Meltio strengthens commercial structure in USA with appointment of Meaghan Ferris and Gabriel Ortiz

June 6, 2024

Meltio has appointed Meaghan Ferris (left) as Commercial Vice President and Gabriel Ortiz as USA Channel Manager (Courtesy Meltio)
Meltio has appointed Meaghan Ferris (left) as Commercial Vice President and Gabriel Ortiz as USA Channel Manager (Courtesy Meltio)

Meltio, headquartered in Linares, Spain, has announced plans to expand its range of services and solutions in the United States. This move includes the appointment of Meaghan Ferris as Commercial Vice President and Gabriel Ortiz to the role of USA Channel Manager.

To emphasise the strategy, Meltio’s website now includes a section called ‘Powered by Meltio, Made in the USA,’ only visible to people accessing from the US. In the coming weeks, Meltio plans to announce new reference site locations in the United States, where customers can observe its wire-laser metal Additive Manufacturing technology in operation.

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Meaghan Ferris and Gabriel Ortiz

Ferris and Ortiz will reinforce the sales team, supporting an increase in demand for Meltio’s solutions in the automotive, defence, mining, oil and gas, marine, and education sectors, among others.

In her role as Commercial Vice President, Meaghan Ferris will be in charge of the states located in the east of the Mississippi River, while Gabriel Ortiz will be the Channel Manager for the states located west of the Mississippi.

Ferris brings experience in Additive Manufacturing, including a track record of success in a prior position at the HP AM division in the United States.

“I am intentionally positioning us as an advanced manufacturing solution for metals vs 3D printing and using the language use to give us way more credibility than 3D printing companies. I’m happy to share that I’ve embarked on a new journey with Meltio, a trailblazing company leading the charge in advanced metal manufacturing solutions,” she stated. “Joining forces with Meltio’s incredible team and my esteemed colleague Emilio Juárez – Sales Director at Meltio -, whose leadership and expertise I’ve long admired, is a true privilege.”

“Meltio solutions for advanced manufacturing of metal assemblies are extraordinary,” she continued. “Unlike other options in the market, we manufacture many different alloys, build all types of form factors, and produce a wide range of part sizes (1-100 kg). Best of all? Redesigning assemblies is not a prerequisite to integrating this manufacturing process into your supply chain. The process change is a small incremental step that digitises and automates metal assembly. The metal manufacturing market is massive and riddled with challenges and vulnerabilities. We create value for our customers by enabling them to address their pain points and rapidly improve their business.”

She concluded, “Looking forward to being a part of this extremely talented and passionate Meltio team and contributing to their continued success. Connect with me if you want to learn more and explore how Meltio can empower your metal manufacturing goals.”

Gabriel Ortiz, a US Navy Veteran, brings discipline and flexibility in supporting partners and end customers and is expected to help Meltio enhance its expertise in serving the military industry.

Ortiz has over twenty-five years of experience at Panasonic Factory Automation, Henkel Electronics, and other companies, catering to manufacturing environments in verticals such as automotive, electronics, electrical, medical, etc. The past five years in the Additive Manufacturing industry have led him to achievements at companies such as Continental Automotive, Eaton, and Toyota.

“I am extremely excited to join the Meltio family, at a critical point in the life of its Wire Laser Metal technology, as it transitions into its rightful place as a manufacturing process that will bring so much to the industry in terms of efficiencies and cost savings,” stated Ortiz. “I am confident and committed to strengthening Meltio’s presence, support, and service in the USA and Canada, through collaboration with the best channel partners in the industry beside us. It is all coming together at the right time in the right place, with the launch of our blue laser technology, and the know-how I am certain to bring when it comes to scaling the resources in the region.”

Ángel Llavero López de Villalta, CEO at Meltio, added, “I am delighted to welcome Meaghan and Gabriel to our team at Meltio to reinforce our presence in the United States. Each brings a unique blend of expertise, vision, and proven background in 3D printing technology that is impressive and essential for our industrial customers.”

“Since coming to market in 2019, Meltio has been a leader in the metal Additive Manufacturing industry and has greatly influenced the industry’s move to larger systems that can achieve high-volume, scalable production of reliable metal parts in different sectors such as automotive, mining, aerospace, defence, oil and gas and many others. Meaghan and Gabriel’s contributions will be very relevant in accelerating our mission to deliver unparalleled value, innovation, and quality to our clients in the US,” he added.

Visitors to the Meltio site will note that the Powered by Meltio, Made in the USA, section will only be visible to people accessing from the US.

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