Feb 22, 2018 | By Tess

3D printing marketplace and service Shapeways has announced the appointment of a new CEO. The company’s new man in charge is Gregory Kress, who is filling the role previously held by Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen. Kress is the former president and COO of Open Education, an online-based learning platform.

Founded in the Netherlands in 2007—but now based in New York—Shapeways has grown immensely since its early days. And it is now one of the most recognized and trusted 3D printing marketplaces and services out there, offering its clients over 60 different types of 3D printing material options and finishes. (If you’re looking to create a piece of customized gold jewelry, for instance, Shapeways would be the place to go.)

With Kress taking the helm, Shapeways will be setting its sights even higher now, with accessibility a key focus.

“[At Open Education] I focused on growing the community and removing barriers to help our customers achieve their goals, and I look forward to doing the same here with helping you all bring your finished designs and prints to life,” Kress stated.

As part of this vision, Kress and Shapeways are determined to improve the network of support that exists for novice 3D designers.

Albert Wenger, a board member of Shapeways and Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures, commented: “We know people have ideas or want products that can be made and sold thanks to advanced design, production, and fulfillment technology—but most of them don’t know where to begin.

“Without proper support or infrastructure, the entire process seems inaccessible, complicated, intimidating, and expensive. Greg is experienced at growing platform businesses and we’re thrilled that he’ll be applying that deep knowledge and energy to empower creators to realize those design dreams.”



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