3D printer manufacturer Velo3D has appointed Dr. Adrian Keppler to its board of directors. Dr. Keppler has been an executive in the additive manufacturing industry for more than 15 years.
“Dr. Keppler has a wealth of knowledge and connections in the additive manufacturing industry and his experience will prove invaluable as Velo3D aims to become the largest manufacturer of laser powder bed fusion systems in the world,” said Benny Buller, Velo3D Founder and CEO. “Our team at Velo3D continues to see growing adoption of our solution in Europe, and with the addition of Dr. Keppler, who has spent his career building the additive manufacturing industry in the region, to the Board of Directors, I believe we can greatly accelerate that growth by relying on his experience in the region.”
Dr. Keppler is currently founder and CEO of AM Scalation, an additive manufacturing consulting firm focused on helping original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and end users scale production of 3D printed parts. He is also a senior advisor for digital manufacturing at H&Z, a leading management consulting firm in Europe. Previously, he held several positions at EOS, a global 3D printing solutions provider. During his time at the company, which is headquartered in Germany, he was managing director, CEO and CMO. He also worked at Siemens AG, where he was responsible for €400 million in revenue and led a team of more than 250 consultants.
“Since coming to market in 2019, Velo3D has been a leader in the additive manufacturing industry and has greatly influenced the industry’s move to larger systems that can achieve high-volume, scalable production of mission-critical parts,” said Dr. Keppler. “I look forward to supporting the company in its mission of helping customers easily produce the parts they need using additive manufacturing technology and scaling the production of those parts across multiple printers.”