ICON, a construction 3D printing specialist, announced that Robert Harmon has joined the company as general counsel and a member of the senior management team. Harmon will oversee the legal affairs, regulatory compliance and policy functions of ICON’s rapidly growing private and public sector business.
“For far too long, we’ve been limited in how we think about designing, permitting and constructing and it’s time for a dramatic shift. It’s time to build,” said Robert Harmon. “I am excited about joining the incredible team at ICON who are using advanced technology to build a future with affordable, resilient and beautiful homes on this planet and beyond.”
Harmon brings considerable experience from his previous work at Amazon and Tesla. He led global teams supporting Amazon Fresh worldwide locations and online and physical stores. At Tesla, he was responsible for global real estate and construction.
“Robert understands technology, innovation, real estate, construction, and policy as well as anyone I have ever met or can imagine. We feel incredibly fortunate that he wants to lend his tremendous abilities, experience, and knowledge to ICON.” said Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO, ICON. “With the addition of yet another accomplished leader to our executive team, I can definitively say we have assembled the best group of senior leaders at any deep tech or construction tech company of which I am aware.”
ICON is currently building the world’s largest community of 3D-printed homes in Austin with Lennar, one of the country’s leading homebuilders. The development demonstrates the potential of 3D printing for housing.
In addition, ICON has completed disaster-resistant housing, barracks for soldiers*, and housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness this year. The company is also planning numerous housing, public housing and hospitality projects.
With $451 million in funding, ICON has built 3D-printed homes in the U.S. and internationally. In the fall of 2022, ICON received $57.2 million from NASA to develop a lunar surface building system.