Velo3D, Inc, Campbell, California, USA, has announced the appointment of two new Europe-based senior executives. Managing Director Dr Jose Greses will operate between Germany and Spain; Sales Director Xavier Fruh will be located in France. They join Jon Porter, who was appointed earlier this year as European Business Development Director based in the UK.
Dr Greses holds a PhD in laser welding from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a MSc in Marine Technology from Cranfield University, Bedford, UK. He has worked for a number of leading European manufacturing companies in laser welding and Additive Manufacturing, most recently with GF Machining Solutions. Prior to that position, Dr Greses spent fourteen years with EOS.
“Our goal is to help industries solve their engineering challenges by delivering unprecedented design freedom, part repeatability and quality in metal 3D printing,” stated Dr Greses. “We’re here to provide the European markets with a seamless transition to Velo3D’s end-to-end manufacturing solution including its advanced support-free technology.”
Xavier Fruh has a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from ESIGELEC Rouen and an MBA from the Strasbourg School of Management, both in France. He has years of experience in the welding industry and most recently worked on business development around Europe for four years with AddUp, a group specialising in AM technology.
“I am passionate about innovation and technology,” Fruh commented. “I’m keen to support our customers in overcoming the limits of traditional manufacturing and to help them take advantage of everything that AM – the next generation of manufacturing engineering – has to offer.”
On this further European growth, Benny Buller, founder and CEO of Velo3D, commented, “Expanding our footprint in Europe comes in response to new demand for the very highest-achievable levels of metal AM quality that only Velo3D provides, as well as design freedom that can unleash innovation and improve competitiveness for industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, and alternative energy,”