After a very successful 2014 smashing sales targets, SLM Solutions Group AG, leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology and systems, has expanded its North American subsidiary team, SLM Solutions NA, Inc., by welcoming a new executive vice president of North America.
Mark Hoefing, will join the North American division to support the company’s growth in the US market.
Hoefing brings with him an extensive background in the additive manufacturing market including 13 years at laser-based, non-contact metrology solutions provider and 3D scanning technology supplier, Perceptron Inc., where he vacates his most recent role as chief operating officer.
Hoefing gained extensive expertise and increasing responsibilities that spanned sales, marketing, field service, system engineering, project management, product development and manufacturing.
Almost 20 years prior to his experience at Perceptron, Hoefing held various positions at Rockwell Automation including sales, marketing and management roles. At SLM Solutions, Hoefing will be responsible for the company’s operational goals which recently expanded to a new office and tripled both their sales and service staff.
“With the addition of Mark Hoefing, we are reaffirming our support of the growing activities in the U.S. market,” CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG, Dr. Markus Rechlin, remarked. “Along with extending our technology leadership through a focus on research and development, expanding our international sales and service network is a key initiative for the coming years. The amplified presence in North America anticipates an increasing demand for fast, flexible and cost efficient systems that are built for metal part and prototype production.”