3D printing company America Makes has appointed Dr Brandon Ribic as its new technology director.
The role was previously held by John Wilczynski before he was named America Makes executive director in June 2019.
Previously, Dr Ribic worked at Rolls-Royce, covering materials technology, additive manufacturing (AM) process modeling and in-situ process monitoring. Specifically, he spent more than six years looking into welding and AM processes for various titanium and nickel superalloy gas turbine engine components. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Dr Ribic served as plant metallurgist and quality assurance manager at McConway & Torley LLC.
‘I personally cannot think of anyone more ideally suited for the technology director position than Brandon,’ said Wilczynski. ‘With his metallurgical background combined with his AM experience, as well as his ongoing involvement throughout the years with our governance board and roadmap advisory group, Brandon is not only well-versed in the mission of America Makes, but also completely dedicated to fulfilling that mission.’