnica Inc, a 3D printing and scanning manufacturer. With a passion for innovation and an unwavering commitment to advancing 3D printing technology, Charles has amassed a portfolio of patents worldwide, demonstrating his expertise and ingenuity in SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D printing, optics, and scanning.

Charles developed the Lens Free Optical Scanner (LFOS), also known as Øgon. The LFOS represents a breakthrough in the field, transforming the capabilities of 3D SLS/SLM printing. By eliminating the need for traditional optical lenses, the LFOS has overcome significant limitations and paved the way for enhanced efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Charles has published papers in the field of optics and material processing.
Charles holds a BSCE degree from Technion University – Israel Institute of Technology.

Jesse
Jesse
Boyer
Fellow, Additive Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney

Panel 2: Impact on Operations: Applications

Stefanie
Stefanie
Brickwede
Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive

Panel 1: AM for Mobility

As Managing Director, Stefanie Brickwede passionately set up the international leading network “Mobility goes Additive” in 2016 with the aim of pushing industrial 3D printing into series production. 2019 a second branch was launched: „Medical goes Additive“ assists Hospitals, companies and institutions throughout the medical sector to extent the use of Additive Manufacturing. Now, MGA has more than 140 members active in close to 20 working and focus groups with more than 70 meetings a year.

After graduating as an economist from the Technical University of Hanover, she started her career in the mobility sector and has since held various management and project management positions at the Deutsche Bahn AG. Since 2015, Stefanie also heads the corporate project 3D Printing at the DB and is responsible for the successful introduction of Additive Manufacturing throughout the DB group. This gives her a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges users have to face.

In addition, Ms. Brickwede is the initiator of the “Women in AM” network and actively promotes women in the AM industry.

Tobias
Tobias
Brune
Head of Business Unit Additive Manufacturing, Trumpf

Panel 1: AM Metal Series Production

Stephen
Stephen
Butkow
Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald

Printing Money: M&A and Public Markets

Stephen joined Stifel in 2017 and is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Electronics & Industrial Technology team within Stifel’s Global Technology Group. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience and specializes in advising clients within the 3D printing, digital manufacturing, factory, warehouse automation, digital and packaging print, technology reseller, integration, and distribution sectors.

Prior to joining Stifel, he worked at Citigroup as an investment banker in both the Global Industrial Group, Global Transportation Group, and as a workout specialist in Citigroup’s North American Substandard & Non-Performing Loan Workout Group. Stephen began his career at Arthur Andersen in corporate restructuring.

Daghan
Daghan
Cam
Co-Founder & CEO, Ai Build

Talk 2: Automated 3D Printing

Daghan Cam is the co-founder and CEO of Ai Build, a London based software company founded in 2015. Ai Build provides web based additive manufacturing software for robotic and gantry 3D printing systems used by tier 1 global enterprises across Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Construction and Marine sectors in the production of 3D printed parts and R&D prototyping. Ai Build prides itself on rapid innovation that enables efficient automated manufacturing in an efficient, repeatable, autonomous and scalable manner.

Kenneth
Kenneth
Church
Founder, Sciperio Inc.

Panel 1: 3D-Printed Electronics: Emerging Markets

Kenneth Church, Ph.D., is the founder of Sciperio Inc., a research company for advanced innovation. Sciperio has worked and developed in a wide range of technical areas to include electronics, antennas, tissue engineering, water, and sensors. Funding for these efforts has come from a variety of private and government entities. Technologies and companies have spun out of Sciperio which include nScrypt (a capital equipment company) and VaxDesign (a rapid vaccine test company). In addition to working with Sciperio, he is on the board of directors for nScrypt. He is a Trustee for the 1213 Charitable Trust (a non-profit organization for disadvantaged children), and he is a Research Professor at the University of Texas-El Paso. His research interests have been broad and have reached into lasers, optics, and the various ways in which they interact with different materials, various water technologies, novel antenna designs, and optimization, novel and conformal electronic devices and processes, and tissue-engineered materials and processes. Dr. Church has managed numerous R&D projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), OCAST, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and various private institutions. Dr. Church earned a BS in both Physics and Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Church has more than 75 publications & 50 presentations and 12 patents or patents pending.

Jonathan
Jonathan
Cohen
CEO and Founder, MIMO Technik

Panel 2: The Industrialization of Additive for Aerospace

Jonathan Aaron Cohen is an influential figure in aerospace and defense in the realm of additive manufacturing. He is known for his pioneering contributions and dedication to research and development and leadership. As the CEO and Founder of MIMO Technik, a leading additive manufacturing company specializing in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology, boasting an impressive fleet of over 12 SLM machines, Jonathan has been instrumental in shaping the industry.

Jonathan’s foundation is in biomedical-mechanical engineering studies at University of Kettering. His relentless entrepreneurial spirit and astute vision have catapulted MIMO Technik to the forefront of the additive manufacturing arena. Jonathan had a distinguished background in automotive applications, having previously worked with industry-leading motorsport teams. His expertise in automotive engineering and advanced manufacturing techniques served as a strong foundation for his foray into aerospace manufacturing.

One of Jonathan’s most noteworthy achievements is the establishment of MIMO Technik as the sole qualified Boeing supplier, a trusted partner of Boeing Additive Manufacturing / Boeing Space Intelligence and Weapons Systems (BDSS / BAM). This groundbreaking collaboration has not only solidified MIMO Technik’s reputation but has also positioned it as a partner entity in the aerospace manufacturing sector.

Jonathan’s accomplishments extend further, including the qualification of metal 3D SLM systems Built to fabricate flight production hardware with precision and reliability, building the company’s status as a trusted aerospace manufacturing partner. In addition to his remarkable journey with MIMO Technik, Jonathan actively participates in industry initiatives. He serves on the board of ASTM International, with dedication to setting and upholding industry standards. Furthermore, he is a recognized figure at RAPID+TCT, an influential event in the additive manufacturing community, where he contributes to shaping the industry’s future.

Jonathan is an accomplished entrepreneur and a key figure in understanding and qualifying the technology for Boeing, and aerospace primes. Overseeing material and part qualifications for aerospace giants like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed. His participation in these OEMs’ additive specification creation process highlights his commitment to innovation and industry leadership. His pioneering additive framework is a visionary approach with the goal of revolutionizing the aerospace industry. A central element is the establishment of a systematic and repeatable machine qualification and certification system to ensure adherence to stringent performance standards. Additionally, the approach emphasizes rapid material characterization with open, flexible parameters to swiftly evaluate materials for aerospace applications. These innovations propel additive manufacturing into a transformative force in the aerospace industry, accelerating production and expanding design capabilities to meet evolving needs.

Jennifer
Jennifer
Coyne
Director of Programs, The Barnes Global Advisors

Women in 3D Printing: Print to Prosper: Unleashing the Power of 3D Printing in Serial Production

Jen led the global additive manufacturing team for Wabtec Corp. and oversaw additive engineering design, prototyping, and parts production for Wabtec’s global additive manufacturing efforts. She formed the original AM team at G.E. Transportation (now Wabtec), successfully led the launch of over 50 production additive parts, and opened four global labs in the U.S. and India with a wide range of metal and polymer 3D printing capabilities. Prior to her start in additive manufacturing, Jen led the PLM launch and held several roles in systems engineering, specializing in locomotive traction, propulsion systems, and energy storage reliability. As a graduate of the Edison Engineering Development Program, she received intense technical training and business-critical assignments, including on-shore wind and diesel engine emissions design engineering roles. Through her extensive work in the industry, Jen is also the recipient of 8 U.S. patents. Jen currently serves as an SME Additive Manufacturing Community Advisor. She’s also received multiple recognition awards, including one of 2020 Railway Age’s Top Women in Rail, 2017 G.E. Transportation’s Women in Technology award, and the 2013 G.E. Transportation Innovation Engineering award. Jen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Hugo
Hugo
da Silva
Vice President of Strategy, M&A and Venturing, Stratasys

Panel: VCs

Hugo Leads the Strategy and Uses cases creation as well as Strategic partnerships that may result in M&A or Venturing or just strategic projects, helping the company to achieve the expected growth and scaling up to use AM in manufacturing in the exciting world of 3D Printing.

Da Silva joined Stratasys in April 2023 as a result of the acquisition of Covestro Additive Manufacturing business where he was leading the business, acting as a “CeO” of the business unit and leading the project of being acquired by Stratasys, and he joined Covestro following their acquisition of DSM’s RFM business in 2021.

Prior to joining DSM, Hugo held leadership and innovation positions in emerging technologies such as 3D Printing and LED lighting, at Dow Corning/Dow. Before that, he built broad business and marketing experience at Dow Corning/Dow, Philips and Toshiba.

Over the course of his 20-year career, Hugo built extensive expertise working in fast-changing industries that went through major disruptions like TV and lighting as well as additive manufacturing. He successfully implemented technological and business model innovations to accelerate adoption of new technologies as well as scaling up to massive manufacturing.

Hugo earned an Electronics Engineering Master’s degree and an MBA in Marketing from Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also completed financial business training from FGV in Brazil.

Andy
Andy
Davis
Director of Government & Business Development, The Barnes Global Advisors

Panel 1: Reshoring with AM

Andy Davis is a respected leader in the Defense advanced manufacturing and industrial base community, known for his ability to catalyze diverse groups to collaborate for a common cause. He spent 19 years within the Department of Defense, most recently as the Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program, where he led the organizational design, program planning and management, strategic planning, technical assessments, and the expansion of Program acquisition platforms. Prior to that, Andy worked for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), including a role as the Army’s Global Technology Advisor to the United Kingdom, Israel and South Africa; he lived in the U.K. with his family and focused on connecting industry, academia and allied Ministries of Defense with U.S. Army researchers. Andy also led the Army’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, where he helped launch the Manufacturing USA Institutes, led the Army and DoD in first-of-their-kind AM technology roadmaps, created the Army’s AM community of practice, helped draft the Army’s AM campaign plan, and led the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) in establishing a strategic framework to standardize cross-DOD collaboration. Prior to this, Andy held a variety of Army mechanical engineering positions, primarily focused on electro-mechanical design and prototyping. Andy received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. Andy loves spending time adventuring with his family, is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys demolition derbies and is learning to master the art of smoking meats.

Carlo
Carlo
De Bernardi
Principal Engineer, ConocoPhillips

Panel 1: Oil, Gas and AM: Latest Developments

Panel 1: Impact on Operations: Quality

Carlo holds a master’s in engineering from the University of Pavia in Italy.

He has 23 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry where he started as a process engineer progressing in various engineering and project management roles in several international locations.

Carlo moved to Houston, TX, in 2005 and joined ConocoPhillips in 2012 as Corporate Valve SME supporting both Company’s Projects and Operations globally. He’s also leading the Additive Manufacturing program of the Company and he’s an active contributor of various Industry Standardization Bodies, including API, IOGP, ASTM and ASME, leading several initiatives, including the API 20S Task Group on Additive Manufacturing and Industry Joint Industry Projects.

Jan
Jan
De Pauw
CTO & Co-Founder, ValCUN

Start-up Pitches

Jan de Pauw serves as the CTO at ValCUN. His expertise and leadership has been key to the development of ValCUN’s groundbreaking technology. ValCUN developed a deployable and easy to use metal AM technology named Molten Metal Deposition (MMD). It’s a single step technology very similar to the polymer FFF process. The initial focus is on aluminum parts for heat exchange, structural and combined feature applications.

