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2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing Symposium

June 20, 2017 - June 21, 2017


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Join us June 20th – 21st at our 2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing Symposium. Engage in insightful presentations about the latest applications from Stratasys as well as other industry leaders. Hear customer success stories first-hand from panelists themselves. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to connect and converse with the industry’s finest and learn how you can integrate advanced 3D technology into your business.

Tuesday, June 20th

9:00am – 10:00am – Coffee Networking Hour
10:00am – 10:30am – LACI Tour: Advanced Prototyping Center
10:30am – 11:30am – Presentation: George Russell, Stratasys Automotive Specialist
11:30am – 12:45pm – Lunch is Served
11:45am – 12:45am – Automotive & Aerospace Customer Panel
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Presentation: Greg Whitman, Stratasys Tooling Specialist
2:15pm – 2:45pm – LACI Tour: Advanced Prototyping Center
2:45pm – 3:15pm – Networking Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm – Presentation: Jonah Myerberg, Desktop Metal Co-Founder & CTO

Wednesday, June 21st

9:00am – 10:00am – Coffee Networking Hour
10:00am – 10:30am – LACI Tour: Advanced Prototyping Center
10:30am – 11:30am – Presentation: Ben Harren, Stratasys Medical Specialist
11:30am – 12:45am – Lunch is Served
11:45am – 12:45am – Medical Customer Panel
12:45pm – 1:15pm – LACI Advanced Prototyping Center Tour
1:15pm – 2:15pm – Martin Meunier, Emmy Award Winner
2:15pm – 3:15pm – Entertainment & Consumer Products Customer Panel
3:15pm – 4:00pm – Presentation: Scot Thompson, Desktop Metal Specialist

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Speakers & Panelists

Ben Harren

Ben Harren is the Segment Sales Leader for Stratasys Medical Solutions. In this role, Ben is responsible for all aspects of business development across hospital and medical device applications. Ben has nearly 20 years of experience within the medical device industry primarily with Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical. Starting his career as an electrical engineer, Ben has also led sales, marketing and strategy teams in cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology, neuromodulation and medical device contract manufacturing. He holds an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University.

Greg Angier

Gregg Angier is the “Director of Operations” for QALO. He was QALO’s first employee and has used his 10+ years of operations experience to scale the business both on e-commerce and in retail locations. He currently oversees manufacturing, product development, and daily warehouse logistics. Married with three children under three, there is never a dull (or quiet) moment for him.

Jeff Jones

Mr. Jones graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.A. in Psychology. Soon thereafter, he joined an acquired company of Allergan to begin his 22-year career working with medical devices. Mr. Jones spent the first 10 years in the Facilities, Production Equipment Maintenance, and Safety Departments. After 20 years of distinguished service, Mr. Jones was presented with the “Values in Practice” Award, the company’s highest honor, given to those who have excelled in their area of expertise, while consistently practicing the global values of Integrity, Customer Focus, Innovation, Collaboration, making an Impact and Difference in significant ways, and having a Passion for and a Commitment to People, Projects, and Goals. He is well-respected and well-known for his patience, adaptability, excellence in safety, organizational and problem-solving skills, and service for others. This has proved especially beneficial for the company and its employees during the many changes throughout the years.

Martin Meunier

Martin Meunier has worked in special effects since the early nineties, he started as a Model maker on James and the giant peach, and continued his collaboration with Henry Selick, the director of Nightmare before Christmas to this day. On the film Coraline he introduced the rapid prototyping process to the stop motion industry and was awarded an Annie award as well as an Academy award for pioneering this advance. Martin used the knowledge of computer graphics he gained working for companies such as Tippett studio, ILM and digital domain combined with his traditional stop motion set work to blend the two art forms and create a new technology. Today, Rapid prototyping is used on all stop motion feature films and the progress in technology has made it possible for amateurs to use it on short films and even school projects.

Rajan Ramaswamy

NOVO Engineering
Dr. Rajan Ramaswamy is president, chief technical officer, and co-owner of NOVO Engineering, a full-service engineering design and development firm specializing in medical devices, life sciences, and digital printing. NOVO’s 75-person team operates out of well-equipped facilities in San Diego (since 2004) and Minneapolis (since 2011). Rajan has over 25 years of hands-on experience in a variety of technical, managerial, and executive roles at a range of companies, including Hewlett-Packard and the Gillette Co. He has extensive experience in both medical device development and 3D printing, and has been working with 3D printing since the early days of the industry. His engineering design experience includes prototype versions of the Sinterstation. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an MSME from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BSME from the Indian Institute of Technology. He is named on 12 issued US patents.

Duke Kramer

Duke Kramer is a section manager in mechanical engineering at Raytheon Vision Systems in Goleta, CA. He has been with the company for 23.5 years. In addition to tooling design he runs the 3D printer shop, a Fortus 450mc and an Objet Alaris 30. Duke was president of DTI Prototype & Design (DTI), a privately held industrial design and rapid prototyping company. DTI served businesses and individual inventors offering rapid prototyping, product design and model making services with Stratasys Dimension 3D printers. He holds three patents, two trademarks, six trade secrets, ten innovation awards with RVS. Duke also holds a BBA from Regent University and is a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Peter Hamilton

Factor 31
Through film and commercials, Peter has developed a unique style and detail oriented approach to production design and prop creation. As part of a management team for the last ten years, he has continually proven his ability to complete projects under budget and exceed expectations.

