About

We are a bunch of passionate additive manufacturing practitioners that are committed to digitizing the world’s supply chain sustainably.

We make the world’s fastest polymer 3D printers affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes. Our groundbreaking technology is shattering traditional 3D printing productivity barriers and opening the aperture of additive materials.

Our printers take current additive manufacturing speeds from ‘dialup internet’ to ‘broadband’ printing and are capable of continuously printing at speeds of up to 8 litters per hour. This represents some 20X productivity gains over all current state additive products and is comparable only to injection molding economics without existing supply chain complexities, extended lead-times and the substantial costs typically associated  with tooled plastics.

We pioneered  from the ground up two new print engines that are designed for high speed production applications; Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) for photoplastics print engine and Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS) print engine for thermoplastics.

Beyond our game-changing hardware innovations, we are coding the interplay between chemistry, process and speed at scale. Our Digital Twin Printing (DTP) software unlocks new material properties and assures process stability, higher yields and performance.

To democratize access to production polymers, we formed partnerships with world-class material suppliers including HenkelBASFDSM and Evonik. Together we are unlocking the full potential of performance polymers that are addressing a broader range of industrial and medical prototyping and production use cases.

We are deeply committed to sustainability. We apply circular economy principles in every phase of our design and delivery process by rigorously measuring and improving on what matters; minimizing process waste, reducing energy consumption per part and working with our customers to reduce their overall carbon footprint.


Management

 

Avi Reichental
Avi Reichental

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Avi is the former CEO of 3D Systems, a recognized pioneer and one of the most experienced executives in additive manufacturing. As NEXA3D’s CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, Avi believes that 3D printing is an unstoppable force of change and is passionate about advancing affordable high-speed precision manufacturing at scale. Avi brings unsurpassed knowledge of current and future additive and exponential technologies, together with access to market channels, talent, resources, and close relationships with marquee customers and partners.

Learn More on Avi’s Website >>

Kevin McAlea
Dr. Kevin McAlea

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin is a 3D printing pioneer with nearly three decades of relevant technical and business experience.  He helped develop the first commercial plastic powder printer at DTM Corporation in the early 1990s.  Following DTM’s acquisition by 3D Systems in 2001, he worked in numerous international sales and marketing and general management roles for nearly 20 years, helping establish 3D Systems as an industry leader.   Most recently, he managed 3D Systems’ global medical and metal businesses.   He is passionate about advancing 3D printing state-of-the-art and developing new applications, particularly emerging manufacturing opportunities.

Izhar
Izhar Medalsy

Chief Technology Officer

Izhar Medalsy is an experienced capable and innovative business, operations, technology and product development executive with extensive optical and polymer science expertise. Medalsy formerly served as director of business development and product management at Wyatt Technology, a world leader in light scattering technology. Medalsy has held marketing and scientific roles at Bruker and was responsible for the development and marketing of Bruker’s latest Bio Atomic Force Microscope.

Brooke Davis
Brooke Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Brooke Davis is an experienced finance executive with broad global public and private large and early stage company experience. Brooke served as 3D systems Vice President of Finance until 2019, where for a decade she partnered with operations leaders and executive management to provide finance business support for multiple business lines  including  products, software, on-demand parts and services. During her tenure, Brooke established and maintained full P&L budgets, forecasts and  analytics by business unit and department. Brooke developed and implemented operating metrics and management reporting to allow for informed and timely business decisions. As the finance leader, Brooke managed cross-functional relationships and drove financial and operational execution to meet corporate goals.

Michele
Michele Marchesan

Chief Growth Officer

Michele is an experienced global growth executive with a proven record of driving revenue and profitability exponentially worldwide. Michele pioneered and implemented strategies to grow the reseller channel and revenue for 3D Systems and grew that category from zero to over $200 million of revenue. Michele also lead  XYZ Printing channel strategy for additive manufacturing as that company transitioned from desktop products to industrial 3D Printers.

Kuba
Kuba Graczyk

Head of QLS Business

Kuba is a serial entrepreneur and experienced in business development and project management within automotive and additive manufacturing industries. Kuba believes in customer success focused organizations, that are driven by empathy, open communication, and talent growth.

Tomasz C
Tomasz Cieszynski

Head of Technology, Powder Bed Fusion Systems

Tomasz is a seasoned mechatronic engineer and startups executive with a background in Automotive and AM. Involved with 3D printing since 2012. Focused on managing and developing complex and innovative tech projects, while leading teams of interdisciplinary engineers.

