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 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 while dreaming of a way to make an impact on the world. Out of high school, he entered the service while attempting to break the world record for the number of college credits earned, earning Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration credentials. “A man provided with paper, pencil, and eraser, and strict discipline is in effect a universal machine.” – Alan Turing
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, Vice President 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, Vice President 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.
Rich Caplow, Chief Product Officer, comes to PostProcess with over 25 years in Product Management and Product Strategy. As an experienced technology leader in both growth-stage companies and large established organizations, along with an extensive software background, he is just as laser-focused on advancing the PostProcess product portfolio as his beloved Patriots are on winning the Superbowl. One of his biggest passions is converting great technology into ground-breaking customer value. Rich holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
Frank Kozak, General Counsel, brings a wealth of experience from 20 years in legal and management roles at NAVTEQ / Nokia / HERE Technologies. During his tenure at these related companies, he oversaw the filing of more than 3,000 patents, over 500 of which he wrote personally. When he’s not jamming out on his beloved guitar, Frank makes sure that our intellectual property and legal matters are in tip-top shape, helping to develop a world-class patent portfolio. Frank earned his law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jim Kent, Chief Financial Officer, brings immeasurable expertise from the international software factory automation industry and technical computing software market. Holding over 35 years of finance and management experience in high-growth international tech markets, he has worked for small and multinational companies, including three that have been acquired. While CFO of ICONICS, Inc., Jim notably negotiated the company’s acquisition to Mitsubishi at an above-market valuation. Holding a lifelong affinity for learning, Jim earned his Bachelors in Finance and Accounting from UMass Dartmouth, and later studied to be a Certified Company Director in Australia. Having lived as an expat in Germany and Australia for over a decade, Jim speaks and writes German, and rumor has it his Australian accent isn’t too bad, either. He is also an avid runner and his hobby is to map out runs throughout his travels worldwide.
"The exciting part of being on the PostProcess team is knowing that you are a part of something that has unlimited potential."
"Automated post-printing is the missing element in the additive manufacturing workflow. PostProcess not only solves actual challenges in the 3D printing industry, it allows this industry to scale to its fullest potential. This is why we are here. To change the game."
"I could not pass up the opportunity to be a part of a fledgling industry! Each day at PostProcess is a new and exciting opportunity to make an impact."
"I enjoy the fast-paced culture provided at a start-up company. It’s exciting because every day is different and I have the opportunity to help build a strong PostProcess brand."
"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."
"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."
"It is invigorating to use the scientific method to solve complex problems and establish industry standards as we pave the way for additive post-processing."
“It is very exciting to introduce our benchmarking process to the European market and help solve international post-printing needs.”
"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."
"There’s so much value that PostProcess provides, even beyond our technology itself. As the Technical Support Lead, I get to interact with customers who are benefiting from our solutions day in and day out, and work alongside smart, ambitious people while I’m doing it."
"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."
"PostProcess is truly a trailblazer in the industry. Even having come in with engineering experience in the additive manufacturing realm, I’m constantly learning here by blending my prior knowledge with emerging technology to create new innovations."
“Getting the chance to be part of an up and coming industry with the latest technologies and working with a variety of customers from small to the biggest names in business is an invaluable opportunity.”
"The opportunity to utilize my leadership and operations experience to actively contribute to the growth of a start up organization was too exciting to pass up."
"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 is very exciting to exchange every day with customers from such a wide range of industries and help them to solve their post-printing bottlenecks."
"Working in a startup like Post Process is very challenging and exciting. Things are going fast and the team is really collaborative. We are all rowing in the same direction to achieve our goals."
"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."
“Leading the Chemistry R&D effort at PostProcess is my dream job! I love the challenge of creating a solution or solving a problem that provides our customers with something that they didn't know they wanted.”
"I am really excited to start my career at PostProcess. The atmosphere is full of new ideas and endless possibilities. We are paving our own path to greatness, and I'm proud to be helping that along."
"Working as a collaborative team in our fast-paced, startup environment is not only rewarding but highly productive. It’s exciting to work as a team to move the needle and achieve big things!"
"Regardless of what my work day looks like, there’s pretty much a guarantee that I’ll be able to put my long-standing passion for AM to use, and help customers redistribute their time to more innovative work."
"It’s amazing to be part of a rapidly evolving industry with post-processing being the technology that’s causing a paradigm shift in additive manufacturing from an interesting novelty to an industry-changing standard."
"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."
"Being in the AM Industry for many years, I saw the most disruptive technology when it comes to 3D Printing, however traditional post processing felt like travelling back in time. Now as part of a fast growing, modern and automation-focused company that solves this issue, I can actively help customers and users to be more efficient, cost effective and one step ahead of the competition."
"I love the challenges of an early-stage company and the idea that each individual is responsible for the success of the company. Everyone plays an important role and has a chance to be pioneers in their field."
"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."
"The most interesting aspect of our technology is how rapidly it evolves, to the point that we are developing solutions to challenges that had no remedy just a couple of years ago. It’s invigorating to be part of a company that is creating its own industry!"
"Thanks to my diverse career prior to PostProcess, I can take the most of my different skills to help me conquer the challenge of building our European branch from the ground up."
“As a Software Engineer at a startup, you are given a blank canvas with an open path to explore, learn, and create a software program from the ground up. It gives you the confidence to make great things happen!”
"Daring in design, cautious in execution" is an old quote by Rockefeller that accurately emulates what we do on a daily basis, pioneering new technologies to enable true end-to-end additive workstreams all while ensuring our customers operations run smoothly."
"Even with 20 years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry, I’ve never seen this type of growth potential in a technology. In my sales role, I’m constantly speaking with customers who are eager to learn how our innovations can speed up their processes."
"As PostProcess’ drafter, it’s invigorating to work so collaboratively in a startup environment. Here, it’s easy to throw out an idea, get immediate insight from my teammates, and quickly put it into action. Before you know it, our drawings are transformed into the tangible machines we work on daily."
"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."
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