Category Archives: 3D Printing

3D Systems Announces CFO Transition

ROCK HILL, SC, Sep 22, 2023 – 3D Systems announced that Michael Turner is stepping down as the company’s chief financial officer, effective October 15, 2023, to accept a new career opportunity. Andrew Johnson, 3D Systems’ executive vice president, chief corporate development officer, and chief legal officer, has been appointed interim CFO, effective October 16. The company has initiated an executive search to identify a permanent finance leader.

“I want to thank Michael for his dedication and leadership as we have executed on a finance transformation plan and operating performance improvements during his service to the company,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO of 3D Systems. “I wish Michael continued success in the very exciting opportunity that he is taking as the next chapter of his career. I am pleased that Andy will assume the role of interim chief financial officer. I have worked side-by-side with Andy over the last three years and expect this transition to be seamless as we continue to execute on our financial objectives and begin a search for a permanent replacement. Andy is a seasoned executive with over 17 years of experience with our company in multiple leadership roles, including leading corporate development and legal.”

In his role as executive vice president of 3D Systems, Mr. Johnson currently serves as chief corporate development officer and chief legal officer for the company. Mr. Johnson joined 3D Systems in July 2006 and has served in increasing roles of responsibility in the corporate and legal departments including interim chief executive officer from October 2015 until April 2016. In addition to earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where he graduated with High Distinction.

About 3D Systems

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading Additive Manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction – empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial solutions markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive and durable goods.

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Interfacial Consultants Acquires M. Holland’s 3D Printing Group

NORTHBROOK, IL, Sep 20, 2023 – M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, announced that Interfacial Consultants LLC, a leading material science-based products and services company, is acquiring M. Holland’s 3D Printing group. Interfacial is a NAGASE Group company providing advanced materials and manufacturing process solutions. The acquisition leverages M. Holland’s expertise in industrial markets with Interfacial’s advanced additive manufacturing technology.

Holland’s 3D Printing group specializes in integrated additive manufacturing technologies for injection molding applications and more. Its dedicated engineers and specialists provide prototype services, parts and mold production, contract manufacturing, training and ongoing consultation.

“M. Holland has assembled a strong team and a successful consultative business development model to drive 3D printing adoption,” said Jeff Cernohous, chief operating officer at Interfacial. “Interfacial launched its EMPOWR3D™ division in 2022, with the aim to help industrial end users adopt 3D printing into their businesses at scale. This acquisition accelerates our efforts and provides additional reach with M. Holland’s extensive customer base.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Interfacial, which was acquired by NAGASE in 2020, will assume the assets of M. Holland’s 3D Printing group. After the transaction closes on Sept. 29, 2023, Interfacial will service M. Holland’s 3D printing customers and provide additive manufacturing solutions to industrial markets with turnkey services from concept to commercialization.

“We’re excited to build upon M. Holland’s expertise developing 3D printing applications across various markets with Interfacial’s development services, specialty materials and engineered substrates,” said Carlos Aponte, who has served as M. Holland’s market manager of 3D Printing for the last year. “We expect a seamless transition for our customers and partners, who will benefit from a more robust and highly focused approach.” Aponte along with his sales and technical team will move with M. Holland’s 3D Printing group to Interfacial.

“With this acquisition, M. Holland can connect our customers with Interfacial for all 3D printing needs,” said Peter Prusak, director of Business Development at M. Holland. “Our broad customer base will benefit from access to additive manufacturing solutions, with the added technology and resources from our partner Interfacial.”

Interfacial is focused on the development and commercialization of technology platforms relating to advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the plastics, building and construction, electronics, automotive, recycling and specialty chemicals markets.

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About M. Holland

Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering clients innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions, delivering materials that empower sustainable innovation, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships and innovation has formed the core of the company’s heritage, culture and vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1.5 billion in annual sales, partners with more than 4,000 customers annually, and serves over 70 countries across North America, LATAM, EMEA and Asia. M. Holland has offices located in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands.

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About NAGASE Group

NAGASE Group is a leading chemical trading firm in Japan, founded in 1832. NAGASE Group has continued to expand its business by enhancing value-added functions/services such as manufacturing, processing, and R&D capabilities. Today, NAGASE Group owns more than 100 group companies around the globe, manufacturing and distributing various materials such as chemicals, plastics, electronics materials, food ingredients and pharmaceutical ingredients.

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About Interfacial Consultants LLC

Interfacial Consultants is a leader in the development of advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the global marketplace. Its headquarters and Development Services division are located in the Cervenka Center, which sits atop the bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi River in Prescott, Wisconsin. Its manufacturing divisions – Specialty Materials and Engineered Substrates – are located in multiple locations in River Falls, Wisconsin. The company has a talented team of 80 scientists, engineers, operators, and support staff who work effectively as a team to develop, manufacture high performance advanced materials for the plastics, building and construction (B&C), electronics, automotive, recycling and specialty chemicals markets.

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TBGA Appoints Dr. Richard Grylls as ADDvisor

SEWICKLEY, PA, Sep 19, 2023 – The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA), a renowned leader in advanced manufacturing (AM) consulting and services, has introduced Dr. Richard Grylls as the newest ADDvisor. Dr. Grylls brings over 25 years of invaluable experience in metal AM systems, processes, materials, and properties to support TBGA’s mission of advancing the industrialization of metal additive manufacturing.

Dr. Richard Grylls

Dr. Grylls is internationally recognized for his expertise in metal additive manufacturing. His career has spanned various sectors, including machine OEMs, end users, suppliers, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies, showcasing his multifaceted knowledge of the AM industry. He has held diverse roles in engineering, applications, commercial, and market development, all centered around his unwavering commitment to making metal AM a mainstream production process.

Most recently, Dr. Grylls served as Chief Engineer for Additive Technology at Beehive Industries, where he was responsible for developing innovative metal AM processes and qualifying those products within critical industries. His exceptional contributions to the industry are reflected in his 23 U.S. patents, with another 2 applications pending, and 25 technical papers.

Dr. Grylls holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and Science of Materials from The University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from The University of Birmingham, UK.

In his own words, Dr. Grylls said, “Metal additive manufacturing has reached a critical mass and a critical transition into full scale, affordable, qualified production. The developments that have driven the industry for the past twenty-five years have to show value to supply chains, systems performance, and affordability. In the Barnes Global Advisors, I see a group of people who are aligned in their vision to help organizations in their additive manufacturing journey, and I believe it’s the perfect place for me to be able to bring my experience to maximize the benefit to the AM community as we work together to drive value.”

TBGA president John Barnes expressed his enthusiasm about Dr. Grylls’ addition to the team, stating, “We are honored to welcome Dr. Richard Grylls to TBGA. My relationship with Richard goes back several years, having purchased an Optomec LENS system from his team over a decade ago. His wealth of knowledge and experience in metal additive manufacturing will undoubtedly strengthen both our technical and strategic capabilities to support our customers on their journey toward AM excellence.”

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