VulcanForms Welcomes David Kalinske as Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace and Defense
VulcanForms, a MIT-born company that builds and operates advanced digital manufacturing infrastructure, today announced the appointment of David Kalinske as VP & GM Aerospace and Defense.
Kalinske is an industry leader and has held several executive roles in government services, manufacturing, commercial space, and defense companies. Most recently, he was President of TDX Government Services Group, comprised of companies that are industry leaders in power systems engineering, aerospace operations, and sustainment. Kalinske also held leadership roles for Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs and served as Chief Revenue Officer for Morpheus Space.
Kalinske retired from the Marine Corps in 2014 after graduating from TopGun and serving as a weapons-school instructor and fighter-squadron commanding officer. Kalinske was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, he was a recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal for superior meritorious service in a position of significant national responsibility for his work as a senior White House aide to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
"David's military service, aviation expertise, and executive and entrepreneurial background will be incredibly valuable as we expand initiatives for our current customers and scale our business in the aerospace and defense sector," said Martin C. Feldmann, Co-Founder, President, and CEO. "We are proud to work with leading companies in this industry to accelerate their ability to deliver innovative products, provide engineered solutions, and enhance national security."
VulcanForms serves leading defense, aerospace, medical and semiconductor companies, supplying precision engineered components and assemblies. The company supplies over a dozen U.S. Department of Defese programs, including the F35 Joint Strike Fighter and Patriot Air Defense System, has delivered thousands of components for the semiconductor industry, and is accelerating innovation in medical implants. By combining its breakthrough digital thread, its next generation additive technology, materials engineering expertise, heat treatment capabilities, automated precision machining, and operational excellence, VulcanForms offers groundbreaking, U.S.-based digital manufacturing infrastructure to the world's most critical industries.
"There is a tremendous opportunity for industry leaders to benefit from VulcanForms' groundbreaking technology and end to end manufacturing approach that delivers serial production capacity with zero capital investment. It's a matter of educating key stakeholders in government, defense and industry regarding the sheer size and scope of our ability to conduct digital manufacturing at scale," said Kalinske. "I'm excited to join the commercial team at this important time for the company as we continue to scale our capacity and capabilities, and deepen and expand our customer base."
After announcing the launch of its first two digital production facilities in July 2022, VulcanForms has been working to more than quadruple its production throughput at VulcanOne, the world's highest throughout laser metal additive foundry. The Devens, Mass. additive foundry is powered by a fleet of VulcanForms' 100-kilowatt class laser printing systems. The Newburyport, Mass. facility, focused on automated precision machining and assembly operations, expects to double its production capacity while tripling its throughput within the next 12 months. With a combination of additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, digital engineering, post-processing, assembly, and inspection services, VulcanForms enables customers to accelerate product innovation and realization at unprecedented speed and scale.
VulcanForms builds and operates advanced digital manufacturing infrastructure enabling the world's critical industries to innovate, grow, and deliver sustainable impact. Founded in 2015 by Martin C. Feldmann and Professor John Hart, of MIT, VulcanForms invented and commercialized the world's first industrially scalable laser metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution and pioneered integrated digital production systems. The company has grown to more than 300 employees and has attracted world class engineering, operations, and commercial leaders from Google, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Precision Castparts, IPG Photonics, Faro Technologies, Alcoa, and Autodesk, among others. VulcanForms has raised $355M in funding to date and its investors include Eclipse Ventures, Stata Venture Partners, Fontinalis Partners, D1 Capital Partners, Standard Investments, Atlas Innovate, Boston Seed Capital, Industry Ventures, and the Simkins Family. For more information, visit www.vulcanforms.com/.
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