LOVELAND, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 4, 2018 — Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of award-winning LulzBot® 3D Printers, announced two exciting additions to their executive team. Grant Flaharty, former President/COO of 3D Systems, will help lead operations as the new President. Complementing his addition is Hob Wubbena, former Marketing Manager at Agilent Technologies, who will be leading marketing efforts in his role as Vice President of Marketing. Their professional expertise and experience bring a results-driven, highly-developed skill set to the company.
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New Aleph Objects, Inc. President Grant Flaharty, left, and Vice President of Marketing Hob Wubbena, right, with the new LulzBot Mini 2 Desktop 3D Printer. (Photo: Business Wire)
Grant Flaharty has over 20 years of executive leadership experience with several global companies, including Motorola, Qualcomm, and battenfeld-cincinnati. In his tenure at 3D Systems, Flaharty led European Operations, World Wide Revenue Generation and then became the President and Chief Operating Officer. 3D Systems Global Revenue increased 80+% during this time and evolved from predominantly rapid prototyping to include additive manufacturing with the acquisitions of companies and technology. Flaharty looks forward to leveraging his wide range of experience, from Business Development, Operations, and Finance to grow Aleph Object’s market share.
“When I initially saw the 3D printed objects from their new LulzBot Mini 2 using their latest high-detail tool head I was very excited to join the team,” said Flaharty. “For an FFF machine to directly produce SLA-quality objects with functional end-use materials like ABS [as opposed to resins] is unprecedented for both the company and end users.”
Hob Wubbena stepped into the role of Vice President of Marketing with a diverse background of leadership and marketing experience, including VP of Universal Logic, a NASA artificial intelligence spin-off; and planning and marketing roles at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. His leadership in these roles typically led to double-digit order growth with a quadruple increase in lead generation.
Wubbena commented, “The easy-to-use Lulzbot 3D printers – with their exceptional reliability, precise resolution, and Free Software and Open Source Hardware – are a paradigm shift for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.”
With the addition of this new veteran high-tech leadership team, and new hardware that is pushing the limits of additive manufacturing, Aleph Objects is poised for the next level of growth in their rapidly growing market segment.
About Aleph Objects, Inc.
Founded in January 2011 and built on the philosophy of freedom, Aleph Objects, Inc. is a Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware company. Headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, Aleph Objects designs, develops, and manufactures the award-winning LulzBot line of 3D printers. Find a full press kit here: www.lulzbot.com/press/
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