Brent
Brent Zollinger

Head of Operations

Brent Zollinger has specialized in product and process design and development for over two decades, with a focus on Automotive and Additive Manufacturing. Brent spent over a decade leading manufacturing R&D at Honeywell Turbo Technologies where Brent oversaw the Additive Manufacturing center. Over the course of his time at Honeywell, Brent executed  factory digitization strategies and developed the medium-duty diesel turbo platform used by Volvo, Hino, and Ford.

Tania Corona
Tania Corona

Head of Human Resources

Tania is a talented and experienced Human Resource leader that brings to Nexa3D  over two decades of HR experience primarily in manufacturing companies. Tania covers many talent and compliance mission critical positions  with progressive experience including recruiting, culture and training, employee development and  benefits.  She is an active member ofSHRM, PiHRa, NHRA and is credentialed in Benefits and Payroll.

Amir
Amir Reichental

Head of Administration and Systems

A seasoned global executive with startup and mid-market companies, Amir brings two decades of administration, systems and process automation implementation and business development in software and hardware business.

Ed Chapman
Ed Chapman

Head of Demand Generation

Ed is a Sales & Business Development leader and the creator of the trademarked sales model, ‘the Revenue Factory’. Proven entrepreneur who has raised venture capital and private equity investments for 6 startups, led the market launch of more than 125 new products, and facilitated 5 company acquisitions. His Sales team has generated over $3.1B in new business in 10-years.

Board of Directors

 

Avi Reichental
Avi Reichental

Avi is the former CEO of 3D Systems, a recognized pioneer and one of the most experienced executives in additive manufacturing. As NEXA3D’s CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, Avi believes that 3D printing is an unstoppable force of change and is passionate about advancing affordable high-speed precision manufacturing at scale. Avi brings unsurpassed knowledge of current and future additive and exponential technologies, together with access to market channels, talent, resources, and close relationships with marquee customers and partners.

Learn More on Avi’s Website >>

Andrea Denaro
Andrea Denaro

Andrea is an enthusiastic digital entrepreneur and has built and led one of the leading global digital marketing agencies. A serial entrepreneur with deep experience in digital marketing across a spectrum of industries, he is a company builder. As a proven marketer, Andrea brings thoughtful digital strategy, profound understanding of effective and monetizable digital presence and decades of precious branding and demand generation knowhow to build our entire brand experience.

Yori Nelken
Yori Nelken

Yori is a serial entrepreneur and investor with over 18 years of leadership experience driving startup companies from concept to success. With his deep experience in the trenches building multiple businesses from the ground up and through their exits, Yori has emerged a highly sought-after CEO coach, mentor, advisor and investor.

8200 alumni, Yori was the founder and CEO of Banter, a pioneering natural language processing company. He successfully established the company as a leader in the call-center space, serving some of the largest US banks (including Wells Fargo and Bank of America), until its acquisition by IBM. After selling Banter in 2004, Yori joined the Mayfield Fund in Silicon Valley as entrepreneur-in-residence, where he provided deal flow and due-diligence support as well as portfolio mentoring. In 2005, Yori founded TimeBridge, a pre-cloud calendar management assistant, an early example of successful viral promotion within a corporate setting. With a corporate user base of millions of users, TimeBridge was acquired by MerchantCircle.

Yori also co-founded Local Sciences, a local data-as-a-service provider, successfully engineering its pivot to become a broad data collection and analysis technology. Local Sciences quickly became the largest accurate local database for service businesses in the Health & Beauty and Automotive verticals, providing data to YP, Groupon and other industry leaders. Yori returned to Israel and joined Cognitiv Ventures after living in the Bay Area for 14 years.

Jeff Holden
Jeff Holden

Jeff Holden served as Uber’s chief product officer from 2014 to 2018 where he founded the group that developed Uber’s self-driving technology, led the development of Uber Eats from its inception, spearheaded the Uber Elevate urban air transportation initiative and created Uber’s AI Labs. Jeff also held various leadership positions at Amazon for nearly ten years, working closely with founder Jeff Bezos before the company was even founded, leading to his role as SVP of worldwide consumer applications.

Having led the development of Amazon Prime, Holden was also responsible for the company’s worldwide consumer website experience, including personalization, ordering, community, search, automated merchandising and online traffic. He is the founder of Atomic Machines, a new venture focused on atomically precise manufacturing. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 with a BS and MS in computer science.

