Speakers

John

John

Barnes

Founder, The Barnes Global Advisors
CEO, Metal Powder Works

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

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.

Stefanie

Stefanie

Brickwede

Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive

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.

Stephen

Stephen

Butkow

Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald

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.

Brigitte

Brigitte

de Vet-Veithen

CEO, Materialise

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.

Bryan

Bryan

Dow

Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald

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

Scott Dunham is Executive Vice President of Research at SmarTech Analysis. 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.

Many leading OEMs and multinationals rely on Scott’s 3dp/am market data, forecasts and insights.

With a decade devoted to 3D printing market research, Scott brings to SmarTech 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.

Ric

Ric

Fulop

Co-founder & CEO, Desktop Metal

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.

Jeff

Jeff

Graves

President & CEO, 3D Systems

Dr. Jeffrey Graves is President and CEO of 3D Systems. He joined the company in May 2020.

Prior to joining 3D Systems, from 2012 to May 2020, he served as CEO, President and Director of MTS Systems Corporation, a global supplier of test, simulation, and measurement systems. From 2005 until 2012, he served as President and CEO of C&D Technologies, Inc. He also held leadership roles with Kemet Corporation as Chief Operating Officer (2001-2003) and CEO (2003 to 2005). Previously he held a number of leadership and technical roles with GE, Rockwell Automation and Howmet Corporation.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hexcel Corporation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a master’s degree and PhD in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has been recognized with the distinguished alumni award from both universities. He is also a master black belt in six sigma.

Arno

Arno

Held

Managing Partner, AM Ventures

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.

Jeff

Jeff

Herman

CEO and Co-Founder, Fabric8Labs

Jeff Herman is the CEO and co-founder of Fabric8Labs. He founded the company with the goal of enabling high-volume manufacturing to access additive manufacturing capabilities through a new proprietary technology, Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM). In 2017 Jeff was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 for his part in developing Fabric8Labs’ patented electrochemical approach to metal additive manufacturing.

Karsten

Karsten

Heuser

VP Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Digital Industries, Siemens AG

Dr. Karsten Heuser is the VP of Additive Manufacturing as well as the Head of the core technology field Advanced Manufacturing & Circularity at Siemens AG. As AM community advocate, he is a member of VDMA AG Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board, a member of the Formnext Advisory Board as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the IAPT institute in Hamburg. He is engaged as thought leader worldwide for the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing community. Dr. Heuser has a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University Augsburg as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management from ESMT.

Debbie

Debbie

Holton

Principal, Converge Consulting Group

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.

Troy

Troy

Jensen

Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald

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.

Alex

Alex

Kingsbury

Market Development Manager, Additive Manufacturing, nLIGHT

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.

Michael

Michael

Molitch-Hou

Editor in Chief, 3DPrint.com

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.

Naomi

Naomi

Nathan

Head of Medical, MGA

Naomi is a trained medical doctor, public health/health systems and policy specialist. Her professional experiences are at the nexus of understanding and providing innovative solutions to global health system issues – in relation to governance, reform, and collaboration/strategic partnerships in healthcare systems. She has held various roles in European organizations, including with the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe). In her current role as Head of Medical with Mobility/Medical goes Additive e.v. (MGA), she promotes collaboration, builds bridges and strategic partnerships in medical/healthcare additive manufacturing (AM) for the joint development of innovative products, targeted know-how and knowledge transfer – with a focus on a user/patient-driven approach and policies to boost AM in healthcare.

Joris

Joris

Peels

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

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.

Danny

Danny

Piper

Principal, NewCap Partners, Inc.

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.

Tali

Tali

Rosman

Startup Advisor

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.

Matthias

Matthias

Schmidt-Lehr

Executive Partner, AMPOWER

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.

Oliver

Oliver

Smith

Founder, Principal Consultant, Rethink Additive Chairperson

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.

Klaus

Klaus

Stadlmann

Managing Director, Genera
Yoav

Yoav

Stern

CEO and Member of the Board, Nano Dimension

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.

Shai

Shai

Terem

President & CEO, Markforged
Yoav

Yoav

Zeif

Chief Executive Officer, Stratasys

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.