ROCK HILL, S.C., Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced that Neal Orringer, a leading voice on manufacturing in the Obama administration, will be joining the company as its Vice President of Alliances and Partnerships. In this timely created position, Orringer will report directly to 3DS President and CEO Avi Reichental, with responsibilities over government business and regulatory affairs as well as forging strategic alliances with corporate, research and educational partners.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to have Neal on our team," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. "Neal brings with him a truly impressive record in public policy, coalition-building, and technology investment. But more importantly, his boundless energy and commitment to American innovation through 3D printing and additive manufacturing make him a perfect match for our company."
"3DS is at the heart of a worldwide manufacturing revolution," said Neal Orringer, Vice President, Alliances and Partnerships, 3DS. "I am honored to join the company that started it all and I look forward to advancing its mission to help every company manufacture the future."
Orringer joins 3DS from the Obama administration, where he helped lead task forces for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce focused on advanced manufacturing and U.S. economic development policy. Before that, he served as Director of Manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he led the President's effort to establish a national institute to accelerate into the market new 3D printing technology. For his pioneering leadership he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2012 and the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 2013. Prior to his executive branch service, he worked for over 11 years on Capitol Hill, most recently as a senior staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
About 3D Systems Corporation
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.
Source:3D Systems Corporation