Sigma Labs, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, reports that Jacob Brunsberg, president and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs, effective April 1. Mark Ruport, Sigma Labs’ CEO will transition to the role of chairman of the board of directors, replacing John Rice who will continue to serve as a Director.
Brunsberg joined Sigma Labs in September 2021 as senior vice president and subsequently was promoted to president and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for product direction, strategic relationships, sales, marketing and engineering. He is an accomplished Additive Manufacturing executive who has continued to strengthen the company’s in-process quality assurance product development and commercialisation programmes.
“We are privileged that Jacob has accepted the position of CEO, bringing a deep understanding of the additive manufacturing industry and an impressive track record of achievements since joining the company,” stated Ruport. “He has been instrumental in transitioning our business model to enable distribution scale for a software only solution through a flexible OEM model with subscription-based pricing which will lower the barrier of entry for customers with multi-printer factories. This change is gaining momentum with customers and makes Jacob the ideal person to guide our continued transition and execute our plan.”
“It has been an honour to serve as CEO of Sigma Labs, and I want to offer my sincere thanks to our employees whose hard work and dedication have allowed us to achieve so much,” continued Ruport. “I look forward to leading the Board of Directors and focusing on maintaining and building on our Tier-1 customer relationships. I am confident Jacob is the executive best suited to guide our company into the future and I look forward to working closely with him to ensure a smooth transition and to our continued success.”
Brunsberg commented, “Mark’s tenure and achievements as CEO positioned the company with first-mover advantage supported by a strong financial foundation which positions us to deliver on our goals. He and the team have built a company with a portfolio of customers that are the leading 3D metal AM organisations in the world and led our transition to a business model focused on their success, recurring revenue, and profitability. I am thrilled to lead Sigma Labs into its next exciting phase as I believe its aggressive shift to software only for OEMs will allow us to continue to scale and accelerate the adoption of AM by setting the standard for In-situ Quality Monitoring and Analytics. I look forward to working with Sigma Labs’ executive team in driving growth for the company and building long-term-shareholder value.”