The ExOne Company (Nasdaq:XONE) builds industrial-grade 3D printing machines and printed products and materials, and offers services to industrial customers, primarily for in-house use. The company also offers collaboration and print productions to customers via eight production service centers in the United States, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Now the ExOne Company has appointed Hans J. Sack to serve as president of the company effective on March 16, 2015.
Sack, with his experience in the metals and automotive industries, will provide leadership in operational, commercial, geographic, and strategic areas to ExOne, and as a part of his appointment, he resigned from the ExOne Board of Directors and as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee, effective March 10th.
“During his tenure as Director, Hans has demonstrated a wealth of operational and strategic experience, leadership and keen judgment,” said the Chairman and CEO of ExOne, S. Kent Rockwell. “As President, he can be even more instrumental in the execution of our key strategic and operating plans for 2015 and beyond. We are pleased to welcome him to our executive team.”
The ExOne Board is now reduced in size to seven members. The Board’s current director, Raymond J. Kilmer, was appointed to serve as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee.
Sack was a member of ExOne’s Board of Directors from December 2014 to March 2015, and he also served as a Managing Director of Headwaters SC, a private consulting firm, from 2013 through February 2015.
As the Managing Director of Headwaters, Sack worked on client engagement matters relating to business growth, strategic development, operational improvement, acquisition and consolidation strategies. He is the former president and CEO of Berg Steel Pipe Corp., the US subsidiary of Europipe GmbH, a manufacturer of large diameter pipe for oil and gas delivery applications. Sack also served as President and CEO of Latrobe Specialty Steel Company, a producer of aerospace metals and tool steels, and was employed by The Timken Company’s steel business before becoming President and CEO of Timken Latrobe Steel in 1996.
He received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Sack is also a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Vincent College and its McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.
ExOne builds 3D printing machines, and also supplies materials like consumables and replacement parts, as well as offering other services such as training and technical support. Growth in management and offerings seems to be occurring at a fast pace just now for the company.
ExOne recently announced the availability of its largest 3D printing system, called the Exerial, which the company calls “a considerable evolution in ExOne’s machine portfolio.” The system is said to improve upon the manufacturing process with enhanced speed and accuracy in 3D printing. Exerial is set to be rolled out formally at the GIFA International Foundry Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, in June.
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