Ventura, CA November 2021 – Nexa3D, known for ultrafast polymer 3D printing, is delighted to announce the appointment of digital innovation leader Ken Kisner to its board of directors.
Kisner is a proponent of next-generation technologies, with a background in entrepreneurship and collaborative leadership. Having founded three businesses – Modern Alchemy, Triangle Digital LLC, and Molecule Corp – he has built extensive knowledge of end-to-end business operations. Since Henkel acquired Molecule in 2019, Kisner and his team have been at the forefront of Henkel’s strategic advances in next-generation additive manufacturing materials and technologies.
Kisner was instrumental at Henkel in directing the global strategy for the Additive Manufacturing group. He played a key role in advancing functional photoplastics and elastoplastics, serving as a catalyst to open systems collaborations throughout the additive manufacturing industry. This spring, Kisner, following his passion of rapid innovation and digital transformation, moved into a new role as Henkel’s Global Head of Digital Innovation. Focusing now on the digital transformation of the company’s scientific community, he and his team are pushing forward as a data-first culture.
Kisner’s drive and unique expertise have stood out as Nexa3D and Henkel have advanced their partnership, including through the recent establishment of the full-scale NEXTFACTORY additive manufacturing customer experience center. Kisner is now directly deepening his own relationship with Nexa3D through his new position on the board of directors.
“Nexa3D can benefit from Ken’s vast experience and entrepreneurial mindset at the board level as we take our open materials platform strategy to a 2.0 level,” said Avi Reichental, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D. “His commitment to advancing the industry aligns with our values as we continue to emphasize and prioritize circular design principles in everything we do. Expanding industry collaborations, in which together everyone achieves more, is at the heart of our strategic approach to industrial 3D printing. No one understands that better than Ken, and we are thrilled that he has chosen to be an integral part of our journey.”
“I am excited to join with the Nexa3D business,” said Kisner. “They are uniquely positioned in the industry with a low cost of ownership and a strong focus on production systems. I look forward to becoming more involved and helping to drive toward a collaborative, sustainable future in additive manufacturing.”
Nexa3D is passionate about digitizing supply chain sustainably. The company makes ultrafast polymer 3D printers, that deliver 20X productivity advantage, affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes. The company partners with world-class material suppliers to unlock the full potential of additively manufactured polymers for volume production. The company makes automated software tools that optimize the entire production cycle using process interplay algorithms that ensure part performance and production consistency, while reducing waste, energy and carbon footprints. For more information, please visit www.nexa3d.com.