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Bre Pettis & Jenny Lawton
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and President Jenny Lawton.
In September 2014, Stratasys announced that Bre Pettis was to step down from the day-to-day running of MakerBot with former president Jenny Lawton taking his place as CEO. Today Stratasys has announced that Jenny Lawton will move elsewhere inside of Stratasys with Jonathan Jaglom, general manager from Stratasys Asia Pacific Japan, will be promoted to chief executive officer of MakerBot.
Just as Bre moved to the Bold Machines project for Stratasys Jenny Lawton has been promoted to executive vice president of Special Projects for Stratasys. Jonathan Jaglom brings a decade of experience in the 3D printing industry (having been with Objet before the merger with Stratasys) to the Brooklyn-based company. Having reported directly to Stratasys CEO David Reis as general manager for Stratasys Asia Pacific Japan Jaglom is seen as the man to take MakerBot from start-up to respected brand.
“We see these organisational moves as part of the continued scaling and integration of MakerBot,” said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys. “Leading the new product category of desktop 3D printing, MakerBot has experienced significant growth since inception, with sales expanding by more than 600 percent from 2012 to 2014. MakerBot has sold more than 80,000 units to date, while developing a significant brand.” Reis also noted that, “Jonathan Jaglom is bringing 10 years of experience as a key contributor to the outstanding performance and scaling of operations at Objet and then Stratasys and we believe he will be well-positioned to help MakerBot scale both operations and revenues." Reis added, “As a leader in the 3D printing industry, we intend to build on our strong track record of execution and integration following our mergers. MakerBot is part of that integration and we are very excited to nurture the unique opportunity for growth in the desktop 3D printing industry with MakerBot’s leadership position.”