Geomagic, a global company providing 3D technology solutions for digital reality, has announced promotions and appointments to its executive team, following record sales during the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2012.
These include the promotion of Tom Kurke, the company's chief operating officer to the position of president and COO; the promotion of Len Chamberlain from sales director to vice president of worldwide sales; and the appointment of Joan Lockhart, who joined Geomagic via the company's April acquisition of the Sensable 3D design and haptics businesses, to vice president of marketing. Additionally, Karl Matthews, formerly vice president of product management will serve as vice president of the newly acquired Sensable Group from its offices in the Boston area.
Ping Fu, Geomagic's co-founder, continues as the CEO and will expand her visionary role in the 3D technology industry, her national service fostering entrepreneurship, such as the White House National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the National Council on Women in Technology, and serve as a spokesperson on breakthrough technologies in sensor-enabled 3D digital reality and the makers' movement. At a time when the additive manufacturing industry is experiencing ''accelerated growth'' and longstanding gaps in the digital workflow are being streamlined, the executive appointments give Geomagic an exceptional foundation from which to capture expanding market demand and to deliver transformational solutions.
''I am incredibly pleased with the leadership team we have built at Geomagic, one with diverse talents and skills, and proven understanding of the challenges and the opportunity facing our users and the industry,'' states Ping Fu, CEO. ''In the last three months, our teams not only delivered exceptional performance and value for Geomagic's scanning and metrology solutions, they also have successfully integrated Sensable's 3D modelling and haptic businesses, which resulted in growth for the Sensable business, good will with employees, customers and partners, and tremendous momentum. The new leadership team will position us for greater performance in the coming years as we develop new products that will democratise 3D capture, modeling and interaction. The challenge is no longer about access to data; it is about extracting intelligence from it and doing smart things with it to benefit humanity.''