Frank Sklarsky
Frank Sklarsky

Among the many leadership roles he has held, Sklarsky served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), a Fortune 500 leading provider of paints, coatings and specialty materials. Previously Frank served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International, a global provider of security, fire protection and flow control solutions. Prior to Tyco, Sklarsky spent 20 years with Chrysler and DaimlerChrysler, in progressively senior roles culminating as a Corporate Vice President, Finance. Sklarsky held senior leadership roles at Dell and served as EVP and CFO of ConAgra Foods and Kodak.

Sklarsky currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Institute of Technology and on the Board of Directors of Cenveo Worldwide Ltd. He served on the Board of Directors of Harman International (NYSE:HAR) until its successful sale to Samsung Electronics in 2017.

Frank began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young and holds an MBA from Harvard University. He was a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State from January 1980 through December 2017.

J Thorp
Joseph Thorpe

Joseph Thorp is Sr. Director of Technology for Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures,–North America. He has successfully deployed approximately $ 3 Billion (USD) of technology solutions on some of Aramco’s most strategic projects, pilots and commercial deployments. Mr. Thorp is the current Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s Committee on Refinery Equipment (CRE). He is an Advisory Committee Member of Michigan State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, an ASME Fellow, and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. In addition to Nexa3D, Mr. Thorp serves on the Board of other start-up companies, including: Seeq, , Xage Security,  and Foghorn Systems

Team

 

Itay Barel
Itay Barel,  PhD

Head of Software & Data

Dr. Itay Barel is a seasoned data scientist with over decade of experience in developing mathematical/theoretical models and statistical analysis of data in the biophysical/physical sciences. Itai lead all of Nexa3D’s software and intelligence development. Previously he worked as a post-doctorate researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara where he developed theoretical models and statistical methods which allows extraction of key parameters from molecular dynamics simulations and experimental data obtained from biological systems.

Kate Dennis
Kate Dennis

Marcom Leader

Kate Dennis is an experienced graphic designer and digital content creator, with a history of working in the advertising, entertainment, and technology industries. Kate leads all marcom related activities including our digital presence. She holds two master’s degrees from Harvard University and Boston University.

Beneil Eisavi
Beneil Eisavi

Flexible Factory Leader

Beneil Eisavi is an experienced Additive Manufacturing Engineer and the leader of our flexible factory operations  where directs all of our on-demand parts production and benchmark activities.  Beneil graduated with distinction from California State University Northridge with a Master’s in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, where he was recognized and awarded by the California Society of Professional Engineers.

Tony Jou
Tony Jou, PhD

Head of Material Science

Dr. Tony Jou is NEXA3D’s Senior Polymer Scientist. Tony brings decades of experience in designing and synthesizing polymers, product/process development and optimization. He also leads the development of inspection methods and quality parameters for polymeric resin manufacturing. Prior to NEXA3D Tony served as Senior Staff Engineer at Printronix, LLC the world leader in 2D printing industry.  Tony holds his PhD in chemical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles.

Ziyan Lin
Ziyan Lin

Process Leader

Ziyan is a seasoned process development engineer with extensive R&D experience in the field of additive manufacturing. Under his capable leadership we are breaking the performance boundaries of traditional 3D printer hardware development, software testing, resin workflow validation. Ziyan brings a great deal of customer application experience in dental, automotive, investment casting and MEMS microfabrication.

Matt Mooney
Matthew Mooney

Head of Manufacturing

Mathew is an experienced manufacturing leader who grew up building things as long as he can remember. Mathew is an experienced manufacturing engineer with significant hardware manufacturing background. Under his leadership we stood up our entire manufacturing operations at our Ventura facility where we are manufacturing all f of Nexa3D products and systems. Mathew brings his racing and basketball winning spirit into everything he does.

Miguel Sandoval
Miguel Sandoval

Project Engineer

Miguel is a senior mechanical engineer at Nexa3D with deep expertise in manufacturing systems having worked for a decade on design and manufacturing of CNC mill and automation. Miguel successfully developed and brought to the market numerous models of  industrial equipment. An inventor at heart, he is passionate about diving into complex engineering problems and creating simple, sustainable and effective solutions.

Kenyon Whetsell
Kenyon Whetsell

Engineering Leader

Kenyon Whetsell brought extensive engineering leadership experience having previously worked with major players in the machine and manufacturing tool industry. contributing as a mechanical engineer and leading cross functional teams. With his impressive record of professional and personal achievements in motorsports, he’s also uniquely qualified to lead our team through our innovative agile and fast-paced technology and product development.