Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, announced today that Sander Nijssen is joining its European leadership team to lead operations and finance.
Nijssen joins Formlabs from iversity, the leading German online education platform, where he was managing director and contributed to raising several rounds of equity financing to bring the company to over 1M users. Previous to iversity, Sander was the CFO of The New Motion, a company of over 130 people offering charging-solutions for electric cars. In his role Sander raised over €14m in equity funding and grew the company from scratch to 10M EUR annual turnover in four years.
Sander’s addition marks another milestone in Formlabs’ rapid expansion in the European market. The company has recently tripled its staff and is yet again expanding into a larger office in the heart of Berlin. Sander’s experience in growing and building companies will further push the exponential growth into the European region.
“To build the best 3D printer, you need to have the best team, and we’re delighted to have Sander joining us,” said Michael Sorkin, General Manager of Formlabs Europe. “Sander has built innovative hardware companies before and understands the operational challenges that come with it. His track-record as a leader in operations and finance speaks for itself.”
“I’m incredibly excited to join Formlabs.” said Sander. “Formlabs is on a mission to build the world’s largest professional desktop 3D printing company and I am convinced that with its unique vision and exceptional product line it is set to dominate the market of digital fabrication.”
Following the recent million in Series B funding from Foundry Group and Autodesk, the company plans to scale its operations to meet growing customer demand worldwide, grow R&D efforts, and to extend Formlabs’ reach in the market and ecosystem.