Francesco
Francesco
De Stefano
CEO and Co-founder, Caracol

Panel 2: Automation & Robotic 3D Printing

Panel 2: Additive Manufacturing in Construction

Francesco is Co-Founder and CEO of Caracol, is an entrepreneur with significant international exposure, an extensive background in Management and Strategy, a deep knowledge of industrial goods sectors and Industry 4.0 technologies. After earning a bachelor’s in business administration and Management at Bocconi University, he earned a Master of Science in Management at London Business School. After short internship experiences in Finance & M&A, Francesco joined the Boston Consulting Group team in Milan where he worked for about 3 years on projects across Germany, Japan, UK, Turkey, Greece and Italy. During this time, he consolidated and deepened his Strategy and Operations capabilities, working for clients in Industrial Goods, with a focus on Automotive and Aerospace. Furthermore, he worked closely with major International Automotive and Aerospace groups to roll-out Industry 4.0 technologies (e.g., Additive Manufacturing) across their production lines. He mastered his managerial skills by completing an MBA at Columbia Business School in New York. Francesco and his co-founders founded Caracol in 2017, and he has been leading the team, its operations, fundraising and growth. He has been selected as Endeavor entrepreneur for the Elevator program in 2022.

Brigitte
Brigitte
de Vet-Veithen
CEO, Materialise

Session Keynote

Brigitte de Vet-Veithen is CEO Elect at Materialise and a member of the Executive Committee. Effective on January 1, 2024, she will succeed Fried Vancraen as the company’s CEO, and will also become President of the Materialise Executive Committee. Brigitte joined Materialise in 2016 and is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of experience across multiple industries.

Previously, she led the company’s Medical business and strategic projects running across all businesses as Executive Vice President of Materialise Medical, which develops software and 3D printing solutions that help improve patient outcomes. Under her leadership, the medical segment grew to become the company’s fastest-growing and most profitable business segment.

Prior to joining Materialise Brigitte held various management, sales, R&D and marketing positions at Johnson & Johnson, ultimately serving as General Manager for Cordis in Germany and VP EMEA for Cordis Neurovascular. She led several companies through growth and transformation, including in her role as CEO of Acertys Group, where she drove a significant effort to improve operational efficiencies, strengthen the technology portfolio, and create growth.

Brigitte holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA with a major in Engineering from HEC Liege.

James
James
DeMuth
Co-Founder & CEO, Seurat

Panel 1: AM Metal Series Production

James holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with a focus on energy systems and high-temperature gas dynamics, and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has co-authored 83 patents and 13 academic publications in the fields of additive manufacturing and power generation.

Prior to founding Seurat, James was at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy project, and co-invented and developed the core of Seurat’s breakthrough technology in Additive Manufacturing.

Dina
Dina
Deresh
Head of AM Operations, Hubbell

Women in 3D Printing: Print to Prosper: Unleashing the Power of 3D Printing in Serial Production

Dina Deresh is Staff Engineer on the AMX team at Hubbell Inc. with significant applied additive manufacturing experience at companies like Tiffany & Co., Stanley Black & Decker, and currently Hubbell Inc. Her expertise in integrating novel manufacturing technologies and developing efficient business strategies has significantly improved production capabilities and cost-efficiency. At Hubbell Inc., she leads in adopting additive applications, demonstrating a commitment to advancing the industry. Her career reflects a profound dedication to enhancing manufacturing processes through innovative and strategic approaches.

Mario
Mario
Dimovski
Director of Innovation and Transformation, Boyd Group, 3D in Auto Repair

Panel 1: AM for Mobility

Mario Dimovski is a key figure in the global collision repair industry, celebrated for his innovative leadership and profound expertise in sustainability, plastic repair, and digital transformation. He is particularly focused on the advancement of 3D printing in the collision repair and supply process, advocating for the standardization and regulation of 3D-printed parts for automotive repairs. As the Director of Innovation and Transformation at Boyd Group’s 900-plus collision shops in the USA and Canada, he leads initiatives that establish the group as a frontrunner in industry innovation. His career, spanning more than three decades, has earned him recognition as a global Ambassador by IBIS and a significant role in the 3D Printing in Collision task force, which includes a group of leading global contributors in 3D printing and automotive supply, dedicated to evolving 3D technologies

Alexandre
Alexandre
Donnadieu
CCO, 3YOURMIND

Panel 2: Workflow Software for AM

Alexandre Donnadieu is the CCO of 3YOURMIND, a software provider for on-demand manufacturing. Alexandre has worked his entire career in digital transformation for industrial operations. Prior to 3YOURMIND, Alexandre was an advisor to CEOs and COOs of major industrial firms regarding Industry 4.0 and especially helped them define their business case for additive manufacturing.

For the past five years, Alexandre has contributed to 3YOURMIND’s global strategy and helped to position itself as a leader in on-demand manufacturing software. In addition, Alexandre has used his expertise to advocate and lead advanced manufacturing digital transformation initiatives in industries like defense, automotive, and energy.

Mark
Mark
Douglass
Business Development Manager, Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions

Session Keynote: Latest in Codes and Standards for Wire DED

Mark Douglass is the Business Development Manager for Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions, responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, strategic commercial and technical partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A); previous to this role he was a member of Lincoln Electric’s strategy and M&A team. Prior to Lincoln Electric, he was Vice President, Senior Equity Analyst for Longbow Research, a sell-side equity research firm, focusing on industrial manufacturing technology companies. Preceding his Wall Street tenure, he was an advanced manufacturing engineer specializing in laser materials processing for automotive and other industries. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.

Bryan
Bryan
Dow
Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald

Printing Money: M&A and Public Markets

Bryan Dow is a Managing Director in Stifel’s Global Technology Group where he Co-Leads the Electronics and Industrial Technologies Investment Banking practice. Bryan has over 17 years of Investment Banking experience specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets for disruptive businesses in advanced manufacturing, industrial software, IoT, and emerging technologies, such as 3D printing and drones. Bryan joined Stifel through its 2019 acquisition of Mooreland Partners where he was a Partner. Prior to joining Mooreland in 2013, Bryan was Head of the Clean Energy and Industrial Technology Investment Banking Group at ThinkEquity, where he advised clients on a range of transactions. Previously, he was also a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Needham & Company. Bryan earned a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Scott
Scott
Dunham
Executive Vice President of Research, Additive Manufacturing Research

Day 1 - AM in 2024, The AM Services Market: A Data Based Discussion

Day 2 – Talks: Market Forecast for AM in Energy & Market Forecast for AM Software, Presentation of AM Research Materials Forecasts

Scott Dunham is Executive Vice President of Research at AM Research. He has authored dozens of in-depth market research studies on various aspects of the 3D printing industry, giving him one of the widest perspectives on the technology in the world. He has spoken at many prestigious events and is regularly consulted and cited by industry leading companies

With a decade in technology based market research, eight devoted to 3D printing, Scott brought to AM Research expertise in identifying opportunities in the 3D printing industry and years of research experience in the areas of advanced manufacturing and 3D printing.

Scott holds a BA in Marketing & Research from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business and Economics.

Amy
Amy
Elliott
Senior Scientist, Group Leader, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Panel 3: Sinter Based AM

Dr. Amy Elliott is a senior manufacturing scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and the lead principal investigator for binder jet AM technology and has over numerous publications and 15 patents in the area. In her role she consults with industry partners across the US on potential uses for AM. Dr. Elliott is group leader for the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (RIS) Group. At the MDF, the RIS group leads R&D in advanced controls, monitoring, software, hardware, and integration for large-scale metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, including the novel MedUSA platform. Dr. Elliott is also a well-known science communicator, having starred on the Discovery Channel’s “The Big Brain Theory” and Science Channel’s “Outrageous Acts of Science.” Dr. Elliott was also featured as a life-sized statue displayed in the Smithsonian March of 2022 as one of 100 women in STEM role models. Dr. Elliott has also launched a book series and Youtube channel about Amelia Gearheart, a colorful character who loves learning about STEM and Trade jobs.

Christopher
Christopher
Eonta
Founder & Executive Vice President, MolyWorks

Panel 1: Metals for AM

Relevant Experience:

Christopher is an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur, with industry recognized expertise in chemical engineering and metallurgy.

Christopher is MolyWorks Corporate Official and Principal Investigator for over 50 United States Government contracts with the Navy, Army, Air Force, NASA, and Department of Energy.

Christopher led MolyWorks to achieve ISO 9001 and AS: 9100D certifications through an 12 month effort. The certifications are a testament to MolyWorks commitment to provide the highest trusted products and services to its customers. Certifications occurred in January 2022.

As the founder of MolyWorks, Christopher has grown the business steadily since 2015. MolyWorks is a reliable source for the Department of Defense. MolyWorks services are also recognized by several United States commercial entities as well as key customers in Germany, France, United Kingdom, and in Asia primarily Japan and Singapore.

Christopher is recognized for his innovation by winning formnext 2020 start-up award, AM Ventures Impact award, SXSW Innovative World Start-up award, and Rice Alliance Clean Energy Start-up award; and Christopher has spoken at several globally recognized additive manufacturing and start-up events. Christopher has a proven track record and experience in commercializing products, international sales, and earning Angel, Venture Capital, and Strategic investments.

Nick
Nick
Estock
VP of Business Development, AddUp

Panel 1: Large-Format Metal AM

Nick Estock is the VP of Business Development for AddUp, a joint venture created by Michelin and Fives, responsible for leading strategic initiatives to drive growth and foster key partnerships, overseeing the development of new business opportunities, aligning organizational goals with market trends, and ensuring sustained success in the rapidly evolving landscape of additive manufacturing.

Nick brings more than 15 years’ experience in product development across multiple industries and additive technologies including L-PBF, DED, Binder Jetting, and EBM.

Prior to joining AddUp, Nick had successive roles with increasing responsibility at GE Additive supporting the adoption of additive technologies.

Nick has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Ben
Ben
Ferrar
Vice President, Carpenter Additive

Session Keynote: Materials for AM

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

Ben brings over 14 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 of 2018. Other roles include responsible for the design and development of Additive Manufacturing Systems at Renishaw plc.

Ben is committed to expanding the knowledgebase of metal AM to drive adoption of the technology. Ben believes 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 to this, 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.

Christian
Christian
Fischer
Managing Director, Co-Founder, Headmade Materials

Start-up Pitches

Christian Fischer started his career in the automotive industry as a process engineer. Together with his co-founder Christian Staudigel he developed the CMF Technology at the SKZ research lab. Headmade Materials was founded from this idea. Today, he is managing director at Headmade and supports customers in finding the perfect business case by using CMF.

Ric
Ric
Fulop
Co-founder & CEO, Desktop Metal

Panel 2: CEO Roundtable

Panel 3: Sinter Based AM

Ric Fulop is the CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions.

Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world.

Prior to founding Desktop Metal in October 2015, Ric was a General Partner at North Bridge, a VC fund with $3 billion under management, for five years following a fifteen-year career as an entrepreneur. Fulop is the founder of six technology companies, including A123 Systems, Boston’s largest IPO in the past decade and one of the world’s largest automotive lithium ion suppliers with revenue exceeding $500M in 2016. At North Bridge, Ric led the software and 3D investing practices, and was an early stage investor and board member in Dyn (acquired by Oracle for $600 million), Onshape, MarkForged, Salsify, Lytro and Gridco.

Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Gaddes
Additive Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert, U.S. Army

Panel 2: The Industrialization of Additive for Aerospace

Mr. Jeffrey Gaddes is an Additive Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) in Redstone Arsenal, AL. Mr. Gaddes leads proposal and performance of manufacturing process enhancements for transition to Army rotary wing platforms. Significant work has focused on the maturation of the airworthiness process for the transition of metallic AM components.

