Chief Executive Officer
James L. McCarley became our Chief Executive Officer in August 2016. Mr. McCarley formerly served as Executive Vice President—Operations of RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE: RTI), a producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a supplier of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, from May 2010 until July 2015, when Alcoa Inc. acquired RTI by merger. Mr. McCarley also served in the same position during the transition period after the merger, through September 2015. During his time at RTI, Mr. McCarley was its highest ranking operating officer, overseeing daily operations, asset and cash management, talent recruitment/retention, customer care, and growth strategy deployment. Mr. McCarley had previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of General Vortex Energy, Inc., a private developer of engine and combustion technologies, from September 2009 to May 2010. From 1996 through 2009, Mr. McCarley held a variety of management positions within the forging segment of Precision Castparts Company, including Division President of Wyman Gordon Forging West from 2008 to 2009, and Vice President and General Manager of Wyman Gordon Forging, Inc. from 2006 to 2008. From 1987 to 1996, he gained engineering and other relevant experience working for various companies, including Quantum Chemical, Cameron Iron Works, and General Electric Company. Mr. McCarley received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1987.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mr. Smith has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since January 1, 2014. Mr. Smith previously was an Assurance Client Service Partner in the Pittsburgh office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). Mr. Smith joined PwC in 1984, was admitted as a Partner in 1995, and has spent several years working in a PwC advisory business assisting industrial products, healthcare and energy companies with internal control reviews, system implementations, process transformation and change management. Mr. Smith held various leadership roles within PwC, including leading initiatives in specific consumer and industrial product sectors. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.A. with a concentration in accounting and minor in economics from Westminster College in 1980.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Lucas has served as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2012. He served in various positions from October 2001 to June 2012 at Touchstone Research Laboratory, a broad-based product development research facility that focuses on the development of next-generation materials and products, where he directed operations and research activities and served as Director of Operations from March 2010 to June 2012. From November 1989 to October 2001, Mr. Lucas managed product development for Lake Shore Cryotronics, a privately held developer of cryogenic temperature sensors and other instrumentation. He currently is serving on the Governance Board for National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), an additive manufacturing center.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Cianci joined the Company in December 2016 as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Cianci served as the Vice President – Aerospace and Defense Group for RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE: RTI), a producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a supplier of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, from 2014 to 2015. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Vice President Structural Castings and New Business Integration and Continuous Improvement for Precision Castparts Corporation (NYSE: PCP), a global industrial goods and metal fabrication company that manufactures investment castings, forged components, airframe components, and airfoil castings for use in the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and defense industries. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Cianci was President of the Forging Segment for the Ellwood Group, a privately held, vertically integrated business producing raw material and finished components for general industry. From 1996 through 2006, Mr. Cianci held a variety of operating positions within Precision Castparts Company. From 1984 to 1996, he gained engineering, operating, manufacturing and other relevant experience working for various companies. Mr. Cianci received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Grove City College in 1984.
VP of Metal Commercial Products
Mr. Pierce has served as our COO North America since March 2014 and COO of Japan since January 2015. Prior to his current role, he was VP of Global Supply Chain From 2010 to 2013 for Biomet 3i and from 2008 to 2010 for Laird Technologies. From 2003 to 2008 he held various director level positions with Owens Corning which included leading their Asia Pacific building materials business and championing business development for a large division. Mr. Pierce has an Undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Babson College.
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Loretta L. Benec, Esq. joined ExOne in October 2017. Most recently, Ms. Benec has provided corporate and commercial legal services as General Counsel to Cumberland Highstreet Partners, Inc., a manufacturing consulting business. Previously, Ms. Benec was Assistant General Counsel & Secretary for RTI International Metals, Inc. (now Arconic Inc.), a NYSE-listed global supplier of advanced titanium products primarily to the commercial aerospace market. Prior to RTI, Ms. Benec enjoyed a more than twelve-year career in the law department of H. J. Heinz Company (now The Kraft Heinz Company), a NYSE-listed global packaged food company. Ms. Benec received a B.A. in History with High Honors, cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1992 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1995.
Managing Director of ExOne GmbH
Mr. Bader has served as Chief Financial Officer for our European operations from April 2015, before he became General Manager in February 2017. He is bringing more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning and implementation. Prior to ExOne he has served in various roles including Financial Controller, China General Manager, Europe General Manager, Business Unit Director, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. Mr. Bader has spent the majority of his professional career within an international environment, ranging from Multi-Site-Responsibilities in Asia and Europe, management of sales staff & representatives in Europe, reporting into US headquarters to living abroad in Malaysia and China.
Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer
Since November 2017 Roland Ladewig is CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Managimng Director and Director After Sales of ExOne GmbH. In the past, he worked as Managing Director of medium size companies in affiliated corporations within the segment Machine- und Plant Engineering, Automation, Industry 4.0 and Energy. He had a leading role in strategic alignment und restructuring of global sectors (divisions), optimizing processes related to complete change management, harmonizing and including local business units into the main strategic goals, as well as post-merger integration.
Sales Director – Asia
Sales Director – Italy & France
Mr. Omar is responsible for directing the sales activities of ExOne Italy, France, and India towards profitable growth. Mr. Omar conducts market analysis and defines strategies for generating new business. He builds and maintains an effective executive team that properly represents the company to major customers and professional associations.
Said's childhood interest in all manufacturing machines reflects his current role and his continuous fascination with developing technology.
Director of Direct Business Development
General Manager of ExOne Mid-Atlantic
General Manager of ExOne South
General Manager of ExOne Midwest