3D Systems Announces New COO & VP of Consumer Retail

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced that it has appointed Mark Wright as its Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Mark will work closely with the CEO and other senior leaders to scale the company’s commercial and manufacturing operations and leverage its recent investments into sustainable, profitable growth.

“We are privileged to have an executive of Mark’s experience join our team, as we turn our attention to fine tuning and scaling our operations,” said Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS. “I am certain that Mark’s considerable talents will help take our business to the next level.”

Mark joins 3D Systems after an accomplished 18-year career at EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), a Fortune 500 provider of web-based computing systems and data storage products. Mark previously served as COO for EMC’s Flash Product Division and has held several roles as Senior Vice President of Operations. Most recently, Mark served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations – Lenovo, where he was tasked with developing a multi-billion dollar relationship in anticipation of the IBM System X acquisition closure. Mark also led EMC’s high-profile collaboration with Dell, growing the partnership into a billion dollar plus business.

To 3D Systems, Mark brings a diversified wealth of expertise that includes worldwide sales, operations, commercial strategy, process improvements, M&A, integration and business development.

“Mark’s experience in managing fast-moving, high-tech, global businesses will be a tremendous asset to 3D Systems as we step up the execution of our profitable growth initiatives,” concluded Reichental.

3D Systems also announced that Peter Theran joined the company as its Vice President, Consumer Retail and will lead the expansion of the company’s consumer products into new retail markets. Peter’s charter is to broaden the reach and penetration of 3DS’ latest consumer products, services and experiences including its Cube 3 and CubePro printers and its expanding portfolio of perceptual devices and online Cubify experiences.

“We are thrilled to have a person of Peter’s considerable experience and stellar track record join our senior leadership ranks to lead one of our emerging growth businesses,” said Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3DS.

Peter comes to 3DS after a distinguished consumer and retail career, anchored by a 20-year service at Bose Corporation, where he managed reseller, retail and web businesses representing $350M in annual revenue. Peter brings with him deep experience in product management, marketing, sales operations and a proven record of developing differentiated markets for new consumer products.

“It is fortuitous to have a person of Peter’s caliber at the helm, just as our latest consumer products are shipping. With several inbound retail opportunities at hand and as positive new products reviews abound, the stage is set for accelerated growth,” concluded Reichental.

As part of its consumer products expansion, 3DS is participating in the new Intel Experience that is featured exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores across the United States. As the 3D printing pioneer and leader, 3DS is showcasing its new Cube 3 printers which will be printing live in stores and available for purchase at select Best Buy stores and online from BestBuy.com.

For more information, visit: www.3dsystems.com

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