Online 3D printing service Sculpteo has announced that Nora Toure is stepping down from her position as U.S. General Manager. Toure, who has worked for Sculpteo for the past eight years, is leaving the company to “start another adventure.” Taking up the mantle as General Manager for the U.S. is Nicolas Mathian, formerly Sculpteo’s European Sales Director.
Having begun her career in the 3D printing industry with an internship at Sculpteo, Toure became an integral part of the France-based company. For three years, she worked as the company’s Sales Manager in France and in 2013 she relocated to San Francisco to head the company’s U.S. business. In other words, Toure has played an important role in the 3D printing company’s growth over the past several years.
In 2014, Toure also founded the inspiring Women in 3D Printing platform. As an organization, Women in 3D Printing not only highlights women who work in the additive manufacturing industry but offers a fruitful and engaging community for these women. The goal of Toure’s initiative is to provide support for women in the industry and to promote more gender diversity in the 3D printing field.
Recently, Toure collaborated with Sarah Goehrke, editor-in-chief of 3DPrint.com, to publish a quarterly report analyzing diversity in the additive manufacturing sector, the first of its kind.
“I grew up with Sculpteo,” said Toure on Sculpteo’s blog. “I joined the team as an intern, and end up General Manager of the US office. Until very recently and starting my own adventure with Women in 3D Printing, everything I knew and did in this industry was thanks to Sculpteo. I can’t actually thank Clement and Marine enough for the support and trust they gave me on numerous occasions: when they flew me to San Francisco in 2013, and then when I started and grew Women in 3D Printing late 2014.”
There’s no denying that Sculpteo’s U.S. branch has been in good hands for the past five years, but we are excited to see what the future holds for Mathian at the company as well as for Toure on her next endeavours (to be revealed to the public soon). She will, of course, be continuing her important work with Women in 3D Printing.