SOMERVILLE, MA, July 17, 2017 – Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, announced the appointment of technology veteran and former Autodesk executive Carl Bass as an independent director of the company. He has held a series of executive positions during his 24 year tenure at Autodesk, including 11 years as CEO.
“We’re honored to have Carl join the board,” said Max Lobovsky, CEO of Formlabs. “Under his leadership, Carl transformed Autodesk from a 2D design company into a global leader of 3D design and engineering software. I’m also personally thrilled to have another board member who is a passionate creator and uses CAD, 3D printers, and other tools himself. His experience and expertise will be invaluable for Formlabs as we continue charting new territories in professional 3D printing.”
“In just a few years, Formlabs has become the leader in professional 3D printing,” said Carl Bass. “Formlabs is poised to continue upending the industry, and I’m excited to join its journey in improving digital design and manufacturing for product designers everywhere.”
Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. Bass also serves on the boards of directors of Autodesk, HP, and Zendesk; on the board of trustees of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Art Center College of Design, and California College of the Arts; and on the advisory boards of Cornell Computing and Information Science, UC Berkeley School of Information, and UC Berkeley College of Engineering.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.