Steven Gonzalez and Alain Harrus have joined the Advisory Board of Roboze. Steven Gonzalez is one of the major experts in the space industry worldwide with more than 32 years of experience at NASA. Alain Harrus is an expert in industrial manufacturing processes, with a background in Physics and over 20 years of venture capital experience in Silicon Valley.
Steven Gonzalez decided to bet on Roboze with the aim of redefining the standards of the space sector thanks to the company’s 3D printing technology dedicated to metal replacement. A whole life devoted to exploring methods and innovations in the space sector, Steven Gonzalez joined the NASA team in May of 1988. His interest today is to bring his thirty years of experience to the service of start-ups and innovative projects to accelerate technological progress in the space industry.
“I am extremely convinced of the benefits that 3D printing offers to the space sector,” said Steven Gonzalez. “I met Roboze a few years ago and was impressed by the level of technology offered. A perfect combination of high customization of parts, innovative materials, and process industrialization, which translates into a reduction in weight for the sector with a consequent reduction in fuel consumption and therefore in harmful emissions, as well as a greater payload capacity. The process is fast and reduces the use of energy and the need for tooling”.
Roboze, in fact, is specialized in designing and manufacturing industrial 3D printers for the production of parts with super polymers and composites capable to replace metal in different industrial applications. Founded with the aim of supporting manufacturing companies to optimize costs and time, by accelerating profitability and digital transformation of the production processes, today Roboze is the promoter of a new manufacturing paradigm aimed at bringing the value of production back to the point of use, in favor of economic, environmental, and social advantages.
Today Alain Harrus is Chairman of the board at Kateeva, a Californian company engaged in the electronics sector. Previously, he was a partner of Crosslink Capital, a venture capital fund in San Francisco, where he led the investment business in high-impact semiconductors and technologies.
Before moving into venture capital, Alain developed groundbreaking process technologies first as a researcher at Bell Laboratories and then as Chief Technology Officer at Novellus Systems, now part of Lam Research. There, he championed a total copper metallization solution for advanced semiconductor manufacturing – a disruptive move that made Novellus a class leader and helped catapult the company beyond the $1 billion mark in revenue.
As an investor, Alain focused on early-stage science-based hardware companies developing innovative technologies by advising executive teams on strategic growth initiatives.
“Additive Manufacturing is among the innovations that will help us respond to future global challenges that are increasingly critical and important for all of us” said Alain Harrus. “Among the various manufacturers, Roboze has demonstrated a 3D printing technology that is synonymous with this vision as the only real solution today that can reshape the way things are produced with unique performance and process repeatability with a great positive impact on the world. I am happy to be able to give my contribution in the expansion of this great goal”.
“We are glad to welcome Steven Gonzalez and Alain Harrus to our Advisory Board,” says Alessio Lorusso, Founder & CEO of Roboze. “Steven is one of the most experienced managers in the space industry. He has always been at the forefront of the management and development of innovative projects, even in the long term, and I am convinced that he will help us redefine industry standards in terms of performance and quality. Having Alain, on the other hand, is confirmation for us that we have worked well over these years, orienting the company in the right direction. The whole team is enthusiastic about the arrival of Alain who adds an important wealth of experience and skills to accelerate the development and both industrial and financial growth of Roboze. Alain will help us in identifying the possibility of disruptive growth also thanks to access to important capital markets”, concluded Lorusso.