David
David
Galati
Founder and Director of Autonomy, Titan Robotics

Panel 2: Automation & Robotic 3D Printing

Dr. David G. Galati is a founding member and the Director of Autonomy at TITAN Robotics Inc. Over the past two decades he has applied his expertise in high dimensional planning to the practical commercialization of advanced robotics. He focuses on developing robotic systems that act intuitively to gain users’ trust and achieve widespread adoption. Dr. Galati’s work includes UAV’s, UGV’s, and Mobile Manipulators across a wide variety of applications in numerous domains. He specializes in Coverage Problems, Trajectory Generation, and Multi-robot Collaboration. After earning his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, he spent the next twelve years at Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering before moving on to become a founding member of TITAN Robotics. Dr. Galati is a US Patent holder and has built numerous award-winning robotic systems.

Lawrence
Lawrence
Gasman
Founder, Additive Manufacturing Research

Panel 1: Large-Format Metal AM

Lawrence Gasman is the founder of SmarTech Markets Publishing and is acknowledged worldwide as an expert on technology forecasting. He has previously founded two other industry analyst firms and has also carried out a wide range of technology assessments in areas ranging from optical networking to advanced materials to augmented reality.

Victor
Victor
Gerdes
Vice President, Global Software Product Strategy, Stratasys

Panel 1: Trends & Innovations in AM Software

Victor Gerdes is a product management leader known for championing innovative software products, solutions, and platforms that transform product development, manufacturing, and service. With degrees in mechanical engineering, Victor has a 25+ year background in creating engineering software in the areas of CAD, CAM, PDM, PLM, MPP, IoT, AR and additive manufacturing and worked with 1000’s of the world’s leading companies realize the value of digital transformation. Victor is Vice President, Global Software Product Strategy at Stratasys, a leader in industrial 3D printing and the global shift to additive manufacturing. Victor formerly held various roles in product management, UX, and innovation in the Pro/ENGINEER, Creo, Windchill, ThingWorx, Performance Advisor, and Vuforia product teams at PTC for 20+ years.

Gina
Gina
Ghiglieri
Additive Manufacturing Manager and Subject Matter Expert, Maxar Space

Panel 2: The Industrialization of Additive for Aerospace

Gina Ghiglieri is Additive Manufacturing Manager and Subject Matter Expert at Maxar Space Infrastructure. As a leader in the satellite industry for over 60 years, Maxar has pioneered many innovative technologies utilizing AM, such as AM waveguide, AM antennas, and structural AM titanium components. With the launch of Psyche in October, a Maxar-built NASA satellite that is going to an all-metal asteroid, Maxar will have over 9,200 AM parts on-orbit, approximately 1500 of which are structural titanium. In her time at Maxar, Gina has improved production efficiency and reduced the defect rate for AM titanium parts, as well as qualified several new technologies and suppliers for spaceflight applications. Gina received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, during which she held leadership positions on the Cal Poly Formula SAE team and gained experience with AM while working at internships in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Harshil
Harshil
Goel
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Dyndrite

Special Keynote

Inventor, engineer and mathematician, with degrees in pure mathematics and mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, Harshil leads the Dyndrite team with a vision of how modern software will transform additive manufacturing.

Juan Mario
Juan Mario
Gomez
CEO, XACT Metal

Talk 1: Low Cost Metal AM

Juan Mario is founder and CEO of Xact Metal, a 3D printing company founded in 2017. Over the last six years, Juan Mario and Xact Metal have worked to establish a new price level for metal additive manufacturing, particularly in the powder-bed industry. Prior to Xact Metal, he worked at GE for over 27 years in various executive leadership, marketing, and engineering roles. He has worked in the aviation, energy, automotive and other industries. Juan Mario received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering from Boston University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jason
Jason
Gorey
Executive Director, ASTRO America

Panel 1: Reshoring with AM

Responsible for overseeing ASTRO America staff and administering day-to-day operations, Jason ensures government-sponsored research remains on-budget and on-schedule. He has extensive experience in defense industrial base policy, public-private partnerships, intelligence, cyber security, and foreign affairs. While serving in the Pentagon, he contributed to the establishment of the first four Defense Manufacturing Institutes (Manufacture USA), the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program, and served as Executive Secretary for the Defense Production Act Committee, coordinating across multiple agencies on actions to safeguard and strengthen essential national defense supply chains.

Previously, Jason held a career human intelligence position at the Defense Intelligence Agency and was appointed by the White House as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer at the Department of State. As an Army Intelligence Officer, he deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq and served at the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Defense Attaché (Reserves) for more than a decade. He holds a Strategic Intelligence graduate diploma from the National Intelligence University, an undergraduate degree in Government from Georgetown University, and spent 12 months studying at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Paul
Paul
Gradl
Principal Engineer, Subject Matter Expert, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Talk 1: Space Exploration using AM

Paul Gradl is a principal engineer and subject matter expert at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Gradl serves as a Principal Investigator and leads several projects for additive manufacturing of liquid rocket engine engines and supports a variety of development and flight programs over the last 18 years. He authored and co-authored over 90 journal articles and conference papers; published a book under AIAA “Metal Additive Manufacturing for Propulsion Applications” in 2022; holds five patents; and regularly teaches courses in additive manufacturing. Gradl is the recipient of numerous NASA and industry awards and medals; an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), member of SME, and serves on several additive manufacturing industry and government committees and as an advisor to industry. Gradl was named one of “The Most Influential Personalities of Additive Manufacturing in 2020” and the recipient of “Engineer of the Year” by AIAA in 2022.

Richard
Richard
Hague
Professor and Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), University of Nottingham

Panel 2: AM Polymer Series Production

Richard Hague is Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) and Professor of Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, UK. Having worked in the AM field for over 25 years, he is internationally recognized both for scientific endeavour and creating impact though industrial exploitation where he has a background of leading and managing large multi-disciplinary, multi-partner research projects from both EPSRC (UK science funder) and industry. Richard’s research interests are focused on AM specific processes, materials and computational methods across for wide spectrum of industrial sectors with current research programmes focused on next-generation multifunctional additive manufacturing and the generation of engineering-grade and functional materials through AM. Richard has received multiple international awards and honours and is also co-founder and Director of two spin out companies: Added Scientific Ltd, a consultancy and technology provider in the field 3D ink-jetting and binder jetting; and Reactive Fusion Ltd, which is commercializing patented reactive binder-jetting technology out of the University.

Christian
Christian
Hartenberger
Managing Director, Head of Industrial Technology and Aerospace/Defense Investment Banking, BNP Paribas

Printing Money: M&A and Public Markets

Christian Hartenberger is the Head of Industrial Technology and Aerospace/Defense investment banking with BNP Paribas in New York. He specializes in M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions and private placements across the Additive/Advanced Manufacturing, Security, Aerospace and Defense sectors.

Christian has been advising clients in the Additive Manufacturing space since the early days of investment banking activity in the sector, including some of the early IPOs in the space.

Prior to BNP Paribas, Christian held a similar position with Credit Suisse First Boston in New York for fifteen years, where he built and led that firm’s Additive Manufacturing practice.

John
John
Hartner
Founder, Digital Industrialist LLC

Panel: VCs

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.

Greg
Greg
Hayes
Senior Vice President, Applied Technology, EOS Group, EOS North America

Presentation: Respecting The Past, Inventing The Future: Accelerating AM’s Adoption into Mainstream Production

Panel 2: Polymers and Composites for AM

Dr. Gregory Hayes is a strategic technology development consultant with a strong background in high-end research and development, and a focus in materials science and engineering. Greg’s professional background began as a consulting materials scientist and technical program lead, working internationally in the health-tech, high-tech, and aerospace markets. Currently, Greg is senior vice president of applied technology at EOS North America, where he works to identify market needs and uses of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology to develop products to fulfill those opportunities. Most recently as a program manager and director of new partnerships for AM at TNO, he concentrated on design and structure of research programs, acquisition of funding and partners, and general management. In 2016, he joined the JuntoHealth advisory board. Prior to that in 2014, Greg co-founded Complex Materials, a bespoke bioresorbable materials company with a focus on magnesium alloy stent tubing. Greg holds an ME degree from the University of Delaware; a Ph.D. in Materials Science from The Pennsylvania State University; and Start-up and Entrepreneurship certification from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayesgr/

Ryan
Ryan
Hayford
Founder, Hayford Consulting

Panel 1: Post-Processing: State of the Art

Ryan Hayford is a marketing and business development expert in the additive

manufacturing industry with 15+ years of experience working with major hardware, software,

materials, and service organizations. He manages his own B2B marketing consultancy and creative services firm, Hayford Consulting, that has collaborated with 25+ international businesses since 2019. Hayford is an accomplished writer that has been published in 3DPrint.com , Metal AM, Defense Weekly, AM Media, and more. He is a recognized speaker, moderator, panelist, and AM enthusiast.

Arno
Arno
Held
Managing Partner, AM Ventures

Keynote: Venture Capital

Printing Money: M&A and Public Markets

Arno Held is Managing Partner of AM Ventures and specializes on the firm‘s ecosystem, as well as its global footprint and organizational growth. He started AM Ventures together with Johann Oberhofer in 2014. In total, Arno has more than 23 years of experience in industrial laser and manufacturing technologies and spent more than half of this time in the world of industrial 3D printing.

Since founding AM Ventures, Arno has been instrumental in building the AM Ventures team that has scouted more than 2,500 3D printing startups all over the world, conducted more than 35 rounds, built a €100m VC fund and today holds a portfolio of 17+ shareholdings in 6 countries on 3 continents.

Arno holds a diploma degree in industrial engineering and management from the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe (Germany) as well as an international executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Arno completed his studies in Shanghai, China and Cape Town, South Africa.

Dawne
Dawne
Hickton
Chair and CEO, Cumberland Additive, Inc.

The AM Services Market: A Data Based Discussion

Ms. Hickton is a former public company CEO and a transformative executive leader with a career that spans multiple industries from aerospace, space, and defense, and includes operational, commercial, and strategic experience in manufacturing, government services, cyber/intelligence, and digital solutions. Based on her experience and background she was recently appointed to the National Space Council User’s Advisory Group, Chaired by the Vice President, and which Group serves to enable and propel the United States’ space goals. Ms. Hickton currently serves as Chair, CEO, and lead investor of Cumberland Additive, Inc., a small woman-led innovative additive manufacturing company capable of meeting rigorous aerospace, energy, defense, and space requirements. The Company has manufacturing locations in Austin, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and manufactures production parts for space customers used in rockets and satellites, aerospace customers for non-flight critical parts, and in defense participates in the growing supply chain for parts to assist in replenishing the U.S. defense stockpile.

Callie
Callie
Higgins
Materials Research Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Panel 1: Impact on Operations: Quality

Dr. Callie Higgins is the Co-Project Leader of the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing (PAM) Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO and is an adjunct faculty at the Colorado School of Mines. Her work with Co-Project Leader, Jason Killgore, studying the fundamental properties of PAM systems was recently the sole awardee of one of the Federal Government’s highest honors, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (SAMMIES) for Emerging Leaders. She graduated with her PhD from CU Boulder’s Department of Electrical Engineering with specialties in optics and material science where she characterized the fundamental properties of photopatterned hydrogels for use in regenerative medicine. Outside of the lab, she loves to adventure around the mountains; skiing, hiking, and picnicking the whole way up with her husband, kiddos, friends, and family.

Debbie
Debbie
Holton
Principal, Converge Consulting Group

Panel 1: AM for Mobility

Debbie Holton is a business development, industry engagement, and marketplace expert with a proven track record of growing revenue, impact, and results in the manufacturing technology space. As Principal at Converge Consulting Group, she helps companies win the race for digital advantage via strategy development, industry engagement, technology trends, creative business models and custom solutions.

