Evolve Additive Solutions, a global leader in the manufacturing of capital equipment and 3D printed production AM parts, has appointed Jeff Hanson as the VP of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Jeff will lead the go-to-market team – which is comprised of sales, marketing, applications engineering, business development, and product management.
In September 2021, Evolve raised $30 million in funding from 3D Ventures. In the past two months, the company has appointed a new CEO, a new COO, and now a new VP of Sales and Marketing.
Jeff Hanson’s experience in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology spans over more than 30 years. As one of the initial employees of Stratasys, he began working in early product development, obtaining three patents on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). He also Co-Founded RedEye on Demand, an industry-leading additive manufacturing parts provider business.
Additionally, he innovated and led the management of Global Manufacturing Network, a cloud-connected manufacturing solution with global strategic partners in international markets. Most recently he founded Digital 3D Manufacturing, LLC, which provides consultative services on the adoption of additive manufacturing solutions to the global manufacturing market.
“It is an exciting time for Evolve and the company’s STEP technology and I am confident that this platform with change the way traditional manufacturing is perceived,” said Jeff Hanson. “I’m certain that my background and leadership along with this outstanding team will all work together to ensure our growth.”
“Having a true industry expert join Evolve is an asset to us,“ said Joe Allison, CEO of Evolve Additive Solutions. “Jeff’s expertise in startups and high-growth environments is critical to our future success.”
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 include hardware, software, materials, services, and applications consulting.