LUBECK, Germany, July 22, 2022 – SLM Solutions Group AG (“SLM Solutions”, “SLM” or the “Company”) announces that the Supervisory Board has appointed Charlie Grace as member of the Management Board and Chief Commercial Officer with effect from July 15, 2022.
With this appointment as Chief Commercial Officer, Charlie will oversee SLM’s global commercial activities including commercial strategy, business development and marketing. In addition, he will continue to be the General Manager of SLM in North America which has been and will continue to be a key geographical market for the Company. SLM Solutions will certainly benefit from Charlie’s vast experience and leadership also from previous senior executive roles at ExOne, Xerox, 3D Systems and EFI.
Thomas Schweppe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board said, “On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board I would like to extend my congratulations to Charlie on his new leadership role and wish Sam, Dirk and Charlie all the best in guiding SLM into a successful future”.
Since joining SLM Solutions as Chief Sales Officer in February 2021, Charlie proved himself as an extraordinary leader of the company and transformed both the sales organization and the North America region. In addition, under his direction SLM Solutions renewed its commitment and focus on the customer as well as sharpened its competitive spirit to win new business for its best-in-class end-to-end manufacturing portfolio.
In addition, Gerhard Bierleutgeb will assume the role of SLM Solutions’ new Chief Operating Officer. Gerhard joined SLM Solutions in 2020, and since then has played a key role as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Global Services & Solutions proving he was an ideal choice for the position. As an ear to the customer, he has listened but most importantly implemented change to ensure customer success.
As COO, Gerhard’s extensive leadership experience and keen operational insight will be invaluable to the continued success of the business.
Sam O’Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions emphasizes, “It’s individuals like Charlie and Gerhard who help us grow as an organization and implement our strategy with vigour making SLM a key enabler of our customers’ successful transition to Additive Manufacturing.”
About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is a global provider of integrated metal additive manufacturing solutions. Leading the industry since its inception, it continues to drive the future of metal AM in every major industry with its customers’ long-term success at its core. SLM Solutions is home to the world’s fastest metal additive manufacturing machines boasting up to 12 lasers and enabling build rates of up to 1000ccm/h. With a portfolio of systems to suit every customer’s needs, along with its team of experts closely collaborating at every stage of the process, SLM Solutions leads the way on return on investment with maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability. SLM Solutions believes that additive manufacturing is the future of manufacturing and has the desire and capability to take its customers there – right now.
SLM Solutions is a publicly-traded company headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.
Further information is available on www.slm-solutions.com.