She is known as a change agent who champions new projects and fosters an organizational climate that seeks and supports innovation. She has strong technical knowledge on industry needs and cultivates strong relationships with leaders of companies, industry groups, and government agencies where her input is sought out and respected.

Holton has previously served as President of Metrix, an ASME company – a revolutionary startup – pioneering virtual events and digital engagement in advanced technologies. She launched successful strategies, new products, M&A and partnerships as Managing Director of Industry Events at ASME and as Vice President of Events and Industry Strategy at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). She also served as the Acting Director of Technology Transition at America Makes.

She has been recognized as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing, an America Makes Ambassador, and a Top Influencer in 3D Printing.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree with Distinction from the University’s Ross School of Business.

Kristin
Kristin
Holzworth
Deputy Director, Innovation Capability and Modernization Office, Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program

Panel 1: Reshoring with AM

Dr. Kristin Holzworth currently serves as ICAM’s Deputy Director for the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program. In this capacity, she assists the IBAS Program Director in utilizing broad IBAS authorities to enable a modernized Defense Industrial Base that integrates traditional technology capabilities and emerging industrial sectors to respond at-will to national security requirements. Prior to this position, Dr. Holzworth served in various roles within the Department of Navy from her parent command Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC), to include her most recent assignment as Chief Scientist for the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Team of Marine Corps Systems Command. During her tenure, Marine Corps Systems Command developed the first two Advanced Manufacturing Programs of Record within the Marine Corps as well as the greater Department of Defense (DoD). Previous assignments include her appointment to the Naval Innovation Advisory Council, Office of Strategy and Innovation, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Management, where she had the privilege of serving as an Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy and accelerating technology adoption through prototyping and experimentation in Fleet Concentration Areas. Additionally, Dr. Holzworth served as the Director of the Joint Advanced Manufacturing Region (JAMR) Integrated Product Team established under the Chief of Naval Operations Additive Manufacturing Executive Committee Charter.

With over fifteen years of experience spanning government and academia, Dr. Holzworth has successfully managed multiple research and development efforts, developing strategies and programs aimed at maturation of advanced technologies and manufacturing processes to reduce risk and cost, while improving system producibility, readiness, and resiliency. She is an active participant in numerous DoD and industry based advanced manufacturing forums. Dr. Holzworth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University as well as both a Master of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science from the University of California, San Diego where she was a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow.

Gordy
Gordy
Iler
Vice President - Sales, Ascentium Capital

Talk 1: Alternative Finance

Gordy Iler, after graduating from University of Southern California (Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Finance) has established a successful career in the Commercial Leasing and Financing industry for over 25 years. Gordy helps his clients manage their cash flows by providing equipment financing solutions that help them grow. Having worked for captive lessors, large institutional banks, and independent leasing companies, he brings a balanced level of experience in selling financial solutions (lease, loan, hybrid and rental programs) to large enterprise, middle market and small ticket commercial accounts across several industry verticals. For years he worked as a Senior Account Executive (individual contributor) and Business Unit Executive (sales manager) in Direct Sales and Channel/Vendor sales roles. Previous titles include Senior Financial Sales Executive and Business Unit Executive roles at IBM Global Financing/IBM Credit LLC (Captive, 19+ years, IBM Sales Certified), Vice President of Sales at U.S. Bank (5th largest bank in the US) and Regional VP of Sales at Allegiant Partners (independent lessor). He has achieved several sales awards over his multiple year career, including IBM Sales Certification, Selling to CFO course and Business Insights course achievements (Harvard Club), and won multiple sales awards from overachieving quarterly and annual target quotas. He is now employed by Ascentium Capital – owned by Regions Bank (15th largest bank in the US/$155B in assets) as Vice President of Sales in their Vendor Sales organization. Gordy works remotely from his residence in North San Diego County where he enjoys the beach, surfing, tennis, fitness and spending time with family.

Andy
Andy
Jeffery
Co-founder and Head of Sustainability, Marvel Labs

Start-up Pitches

Andrew Jeffery is a 3D printing industry veteran, pioneer and experienced entrepreneur, and was one of the first licensees of MIT’s Three Dimensional Printing Process (3DP) in 1995 and has cofounded four companies based on this technology. From his first venture it has been his objective to make 3D printing a production process that competes with conventional manufacturing.

His latest venture is as co-founder and Head of Sustainability at Marvel Labs. They are committed to making high-volume biomass 3D printing affordable, reliable, and sustainable. Marvel Labs uses the speed, precision and quality of binder jetting AM technology to produce functional parts from biomass waste streams such as seaweed, sawdust, coffee grounds and lignin. The mission is to develop responsible material value chains that are critical to achieving net-zero carbon emissions and building a sustainable future.

Previously, he was CEO of Forust, a company that specialized in the 3D printing of waste sawdust which was the start of his journey in sustainability to make products from biomass. Forust made consumer and architectural products for interiors, homes and commercial spaces and was acquired by Desktop Metal in 2020. Prior to Forust in 2011, he co-founded and was President and CEO of Figulo Corporation, a company that manufactured ceramic products using 3D printing that offered personalized production of glazed ceramics to customers worldwide. Figulo was acquired by 3D Systems in 2013 where he became Director of Ceramic Products. Earlier in his career, he co-founded Specific Surface Corporation, an award winning company that pioneered 3d printing technology for making industrial ceramic filters in the 1990s.

He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and an allied member of the American Institute of Architects.

Troy
Troy
Jensen
Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald

Panel 2: CEO Roundtable

Troy serves as a Senior Research Analyst with expertise in high-growth technology stocks. He has over two decades of equity research experience following sectors such as 3D printing, unmanned aircraft, robotics, optical components, networking equipment, and RFID. Before joining Lake Street, Troy was a Senior Research Analyst at Piper Sandler for 15 years. He also worked at ThinkEquity Partners and RBC Capital Markets. Prior to his career in equity research, he worked as a Futures and Options Administrator at Cargill and spent six years in the Navy. Troy earned a BA degree from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.

Jason
Jason
Jones
Co-Founder & CEO, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Panel 1: Large-Format Metal AM

Dr. Jason Jones is the pioneer and the world’s leading authority on hybrid manufacturing – integrating Additive Manufacturing (AM) with mainstream CNC machines. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, transforming CNCs & Robots into flexible smart factories with additive, subtractive, and inspection capabilities. Dr. Jones has a PhD in 3D printing from the University of Warwick and has led millions of dollars of AM development and commercialization. He is the author of numerous publications and a distinguished inventor holding dozens of patents. Dr. Jones was a founding member of the ASTM F42 standards committee and has steered the development of multiple ASTM/ISO standards and strategies. He has also served as the chair of SME’s (f.k.a. the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Member Council and AM community – the largest professional 3D printing community worldwide.

SJ
SJ
Jones
Contributor + Manufacturing Engineer, DEVELOP3D Magazine

Panel 1: Trends & Innovations in AM Software

SJ Jones is a Principal Manufacturing Engineer with a passion for “Big Print Energy” and the next generation lpbf large format machines. Experienced in a wide array of disciplines, SJ’s technical specialties include print simulation, in situ monitoring, support design, FEA, topology optimization, light weighting, lattice work, and generative design.

Mingu
Mingu
Kang
CEO, ARIS Technology

Panel 1: Post-Processing: State of the Art

Mingu is the Founder and CEO of ARIS Technology. ARIS Technology designs, develops, implements, and sustains turn-key robotic 3D scanning systems for industries such as Aerospace & Defense and Automotive. ARIS Technology also provides a software platform and data solutions for the end-to-end 3D data collection and analysis, making ARIS systems more intuitive and user-friendly. ARIS Technology incorporates the state-of-the-art techniques in human-robot collaboration, digital twinning, artificial intelligence (AI), and extended reality to broaden the adoption of robotic metrology and inspection even to low-volume / high-mix manufacturing and sustainment applications. Before founding ARIS Technology, Mingu worked at institutions such as Avondale Strategic Partners, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch.

John
John
Kawola
CEO, Boston Micro Fabrication

Panel 1: 3D-Printed Electronics: Emerging Markets

John is the CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) an additive manufacturing technology company with a focus on high resolution, accuracy and precision. From 2016 to 2019, John served as President-Americas for Ultimaker, the leading open source desktop 3D printing company. From 2012 to 2016, John was the CEO of Harvest Automation. Harvest developed and deployed an autonomous mobile robotic platform that assists workers with difficult, repetitive material handling. John was VP of Sales and then CEO of Z Corporation from 1997 until 2012. Z Corporation led the way in introducing fast, easy to use and full color 3D printing into a wide range of industries. John is also currently the Chairman of Labminds, a laboratory automation technology company and a Board Director at Industrial ML, an industrial machine learning company. John received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MBA from Union College.

Cambre
Cambre
Kelly
Chief Technology Officer, restor3d

Panel 2: Impact on Operations: Applications

Dr. Cambre Kelly is a biomedical engineer, medical device entrepreneur, and additive manufacturing enthusiast. Cambre’s passion lies at the intersection of advanced technology and medicine, having co-founded numerous early stage MedTech companies translating and commercializing innovative medical devices. Cambre is a highly cited researcher, inventor on numerous patents, and has commercialized multiple medical device products which have impacted thousands of patients. As a co-founder of and CTO at restor3d, she leads research and advanced development projects.

Humna
Humna
Khan
CEO + Founder, ASTRO Mechanical Testing Laboratory

Panel 2: The Industrialization of Additive for Aerospace

Humna Khan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of ASTRO Mechanical Testing Laboratory, where she collaborates closely with industry leaders to ascertain the properties of 3D printed metal alloys and composites. In addition, she holds the position of Chief Operating Officer and Partner at MIMO Technik, where her responsibilities encompass the development of production flight hardware for prominent original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging space enterprises. Humna’s overarching mission is to push the boundaries within the additive manufacturing (AM) sector, encompassing aspects such as industry specifications, post-processing advancements, material characterization, and the consolidation of intricate geometric structures.

With an impressive two-decade tenure in the Aerospace & Defense industry, Humna has played pivotal roles in the space sector, spanning payload development, vehicle engineering, and launch operations, with a specialized focus on failure analysis. Her prior role involved leading the qualification of flight-critical hardware for rockets facilitating National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) missions within the U.S. Civilian Air Force Services. She provided guidance to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in this capacity. Subsequently, Humna contributed her expertise at SpaceX, serving as the Director of Quality Engineering, where she expanded Supply Chain efforts in developing technologies for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, encompassing landing legs, stage returns, Dragon capsules, and other programs. Prior to her tenure at SpaceX, she served as the Program Manager for the NASA Process Control Program within the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. Additionally, Humna achieved distinction as the youngest Associate Professor at the School of Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles.

Humna’s academic background is notable, comprising five degrees in Engineering and Business disciplines. She also possesses post-graduate qualifications in Strategic Business Development and holds the esteemed designation of Six Sigma Black Belt for Lean Production. In her leisure time, Humna actively participates in the NASA CubeQuest Team, where she played a pivotal role in the development of a MiniSat capable of achieving lunar orbit, which subsequently launched aboard the NASA Artemis I mission.

Her strategic vision for additive manufacturing revolves around streamlining the Qualification, Validation, and Certification processes, with the ultimate goal of automating manufacturing, enhancing design flexibility, and democratizing production capabilities, thereby positioning additive manufacturing as a transformative force within the Aerospace industry.

