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Velo3D expands team with an Investor Relations Head and a VP of Sales

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As Velo3D prepares to become a public company, and after expanding its on-the-ground presence in Europe last month, has hired their first Vice President of Investor Relations and added depth to their North American sales team.

Velo3D expands team with appointment of an Investor Relations Head and a VP of Sales
Bob Okunski

Bob Okunski comes to the newly created position of Vice President of Investor Relations for Velo3D with extensive experience in the field gained through working with a range of innovative technology companies. After earning his B.A. at Colgate University and an M.B.A. at Moravian College, he worked in IR for close to a decade at PeopleSoft, WebVan, and Spansion. He then spent 13 ½ years in investor relations at SunPower Corporation before moving to Velo3D.

“I joined Velo3D to be part of this unique, industry-leading technology,” said Okunski. “I was attracted by the strong, experienced management team, and A-list of company backers. I think there’s a tremendous growth opportunity here due to Velo3D’s leadership position in reshaping how complex industrial parts are manufactured.”

Steve Starner, new Vice President of Sales for North America, joins the Velo3D team after almost 15 years with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. There he led customer-focused technical sales teams in various areas including integrated factory solutions, robotics, machine vision sensors, data analytics, and AI tools. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Temple University.

Velo3D expands team with appointment of an Investor Relations Head and a VP of Sales
Steve Starner

“This is an exciting time in metal additive, but even more so with Velo3D, given its advanced metal AM technology,” says Starner. “This expansion of our sales team is critical as we continue to support our customers’ ability to leverage Velo3D’s production-ready manufacturing solution and seek to grow our presence in new and existing markets.”

According to Benny Buller, founder and CEO of Velo3D, “It’s very gratifying that Velo3D is able to attract such top talent to our company. To best serve our customers, and our investors as well, we make a point of hiring people who intrinsically understand the critical role that leading-edge technology plays in innovation, and who can communicate both the substance and the excitement of what we’re achieving here at Velo3D.”

 

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