Industry veteran joins leadership team
Evolve Additive Solutions (“EAS”), a global leader in the manufacturing of capital equipment and 3D printed production AM parts, announced the appointment Jeff Blank as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. More recently Mr. Blank was the Chief Operating Officer at NanoVox / Vadient Optics.
As an industry veteran, Jeff has a diverse engineering and business background with a master’s in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and MBA from the University of Portland. After spending two decades delivering printers for Tektronix and Xerox Corporation, Jeff moved to 3D Systems to run their worldwide engineering and product delivery organization. Jeff specializes in scaling reliable and cost-effective products from concept to commercial success, in hardware, software, and materials.
In Jeff’s role he will be responsible for bringing together engineering and operations and on delivering a robust and reliable product roadmap that will enhance company growth.
"I am very excited to join this team and be part of bringing this revolutionary technology to market,” said Jeff Blank, “EAS and STEP will bring high-precision true thermoplastic parts to production customers in ways unheard of up until now. I am looking forward to bringing my experiences in both 2D and 3D product development to the organization and accelerating our path to growth."
“The addition of Jeff to our executive team will further advance our mission to deliver innovation manufacturing solutions to our customers,” said CEO Joe Allison, “we have tremendous growth opportunities with Jeff’s leadership, energy and deep knowledge.”
Evolve’s STEP (selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process) technology sits alongside traditional manufacturing processes, such as injection molding, on the manufacturing floor and augments an organization’s production capabilities allowing freedom of design and faster time to market with “toolless” production. Evolve’s ecosystem and products and services includes hardware, software, materials, services and applications consulting