Alex
Alex
Kingsbury
Market Development Manager, Additive Manufacturing, nLIGHT

Printing Money: M&A and Public Markets

Alex Kingsbury is a well-known additive manufacturing technical expert and has worked in metal additive manufacturing in technical, leadership, and advisory roles for the last ten years. She is currently the Market Development Manager for nLIGHT, a leading provider of high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers. In this role Alex leads nLIGHT’s Additive Manufacturing business, facilitating the adoption of lasers that provide the next breakthrough in quality and productivity in additive manufacturing.

Prior to nLIGHT, Alex has held leadership positions at CSIRO and then RMIT University, both in Melbourne, Australia. Additionally, Alex maintained a private consultancy, Additive Economics, to provide expert, strategic advice to investment firms, company boards, and government agencies on the commercialization of and investment in advanced manufacturing technologies. More recently, Alex has been co-creator and occasional guest of ‘Printing Money’, a podcast on finance and investment in the additive manufacturing industry. Alex is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Engineering from RMIT University.

Oscar
Oscar
Klassen
CEO & Co Founder, Jawstec

Panel 1: AM Services Roundtable

Oscar is the CEO of JawsTec. He started the company in 2018 as a 3D Printing Service. Now, JawsTec operates 24 industrial machines with some of the most advanced industrial additive machines on the market.

Brad
Brad
Kreger
CEO, Velo3D

Panel 2: CEO Roundtable

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.

Megan
Megan
Kreiger
Program Manager - Additive Construction, Manufacturing - Mechanical Engineer (MS Materials Science & Engineering), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

Panel 2: Additive Manufacturing in Construction

My passion is in the union of Materials Science & additive manufacturing. I push the bounds and perceptions of large-scale additive manufacturing / construction.

I am currently the Program Manager for Additive Construction. I lead a team of amazing researchers composed of engineers, scientists, technicians, and students. Together we push the limits of Additive Construction to makes strides in modernizing construction. I am also a Project Manager and technical lead on Additive Manufacturing & Robotics projects. As a product of our efforts, we completed the first full-sized 3D printed concrete building in the United States and the first 3D printed bridge in the Americas (also first in the world to be printed in a field environment). Additionally, we were the first to look at continuous print operations and printing on unprepared surfaces. I look at the big picture when making decisions on a project and moving forward with research. I value simultaneously hands on and theoretical research, as I feel that it is near impossible to improve a process without understanding and working with that process.

I earned my Bachelor’s in Mathematics in May 2009 from Michigan Tech and after which became interested in recycling and materials science. I returned to Michigan Tech in 2010 and I graduated with my Master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Michigan Tech in December 2012. During my studies I was introduced to 3D printing by Dr. Joshua Pearce, which ended up becoming part of my Master’s degree studies, thesis, and passion.

My thesis involved the viability of 3D printers environmentally, as well as the ability to use recyclable materials as filament for the printers. Please see the description under “Graduate Researcher at Michigan Technological University” below.

In addition to my interest in 3D printing and materials science, I am very passionate about maintaining a dynamic team environment, considering opposing viewpoints, defining how changes effect others, and fostering the development of others’ skills and passion. Other interests of mine are in sustainability, learning, art, recycling, doing hands on experiments and projects, mathematics, new and innovative science, and technology. I flourish in a diverse environment, to achieve better results and a comprehensive big picture view.

Melanie
Melanie
Lang
Co-Founder and CEO, FormAlloy

Panel 1: Large-Format Metal AM

Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO, is motivated by developing a disruptive technology that delivers the future of additive manufacturing – creating high-value components with superior performance. FormAlloy Technologies, Inc. is a provider of award-winning directed energy deposition systems and services to a wide range of industries. Melanie holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, she currently serves on the America Makes Executive Committee, as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Navy League San Diego and is a Women in 3D Printing Ambassador.

Cora
Cora
Leibig
CEO & Founder, Chromatic 3D Materials

Panel 2: Polymers and Composites for AM

Dr. Cora Leibig has more than 20 years of experience in new product development and the commercialization of specialty chemicals and plastics. She has held global leadership roles at Dow Chemical and Segetis, a venture-backed startup developing renewably-sourced specialty chemicals. She holds degrees from MIT and is an inventor on more than 25 patents.

Jeff
Jeff
Lints
CEO and Founder, Fortius Metals

Start-up Pitches

Jeff Lints is CEO and Founder of Fortius Metals. He has served as an executive at several early-stage companies with 30 years of experience. Positions have included executive leadership, business development and strategy at high technology companies in a range of industries, primarily commercializing new products.

Mr. Lints was Vice President Sales and Marketing at SunTech Drive from 2017 through 2019, where he grew the company’s solar microgrid sales from $0 to a $20M multi-year contract with a strategic partner. Mr. Lints was part of the initial team that launched Elementum 3D. Prior to that, Mr. Lints was Managing Director for Technology Reserve, where he coordinated technology transfer from Fortune 500 companies to medium sized enterprises.

Mr. Lints has experience in global business development, strategy, innovation management, product management and product launch. He has worked across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Mr. Lints received an MBA from Cornell University, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Eric
Eric
MacDonald
Murchison Chair and Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, Joint Faculty Appointment, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, The University of Texas at El Paso

Panel 1: 3D-Printed Electronics: Emerging Markets

Eric MacDonald, Ph.D. is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and Murchison Chair at the University of Texas at El Paso and serves as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Engineering. Dr. MacDonald received his doctoral degree (2002) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked in industry for 12 years at IBM and Motorola and subsequently co-founded a start-up specializing in CAD software and the startup was acquired by a firm in Silicon Valley. Dr. MacDonald held faculty fellowships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US Navy Research and was awarded a US State Department Fulbright Fellowship in South America. His research interests include 3D printed multi-functional applications and process monitoring in additive manufacturing with instrumentation and computer vision for improved quality and yield. As a co-founding editor of the Elsevier journal Additive Manufacturing, MacDonald has helped direct the academic journal to have highest impact factor among all manufacturing journals worldwide. He has recently been involved in the commissioning of a second partner journal, Additive Manufacturing Letters, upon which he serves as the Editor-in-Chief. Recent projects include 3D printing of structures such as nano satellites with structurally-embedded electronics – one of which was launched into Low Earth Orbit in 2013 and a replica of which was on display at the London Museum of Science. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, dozens of patents, one of which was licensed by Sony and Toshiba from IBM. He is a member of ASME, ASEE, senior member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in the USA state of Texas.

Brianne
Brianne
Malloy
Senior Engineer, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Women in 3D Printing: Print to Prosper: Unleashing the Power of 3D Printing in Serial Production

Brianne Malloy, currently serving as Senior 3D Printing Engineer at Estee Lauder Companies, possesses extensive expertise in Lab Operations, DFAM, and design, advancing the innovative applications of 3D printing technology. As an ambassador for Women In 3D Printing’s NYC chapter, she actively promotes diversity and networking in the industry. With a background in both Art and STEM, Brianne is presently pursuing her masters in Additive Manufacturing at Penn State University.

Stephan
Stephan
Mansour
Additive Construction Specialist, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International

Panel 2: Additive Manufacturing in Construction

Coming from 12 years in the IT sector and 17 years in construction with emphasis on Additive Construction, Stephan’s specialty is construction digitization and leading disruptive innovative technology adoption. As part of the Wohlers Associates team, Stephan advises global corporations and entrepreneurial establishments successfully implement the means necessary to transform business operations and be disruptive players in Construction. In addition to his advisory/consultancy role, he is currently leading International Additive Construction Standard initiatives with JG80 under ISO/ASTM and as vice chair of ASTM’s F42.07.07. sub-section.

About Wohlers Associates (acquired by ASTM):
Wohlers Associates is an independent advisory firm with more than 30 years of experience in technical and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and additive manufacturing.

The company assists with organizational strategy and direction, partnership opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, product positioning, and competitive issues. It also provides advice on growth trends and what the future holds. Wohlers Associates has worked with many of the biggest names in the industry.

About ASTM:
For almost 125 years, ASTM has been well known as one of the world’s largest and most established standards creating organizations. Today, ASTM also offers a wide range of products and services that go well beyond standards: training, proficiency testing, certification and the new portal service Compass. These offerings significantly enhance the benefits ASTM provides to its stakeholders worldwide.

Davide
Davide
Marini
Co-Founder and CEO, Inkbit

Panel 2: AM Polymer Series Production

Davide is a cofounder and CEO at Inkbit. He was previously cofounder and CEO at Firefly BioWorks, an MIT startup that commercialized a novel assay for miRNA detection, based on functional microparticles manufactured by flow lithography. Davide led Firefly from inception to its acquisition by Abcam. He obtained his BS in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Lauralyn
Lauralyn
McDaniel
Chief Geek, MfgGeek, LLC

Session Keynote: Value of Standards

Lauralyn McDaniel is an industry and application facilitator, strategist, market developer, convener, connector, researcher, and technology translator supporting the manufacturing community. A recognized leader with over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology, she is active in the industry and serves as Vice Chair of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative (AMSC) and as co-chair of the Medical Workgroup. McDaniel has also participated in the DICOM WG-17 3D Manufacturing, RSNA 3D Printing SIG, and ASTM F42 Executive Committee. She received the America Makes Ambassador designation in 2018, was named the 3D Printing Industry Community Advocate of the Year in 2019, and received an ASTM Distinguished Service Award in 2023.

McDaniel is a regular speaker at 3D printing events and written several articles on challenges to expanding the application of AM/3DP, workforce and standards needed to support the technology, and trends in the community. She has also served as editor of the ASME Medical AM/3DP Year in Review and the Aerospace AM/3DP Year in Review as well as http://AdditiveManufacturing.com

She holds a BA from Oakland University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Robert
Robert
McKay
Head of New Business Development, Victrex

Panel 2: Polymers and Composites for AM

Robert McKay, Head of New Business Development for Additive Manufacturing at Victrex has over 25 years of experience in innovation, marketing, product development, and corporate sustainability leadership with Victrex, Sabic, and GE. Robert holds a MSF and MBA degree from Boston College as well as a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Robert is currently focused on New Business Development with Victrex, focused on PAEK innovation in additive manufacturing and working with industry pioneers to meet unrealised needs.

Justin
Justin
Michaud
President & CEO, REM Surface Engineering

Panel 1: Post-Processing: State of the Art

Justin has worked in all business segments of the REM organization and possesses expertise in sales management, brand marketing, the commercialization of new technologies, patent development, patent litigation, budgeting, project management, CAVF/CAF process design, health & safety, Lean manufacturing, process mapping and optimization, production scaling of new technologies, technical content generation, contracts law, business partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, operational management, incentive planning, financial accounting, and strategic planning. Justin Michaud has specific domain expertise in the metal AM industry, the wind turbine gearbox OEM and repair industries, and the general gear industry. Justin serves on the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Emerging Technology Committee. Justin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Michael
Michael
Molitch-Hou
Editor in Chief, 3DPrint.com

Panel 2: AM Polymer Series Production

Editor-in-Chief of 3DPrint.com Michael Molitch-Hou has been covering the additive manufacturing industry day in and day out for the past decade. He worked his way up from senior writer at 3D Printing Industry to Editor before transitioning to engineering.com, where he oversaw the 3D Printing news division while covering emerging technologies in CAD and construction. Now, Michael is dedicated to ensuring that 3DPrint.com remains the leading source for actionable intelligence related to 3D printing technology and the larger AM industry.

