GE Additive appoints new CEO

GE Additive has appointed new CEO and vice president Jason Oliver to lead its operations, including those of its subsidiaries Concept Laser, Arcam and GeonX. Oliver will report to GE vice chairman David Joyce.

Oliver joined GE on 1 January from Dover Corporation, bringing significant commercial and technical experience both in the US and abroad. Prior to Dover Corporation, Oliver held leadership roles at Heidelberg Druckmaschinen and previously co-founded Jetrion, a digital label printer.

‘I am thrilled to have Jason join our team,’ Joyce commented. ‘We held a thorough search process and I’m confident we have the right leader to further develop GE Additive and establish the business as the leader in the industry.’

Oliver will take over GE Additive leadership from vice president Mohammad Ehteshami, who will transition to an advisory role focusing on additive product strategy until his retirement later in 2018. Under Ehteshami’s leadership, GE Additive integrated the operations of Concept Laser and Arcam, grew their combined workforces from under 450 to more than 1,100 employees, expanded production capacity threefold, and invested more than $200 million in research and development. He also helped to launch new machines (including Project ATLAS and Project Hustle) and oversaw the establishment of new facilities in Montreal-Canada, Munich-Germany and the expansion in Lichtenfels-Germany.

‘What Mohammad has accomplished in one year is a business case for how to industrialise new innovative technologies utilising GE resources across organisations and disciplines,’ Joyce added.

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