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As Jenny Lawton moved out of her position as “Acting CEO” of MakerBot and into a slot as executive vice president of Special Projects for Stratasys, Ltd., and Jonathan Jaglom, the former general manager for Stratasys Asia Pacific Japan, took over for Lawton as CEO of MakerBot, other organizational changes became necessary for the two industry-leading companies.

Omer Krieger, new GM of  Stratasys AP

Omer Krieger, new GM of Stratasys AP

“Jonathan Jaglom is bringing 10 years of experience as a key contributor to the outstanding performance and scaling of operations at Objet – and then Stratasys – and we believe he will be well-positioned to help MakerBot scale both operations and revenues,” said CEO of Stratasys David Reis of the moves.

Jaglom began his career in additive manufacturing and 3D printing for Israeli photopolymer 3D printing company, Objet Geometries, in 2005. Objet later merged with Stratasys in 2011. As a result of the Lawton and Jaglom moves, Stratasys AP Ltd., a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., say Omer Krieger, Vice President Sales of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), has been promoted to General Manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan.ss

Stratasys acquired desktop 3D printer company MakerBot in 2013 and  Lawton had been with MakerBot since November of 2011 playing a critical role in growing the company from 40 employees to over 600.

For his part, Krieger gained a deep knowledge of the AP region, both as a Product Manager at Stratasys (Objet) and as Sales Director of APJ.  Stratasys says Krieger will report to Reis directly.

“Omer’s significant experience, both in the APJ region and in the 3D printing industry in general, makes him the ideal candidate to lead our business in the rapidly growing APJ market,” says Reis. “Omer is in an excellent position to meet the growing demand and significant potential for expansion of this critical market for Stratasys.”

Jaglom’s move to Stratasys’ MakerBot operation comes out of his pivotal role in expanding Stratasys’ business in APJ.

“Under Jonathan’s leadership, this business has seen tremendous growth, and Stratasys has secured its leadership position in the APJ region,” Reis said. “We are very pleased that Jonathan will be taking a new role at MakerBot, to continue to drive growth and innovation. He has established a strong foundation for Stratasys APJ’s future growth.”

The executive changes will take effect on March 1.  Are these the right changes in the executive organization of both Stratasys and MakerBot?  What impact do you think Jaglom and Krieger will have in their respective new roles. Discuss in the ‘New MakerBot CEO’ forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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