Azul 3D is creating a paradigm shift in plastic manufacturing. Today, there is a trade-off between speed and part size. We shatter that constraint with our proprietary 3D printer capable of manufacturing at production speeds regardless of size. We enable manufacturers to go from prototype to mass production in one streamlined platform. In combination with our industrial-grade materials, we offer the opportunity for higher throughput, limitless scale, and just-in-time mass production.
SKOKIE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3D printing industry veteran Tuan TranPham has been named chief revenue officer at Azul 3D.
With more than 18 years of experience in the field, TranPham was most recently chief revenue officer at AREVO. Prior to that, he worked for six of the largest 3D printing companies, including Z Corporation, 3D Systems, Objet, Stratasys, Arcam (a GE company) and Desktop Metal. While at Desktop Metal, he was recognized with the Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s (AMUG’s) most prestigious honor as elected by his peers – the Distinguished Innovator Operators (DINO) award.
With his unique perspective and insight on 3D printing applications, challenges, opportunities, and trends, TranPham said he is excited about Azul 3D’s potential market share.
“Additive manufacturing has grown more than $10 billion in the last decade,” he said. “However, I believe as this field enters true mass production, the industry will easily grow beyond $100 billion over the next decade. I chose to join Azul 3D because it has unique competitive advantages that will capture this growth due to its super-fast printing, larger build volumes, and exceptional material properties. Azul 3D will revolutionize mass production and I look forward to joining this great team.”
TranPham joins Azul 3D as it prepares to launch its first commercial product, which comes on the heels of incredible growth for the company. After securing $10 million in an oversubscribed seed financing round, Azul 3D inked an exclusive development collaboration with DuPont Electronics & Imaging to bring next-generation 3D printing technologies to the forefront of the electronic materials industry. The company continues to add world-renowned experts to its advisory board and recruit top talent for its growing team.
“Tuan is joining our company at a key moment,” said Chad Mirkin, Azul 3D co-founder and chair. “In the past year, we have made major strides in advanced manufacturing, and the results are game-changing. We are excited to be able to soon share our advances with the world.”
ABOUT AZUL 3DTM Azul 3DTM is a leading-edge 3D printing company that is transforming the additive manufacturing industry. Initially invented and developed at Northwestern University, HARPTM technology can print 3D structures from a wide palette of materials. The initial printers based upon HARPTM are capable of manufacturing parts at production speeds, regardless of size, with a throughput dramatically outpacing its competitors and becoming competitive with injection molding. Azul 3DTM is enabling manufacturers to transition from prototype to mass-manufacturing on a single, streamlined production platform. In combination with its proprietary industrial-grade materials, it offers the opportunity for just-in-time mass production of diverse, highly customized products.
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Leadership team ready to launch new partnerships and products
SKOKIE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Azul 3D, a developer of leading-edge 3D printing technology, today announced that Cody Petersen has been promoted to chief executive officer (CEO). He previously held the position of vice president of product development and manufacturing.
“Solidifying this team is the next step in preparing for an exciting phase of rapid growth” Tweet this
“Solidifying this team is the next step in preparing for an exciting phase of rapid growth”
The company has also announced further changes to its leadership team. Co-founder David Walker has been appointed president and chief technology officer (CTO), and co-founder James Hedrick has been appointed chief product and business development officer. The company also recently appointed 3D printing industry veteran Tuan TranPham as chief revenue officer (CRO).
With this team in place, the company is preparing to launch new partnerships and products, grow its team, and take on new challenges in the 3D printing market.
“Solidifying this team is the next step in preparing for an exciting phase of rapid growth,” said Azul 3D cofounder and chair Chad A. Mirkin. “Our HARP technology is poised to transform advanced manufacturing across industries, and we have the best team in place to guide this transformation.”
Petersen brings a broad range of experience in product development, strategy, operations, and engineering across multiple Fortune 100 companies and industries. Prior to joining Azul 3D, he served as senior vice president of strategy and operations for Visionary Training Resources and as director of quality at Raytheon Technologies. Earlier in his career, he spent more than a decade at John Deere in engineering, product, and management roles.
Walker and Hedrick bring years of experience in additive manufacturing to their new roles and will continue to be deeply engaged in the operations, engineering product development, business development, and strategy of Azul 3D. Walker and Hedrick, with Mirkin, co-founded Azul 3D in 2017 after developing the company’s novel 3D printing technology at Northwestern University.
“I’m incredibly excited to be leading this diverse team of experts,” Petersen said. “David, James, and the rest of the Azul 3D team, and their passion and knowledge of 3D printing, will propel Azul 3D to the forefront of the additive manufacturing industry.”