3D printing and software company Materialise announced the appointment of Johan Albrecht as chief financial officer effective August 12, 2015.
Albrecht joins Materialise from BARC NV, a global central laboratory that supports the pharmaceutical and biotech industry in the development of new drugs, where he served as CFO between 1989 and 2015, with responsibility for its worldwide financial and business reporting and control systems. He will assume the role of CFO on August 12, 2015, replacing Frederick Merckx, who joined Materialise in 2013 to help the company prepare for its initial public offering. As previously announced, Mr. Merckx notified Materialise in May 2015 of his plan to resign in order to pursue new career opportunities.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented: “We are delighted to welcome Johan to the Materialise team. With three decades of experience in finance in an international business environment, Johan is uniquely suited to Materialise. His accomplishments include facilitating BARC’s successful transition in 2007 from a family-owned enterprise to a company with a majority ownership by private equity. Johan’s proven capabilities will help us continue the momentum we have established since becoming a public company last year and leverage the many high-growth opportunities in the 3D printing market worldwide.”