George Longo

Factor 31
George brings more than a decade of experience in computer based design and visual effects for film and advertising. With clients such as Toyota, Ford, Sony Pictures, Imageworks and Warner Brothers; George has a well-established history of delivering challenging projects with creative solutions that meet or exceed the clients vision.

George Russell

Automotive Segment Leader for Stratasys. Responsible for coordinating interaction with Stratasys Automotive customers, as well as channeling needs of the automotive industry into Stratays Product development.

Greg Whitman

Greg Whitman is a Senior Engineer on the Tooling Solutions Business Unit for Stratasys. In this role, he is responsible for defining and developing the Stratasys 3D printing product offerings for high requirements manufacturing tooling use cases. Greg, along with the rest of the team, is responsible for accelerating advancement and adoption of additive manufacturing for tooling applications globally, establishing the product roadmap for tooling use cases, building strategic partnerships, guiding technical development, and demonstrating developed capabilities. Prior to joining Stratasys in 2015, Greg held positions in new and current product development at the Tennant company and Pentair water, and Manufacturing design & automation at Carley Foundry. He has significant experience and technical expertise related to the design and application of FDM tooling to be used in production environments.

Scot Thompson

Desktop Metal
Scot Thompson graduated from California State University Northridge with a BS in Engineering. He has been a top performer for three of the most successful companies in the 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing space.
16 years at 3D Systems: From Corporate Applications Engineer to Worldwide Business Development Director for Aerospace. He managed the largest 3D-Printed mass-customization application to manufacture Invisalign™ with Align Technology. 4 years at Solid Concepts (now Stratasys Direct): Business Development Manager for the two largest lines; Stereolithography and Advanced Cast Urethane. Developed strategy, secured large accounts, wrote sales collateral, and trained sales team. Increased sales 44% in down economy (2007 to 2011). 6 years at EOS of North America from 2011 to 2017. He managed Western Region sales channel and sold high-end Additive Metal systems to: SpaceX, Blue Origin, Honeywell, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Caltech, Morf3D, and many other forward-thinking companies. He was ranked a top worldwide sales performer. He is passionate about enabling companies with new capabilities made possible with new advancements in additive manufacturing.

Jonah Myerberg

Desktop Metal
Co-founder and CTO of Desktop Metal, Jonah Myerberg, graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and received his Masters in Engineering from John Hopkins University in 2003. Jonah started working for A123 Motorsports as the Director of Technology in 2005. Eight years later, Jonah branched off gathering an abundance of experience working for companies such as Gradient Corporation and Renevo Motors. In October 2015, Jonah took part in the creation of Desktop Metal, today’s leading solution for metal 3D printing.

Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson hails from the Ford Motor Company Advanced Design Studio in Irvine. He’s been a Digital Sculptor there for 15 years. Ron specializes in innovative solutions to design problems and has several utility patents for Ford along those lines. He relies on RP printing to prove out numerous iterations of his concepts before finalizing the design. Ron’s enthusiasm for 3D printing began with utilizing a flour and sugar water printer back in 1996.

Stephanie Hoffer

Stephanie Hoffer has a passion for design and received her bachelors and masters degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California. Stephanie currently works at Myotek, an OEM automotive lighting supplier, as the Senior Research and Development Engineer. She has been working with 3D printers since 2009 and is excited to see their continued impact and disruption on today’s market. Stephanie is passionate about cars, travel, food, and staying active.

Chris Wentworth

Chris is a product development and Additive Manufacturing (AM) expert. With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, 15 of those working with AM, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to CMTC, and soon to our SMM clients. Over the years he has worked with companies like Boeing, Western Digital, and Hitachi to solve manufacturing problems and help bring products to market faster than ever before. He has a proven record of building businesses and gaining customer trust. Chris has been a speaker on Additive Manufacturing and Product Development at events and forums sponsored by UCI, IIT Tech, Saddleback CC and LBCC.

Christiane Beyer

Dr. Christiane Beyer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University Long Beach. Her expertise is in engineering design, CAD/CAM tools, and particularly additive manufacturing technologies. Her current research focuses on the design and additive manufacturing of lightweight and topology optimized structures in metals and continuous fiber-reinforced polymers. Her projects and applications range from automotive and aerospace to bioengineering, consumer products, and other industries. In the American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM International, Dr. Beyer is a member of the standards committee F-42 for Additive Manufacturing Technologies, sub-committee Design. Outside of academia, Dr. Beyer is a founder of Fusion Formatics Corporation, a company focusing on high-value design and engineering services for additive manufacturing. Furthermore, she is President of the non-profit organization WAM – Women in Additive Manufacturing.


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