Starting the position on February 18, 2020, Zeif will utilize his experience in global operations and leadership to steer Stratasys into its next phase of growth. Until then, interim CEO Elchanan Jaglom will continue to run the company and will maintain his role as chairman once the new CEO begins his tenure.
While Zeif is new to the world of additive manufacturing, he has an extensive resume and expertise is in sales, product, R&D, and manufacturing operations. Stratasys is hoping that the new CEO will leverage this experience to help bolster the company’s success in the industrial additive manufacturing market.
Most recently, Zeif served as a partner at McKinsey & Company’s New York office. Prior to that, he worked at Netafilm, which is the world’s largest micro-irrigation company, where he held the titles of President of the Americas, Head of Product Offering and Chief Commercial Officer. He was also the Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing at the crop production company Makhteshim, now named Adama Ltd.
“Stratasys pioneered and continues to power the additive manufacturing landscape, enabling companies across virtually all industries to build and improve their businesses through 3D printing technology,” commented Zeif.
“In particular, thanks to its outstanding innovations and application engineering, it is clear that Stratasys is poised not only to reshape product development and prototyping but also to transform supply chains and manufacturing through efficiency and personalization. I am excited to be joining the company and its talented and dedicated teams around the world at such a pivotal time.”
Stratasys wasn’t the only additive manufacturing company to shake up its executive structure. Voxel8, the Massachusetts-based multi-material 3D printing company, has appointed Dr. Friedrich von Gottberg as its new President and CEO.
With a Ph.D. and MS from MIT, Dr. von Gottberg accumulated leadership experience as Senior Vice President of the chemicals company Cabot Corporation. From April to December 2019, he also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard University. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Travis Busbee, who will take up the role of Chief Technology Officer and focus on R&D.
“I’m excited to join Voxel8, and look forward to working with Travis and the rest of the team as the company positions itself for the next stage of growth,” said Dr. von Gottberg.