Evolve Additive Solutions Hires Jeff Blank as COO to Lead the Engineering and Operation Teams
Today Evolve Additive Solutions ("EAS"), a global leader in the manufacturing of capital equipment and 3D printed production AM parts, announced the appointment Jeff Blank as the company's Chief Operating Officer. More recently Mr. Blank was the Chief Operating Officer at NanoVox / Vadient Optics.
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Jeff Blank, COO, Evolve Additive Solutions (Photo: Business Wire)
As an industry veteran, Jeff has a diverse engineering and business background with a master's in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and MBA from th University of Portland. After spending two decades delivering printers for Tektronix and Xerox Corporation, Jeff moved to 3D Systems to run their worldwide engineering and product delivery organization. Jeff specializes in scaling reliable and cost-effective products from concept to commercial success, in hardware, software, and materials.
In Jeff's role he will be responsible for bringing together engineering and operations and on delivering a robust and reliable product roadmap that will enhance company growth.
"I am very excited to join this team and be part of bringing this revolutionary technology to market," said Jeff Blank, "EAS and STEP will bring high-precision true thermoplastic parts to production customers in ways unheard of up until now. I am looking forward to bringing my experiences in both 2D and 3D product development to the organization and accelerating our path to growth."
"The addition of Jeff to our executive team will further advance our mission to deliver innovation manufacturing solutions to our customers," said CEO Joe Allison, "we have tremendous growth opportunities with Jeff's leadership, energy and deep knowledge."
Evolve's STEP (selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process) technology sits alongside traditional manufacturing processes, such as injection molding, on the manufacturing floor and augments an organization's production capabilities allowing freedom of design and faster time to market with "toolless" production. Evolve's ecosystem and products and services includes hardware, software, materials, services and applications consulting.
About Evolve Additive Solutions
Evolve Additive Solutions is transforming how the world manufactures. Founded in 2017, the company offers Additive Manufacturing production equipment, materials, software, service, consulting and application services. Evolve allows for manufacturing flexibility, creating uniquely functional products while increasing speed to market and efficiency securing supply chains. Evolve's patented STEP (selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process) technology is able to efficiently produce commercial grade production parts and create unique products that cannot be manufactured with traditional methods. The company is headquartered in Minnetonka, MN with a materials technology center based in Rochester, NY.