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Structo appoints Desmond Lim as Chief Executive Officer

Founder and former CEO Huub van Esbroeck will take up new role as Head of R&D

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Structo, the Singapore-based provider of 3D printing solutions focusing on high-speed and dental applications, has appointed Desmond Lim as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Desmond brings over 30 years of experience in executive and board leadership roles across various disciplines, ranging from multinationals to private/venture equity portfolio companies. Following this announcement, Founding CEO Huub van Esbroeck has been named Structo’s new Head of R&D.

Desmond Lim
Desmond Lim, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Structo

Desmond started his career at Arthur Andersen followed by several multi-disciplinary roles in finance and strategy at Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, Honeywell and Avago Technologies (now Broadcom). He also held the Chief Financial Officer role at Heptagon where he successfully took the company through a strategic acquisition process by ams AG, a European-listed conglomerate. Prior to joining Structo, Desmond served as Chief Financial Officer for Tessa Therapeutics, a clinical-stage cell therapy company developing next-generation cancer treatments.

“I am excited to be joining such an innovative and forward-looking team at Structo,” said Desmond. “Additive manufacturing is laying the path for the digital factory of the future in numerous industries. Structo’s unique application-based product development approach is key to continue pushing the adoption of digital manufacturing technology to effectively solve industry problems starting with the dental industry,” he added.

As Desmond takes the helm, Huub will transition to his new role of Head of R&D to focus on innovating and developing new technologies that further pushes the envelope of additive manufacturing. As co-founder, Huub initially took on the CEO role and has led Structo from its infancy as a concept to where we are now globally as a  company with an install base across 5 continents, where its 3D printers are producing hundreds of thousands of dental appliances every month.

“We are proud to have Desmond bring his experience and expertise to our mission; and to strategically navigate the company as it inflects and grow to a higher plateau”, said Huub van Esbroeck, founding CEO of the company. “When my co-founders and I started Structo over 6 years ago in a small workshop on campus, never did we imagine it growing into the global company it is today” said Huub, “This is a testament to the great team we have been able to assemble over the years, and with Desmond coming on board to lead the next stage of growth, we are incredibly confident that we’ll continue to scale to greater heights than ever”.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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