BCN3D Technologies is still a relatively young company, but it has accomplished a lot, becoming well-known and well-respected for its open source philosophy and its Sigma 3D printer, as well as the larger and more recently introduced Sigmax and expanding portfolio of 3D printing materials. Roger Uceda has led the company to its current level of success, but today Uceda announced that he will be vacating the position of CEO, to be replaced by Xavi M. Faneca. Faneca will assume the duties of CEO on February 1st, while Uceda will lead the 3D printing technological development at the CIM Technological Center, the innovation institute where BCN3D began.
Faneca, one of the founders of Barcelona-based BCN3D Technologies, has been serving as COO since 2011. In this position, he led all of the company’s operations and design teams, helping the company to bring its IDEX technology and the Sigma and Sigmax 3D printers to the market.
“Roger and I started the project and we have been working together since 2011, seeing the project growth and consolidation,” said Faneca. “Now, it is a huge honor to take the lead at BCN3D and I am confident to say that our team is ready to take advantage of the new market opportunities. I can feel the thrill of making BCN3D even bigger with new technology and products for our customers.”
Uceda will continue to support the company in his new role, particularly its technological development strategy. He will help to fulfill its long-term vision and its continued status as a top 3D printer manufacturer. He is pleased with the direction the company has been heading and is glad to contribute to it in a new way.
“From my part, I am personally really proud from what the team has achieved so far and really excited for the challenges we have ahead of us,” Uceda said. “We have raised a company from scratch becoming one of the top 3D printer manufacturers in the industry.”
BCN3D has grown a lot lately, in terms of both its product development and the size of its workforce. There’s no concern about a new CEO taking the company in too radically new of a direction – Faneca and Uceda have worked together from the beginning, and share the same philosophy of keeping everything completely transparent and open source. BCN3D maintains a very close focus on customer satisfaction, and true to its open source nature, treats them more like collaborators in the product development process.
Faneca is happy to continue working alongside Uceda as BCN3D Technologies moves forward into its next stage.
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“I am sure that this new change will suppose new adventures and will allow us to grow even more,” the new CEO told 3DPrint.com.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Roger during all these years, since 2011 when we founded RepRapBCN and later with BCN3D Technologies. Now, we have the opportunity to collaborate to bring new 3D printing processes to the market. It is a great challenge, but I think that our experience in the past and our motivation in the present will give us a great boost for the coming future.”