Jon Porter to lead Velo3D’s expansion of commercial operations in Europe

Companies & MarketsNews
February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

Jon Porter, Velo3D’s new head of commercial operations, Europe (Courtesy Velo3D)

Velo3D, Campbell, California, USA, has appointed Jon Porter to head its commercial operations in Europe in order to continue along its accelerated growth path.

Porter, who will remain based in the UK, comes to the company from Renishaw, where he acted as AM Business Development Manager. While there, he was also directly involved with SAE International, ASTM and BSI in the development of new standards for the industrial AM sector.

After completing his degree in Engineering Product Design from South Bank University in London, UK, he had his first introduction to Additive Manufacturing in the mid-1990s while working for Dyson. Porter stated that early on, he “saw the potential for AM as a ‘bridge to manufacturing’ that allows for significant time compression and de-risking of both product development and the toolmaking cycle.”

“Throughout my experience with several other companies,” he continued, “the value of 3D printing as a powerful end-product manufacturing process has become increasingly clear.”

Benny Buller, Velo3D founder and CEO believes this appointment will be an opportunity to increase support for existing European customers while educating newcomers about the growth-making potential of Velo3D’s AM technology.

Buller commented, “With Jon at the helm of our European base of operations, manufacturers in the region now have similar-time-zone access to someone who knows AM inside and out – and who has also experienced, first-hand, how adopting this technology can make all the difference in a company’s ability to innovate and compete.”

www.velo3d.com

Companies & MarketsNews
February 17, 2021

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