3D Systems names new leaders for Healthcare Solutions and Industrial Solutions business units
October 12, 2020
3D Systems Corporation, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, has named the new leaders of its Healthcare Solutions and Industrial Solutions business units, which the company recently reported it was focusing on as part of its restructuring plans. Menno Ellis has been named as executive vice president of Healthcare Solutions, and Reji Puthenveetil as executive vice president of Industrial Solutions.
In his role, Ellis is responsible for 3D Systems’ dental, medical device and simulation businesses. He joined the company in December 2016 as senior vice president strategy and vertical markets and later served as senior vice president of the plastics business.
Prior to joining the company, Ellis spent twenty years in management and business consulting services with an emphasis on sustainable, long-term revenue growth and value creation. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate business degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and the Ross School of the University of Michigan, USA.
Puthenveetil joined 3D Systems on October 1, 2020, as leader of the company’s Industrial Solutions Group, which encompasses segments such as aerospace & defense, ground transportation, energy, high tech industrial, and jewellery.
Prior to joining 3D Systems, Puthenveetil spent more than twenty-five years in management consulting and operational roles helping companies across multiple industries design a clear strategy for profitable growth and ensuring organisational capability and alignment for execution. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Wingate University, USA, and a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University, USA.
Dr Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO of 3D Systems stated, “I’m very pleased to have Menno and Reji as the leaders of our two business units. Both have an outstanding combination of strategic vision and leadership characteristics, combined with a strong focus on day-to-day operational execution.”
“During his tenure with 3D Systems, Menno has successfully implemented organic and inorganic growth initiatives to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing workflows and solidified the Company’s leadership position in the dental space,” he continued. “He will now build upon this success by leading all of our Healthcare efforts.”
“Reji’s demonstrated success across many industrial segments, with particular expertise in sales and commercial operations, provides a strong foundation for leadership of our Industrial business, which encompasses key applications across numerous industrial sectors,” he noted. “His relationship with 3D Systems spans many years and his knowledge of the company allows him to hit the ground running in his new leadership role.”
“With this announcement of our two business unit leaders, our executive reorganisation is complete and we are moving well along our path to restructure the business, with a strong focus on value creation in this exciting market for Additive Manufacturing.”