Impossible Objects LLC has appointed former Stratasys Vice President, Jeff DeGrange, as its Chief Commercial Officer to drive the commercial success of the company’s Composite Based Additive Manufacturing technology.
A veteran of the additive manufacturing industry, the former Stratasys VP has spent more than 26 years in the areas of product and business development and application engineering and also held the position of Corporate Technology Manager at The Boeing Company where he led the certification and qualification of flight parts built with additive manufacturing technologies.
In this role, DeGrange will serve as a key member of the management team and focus on driving the company’s sales, strategy, product marketing and business development.
"We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Jeff DeGrange as CCO and are confident that, with his skills and experience, DeGrange can help us grow into a world-class company,” Larry Kaplan, CEO of Impossible Objects, commented.
Impossible Objects’ founder and chairman, Bob Swartz, added: “DeGrange is a respected leader in the additive manufacturing industry and his decision to join Impossible Objects is a recognition of the importance of our completely new additive manufacturing technology”.
Impossible Objects 3D printed clevis strut for aerospace structure.
DeGrange helped found the Direct Manufacturing Research Centre in Paderborn, Germany, and in addition to over 26 years experience with Stratasys and Boeing, DeGrange received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Iowa and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis. DeGrange serves on various industry advisory boards, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
DeGrange, added: “Impossible Objects’ CBAM technology is the most exciting recent breakthrough in additive manufacturing that I’ve seen, enabling functional parts of carbon fibre and other composites unlike anything else in the marketplace. I am excited to be a part of the team and to help lead the next evolution in the industry with a technology that makes parts faster, stronger and with a wider range of materials.”