Leading Women in Additive Manufacturing
The additive manufacturing industry has traditionally been a male-dominated field, but many women have made significant contributions to the industry as well. As these leading women have made their mark, we’ve also seen an overall increase in the number of women entering the industry. Here’s a look at some of the women who are inspiring innovation and change in additive manufacturing.
Stefanie Brickwede is both the head of additive manufacturing at Deutsche Bahn — a major German railway company — and the managing director at Mobility Goes Active, which has become a leading international network for additive manufacturing.
At Mobility Goes Active, Brickwede oversees a female-dominated team to continue to promote growth in the industry.
Kim Smith launched the additive manufacturing division of Boeing Fabrication to focus on integrating and accelerating 3D printing throughout the company. She served in numerous leadership roles at Boeing prior to the launch, and she is currently the general manager for the integrated 747/767 program.
Smith also serves on the board of Washington STEM, a non-profit dedicated to advancing excellence, innovation and equity in science, math, technology and engineering for all students in Washington state.
Valeria Tirelli is CEO of Aidro, a company that produces 3D metal printing solutions and hydraulic valves and systems. Tirelli has been a guest speaker at many major industry conferences, including the Additive Manufacturing European Conference, Formnext and the Women in AM Summit.
As the General Manager and Global Head of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP, Michelle Bockman is a leader in additive manufacturing and the IT industry. Prior to her role at HP, she had a long career at GE Digital, where she led the company’s ambitious initiative to expand the use of digital software and capabilities for large industrial customers.
With more than 20 years of digital industrial experience, Bockman is widely recognized as a leader and innovator in the field.
Nora Touré is VP of Invaldi Group, an additive manufacturing company for maritime and offshore industries. She is also the founder of Women in 3D Printing, a global organization dedicated to inspiring, promoting and supporting women using additive manufacturing technologies. As one of the most proactive and influential women in AM, she continually brings more women into the industry with her initiatives.
Roxanne Warren is currently the Director of Customer Operations at Link3D, an additive manufacturing company. Prior to her leadership role at Link3D, Warren held leadership positions at several prominent additive manufacturing companies, including Norsk Titanium and Arconic. Warren is also dedicated to promoting women in STEM careers through her involvement in Women in Titanium.
Marie Langer is the CEO of the German leader in additive manufacturing, EOS. As one of the youngest industry leaders at only 33 years old, she is already making her mark on the AM industry, bringing greater focus to issues such as social benefits and environmental sustainability in 3D printing.
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