Jason Oliver has been appointed as the new CEO and Vice President of GE Additive, after current CEO Mohammad Ehteshami announced his retirement later this year. As CEO, Oliver will lead the GE Additive operations including Concept Laser, Arcam and GeonX, reporting to David L. Joyce, GE Vice Chairman. Oliver joined GE on January 1.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, USA, Oliver joins GE Additive from Dover Corporation, where he served as President of the company’s Digital Printing Group from May-December 2017. Prior to working at Dover Corporation, he was Senior Vice President of Digital Print Solutions at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG for four years. In 2004, he co-founded digital label printer Jetrion.
“I am thrilled to have Jason join our team,” commented Joyce. “We held a thorough search process and I’m confident we have the right leader to further develop GE Additive and establish the business as the leader in the industry.”
In a statement on LinkedIn, Ehteshami also introduced his successor Jason Oliver, stating, “He is a great leader, we are lucky to have found him.” Ehteshami will transition to an advisory role focusing on additive product strategy until his retirement later in 2018.
Under Ehteshami’s leadership, GE Additive integrated the operations of Concept Laser and Arcam, grew their combined workforces from under 450 to more than 1,100 employees, expanded production capacity threefold, and invested more than $200 million in research and development. He helped to launch new machines (including Project ATLAS and Project Hustle) and oversee the establishment of new facilities in Montreal, Canada; and Munich, Germany; and the expansion in Lichtenfels, Germany.
“What Mohammad has accomplished in one year is a business case for how to industrialise new innovative technologies utilising GE resources across organisations and disciplines,” Joyce added.