Additive Industries Expands Leadership Team With New CEO, CFOMarch 24, 2021
Positioning itself to accelerate company growth, Additive Industries has expanded its leadership team by appointing Ian C. Howe chief executive officer and Carlien Siebelt chief financial officer. Both bring a wealth of experience to their new positions according to officials from Additive Industries, a manufacturer of industrial metal-additive manufacturing (AM) systems, and are expected to help the company continue industrialization of metal AM in the aerospace, energy, oil and gas, high-tech equipment, and automotive market verticals.
Howe has more than 25 years’ experience in related technology fields, developing and implementing growth strategies to address market and customer needs and in leading and developing teams and associates toward a common goal. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering (Materials) and an MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing, both from The Open University.
“The metal-AM market is driven by OEMs within key market verticals, including aerospace, energy, oil and gas, high-tech, and automotive, with these parties adopting these new technologies due to a wealth of benefits that include weight saving, unique design features and lower part costs,” says Howe. “Additionally, AM supports currents trends such as Industry 4.0 and digitalization. Additive Industries is at the forefront of this innovation with best-in-class productivity levels achieved in printing metals. I’m excited to join the talented and passionate team at Additive Industries and look forward to contributing to its success.”
Siebelt has 20 years’ experience in finance, including leadership positions, and holds a master’s degree from Nyenrode Business University.
“I’m very excited to join the ambitious and talented team at Additive Industries that is backed by a long-term commitment from its main investor Highlands Beheer, who up to now has invested and committed a total of $55 million in the company,” Siebelt says. “This underlines the strong commitment to make Additive Industries a success.”
Says Jonas Wintermans, co-founder and current CEO of Additive Industries: “During a period of leadership change last year, I felt privileged to be part of the team again, albeit for only a short period. I’m glad we took the time to search extensively to find the right additional leaders for the future of Additive Industries. Ian’s and Carlien’s extensive experience in various aspects of our business makes them perfectly suited to support our growth ambitions, together with our CTO Mark Vaes who has been with the company from the start. Looking ahead, 2021 will be another turning point for our company in accelerating our growth trajectory, while continuing the development of future solutions and continuing to work on expanding our existing products for our valued customers.”
See also: Additive Industries B.V.
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