Kristin
Kristin
Mulherin
President, Women in 3D Printing
Director of Additive Manufacturing Technology, Hubbell

Women in 3D Printing: Print to Prosper: Unleashing the Power of 3D Printing in Serial Production

Kristin is the Director of Additive Manufacturing Technology at Hubbell, where she leads the Center of Excellence for AM, driving AM development and adoption enterprise wide. Kristin is also President of Women in 3D Printing, a global non-profit with over 100 local chapters within 40 countries. And she is co-founder of ImplementAM, an advanced manufacturing workshop aimed at expanding the awareness for those looking to capture the value of additive manufacturing. Her AM career spans the entire ecosystem, having worked in a full-time or consulting capacity with machine OEMs, contract manufacturers, software providers, materials suppliers, and end-users. Kristin received her M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC).

Rich
Rich
Neill
CEO, Advanced Printed Electronic Solutions LLC (APES)

Talk 1: AME Applications

Rich Neill is founder and lead technologist at Advanced Printed Electronic Solutions, a product, services and manufacturer in the emerging additive-based 3D printed electronics industry. Rich is bringing a unique blend of engineering expertise, business experience, and vision to the company with a mission to advance the state of Additive Manufactured Electronics (AME) by leveraging the benefits of AME in realizing customer applications/products through the company products and end-to-end services model. Rich is a graduate of Columbia University and holds a PhD in Engineering/Computer Science.

Jacob
Jacob
Nuechterlein
President and Founder, Elementum 3D, Inc.

Panel 1: Metals for AM

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein is the founder and president of Elementum 3D in Erie, CO. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy at the Colorado School of Mines. Jacob has been researching, teaching, or consulting on topics such as casting and powder metallurgy for the last 13 years. Elementum 3D’s work with powder bed laser additive manufacturing is based on these principles. In addition, his thesis work in thermodynamics and formation kinetics of metal matrix composites is directly related to all 3D printing processes.

Sam
Sam
O'Leary
CEO, Nikon SLM Solutions AG

Panel 2: CEO Roundtable

Sam O’Leary is the CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions and is a 3D printing industry expert with over 15 years of technology development and industrialization experience bringing to market world leading, game changing technology. Over the last 20 years he has held multiple technology and operational leadership roles in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. 

Sam
Sam
Onukuri
Retired Head, Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Innovation

Panel 2: Impact on Operations: Applications

Sam has over 30+ years of experience in R&D & Commercialization of medical devices and an extensive background as a material scientist in his career. He is currently engaged in advancing innovation with various Industry thought leaders, healthcare practitioners and 3D printing technology providers. He is currently appointed to the Medical Advisory board for Addup Corporation specializing in Metal 3D printing systems for Healthcare, Aeronautical & Industrial applications. He is also providing Consulting services to Stratasys Ltd (Israel) and a not-for-profit http://3DP4ME.org who is serving hearing impaired children in the Middle east using 3DP technologies..

Previously, As the Head of Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Innovation and Customer Solutions, Sam Onukuri led the integration of 3D printing across various businesses and evolved the way we create and deliver products and solutions. He and his dedicated team advanced new materials and 3D printing technologies to innovate the design, manufacturing and delivery ecosystem. Sam worked closely with R&D, Supply Chain, Commercial, Quality, Regulatory, Legal and IT to drive 3D printing initiatives across J&J’s medical device, consumer and pharmaceutical businesses. Those initiatives include bioprinting, point of care solutions, precision medicine, electronics and sensors, advanced metals and ceramics, polymers and natural materials and 3D enabled innovative designs.

Prior to Johnson & Johnson roles include Advanced/Front-end Technology leadership for Medical Devices and Senior Fellow within the Ethicon family of companies. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Sam worked at General Electric and Baxter Healthcare.

Sam currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Jeanne and 2 dogs (Guinness & Shamrock).

Alexander
Alexander
Oster
Head of Additive, Autodesk

Talk 1: How Open Source Developments will Disrupt the Industrial AM Landscape

Alexander Oster is Director of Additive Manufacturing in the Fusion 360 Product development group. He and his team are creating Additive Manufacturing software to help customers make the most out of their machines and take the next step towards industrializing AM with the use of Generative Design.

Alexander has been co-founder of the Additive Manufacturing software company Netfabb GmbH, acquired by Autodesk in 2015. Prior to Netfabb, he served as CTO of FIT AG, one of the largest Metal AM service bureaus in Germany.

Ramon
Ramon
Pastor
Vice President and General Manager, Large Format Printing Business, HP

Panel 3: Sinter Based AM

Talk 1: Print the Change: Towards a More Efficient and Sustainable Future

Ramon Pastor is the vice president and general manager of HP’s Large Format Printing Business for the technical and creative markets. In this position, Pastor holds worldwide responsibility for research and development, marketing, finance and operations for the full range of HP Designjet large-format printers. Business headquarters are located in
Barcelona, Spain with operations in China and Malaysia.

Previously, Pastor was the worldwide research and development director for the Large Format Printing Business. In this position, he was responsible for the development of the first web-connected multifunction large-format printers, a revolution in the technical market.

Joining HP in 1992, Pastor has also served as the strategic marketing manager for the Large Format Printing Business and held a variety of positions in operations, research and development and marketing.

Pastor holds a master’s degree in engineering from Universitat Politécnica of Catalunya, a business degree from IESE Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as formal training in product development and strategy, from INSEAD and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Greg
Greg
Paulsen
Advanced Manufacturing Expert, 3D Printing Advocate, Application Engineer, Xometry

Panel 1: AM Services Roundtable

Greg Paulsen leads the Applications Engineering Team at Xometry, working directly with customers on unique projects and sharing the capabilities of Xometry’s digital manufacturing platform. He’s an expert in all things manufacturing, from 3D printing to CNC machining, to injection molding and beyond. His passion lies in helping Xometry customers design for manufacturing and get the most out of their projects.

Nick
Nick
Pearce
Founder & Director, Alexander Daniels Global

Panel 1: Market Forecasts: A Roundtable

Nick is the Founder & Director at Alexander Daniels Global. He is actively involved in the AM industry and has become well known amongst some of the biggest names in 3D Printing, founding Alexander Daniels Global on the belief that Additive Manufacturing would change peoples’ lives and wanting to enable the revolution and growth of the AM industry through Talent.

Joris
Joris
Peels
Executive Editor, 3DPrint.com and VP Consulting, Additive Manufacturing Research Chairperson

Opening of Conference

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Since 2017 Joris Peels has worked with 3DPrint.com, first as Editor-in-Chief, and now as Executive Editor. Joris is also VP Consulting, SmarTech Analysis, sister company of 3DPrint.com.

Joris is a Netherlands-based 3D printing consultant for strategy, business development and marketing in Additive Manufacturing. Joris performs technical due diligence, market research and competitive analysis for consultants, analysts, multinationals, VC’s, PE and hedge funds.

Joris has worked in 3D printing for more than a dozen years, for Shapeways, Materialise, Formlabs, Ultimaker, HP and others. Joris lives, eats, sleeps and dreams 3D Printing and tries to give a dose of realism and truth to the hype surrounding 3D printing.

Jamie
Jamie
Perozzi
VP of Technology 6K Additive

Panel 1: Metals for AM

Jamie Perozzi has 20+ years of specialty metals experience with a focus on process, new product development, product management, and application engineering. Before joining 6K, Perozzi spent seven years at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products responsible for quality and process engineering. Prior to Ametek, he spent 10 years at Hitachi Metals – Metglas and 3 years at J&L Specialty Steel. Perozzi holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering degree from Penn State University.

Matt
Matt
Petros
Co-founder & CEO, 3DEO

Panel 1: AM Services Roundtable

Matt began his career as an applications engineer for Swagelok. where he was tasked with a combination of technical sales leadership and internal infrastructure development to support a new line of business for the organization. He established a highly successful custom solutions department within the industry’s leading gas and fluid systems manufacturer. Matt later pursued a PhD in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing. During the course of his doctoral studies. Matt co-invented and designed numerous metal additive manufacturing binder jetting processes. He worked hand-in-hand with various Fortune 500 companies to help develop high-impact 3D printing solutions using the latest technologies This doctoral work reinforced his suspicion that the majority of industries were not able to transition metal 3DP to end – use applications. With the unique insight. 3DE0 was established in an effort to empower our industrial partners through opportunistic technology transitions.

Danny
Danny
Piper
Principal, NewCap Partners, Inc.

Printing Money: M&A and Public Markets

For the last 17 years, Danny has been advising business owners, shareholders, corporate board and investors in matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, financial analysis and valuation for NewCap Partners. Danny has mergers and acquisitions experience across a broad base of industry sectors including: composite materials, aerospace and defense, healthcare, manufacturing, specialty retail, consumer products and logistics. Attached is a list of representative transactions in which Danny has led or been an active partner on during his time at NewCap Partners. Danny serves on the board of NewCap Partners and as their chief compliance officer.

Before joining NewCap Partners, Danny spent 4 years with the Phoenix Group LLP, a boutique business advisory firm providing both M&A and bankruptcy advisory services for small and middle market companies in the western United States. He began providing strategic analysis on transactions but after 3 years led all the Mergers and Acquisition activities for the Phoenix Group LLP. Danny was involved in a variety of transactions from asset sales, stock sales, bankruptcy 363 sales and assignments for the benefit of creditors transactions.

Prior to the Phoenix Group, Danny spent some time providing consulting and project management services to global communications companies. As an international senior project manager, he directed multi-national teams that designed, installed, tested, documented, and marketed high-speed internet facilities and services in Wellington, New Zealand and Santiago, Chile for Chello Broadband, an international internet service provider.
Danny started his career as an active duty military officer in the United States Air Force. Initially, he started out as an acquisitions program manager in Sunnyvale, CA providing the Air Force, NASA and classified Special Projects with mission critical systems upgrades to multiple satellite mission control centers performing space operations of the highest national priority. He was transferred to El Segundo, CA to facilitate the strategic planning efforts of the Space and Missile Systems Center which had an annual budget of $5.5 billion with 1,535 military, 989 civilian and 900 contract workers worldwide managing more than $56 billion in space systems contracts. Danny helped to develop a first of its kind acquisition roadmap outlining the current and future programs managed by the National Reconnaissance Office and the Department of Defense. Ultimately this roadmap was used to brief congress on the status of classified joint programs. Danny separated from the Air Force with an honorable discharge in 2000 after being promoted to the rank of Captain.

Danny graduated with leadership honors from the United States Air Force Academy receiving a Bachelor of Science in Management in 1994. He currently serves as the board of NewCap Partners Inc., the advisory board for NOVAdev LLC, a company de-carbonizing airfreight with hydrogen aviation, and ACMI Capital – Chemicals LLC, a company contracting with the US government and commercial chemical companies to onshore critical chemicals for the Department of Defense, and is a board observer for Mobophiles Inc., a company focused on cyber security of mobile devices. In addition, Danny is a frequent speaker in the advanced manufacturing industry and is the co-host of the Printing Money podcast on financing and M&A trends in 3D printing.

Avi
Avi
Reichental
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Nexa3D

Talk 1: How Artificial Intelligence will Transform AM

Avi Reichental is a 3D printing pioneer and one of the world’s leading authorities on additive manufacturing. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D, the maker of the world’s fastest 3D printers and of XponentialWorks, a venture investment and M&A firm that is focused on advancing digital manufacturing, health and the circular economy.

As the former president, CEO and director of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), Reichental led the company for over twelve years, building the largest additive manufacturing market leader. Previously, Avi served as senior executive and officer of Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) for twenty-two years. Reichental is also the former Chairman of Nano Dimension (NASDAQ:NNDM) and served on the board of directors of Harman International (NYSE:HAR) until its sale to Samsung.

Brandon
Brandon
Ribic
Technology Director, America Makes, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

Panel 1: Impact on Operations: Quality

Brandon Ribic, Ph.D., joined NCDMM in October 2019 as the America Makes Technology Director. He brings nearly 15 years of materials processing and manufacturing experience to the organization covering a variety of applications including railroad, oil, energy, aerospace, and defense.

