Link3D, Boulder, Colorado, USA, has appointed Mike Jones as its new CEO, following the decision by co-founder Shane Fox to step down from the position he has held for five years. It was also reported that Vishal Singh, co-founder and CTO, will become president. The changes come as Link3D prepares to merge with Materialise, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, who acquired an option to purchase Link3D in April this year.
“Over the past several months, I’ve worked closely with our new CEO, Mike Jones, co-founder Vishal Singh, and the entire Link3D executive team in preparation for the transition. I’m not going too far just yet. I will remain on the board of directors and actively support both Materialise and Link3D through the merger,” stated Fox in a recent LinkedIn post.
“I’ve been thinking about the timing of this transition for some time, and I’ve concluded that now is the right time for a change. For starters, Link3D’s business has never been better. Our culture has never been stronger. My passion for initiatives beyond my day-to-day role as CEO has also continued to grow.”
“For these reasons, I’m more confident than ever in the Link3D Executive Team and Materialise to lead the company,” added Fox.
In a further LinkedIn post, Jones stated “I want to thank Shane Fox for his leadership of the Link3D organisation since its inception in 2015. Over the last several years, I have developed close relationships with Shane and co-founder Vishal Singh. They have built a tremendous organisation at Link3D – an organisation focused on customer success with a culture committed to aggressive innovation, client prosperity, and the advancement of the industry.”