Freemelt Holding AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has elected Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum, entrepreneur and professor, and co-founder Ulric Ljungblad as members of the company’s board. During an extraordinary general meeting, at which these elections were announced, Martin Wildheim resigned from the board.
Schleifenbaum has extensive experience in metalworking, specialising in Additive Manufacturing. He has over 200 scientific presentations and publications as well as several patents in AM, functional layers and smart materials. He is currently managing director of the Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing (ACAM), as well as director and professor of Digital Additive Production (DAP) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
Ljungblad is one of Freemelt’s founders and the company’s former CEO. Today, he holds the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).
“Freemelt is rapidly developing into a full-fledged commercial company. Therefore, it is gratifying that we can strengthen the board. With Johannes Schleifenbaum, we not only bring in one of the world’s leading researchers in 3D printing, but also a skilled entrepreneur who has co-founded several successful startups in Additive Manufacturing,” stated Carl Palmstierna, Freemelt’s chairman of the board and one of the company’s major owners.
“Freemelt’s CIO Ulric Ljungblad hardly needs any further presentation, he represents the company’s founders, who together consist of perhaps the 3D world’s most competent teams,” Palmstierna continued. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Martin Wildheim for his contributions to Freemelt.”