Fathom Digital Manufacturing Corp. announced that its board of directors has appointed Carey Chen as the company’s chief executive officer. Chen will succeed Ryan Martin, effective immediately.
Chen has been a member of Fathom’s board of directors since the company’s IPO in 2021 and served as a director in Fathom’s predecessor companies since 2019. With his extensive global manufacturing experience and a background in supporting industrial companies, Chen is considered a well-respected business leader.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Fathom, Chen was president of Altix Corporation, an industrial manufacturing consultancy. He also served as CEO of Cadrex Manufacturing Solutions and Incodema Holdings LLC, and acted as executive chairman and president at Cincinnati Incorporated. While at Cincinnati, Chen led the launch of what was then the largest 3D printer in the world. He also served on the boards of New Valence Robotics Corporation and Digital Alloys, Inc, both MIT-based startups specializing in plastic and metal 3D printing systems.
“Fathom Digital Manufacturing is moving in a critical strategic direction aimed at fortifying our future in the on-demand digital manufacturing services industry,” said TJ Chung, Chairman of Fathom’s Board of Directors. “Given Carey’s proven track record, his expertise leading complex industrial companies, and his intimate knowledge of Fathom, we are confident his leadership is the ideal fit to drive the Company forward as we work towards achieving our next phase of growth.”
Mr. Chung added, “On behalf of the entire Board, I would also like to thank Ryan Martin for his leadership and the numerous contributions he made in helping Fathom grow into an industry leader. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Chen completed his MBA at the University of Illinois and his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Carey Chen, Fathom’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, said, “The on-demand digital manufacturing services space continues to evolve. We have a significant market opportunity to further develop emerging technologies and pioneer new standards in on-demand digital manufacturing with 3D printing services, metal cutting, CNC machining, injection molding, amongst other capabilities to further meet and exceed our customers’ needs. I am energized and excited to work with Fathom’s talented team and help take the Company to even greater heights.”