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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 Reichental is a 3D printing pioneer and one of the world’s leading authorities on additive manufacturing, industry 4.0 and exponential-tech convergence. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D, the maker of the world’s fastest 3D printers and of XponentialWorks, a venture investment and M&A firm that is focused on advancing digital manufacturing, health and, the circular economy.

As the former president, CEO and director of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), Reichental led the company for over twelve years, building the largest additive manufacturing market leader. Previously, Avi served as senior executive and officer of Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) for twenty-two years. Reichental is also the former Chairman of Nano Dimension (NASDAQ:NNDM) and served on the board of directors of Harman International (NYSE:HAR) until its sale to Samsung.

In 2013, he was listed by Fortune Magazine as a top 50 business leader and in 2014 he was named by Popular Mechanics as one of the top 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream. His acclaimed TED talk about the future of 3D printing has garnered more than 2.6 million views. He is a member of the XPRIZE board of directors, and a former trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

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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.

Sven Jensen

Chief Financial Officer

Sven joined Nexa3D in January 2022, bringing with him two decades of finance and operations leadership experience in both publicly and privately owned companies. Most recently, he was VP of Finance and Operations at Saildrone, a hardware and data company helping the world to better understand oceanographic and climatic patterns in order to make smarter long-term choices when it comes to global sustainability initiatives. Prior to that, he launched two startups of his own, and worked in investment banking on Wall Street for Merrill Lynch, and as an investor at both Allen & Company and Blum Capital. Sven grew up in Cape Town, South Africa before coming to the U.S. to earn a degree in Finance at Cornell University.

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.

Mehdi Mojdeh

Vice President of Engineering

Dr. Mehdi Mojdeh joined Nexa3D in September as the Vice President of Engineering. Mehdi is a 3D printing technology development expert with over 20 years of relevant technical and leadership experience. He was instrumental in the development of several 3D printing technologies at 3D Systems and he later joined Align Technology where he worked in the development of 3D printing technologies and their applications.  Mehd is an expert in several 3D printing technologies including Inkjet, DLP, SLA, and SLS with deep understanding of different technology subsystems and 3D process development.

Michael Currie

Vice President, General Manager Desktop Business Unit

Michael Currie, the new Vice President, General Manager Desktop Business Unit, joined Nexa3D in November 2021.  Michael’s leadership of the new Desktop business unit starts with the launch of the XiP, an ultrafast polymer desktop 3D printer. He brings years of experience leading new product launches and go-to-market initiatives across the tech sector while holding leadership positions across sales and marketing roles. Prior to Nexa3D, he was VP of Marketing and Revenue Operations at Gecko Robotics, the Head of Direct Sales for North America at Formlabs, and the Global Director of Sales Engineering and Customer Sales at HubSpot. Michael holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MS in EECS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nina Swienton

Chief Marketing Officer

Nina Swienton has been appointed as the new Chief Marketing Officer at Nexa3D, beginning her tenure in November 2021. Nina is a senior marketing executive with 20 years of experience in building brands, driving demand, and accelerating growth for technology and software-based B2B companies. She has developed and executed strategic go-to-market plans that delivered double digit revenue growth for companies ranging from private equity carve-outs to scaleups and high-growth public corporations. Prior to joining Nexa3D, Nina was a Vice President of Marketing at Protolabs where she led product marketing, branding, and demand generation efforts for seven years. During her tenure, the company grew from $200M to $450M in annual revenues. Nina holds a BA in Marketing and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Melissa Hanson

Vice President, Product and Marketing Management

Melissa Hanson joined Nexa3D in November 2021 as the Vice President, Product and Marketing Management. Melissa is a full-stack marketing leader with over 15 years of experience driving high growth for manufacturing technology and SaaS companies by bringing to bear functional expertise in product management and positioning, branding, content strategy, and demand generation. She served as the Head of Marketing for Stratasys’ Americas region until 2017, where during her tenure she significantly increased marketing’s contribution to the overall business by implementing new and effective go-to-market strategies for the company’s 3D printers, materials, and part services while also leading several M&A integrations. As Vice President of Marketing for Trimble’s Transportation sector, she spearheaded a major performance marketing transformation resulting in increased marketing-sourced ARR. Melissa is incredibly passionate about uncovering and telling real stories of how additive manufacturing is improving lives and transforming our world for the better.

