NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA, May 16, 2019 – The ExOne Company, a global provider of three-dimensional (3D) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers, announced that its Board of Directors has elected John F. Hartner as chief executive officer. Mr. Hartner succeeds S. Kent Rockwell, who retains the role of chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hartner joined the company as chief operating officer in November 2018.
S. Kent Rockwell stated, “John is an outstanding leader and has proven to be a strong addition to our global leadership team. In his new role, he will lead the organization in the execution of our strategic initiatives that focus on profitable growth. These include expanding binder jetting applications, broadening our machine platform range and growing our recurring revenue base.”
Prior to joining ExOne, Mr. Hartner led industrial technology companies around the world for 30 years in the electronics, cleantech, automation and digital printing industries. For almost half of his career, he lived and worked in Asia and Europe. In 2017, Mr. Hartner founded Digital Industrialist LLC, a company that advises and invests in digital manufacturing businesses. From 2015 to 2017, he served as chief
operating officer of EnvisionTEC, a healthcare 3D printing leader. Previously, Mr. Hartner had a nearly 15-year career leading business units of Dover Corp., rising to the role of president and CEO of the Dover Printing & Identification Segment. Prior to that, he served in various leadership roles with FMC Technologies and Rockwell International. Mr. Hartner received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.
ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. ExOne’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. ExOne’s machines serve direct and indirect applications. Direct printing produces a component; indirect printing makes a tool to produce a component. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its network of ExOne Adoption Centers (EACs). ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support that is necessary for purchasers of its 3D printing machines to print products. The company believes that its ability to print in a variety of industrial materials, as well as its industry-leading volumetric output (as measured by build box size and printing speed), uniquely position ExOne to serve the needs of industrial customers.