Buffalo, NY, USA, August 10, 2022 – PostProcess announced today the appointment of industry and marketing veteran Melissa Hanson to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. Hanson is a seasoned executive with deep expertise in spearheading disruptive innovation and leading high-performing teams to deliver exceptional value and transformational growth in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Hanson will report directly to Jeff Mize, Chief Executive Officer.
Hanson brings over 17 years of experience in market-driven strategy deployment to PostProcess, including eight years as a senior marketing leader in the additive manufacturing industry. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Product Marketing at Nexa3D, leading its positioning and commercialization strategy for new 3D printing solutions. Prior to that, Hanson was Global Vice President of Marketing for Trimble’s transportation sector and has furthermore held numerous marketing leadership roles during her tenure at Stratasys, where she ultimately led product positioning, content strategy, field marketing, and demand generation for its Americas region.
As the PostProcess CMO, Hanson will lead Global Marketing and Inside Sales. She will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that further accelerate PostProcess’s global reach and position as the leading automated and connected post-printing solution provider in additive manufacturing. Critical to the success of this effort is the key role Hanson will play in collaborations with the company’s growing lineup of strategic partners from software to 3D printer OEMs and material science companies.
“As we continue to accelerate our ground-breaking journey at PostProcess from category creator to achieving widespread adoption and delivering industry-leading annual growth, I’m pleased to welcome Melissa Hanson to the Senior Leadership Team. Melissa comes with extensive international marketing expertise and relevant industry experience. She is a strong cross-functional leader with proven know-how for scaling up at this high-growth stage for our business,” says Jeff Mize, CEO at PostProcess.
“I am excited to join the talented and passionate team at PostProcess, and eager to lead the way in educating on its vision and mission because I believe it is one of tremendous impact,” says Hanson. “The time is now to flip the 3D printing workflow on its head to prepare for a future where post-printing becomes a leading consideration and critical pillar to the mission of fully automating and digitizing additive manufacturing – and at production scale.”
PostProcess is the leader in automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for 3D printed parts. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Buffalo, NY, USA, with international operations in Mougins, France, PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post-printing – through patent-pending software, hardware, and chemistry technologies. The company’s solutions automate industrial 3D printing’s most common post-printing processes with a software-based approach, including support, resin, and powder removal, as well as surface finishing, resulting in “customer-ready” 3D printed parts. Additionally, as an innovator of software-based 3D post-printing, PostProcess solutions will enable the full digitization of AM through the post-print step for the Industry 4.0 factory floor. The PostProcess portfolio has been proven across all major industrial 3D printing technologies and is in use daily in every imaginable manufacturing sector.