Markforged appoints John Howard vice president of engineering

August 2, 2021

Markforged has appointed John Howard as its new vice president of engineering (Courtesy Markforged)

Markforged, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, has announced the appointment of John Howard as its new vice president of engineering. In this role, he will lead Markforged’s hardware engineering team, reporting to president and CEO Shai Terem.

Howard has over thirty years of experience in engineering and product design, including the development and launch of multiple high-volume products for Fortune 100, mid-cap and start-up companies. Howard spent a decade at Lab126, the development group for Amazon’s Kindle eReader, Fire TV and Echo products, most recently leading advanced product development as the Director of Advanced Products.

Earlier in his career, he managed PowerBook product design at Apple, and has also held senior development and engineering positions at medical device companies, including Intuity Medical and Nektar Therapeutic.

“At Markforged, we’re constantly innovating to ensure our customers can overcome very real manufacturing supply chain challenges,” stated Terem. “John has spent more than three decades leading teams dedicated to building and evolving complex platforms so that they meet both today’s and tomorrow’s needs. His creative thinking and extensive innovation skills are just what Markforged needs as we accelerate our product roadmap and enable our customers to print whatever they imagine at the point of need.”

Since 1989, Howard has been a consulting associate professor in mechanical design at Stanford University. As a student at Stanford, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

“I’ve spent my career creating products and platforms that deliver real value to their users’ lives,” commented Howard. “Since the launch of its first printer, Markforged’s creative approach to solving manufacturing and supply chain challenges has made it one of the Additive Manufacturing industry leaders. I’m looking forward to being part of this engineering team as Markforged continues to expand the reach of the Digital Forge and position itself for even more growth in the years to come.”

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