Zuiker named VP of 3D Systems


reposted from 3D Printing Media Network

Joe ZuikerMechSE alumnus Dr. Joe Zuiker (BSME ’86) has been named the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations at 3D Systems, one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers.

Zuiker is a global executive with technical and operational expertise across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, and advanced test systems. He brings an exceptional base of experience encompassing new product development and introduction, project management, supply chain, and operational execution for highly complex engineered products, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Zuiker holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His prior roles included design leadership at General Electric’s Energy Division, General Manager of GE’s Hydro Business Unit, General Manager of GE’s Gasification Technology Unit, Director of Technology for Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling, and, most recently, Vice President of Engineering, Operations and Order Fulfilment at MTS Systems.

“I’m delighted to welcome a leader of Joe’s caliber to our organization,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President ans CEO of 3D Systems. “His experience as a seasoned engineering design and integrated supply chain leader positions him very well to lead our efforts as we introduce a record number of new products over the next few years and reinforce our position as a leader in the additive manufacturing industry. This is particularly important at this point in time as our customers increasingly introduce 3D printing technology into their factory environments.”