Additive Industries expands leadership team with new CEO and CFO

March 22, 2021

Ian C Howe (left) and Carlien Siebelt (right) have joined Additive Industries as CEO and CFO, respectively (Courtesy Additive Industries)

Additive Industries, a manufacturer of industrial metal Additive Manufacturing systems for series production based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has appointed Ian C Howe as its new CEO and Carlien Siebelt as CFO.

Howe, currently Head of the Precision Components Business Line at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, part of the Swiss Oerlikon Group, has experience leading and delivering growth within high-technology businesses. In a career spanning over twenty-five years, Howe has developed and implemented growth strategies to address market and customer needs, as well as leading teams and people towards a common goal.

As well as his experience with Oerlikon, Howe held management positions at Sweden’s Höganäs AB and the UK’s GKN Group. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering (Materials) and an MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing, both from The Open University.

“The metal Additive Manufacturing industry is a billion-dollar market, projected to grow in excess of 25% CAGR. This market is driven by OEM´s within key market verticals, including aerospace, energy, oil & gas, high-tech and automotive. These parties are adopting these new technologies due to a wealth of benefits that include weight saving, unique design features and lower part costs,” stated Howe. “Additionally, Additive Manufacturing supports current trends such as Industry 4.0 and digitalisation. Additive Industries is at the forefront of this innovation with best-in-classproductivity levels achieved in printing metals. I’m excited to join the talented and passionate team at Additive Industries and look forward to contributing to its success.”

Siebelt joins Additive Industries from Energyst CAT Rental Power, where she worked in a variety of leadership positions. Siebelt is an experienced senior financial manager with twenty years of experience in finance, thirteen of those in the field of audit and assurance at Big Four audit firms with a client portfolio that consisted of large, international trading and production companies.

Siebelt has over seven years of experience as a manager at a multinational’s finance department and is a registered accountant (CPA) with a master’s degree from Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen, the Netherlands.

“I’m very excited to join the ambitious and talented team at Additive Industries that is backed by a long-term commitment from its main investor Highlands Beheer, who up to now have invested and committed a total of 55 million dollars in the company. This underlines the strong commitment to make Additive Industries a success,” added Siebelt.

Commenting on the new appointments, Jonas Wintermans, co-founder and current CEO, stated, “We are proud to welcome Carlien and Ian in the Additive Industries team. During a period of leadership change last year, I felt privileged to be part of the team again, albeit for only a short period. I’m glad we took the time to search extensively to find the right additional leaders for the future of Additive Industries. Ian’s and Carlien’s extensive experience in various aspects of our business makes them perfectly suited to support our growth ambitions, together with our CTO Mark Vaes, who has been with the company from the start.”

“Looking ahead, 2021 will be another turning point for our company in accelerating our growth trajectory, whilst continuing the development of future solutions and continuing to work on expanding our existing products for our valued customers. As shareholders, we will stay closely connected to assure the long term success of Additive Industries,” Wintermans concluded.

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