Global leader of industrial additive manufacturing solutions EOS, has appointed Glynn Fletcher as president of EOS North America, reaffirming the company’s strong position in the region's pioneering AM market.
“Throughout his career Glynn Fletcher’s deep understanding of innovative production processes has proved invaluable to the manufacturers of high value parts,” says Dr. Hans Langer, founder and CEO of EOS. “Our customers will benefit from not only his long manufacturing experience but also his international perspective formed in Europe and the Americas. This will strengthen our ability to help our customers find new ways to exploit the potential of our technology.”
Fletcher joins EOS’ operations in the US with a strong background in the additive manufacturing sector previously serving as president of GF Machining Solutions (GFMS) Americas LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill.
GFMS and EOS have previously showcased the power of additive and subtractive manufacturing including a demonstration of a nearly automatic process chain for creating injection and blow-mould tooling at America’s largest manufacturing event, the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
“As someone who has been around machining systems for many years, I recognize the tremendous potential of Additive Manufacturing as an industrial 3D-printing process,” Fletcher says. “Manufacturers throughout North America can use EOS systems to expand markets, shorten lead times, and optimize their supply chains. Most important, the technology not only helps them make existing products in a new, efficient process, it allows them to completely re-imagine designs in ways that weren’t possible before.”
Fletcher will lead up two companies within the EOS family, Advanced Laser Materials and Integra Services.
Advanced Laser specialises in providing high performance polymers including customised blends for the additive manufacturing industry whilst Integra offers high-quality service and support for rapid prototyping and AM technology.