Sarah Goehrke

Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Ecosystems

Sarah Goehrke offers grounded and on-the-ground expertise in additive manufacturing. She is leading our efforts in diversity, sustainability, and ecosystem positioning with a heightened focus on messaging. Sarah has been a leader in the 3D printing media, serving as the Managing Editor of Fabbaloo, Editor-in-Chief of 3DPrint.com, and Founder of AM-specific editorial services company Additive Integrity. She has worked with more than two dozen companies across the industry, contributed to publications including Forbes.com, and keynoted across three continents. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors and as the Head of DEI at Women in 3D Printing, as well as on the Executive Committee of the Wi3DP TIPE 3D Printing Conference. She is deeply and actively passionate about advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the 3D printing industry. Sarah holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Theatre from Muskingum College, as well as a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion for HR from Cornell University.
Natalia Smith

Vice President, Corporate Controller

Natalia V. Smith joined Nexa3D in August 2021 as Vice President and Corporate Controller.

Natalia has over 20 years of extensive senior financial experience in accounting, reporting and budgeting and prior joining Nexa3D led finance teams as Controller and CFO at a variety of both private and public companies where she designed and implemented financial processes, built well-functioning team and established strong internal control environment.

Natalia earned a Master in Business Administration from University of Massachusetts, JD from Moscow Open Social University and BS in Accounting from Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation. Natalia is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jake Kapusta

Global Services Lead, Desktop 3D Printing

Jake is a long-time expert in 3D printing with well over a decade in experience. For four years, he was an integral member of the global services team at Formlabs, where he quickly established himself as the go-to person to instruct customers, both internally and externally, on an approachable framework for understanding, and mastering, SLA printing. He helped to build and grow their Professional Services video training program, phone support team, and entertainment industry marketing efforts. He ended his tenure at Formlabs running a lab of 110 SLA, SLS, and large-format 3D printers. Most recently, Jake worked at renowned film studio LAIKA, which produces stop-motion animated feature films using full-color 3D printers by Stratasys.

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.

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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

Ken Kisner 

Ken Kisner started in Graphic arts in 1992 creating clear coats and coatings for the outdoor advertising industry. Ken along with his Brother Brad founded Triangle Digital LLC in 2001 focusing on growing the inkjet business globally. They established Inkjet manufacturing in California & China, and a sales office in Luxembourg Europe. Triangle Digital became a global leader in wide format and grant format graphic arts gaining nearly 22% global market share of the billboard business by 2005 and selling 1.6 million kilograms a year of inkjet inks and coatings. Ken and Brad sold Triangle Digital to INX/Sakata in 2006 where they continued in leadership roles for the Digital Division. In 2009 Ken became the President/CTO/COO of INX Digital overseeing all aspects of the business including manufacturing in Guangzhou China, Prague Czech Republic and Dixon CA. He additionally managed Global Sales with nearly 100 distributors and dealers and research and development. Ken has become fluent in business start-up, acquisition, management, international operations, international research and development, and international administration.

Ken founded Molecule Corp in 2014 as a uniquely creative, data-driven enterprise focusing on discovery and product innovation in industrial inkjet markets and 3D printing materials. In 2017 Ken and a partner Nick Talken Founded the Albert Software Platform, a chemical formulating software which allows Molecule to rapidly complete tasks and collect clean, normalized data. In May of 2019 Molecule Corp was Acquired by Henkel Corporation. Ken became the Head of Innovation and quickly set the new global strategy for the 108 person Additive Manufacturing group. 

On May 1, 2021 Ken left the 3D printing team and took a new position as Global Head of Digital Innovation at Henkel. He is currently overseeing the Digital Transformation of the 2500 global Scientific community at Henkel. Within less than a year we will be collecting over 1 million clean and structured data points per month. With our more than 50 data scientists and programmers we are changing the way the chemical industry will function in the future. 

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.

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.