TCT Magazine reports on Desktop Metal’s recent announcement concerning Jeffrey Immelt, GE’s former Chairman & CEO. It would seem the metal 3D printing company has announced the election of Immelt to its Board of Directors. Immelt joins Dr. Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering and former CTO at the Ford Motor Company.
Desktop Metal, which was founded in 2015, “has introduced two metal 3D printing systems to the market.” These metal 3D printing systems include the “office-friendly Studio System for rapid prototyping, and a Production System for manufacturing metal parts at scale up to 100 times faster than today’s laser-based additive manufacturing systems.” Desktop Metal has also secured investment from BMW I Ventures, GE Ventures, and the Ford Motor Company.
Desktop Metal, as can already be surmised, is very excited to bring Immelt on board. “Immelt brings…over four decades of technology and business expertise, with the most recent leading GE’s global business development.”
As Desktop Metal Founder and CEO Ric Fulop expounds: “In addition to his experience leading one of the largest and most admired companies in the world, Jeff is a respected executive with a passion for technology and innovation. His track record for driving creativity and on a global scale makes him a valuable addition to the board as we continue to drive Desktop Metal’s innovation and growth strategy.”
Immelt himself is also excited: “Since it was founded nearly three years ago, Desktop Metal has become a trailblazer across the additive manufacturing landscape and I have a tremendous respect for the company’s ability to innovate. I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of this emerging metal 3D printing pioneer.”
Image and Quotes Courtesy of TCT Magazine