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Scott Crump receives AMUG DINO award
Scott Crump (left), Stratasys chairman and chief innovation officer, receives the DINO Award from Kim Killoran, AMUG secretary.
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Jim Reitz receives AMUG DINO award
Jim Reitz (right), principal consultant for Rapid Tech Consulting, receives the DINO Award from Mark Abshire, AMUG advisor.
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Mark Barfoot receives AMUG DINO award
Mark Barfoot (right), AMUG vice-president, receives the DINO Award from Bret Bordner, president.
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Stewart Davis receives AMUG DINO award
Stewart Davis (right), CRP USA director of operations, receives the DINO Award from Mark Abshire, AMUG advisor.
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Jason Dickman receives AMUG DINO award
Jason Dickman (right), president of American Precision Prototyping, receives the DINO Award from Tom Sorovetz, AMUG event manager.
Five individuals have been recognised by the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) for their outstanding service to the technology.
The Distinguished Innovator Operator (DINO) award is considered one of the most prestigious in the industry and was handed to the recipients in a ceremony at the annual AMUG conference, which was held this year in Tucson, Arizona.
The prizes were presented at the 26th annual event at the Awards Banquet, acknowledging those industry veterans who have devoted years of experience to additive manufacturing, in addition to important contributions to furthering the industry. Hyphen's Mark Barfoot, Scott Crump of Stratasys, CRP USA's Stewart Davis, American Precision Prototyping's Jason Dickman and Rapid Tech Consulting's Jim Reitz have been given this coveted recognition by the organisation.
Outgoing AMUG President Bret Bordner commented: "Without question, this is one of the most prestigious awards in the additive manufacturing industry. While there were many deserving candidates among the hundreds of highly skilled, seasoned veterans that attended the conference, these five men best represent what the DINO Award is all about: excellence and service."
Scott Crump has been acknowledged for co-founding additive manufacturing industry stalwart Stratasys and for his ongoing support of the AMUG during its transition to a technology-neutral membership. Reitz was singled out for the part he has played in promoting AMUG sponsorship and contributing to the industry as a whole. Barfoot, Davis and Dickman were recognised for their years of service to the AMUG as board members, presenters and collaborators, and for their unwavering support.