Our leadership team brings to PostProcess Technologies extensive experience from high-growth industry leaders in advanced technology, driving our company with an energizing, pioneering spirit.
Jeff Mize, our CEO, brings an extensive background in rapidly scaling technology startups and creating fast, flexible and fun environments – as well as mastery of the power nap. He was the commercial leader behind the rapid growth of Climate Corporation (digital agricultural platform) and NAVTEQ Corporation (digital maps), selling for $1.1B to Monsanto and $8.1B to Nokia, respectively. Jeff received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign, so he can hold his own in meetings with our really smart Engineering team.
Daniel J. Hutchinson, PostProcess founder, President, and CTO, leveraged his naval training in radar interrogation and signal analysis to develop our patent-pending technology. Prior to founding PostProcess, Daniel was with Northrop Grumman developing signal analysis equipment but dreaming of the startup life. He served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve, where he was twice distinguished as Sailor of the Year, having been honored at the White House. While attempting to break the world record for number of college credits earned, Daniel received 3 engineering degrees (E.E., M.E., C.S.) as well an MBA.
Diana Robbins, Director of Marketing, is accomplished in leading Marketing, Business Development, and Inside Sales to drive exponential growth. Diana directs all aspects of Marketing, including copywriting, so she is exempt from writing something witty about herself. She brings considerable experience in B2B marketing in advanced manufacturing and material processing industries to PostProcess and holds an MBA from University at Buffalo.
Bob Bosinski, Vice President of Operations, is a startup veteran, experienced in designing and deploying robust processes and systems to enable rapid expansion. Bob spent 24 years with AirSep Corporation from its startup stage through post-acquisition and aims to recreate that magic here at PostProcess…but a lot faster. Bob earned a master’s degree in Industrial Technology from Buffalo State College. In his spare time, Bob enjoys following Buffalo sports, demonstrating his perpetual patience as he prays for a championship title during his lifetime.
Bruno Bourguet, Managing Director of PostProcess Technologies International, has jumped back into startup life after 15 years growing businesses in the digital mapping space, including HERE, Nokia, and Navteq. Bruno knows a little something about scaling a company internationally – he drove the doubling of HERE’s revenue to more than 1B€ and positioned it strategically, leading to its acquisition by Audi, BMW, and Daimler. Adding to his distinguished track record, Bruno is a graduated engineer from INSA Lyon, holds a Master’s of Science from Arizona State University, and is a graduate from the INSEAD International Management Program in France.
Dean VonBank, VP of Strategic Partnerships, is a seasoned sales executive with extensive global experience. Prior to PostProcess, his impressive track record at NAVTEQ and Honeywell include developing sales strategies delivering triple-digit growth, while creating fantastic customer relationships. Providing the perfect fit for startup life, Dean has experience managing his household “zoo” of children and double-digit pets. Dean received his MBA from Northwestern University and Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Nathan Harris, VP of Sales, Americas, entered the additive industry with 3DVision Technologies where he had success in building a nationally recognized sales and engineering organization. His career has focused on sales leadership, with a highlight in strategic planning and execution. A former collegiate soccer player and active crossfitter, he’s no stranger to competition and succeeding as a team and plans on whipping PostProcess into shape for a Tough Mudder race. Nathan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Purdue University and holds his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Rob Fraass, VP of Finance, brings 15+ years of financial expertise and experience to PostProcess across a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, medical, dental and energy. He’s scratching his startup itch after years of large firm experience at growing companies including Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Integer, and Ernst & Young, making him the ideal finance leader to help us scale. Rob wears his pocket protector with pride along with his BS in Accounting from Bucknell University, Public Accountant (CPA) and Management Accountant (CMA) certifications.
Chris Parrag, Director of FINISH3D™, took the startup plunge after spending more than a decade honing his engineering and leadership skills at a major defense contractor, managing technical teams throughout all phases of the system life cycle. His MBA and Masters degree in Computer Engineering are a perfect combination to oversee Process Development Engineering with our software-driven solutions in our FINISH3D lab, as well as our Field Engineering and Application Engineering teams.
