Link3D looks to reach new global markets with expansion of team

April 3, 2019

Link3D looks to reach new global markets with expansion of team

Ilan Solel (left) will oversee Link3D’s market growth in EMEA while Wataru Nishimura (right) will oversee growth in APAC (Courtesy Link3D)


Additive Manufacturing workflow & MES software provider Link3D, headquartered in New York City, USA, is looking to expand into new global markets with the appointment of Ilan Solel as VP Market Growth EMEA and Wataru Nishimura as VP Market Growth APAC. The move aims to ensure OEMs and Service Bureaus in these regions receive local support, enabling the implementation of Link3D’s solutions in their Additive Manufacturing workflow.

Solel, former VP of Sales at LEO Lane, joined Link3D as a VP and will be responsible for its market growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Nishimura will focus on APAC regions including Japan, South Korea, and Australia, with headquarters in Singapore. Both Solel and Nishimura will have oversight of strategic direction in their respective regions.

“I am thrilled to have Ilan and Wataru join our team,” stated Shane Fox, CEO & Co-founder of Link3D. “They both share our values and focus on innovation with a strong emphasis on enabling customers with initiatives to streamline their Additive Manufacturing supply chains.”

Link3D will make use of Solel and Nishimura’s expertise to hone in on key industries including aerospace, automotive, industrial, military & defence OEMs. By making its services available to these global businesses, Link3D stated that it will be able to start, grow, and scale their AM capabilities to help companies develop their ecosystems.

“I am honoured to join Link3D and to work with this team of experts in the Additive Manufacturing field,” stated Nishimura. “In APAC, OEMs are expanding AM capacities and deserve the best solution for streamlining their workflows. I am very excited to join this journey to provide customers with the technology crucial to achieve excellence in digital manufacturing.”

Link3D offers systems to connect the ‘digital thread’ and enable organisationsto adopt and scale their strategy for Industry 4.0. Its software is said to centralise the digital manufacturing ecosystem by introducing various levels of configuration, automation, and simulations to help companies to take full advantage of the benefits of Additive Manufacturing.

“OEMs, Service Bureaus and other Additive Manufacturing players are constantly and rapidly expanding their services in order to cope with a growing market demand. Link3D’s modular, configurable and versatile platform is the best partner for such companies. We are 100% focused on maximising value and enhancing our customers offering and business potential,“ commented Solel.

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