Sigma Labs, Inc., a developer of quality assurance software for additive manufacturing, has announced that AM industry veteran Steve Immel is joining its leadership team in the position of Senior Director Business Development for North America. In his new role, Immel will be responsible for engaging with 3D printer OEMs, additive manufacturing companies, academic institutions and research groups to accelerate the adoption of Sigma Labs PrintRite3D in-process quality assurance solutions for production applications.
Immel has had a long career in the additive manufacturing industry, with tenures at leading companies including 3D Systems and Materialise. He was also a highly influential figure at Jabil Additive, leading its Additive Manufacturing Lab and establishing the Additive Academy. He has also been a proponent for 3D printing more generally, contributing to industry events and conferences as well as writing for various publications about topics like mass customization and MRO.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome someone of Steve Immel’s caliber,” said Ron Fisher, Sigma Labs’ Vice President of Business Development. “Steve brings to Sigma Labs a unique mix of in-depth experience in CAD/CAM/CAE software, 3D printer hardware and production manufacturing combined with passion for advancing the industry. He will be a great asset to our company and, most important, to our customers and partners.”
Steve Immel also commented on his new role at Sigma Labs, saying: “IPQA is the missing link in the production AM chain. I have known Sigma Labs for many years and consider them to be the pioneer in this domain. The company is clearly at an inflection point with their innovation in machine learning and the recent announcement of being selected by a global manufacturer as its preferred monitoring solution for 3D metal printers. I strongly believe in the Sigma mission, vision and solutions and am proud to be part of this talented team riding the additive wave into full-scale production.”