Ultimaker names John Kawola president of Ultimaker North America
Ultimaker Continues U.S. Expansion, Adding a Boston Office Alongside its New York and San Francisco Offices
Ultimaker, the leading open source 3D printer manufacturer, announces its continued expansion into the North American market by naming John Kawola as the President of Ultimaker North America and opening a new Boston office. Boston is the third of Ultimaker’s corporate U.S. offices, chosen to leverage the city’s deep connections to 3D printing and 3D CAD software as well as its colorful ecosystem.
John Kawola is a passionate 3D printing evangelist. He was previously CEO and President of Z Corporation, CEO of Harvest Automation, Inc., and Board Director at SpaceClaim. Kawola holds a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Union College.
Desktop 3D printing is still in its infancy, it has made significant strides in the last few years and the potential is unlimited,” says John Kawola, president of Ultimaker North America. “I have been very impressed with how Ultimaker has focused on the maker, education and enterprise markets, built a strong product and quickly moved to a market leadership position. I am thrilled to be a part of it.
Ultimaker’s Boston office will lead North American sales, marketing, community management and technical resources to support its growing team of distributors, resellers and expanding customer base. Ultimaker has had a growing presence in the U.S. since 2013, with offices in New York and San Francisco and manufacturing and support resources based in Memphis, TN.
Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.