Greg Kress recently joined Shapeways as new CEO. He will bring a new strategy to the platform that enables people to design, make and sell regardless of their 3D experience.
Last we noticed, COO Tom Finn was temporarily acted as CEO since the resignation of Peter Weijmarshausen as CEO. As a reminder, Peter Weijmarshausen is still part of the company board.
Greg Kress, new CEO
The new CEO has a deep experience in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing at GE. In his recent position as President and COO of Open Education, an online learning platform, he succeeded in making the platform an international community of students and teachers.
“There, I focused on growing the community and removing barriers to help our customers achieve their goals, and I look forward to doing the same here with helping you all bring your finished designs and prints to life,” he said.
Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures and board member at Shapeways, said about Greg’s appointment: “We know people have ideas or want products that can be made and sold thanks to advanced design, production, and fulfillment technology — but most of them don’t know where to begin. Without proper support or infrastructure, the entire process seems inaccessible, complicated, intimidating, and expensive. Greg is experienced at growing platform businesses and we’re thrilled that he’ll be applying that deep knowledge and energy to empower creators to realize those design dreams.”
It’s now up to Greg Kress to take up new challenges in order to maintain Shapeways’ lead on the market.
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