Prior to joining NCDMM, Brandon was a joining processes and additive manufacturing materials specialist at Rolls-Royce Corporation. His key contributions were concentrated in additive manufacturing of nickel superalloys for OEM and repair applications. In addition, Brandon led Rolls-Royce Corporation’s externally funded additive manufacturing research endeavors. His experience offered collaboration with companies across all tiers of the defense aerospace supply chain as well as non-profit, small business, and academic partners. His research is well recognized within Rolls-Royce and the highest levels of the DoD.

Brandon obtained his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. His doctoral thesis focused on the numerical modeling of fusion welding processes which has proved very useful to his endeavors in the development and qualification of laser metal additive manufacturing processes. After completing his graduate research in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brandon’s professional career began at McConway and Torley in Kutztown, PA. Brandon was fortunate to serve in a number of roles which afforded him the opportunity to contribute to product quality, customer relationships, workforce and facilities development, and production goals. His professional experiences continue to shape his approaches to solving difficult challenges while working with both small and large teams across a variety of experience levels and skill sets.

Dr. Ribic has served as a member, co-chair, and chair of America Makes and the American Welding Society. He has published in various journals including the Journal of Applied Physics, International Materials Reviews, and Nature Materials. In addition, he has numerous patents granted and pending on the topics of additive manufacturing and laser materials processing.

Frank
Frank
Roberts
President, 6K Additive

Session Keynote: What Does the Future Hold for Metal AM Production?

Frank is the President of 6K Additive where he led the concept and construction of the recently built 6K Additive Global Manufacturing Center. The new facility is a 45-acre, 80,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art production facility for premium additive manufacturing powders. This facility is ISO9001 certified and is currently in the process of AS9100 certification. Frank has over 20 years of experience in the specialty metals industry where he was the CEO of AL Solutions (acquired by 6K in 2019) and he led his team in a greenfield development and facility construction for manufacturing of alloy additions for the aluminum industry. He has extensive experience in all facets of metals manufacturing including process design, project management, finance, and operations management. Frank holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from Penn State University.

Tali
Tali
Rosman
Startup Advisor

Panel 2: Workflow Software for AM

Tali Rosman started in the AM industry 10 years ago when she joined Stratasys’ Strategy & Corporate Development to lead numerous acquisitions and investments in the AM space, as well as key strategic processes.

In 2020 she joined Xerox to lead Elem Additive, Xerox’s 3D Printing arm, building it up from the ground up, taking the ElemX printer to market and landing marquee accounts.

Since Oct. 2022 she has been advising early-stage companies on strategy, product roadmap development, and corporate development.

Bradley
Bradley
Rothenberg
Founder and CEO, nTop

Panel 1: Trends & Innovations in AM Software

Bradley Rothenberg is the founder and CEO of nTopology, an engineering software company based in New York City built to enable engineers to design transformative products. nTopology’s breakthrough technology unifies geometry and physics into finely tuned digital models, supporting engineers as they collaborate to develop lightweight, optimized parts with the requirements built right in.

Bradley studied architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and has been developing computational design tools for advanced manufacturing for the last 10-plus years.

Matthias
Matthias
Schmidt-Lehr
Executive Partner, AMPOWER

Panel 1: Market Forecasts: A Roundtable

Matthias leads strategy and business development initiatives at AMPOWER, offering advisory services to AM companies seeking to optimize their global market positioning and go-to-market strategies. As an engineer with hands on AM expertise, Matthias possesses a deep understanding of customer needs and market dynamics. He has executed numerous successful strategy projects with top-tier AM OEMs, leveraging his extensive c-level network within the industry.

Mike
Mike
Schorr
General Manager, DyeMansion North America Inc.

Panel 1: Post-Processing: State of the Art

Based in North America, Mike Schorr, DyeMansion’s General Manager of North America, has a long history in 3D-printing and manufacturing through working in various industries – from automotive, aerospace & defense, to consumer goods. Key learnings and studies have helped shaped his knowledge around material development, printing strategies and hacks, and how the right post-processing can enable an application to take off. He knows the needs and high standards of these industries along with what it takes to turn a napkin sketch into a high-volume application.

Ben
Ben
Schrauwen
CEO, Oqton, Inc.

Panel 2: Workflow Software for AM

Dr. Ben Schrauwen is CEO of Oqton, Inc., a global software company that helps manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production. Previously, Dr. Schrauwen was senior director for advanced manufacturing at Autodesk, leading engineering and product management across additive, composites, fabrication, and factory design. Prior to Autodesk, Dr.Schrauwen was a professor in machine learning and robotics at Ghent University where he co-authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications and led several large international research programs. In addition, he started and sold several businesses in the areas of machine learning, simulation, electronics and cloud. Ben Schrauwen holds a doctorate in engineering from Ghent University with an emphasis on digital implementations of machine learning methods, and two Masters degrees in computer science and engineering from Antwerp University and Ghent University.

Duann
Duann
Scott
Volunteer Advocate, 3MF Consortium
Founder, Bits to Atoms and DfAM Substack

Panel 1: Trends & Innovations in AM Software

Duann Scott is founder of Bits to Atoms along with the DfAM Substack, both focused on design for additive manufacturing.

With over 15 years experience in the additive manufacturing industry at service bureaus, software and hardware companies with roles in business development, partnerships and marketing, Duann has a broad understanding of the opportunities and applications where additive manufacturing makes business sense and how to communicate that value.

From a deep understanding of design for additive manufacturing and material processes through to corporate strategy, investments and acquisitions, Duann has worked with many of the leading companies in the space especially with emerging technologies at the cutting edge of the industry.

It is with this deep knowledge of what it is technically required to take a design to reality (from bits to atoms). Duann as a volunteer advocate for the 3MF consortium, helps to guide and promote its adoption, open bottlenecks and unlock innovation in the additive manufacturing space.

Mohsen
Mohsen
Seifi
Vice President, Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs, ASTM International

Panel 2: Impact on Operations: Applications

Dr. Mohsen Seifi is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in advanced manufacturing and business development. He embarked on his journey with ASTM in January 2018 as the Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs. His exceptional leadership and technical expertise propelled him to his current role as the Vice President of Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs in May 2022.

Dr. Seifi currently oversees several pivotal programs, including Additive Manufacturing, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, and Wohlers Associates – a recent addition to ASTM. He directs a proficient team of industry and technical experts in advanced manufacturing-related initiatives.

Beyond his management role at ASTM, Dr. Seifi plays a critical part in accelerating standardization activities across ASTM’s various advanced manufacturing technical committees. His key responsibilities involve forging new partnerships and initiatives and developing AM standards-related programs and services across diverse ASTM portfolios.

Prior to joining ASTM, Dr. Seifi successfully managed and prioritized numerous research and business programs, collaborating extensively with government-funded initiatives. His accomplishments in these roles underscore his robust technical acumen and business development skills.

In addition to his duties at ASTM, Dr. Seifi is an Adjunct Faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA, and holds positions on several advisory boards for major advanced manufacturing programs. As a prolific scholar, he has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, accumulating over 4,000 citations. His extensive experience also encompasses delivering over 100 invited and keynote lectures at various technical meetings, industry events, and government agencies, in addition to chairing numerous conferences and symposia. Recognized for his significant contributions to the field, Dr. Seifi has received a multitude of honors and awards from technical societies.

Matthew
Matthew
Sermon
Executive Director for Program Executive Office for Strategic Submarines, US Navy

Panel 1: AM for Mobility

As of October 2021, Mr. Matthew Sermon is the Executive Director of Program Executive Office, Strategic Submarines. Previously, Mr. Sermon served as the Executive Director for Program Executive Office Columbia Class Submarine and as the Executive Director, Amphibious, Auxiliary and Sealift Office, Program Executive Office, Ships. In his current role, he provides executive leadership to the Columbia Class Submarine acquisition program and the In Service SSBN/SSGN program, while also being assigned responsibility for revitalization of the Submarine Industrial Base. In this portfolio, he provides enterprise leadership for more than 250 acquisition personnel and approximately $130 Billion in acquisition and sustainment programs.

Mr. Sermon entered the Senior Executive Service in February 2019, and has been in federal service for more than 20 years. He has served in a variety of key leadership positions throughout his career, including Deputy Program Manager for the Columbia Class Submarine program (2016-2019), a $100 billion DoD Major Defense Acquisition Program. During his tenure, he led the program through detail design, construction readiness, and significant sustainment planning activities. Before leading the Columbia Class, he was the Deputy Program Manager for the Zumwalt Class Destroyer (2014-2016) during test, trials, and delivery of the lead ship (DDG 1000). Prior to DDG 1000, he was the Deputy Program Manager for International Fleet Support in the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Surface Warfare Directorate (2010-2014), where was responsible for the management of more than $5 billion in Foreign Military Sales cases for more than 40 partner nations.

Other previous assignments include Principal Assistant Program Manager in the Support Ships, Boats, and Craft Program Office (PMS 325) in PEO Ships (2007-2010), where he led the $1.1 billion Egyptian Navy Missile Craft project while providing program management expertise for numerous other boat building projects.

Prior to starting in Navy civilian service, Mr. Sermon was a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer (Nuclear). He received his Surface Warfare Officer qualification aboard USS Ramage (DDG 61). Additionally, Mr. Sermon served as nuclear engineering officer aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) before leaving the uniformed Navy in 2004. He is a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Scott
Scott
Sevcik
Head of A&D Strategy and Innovation, Dassault Systemes

Panel 2: Polymers and Composites for AM

Scott Sevcik leads Aerospace & Defense Strategy and Innovation for Dassault Systemes. In this role, he drives the market strategy for growing A&D business. Sevcik’s background, prior to Dassault Systemes, spans the aerospace industry, with roles in System Engineering and Integration at Lockheed Martin and Engineering ,Program Management at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, and Product and Commercial leadership at Stratasys. Products Scott has helped develop or deliver are flying on nearly every modern commercial and business aircraft, as well as in orbit. Many of those parts are 3D printed, owing to Scott’s role at Stratasys, where he helped advance the company from prototyping to aerospace manufacturing. Scott holds an MBA and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University.

Oliver
Oliver
Smith
Founder, Principal Consultant, Rethink Additive Chairperson

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Panel 1: Oil, Gas and AM: Latest Developments

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Oliver Smith is the founder and principal consultant at Rethink Additive, a dedicated 3D printing consultancy. Prior to this, he has held the position of Senior Innovation consultant at Blueprint and Senior Strategy Manager at Stratasys. With a decade of experience in the 3D printing industry, Oliver has worked with Fortune 500s to start-ups across a number of industries to help define and build their 3D printing innovation strategies.
Having written several books, and presented at many different 3D printing and innovation conferences around the globe, Oliver’s approach to 3D printing is to define the business value first, then identify a specific technology solution, because the first thing 3D printing should make for you business is sense.

Yoav
Yoav
Stern
CEO and Member of the Board, Nano Dimension

Panel 1: 3D-Printed Electronics: Emerging Markets

Keynote: Day 2

Mr. Stern is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of over three decades. He served in executive roles as CEO and Chairman as well as an active hands-on investor in hi-tech companies, specializing in machine vision, fiber optics, defense-tech, communication solutions, aerospace, and homeland security. Mr. Stern spent most of his business career in the United States, running both public and private companies with global operations. He has built and turned around several international corporations, growing them from a few million dollars to hundreds of million dollars in revenue, most of them traded in US public markets and all of them encompassing multi-disciplinary technologies and operations across 3-4 continents.

