Robb Hudson has been appointed as the CEO and President of MELD PrintWorks Corporation – MELD Manufacturing Corporation’s new spin-out company.
In this position, Robb Hudson will be responsible for ensuring PrintWorks’ customers receive outstanding printed parts produced with the MELD technology. He will lead the PrintWorks team to meet the needs of customers – including those who struggle to obtain forgings, castings, and other metal parts due to time constraints and supply-chain issues.
“The opportunity to stand at the intersection of MELD’s transformative technology and the current supply chain shortage in castings and forgings is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! I am thrilled to have been chosen to lead this amazing team of professionals and offer the MELD process as a service to industries struggling to meet their raw material needs,” said Robb Hudson.
“I’m delighted to have an experienced leader capable of delivering on the promise of additive to PrintWorks customers. Robb brings a passion for manufacturing and an understanding of how additive and advanced manufacturing can help create success in many industries, especially aerospace,” said Nanci Hardwick, Board Chair of MELD.
Most recently, Robb Hudson was CEO and President of Aerodyn Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana. Before Aerodyn Engineering, he served as CEO for Mitsui Seiki (USA), Inc., a super precision machine tool builder. He has spent his career in the machine tool and manufacturing industries learning conventional and non-conventional machining processes primarily focused on the aerospace and turbine industries. During that time, he led teams at Huffman Corporation (OPTOMEC), LASAG Industrial Laser (SWATCH Group), WINBRO Group, Mitsui Seiki, and Aerodyne Engineering. These efforts spawned exciting new technologies in 5-axis micro-precision laser cutting, laser ablation systems for turbine airfoil-shaped cooling holes, Blue Arc Machining Systems, and hybrid 3D printing and machining systems.
Robb Hudson has held board-level positions with several companies and equally has volunteered his time for Economic Development and workforce development initiatives on behalf of county-, regional-, and state-level organizations. He and his family have dedicated noteworthy amounts of time and energy to bring awareness and financial resources to charities supporting foster and adoption charities. He has also been an invited speaker around the world delivering technical papers and presentations on various manufacturing topics.