Additive Industries appoints new managers

Ian C Howe, new CEO, and Carlien Siebelt, CFO of Additive Industries.
Ian C Howe, new CEO, and Carlien Siebelt, CFO of Additive Industries.

Additive Industries has appointed Ian C Howe as its new CEO and Carlien Siebelt as its new CFO.

Ian C Howe, previously head of business line at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing growth strategies and has held management positions in market verticals in aerospace, energy, high-tech, general industrial and automotive at Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Höganäs AB of Sweden, and GKN Group UK.

Carlien Siebelt joins Additive Industries from Energyst CAT Rental Power, where she worked in leadership positions, including CFO and group controller. Siebelt worked for thirteen years in the field of audit and assurance at Big Four audit firms with a client portfolio that consisted of large, international trading and production companies. In addition, she has over seven years of experience as a manager at a multinational’s finance department, the company said.

‘The metal additive manufacturing industry is a billion-dollar market, projected to grow in excess of 25% CAGR,’ said Howe. ‘Additive Industries is at the forefront of this innovation with best-in-class productivity levels achieved in printing metals.’

‘I’m very excited to join the ambitious and talented team at Additive Industries that is backed by a long-term commitment from its main investor Highlands Beheer, who up to now have invested and committed a total of 55 million dollars in the company,’ said Siebelt.

‘Ian’s and Carlien’s extensive experience in various aspects of our business makes them perfectly suited to support our growth ambitions, together with our CTO Mark Vaes who has been with the company from the start,’ added Jonas Wintermans, co-founder and current CEO. ‘Looking ahead, 2021 will be another turning point for our company in accelerating our growth trajectory, whilst continuing the development of future solutions and continuing to work on expanding our existing products for our valued customers.’

This story uses material from Additive Industries, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.