Among the companies that Mr. Stern has led, some of which he eventually sold, were Wordstar International Inc., Kellstrom Industries Inc., DVTEL Inc., Bogen Corporation, and FiberSensys LLC. Through the development of effective strategies and rigorous execution, Mr. Stern implemented methodologies that resulted in organic growth and generated attractive M&A opportunities for scaling up the businesses, ultimately increasing shareholders’ value.

Mr. Stern earned a B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from TAU, an M.A. in International Relations from NYU, as well as a Diploma in Automation and Mechanical Engineering. He is a Graduate of the IAF Academy, a Lt. Colonel (Ret.), an F-15 fighter pilot, and an ex-D. Squadron Commander.

Brent
Brent
Stucker
Chief Technology Strategist, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International

Panel 2: Impact on Operations: Applications

Brent Stucker, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Strategist with Wohlers Associates Powered by ASTM International. He leverages 30 years of expertise in Additive Manufacturing, Academia, Entrepreneurship and Executive Leadership to help companies and organizations develop and execute technology strategies, protect their intellectual property, navigate mergers & acquisitions, and succeed in the marketplace. Prior to starting his consulting career, Dr. Stucker served as Chief Technology Officer – Additive Manufacturing and Chief Scientist & Senior Vice President at 3D Systems. At 3D Systems he worked within the executive leadership team to champion innovation within the company and throughout the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry. Before joining 3D Systems, Brent was Director of Additive Manufacturing and Distinguished Engineer at Ansys. He is the co-founder and former CEO of 3DSIM, acquired by ANSYS in 2017. Prior to founding 3DSIM, Dr. Stucker was a Professor at various Universities for 18 years.

Dr. Stucker was the founding chairman of ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors in 2015. He has received numerous awards, including the 2016 International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award; the 2015 Additive World Conference Industrial Impact Award; the 2012 Industry Achievement Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the 2010 Robert J. Painter Memorial Award from ASTM/SES and the Dinosaur award from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group. He has co-authored a leading textbook, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, which is used by industry practitioners and in over 650 Universities worldwide, with a combined distribution of over 5 million physical copies and electronic downloads.

Dr. Stucker holds numerous patents, has authored and co-authored over 200 technical publications, and has presented over 500 technical talks. He was a professor from 1997-2015, with various appointments at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, the University of Rhode Island and VTT Technical Research Center, Finland. Dr. Stucker has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and others to develop research priorities and funding roadmaps for the AM industry. Dr. Stucker received his B.S. from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, both in Mechanical Engineering.

Tuan
Tuan
TranPham

Panel 1: AM Services Roundtable

Tuan TranPham is an experienced #3Dprinting executive who spent last 20+ years working for eight of the largest 3D printing companies, such as Z Corp, 3D Systems, Objet, Stratasys, ARCAM (a GE company), Desktop Metal and AREVO.

Tuan possesses a unique perspective and insight on 3D printing applications, challenges, opportunities, technologies and trends. Tuan is extensively connected within the 3D printing industry and has over 32,701+ LinkedIN followers. He was recently presented a Distinguished INnovator Operators award, known as “the DINO Award” within the 3D Printing Industry.

Tuan earned a Business (Export) Engineering degree from the Danish Technical University (DTU) and gained business experience while working in Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and the United States.

He speaks Danish, English and Vietnamese. Tuan is based in Greater Boston, MA.

Fun fact: He has traveled and completed all “7 Wonders of the World” – both the new and the old ones.

Charléne
Charléne
van Wingerden
CCO, CEAD Group

Panel 2: Automation & Robotic 3D Printing

With a technical background and a strong passion for innovation, Charléne was captivated by the large scale additive manufacturing technology at CEAD. Combined with her skills in marketing and sales, Charléne oversees the commercial strategy of the company. Originally educated in Maritime Engineering at the Technical University Delft, she still loves to spend her free time at sea.

Mike
Mike
Vasquez
Founder and CEO, 3Degrees

Panel 1: AM Metal Series Production

Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder and CEO of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. Over the past decade he has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI.

Based on insights gleaned from the consulting, Mike has spun out two additional organizations. First, a software company called TraceAM with the mission to help manufacturers organize and analyze their 3D Printing digital data. In the last year, they have worked with customers such as Air Force Research Lab, Renishaw, Ohio State University and Fabrisonic. The second organization, AMx or Advanced Manufacturing Experience, was created by Mike to to offer an on-ramp for new workers from disadvantaged regions looking to enter the field of Advanced Manufacturing. As voluntary effort designed to give back to the industry and community, the pilot course was run in the West Side of Chicago and with support from America Makes and West Side Forward. In 2022, AMx is hoping to secure funding to branch out to multiple cities and regions.

He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Mike is regularly asked to speak as an expert on the topic of 3D Printing and has given talks at SxSW, the National Association of Attorneys General annual meeting and numerous industry conferences. Mike is the host of 3Degrees Discussions, a weekly podcast where he speaks with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the 3D Printing industry. Currently the show has over 65 episodes including interviews from leaders at NASA, Ford and Boeing.

Lakshmi
Lakshmi
Vendra
Engineering Manager, Additive Manufacturing, Baker Hughes

Panel 1: Oil, Gas and AM: Latest Developments

Lakshmi Vendra is Additive Manufacturing Technology Leader at Baker Hughes. In her current role as Engineering Manager, she is responsible for overcoming key challenges to adoption of additive manufacturing as a viable industrial technology. Lakshmi brings 15 years of technical and business experience which includes positions in Research, Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations within Energy sector. She is a recognized expert in applied research and transforming technology into value added commercial products with over 25 publications and conference presentations. She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Michiel Alting
Michiel Alting
von Geusau
CEO, UltiMaker

Panel 2: AM Polymer Series Production

Michiel Alting von Geusau is the CEO of UltiMaker, where he leads the company’s mission to shape the future of manufacturing and product development. With over two decades of experience driving growth within technology companies, Michiel is a seasoned and results-oriented leader with expertise in business and financial management. He was previously the CEO and CFO of Docdata N.V., where he transformed the company and led its sale to Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment. At Ingram Micro, Michiel was Global President for the business unit Commerce and Lifecycle Services. Throughout his career, Michiel has led the acquisition and seamless integration of multiple companies globally.

Roxanne
Roxanne
Warren
Managing Director, Supplier Networks, BlueForge Alliance

Panel 1: Oil, Gas and AM: Latest Developments

Panel 1: Reshoring with AM

Roxanne Warren is Managing Director, Supplier Networks at BlueForge Alliance (BFA), a 501c3 established to integrate and execute U.S. Navy efforts that strengthen and sustain the submarine industrial base (SIB) and the broader maritime manufacturing sector. Leveraging her 35+ years combined operations leadership, new product introduction, and program management experience across the additive and conventional manufacturing segments for defense, space, commercial aerospace, oil & gas industries, she and the BFA team are driven to help ensure submarine industrial base has the capability, capacity, and resilience to build and maintain the Nation’s critical undersea presence.

Prior to joining BFA Roxanne served as Director, Operations and Program / Project Management for Morf3D, Director, Industry Partnerships for Link3D (acquired by Materialise), Director, Rapid Development Centers for Norsk Titanium and Plant and Operations Manager for Arconic’s production additive manufacturing facility.

Additional accomplishments include leading the Titanium Aluminides (TiAl) program for the Snecma Leap Engine, and the BP Macondo Free-Standing Riser program supporting 1st oil delivery during the Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts. Her IT Program Management endeavors include software development programs for the additive manufacturing industry, trading floors and ERP systems.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and serves in a volunteer capacity on TAMU’s Material Sciences Advisory Board, Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s (AMUG) Committees, Women in Titanium, Women in 3D Printing, and additive manufacturing industry advisory boards.

Andre
Andre
Wegner
Founder and CEO, Authentise

Panel 2: Workflow Software for AM

Andre Wegner is founder and CEO of Authentise, a leader in data-driven process automation software for digital manufacturing. He is also the Chair of Digital Manufacturing at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. Andre has spoken at over 200 events on additive manufacturing and the digital thread, and has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg. Prior to Authentise Andre invested in and supported capital raises of companies in Nigeria and India. Andre is a graduate of St. Andrews University (M.A. – UK), ESSEC (M.Sc. – France) and Singularity University (California).

Samantha
Samantha
Welch
Additive Senior Design Engineer, Joby Aviation

Panel 1: Metals for AM

Samantha “Sam” Welch works as an additive manufacturing design engineer at Joby Aviation, developing additive components planned for eVTOL aircraft production. She has previously worked at the Additive Design and Manufacturing Center at Lockheed Martin Space, supporting designs for aerospace applications, process development, and teaching a design for additive course. She has worked with 3D printing since 2011, starting with building a Makerbot Cupcake while interning at Gulfstream Aerospace. She has worked on countless printers since. She has designed popular items such as Plantygon, a modular stacking 3D-printed planter. After graduating from Purdue University in 2012 with a computer graphics technology degree, she moved to California to work with rapid prototyping and CAD design at Tesla Motors and Apple. Recently, she completed a master of engineering in additive design and manufacturing at Penn State. Through her whole career Sam has been a 3D-printing evangelist who has worked to find and optimize useful applications for 3D printing within her work.

Ian
Ian
Winfield
Vice President, Product & Applications, Fabric8Labs

Panel 1: AM Metal Series Production

Ian Winfield is the VP of Product and Applications at Fabric8Labs. He has over fifteen years of experience across nanostructured materials development, composite materials, aerospace, satellite communications, and metal additive manufacturing. Prior to joining Fabric8Labs he was Director, Business Operations for Community Internet at Viasat, Inc., leading the launch of international retail WiFi services to bring high-speed internet to unserved customers. He holds a Masters in Applied Science degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from San Diego State University. He is focused on collaborating with customers and partners to enable new products via Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM).

Terry
Terry
Wohlers
Head of Advisory Services and Market Intelligence, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International

Panel 1: Market Forecasts: A Roundtable

Terry Wohlers and his team have provided consulting assistance to more than 280 organizations in 27 countries, as well as to nearly 200 companies in the investment community. He has authored 440 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 175 keynote presentations on six continents. He served as a featured speaker in events held at the U.S. White House in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. Among them are Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, MSNBC, NPR, and Australia’s Sky News. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide for 28 consecutive years. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He founded Wohlers Associates, an independent consulting and advisory firm, in 1986. After 35 years, the company was acquired by ASTM International, a non-profit organization.

Yoav
Yoav
Zeif
Chief Executive Officer, Stratasys

Main Conference Keynote

Panel 2: CEO Roundtable

Yoav Zeif brings broad, global experience in industry transformation to Stratasys, having served in senior leadership roles for both public and private multi-billion-dollar corporations, leading worldwide operations across industries and professional domains. Zeif was President of the Americas Division, Head of Product Offering and Chief Commercial Officer at Netafim, the world’s largest micro-irrigation company, from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing at Makhteshim (now Adama Ltd.), a global crop-protection company, where he managed the entire portfolio of products and all global commercial relationships. From 2018 – 2020 Zeif was a partner in the New York office of McKinsey & Company.

Zeif obtained an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in International Economics from Bar-Ilan University.

Gianni
Gianni
Zitelli
Founder & CEO, Axtra3D

Start-up Pitches

Gianni Zitelli is the driving force behind Axtra3D, serving as its Founder and Chief Executive Officer. With a dynamic background in engineering and entrepreneurship, Gianni has a notable track record in the additive manufacturing landscape. His entrepreneurial journey boasts successful ventures, including the founding of additive manufacturing startups Nexa3D and Everes, and an engineering firm Thelyn.