Mike Valvo, Director of Engineering, rose rapidly through the ranks at Airsep/Chart Industries and as such has acquired every imaginable engineering and operations title for his resume. His 20-year tenure Airsep/Chart through rapid growth and business transformation makes him a great fit to lead our engineering team and processes during our exciting scale up. Mike obtained his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Union College and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at University at Buffalo.
"If I have an idea, I can voice it knowing my suggestions are truly heard. I’ve proposed improvements and been empowered to rapidly execute them to shape the future of our product line."
"We’ve started something here that no else thought of. So education is critical to show people that this problem can actually be solved elegantly. I’m excited to forge the path for that effort."
"My passion for hands-on engineering began with the FIRST Robotics Competition in high school. Now I put that passion to work daily designing machines and give back by mentoring young aspiring engineers."
"I fell in love with chemistry as a kid because of hands-on experimentation and now I live that everyday, scaling up our solutions and applying them in actual production."
"Our open office layout creates a dynamic, collaborative environment. As a startup, it works because there’s always a lot of balls in the air and everyone is collaborating real-time."
"Being part of one of the fastest growing industries requires new ideas to solve problems that weren’t thought of 10 years ago. The fact that we’re the first to be solving these new problems makes it an exciting place to be an engineer."
"We problem solve quickly and we're all knowledgeable in many areas. I love that I’ve had a hand in every one of our systems in some way."
"The collaborative environment within a startup company was attractive after my experience in a large corporate environment. Designing and evolving the user’s machine experience is unique and very rewarding."
"I’m driven by the opportunity to create the architecture for today’s software and the roadmap for tomorrow’s advancements. It’s exciting that what we’re creating will be the future of an entire industry."
"The opportunity to be first in my role is exciting. It's an empowering and weighty responsibility. The entire team’s willingness to help out, regardless of anyone’s primary function, creates the feeling that anything is possible."
"There's a unique opportunity at a startup to take ownership of projects you wouldn't otherwise...everyone wears a lot of hats and you take on things that push you to grow."
"I love being part of a company contributing to the revitalization of Buffalo, with both our rapid job growth and partnering with local vendors as much as possible."
"I joined PostProcess as employee #2 from a large company where the culture was already in place. Here, I get to help create our values from the ground up that define our company culture. "
"It's refreshing that everyone is really on-board with what it takes as start-up...the team adapts quickly, trusts each other, and rallies around changes that will accelerate the company."
"We’re the first ones to let software control the process. Creating something that didn't exist means we know how to move quickly and use everything we learn to get better."
"There's something different coming in every day. The fact that I am able to be hands-on with a huge range of parts from household name brands is proof that we are touching every part of manufacturing."
"Being part of a startup is exciting because you are working as a team where different experiences and outlooks are celebrated. You are trusted and given the freedom to create new processes on your own terms while being responsible for it from start to finish."
"As a Field Engineer, I see customer feedback translated quickly into product development and continuous improvement. We want to preserve that spirit of innovation no matter how big we get."
"I’ve seen high volume manufacturing firsthand and understand the complexities of integrating new methods. Being the only solution provider to address the biggest obstacle to additive’s growth is motivating."
"The opportunity to be part of something transformative does not come along often...I know what I am doing, no matter how small, is moving us toward something really big."
"Speaking with customers every day, it’s obvious that there is an essential need for our solutions. It’s exciting working for a company that tackles a question that hasn’t been answered yet in the industry."
"One of the most surprising and exciting aspects of PostProcess is how many industries we touch. From large established companies to new high-tech businesses, I had no idea the scope and breadth of 3D printing in manufacturing today."
"Since day one I have been able to make a real impact and help shape the future of our technology. I love that I’m a key team member, not just another desk in a field of cubicles."
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