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Aleph Objects targets growth in 2019 with appointment of new CEO and CTO

Grant Flaharty, President of Aleph Objects, adds CEO to his credentials

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Aleph Objects, Inc., known for its LulzBot 3D printing products, today appointed a new CEO and CTO as it sets its sights on continued growth in the additive manufacturing market. Grant Flaharty, the president of Aleph Objects will take up the role of CEO (while staying on as president) and Steven Abadie, a member of the Aleph Objects team since its founding in 2011, has been promoted to CTO.

With over 20 years of executive experience, Flaharty is equipped to take Aleph Objects to the next level, expanding its growth to meet the growing demand in the 3D printing market. Flaharty was appointed as the company’s president in October 2018. Previously, the executive served as President and COO of 3D Systems between 1998 and 2006.

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Grant Flaharty, President and CEO (left) and Hob Wubbena, Vice President of Marketing (right)

Among the changes the new CEO will lead are continued product expansion, growing the company’s reseller network and a bigger global presence. “We are anticipating a record-breaking year with a larger percentage of business being received from outside the U.S.,” said Flaharty. “The response rate for LulzBot’s high quality workhorse 3D printers is setting the bar for growth going forward.”

Steven Abadie, the former CEO of Aleph Objects, steps into his role as CTO with the aim of driving the development of new 3D printing products for the company. “We are working towards significant leaps in technology and design across our product line,” he said. “In 2019, we expect to make a strong statement with new product offerings, all with a continued focus on Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware.”

Founded in 2011, Colorado-based Aleph Objects has been a staunch proponent for open source 3D printing. This philosophy, coupled with a range of reliable 3D printer hardware, accessories and materials has brought the company popularity in both the maker community and professional market. Going forward, the company says it will continue to hone its focus on the professional market by offering increasingly sophisticated products.

“Additive manufacturing technology just keeps expanding at a mind-blowing rate,” added Jeff Moe, Founder of Aleph Objects. “The internal re-alignment of the company will ultimately serve to maintain a stronger focus on new product introduction going into this period of massive growth.”

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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault is a Montreal-based content writer and editor with five years of experience covering the additive manufacturing world. She has a particular interest in amplifying the voices of women working within the industry and is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM sector. Tess holds a master's degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

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