Sintavia Appoints J Louis Schlegel IV, Rick Clark

J Louis Schlegel IV as global VP of sales, and Rick Clark as VP of operations

DAVIE, FL, Aug 14, 2017 – Sintavia, LLC, the global independent leader for metal additive manufacturing (AM) services, announced today two new additions to its leadership team, supporting the firm’s manufacturing activities and customer growth. The announcement of the hiring of Sintavia’s global vice president of sales, J Louis Schlegel IV, and vice president of operations, Rick Clark, follows recent news of the company’s factory expansion in 2018, and is reflective of Sintavia’s position as the global independent leader in the development of the AM supply chain for precision industries.

From left to right: J Louis Schlegel IV, Sintavia’s global vice president of sales, and Rick Clark, Sintavia’s vice president of operations. (Photo: Business Wire)

Rick Clark, Sintavia’s vice president of operations, comes to Sintavia with a decade of production leadership experience, including operations management at Eaton Corp., where he was most recently responsible for the production team and operations at Eaton’s North Charleston facility. Mr. Clark will be responsible for efficiently managing customers’ production builds through Sintavia’s vertically integrated operation. Mr. Clark will also work to establish process flows and procedural infrastructure for Sintavia’s digital factory of the future, set to open in 2018.

As a collaborative leader with 30 years of experience in technology hardware, J Louis Schlegel IV, Sintavia’s new global vice president of sales, has a proven record in metal additive printing technology systems. Mr. Schlegel will be responsible for the leadership of the Sintavia sales team, developing new business opportunities, and providing Sintavia’s vertically integrated AM supply chain solutions for Fortune 500 industrial companies globally.

Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s president and COO said, “Rick and J’s experience with OEMs and advanced manufacturing technologies has made these appointments a crucial addition to the future of Sintavia. Their experience will help shape the direction of Sintavia’s digital factory, which will represent an entirely new way of approaching metal component production for OEMs in precision industries. Sintavia has become the independent benchmark for companies in Additive Manufacturing, and we are fortunate to have their leadership and experience to conduct our future operations. We are looking forward to the future.”

About Sintavia

Founded in 2012, Sintavia is the global leader for independent metal AM for precision industries, including aerospace & defense, oil & natural gas, automotive, and ground power generation. Sintavia holds AS9100, ISO17025, and ANAB accreditation, as well as being OASIS and ITAR registered.

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