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.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Ms. Dillon has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since December 2014, and she previously served as our Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary beginning in March 2013. From May 2012 through February 2013, she was a legal consultant on our initial public offering. She previously was a partner at two national law firms, Reed Smith LLP from 2002 until 2011 and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC from 1988 until 2002, where she became a partner after starting as an associate with the firm. Ms. Dillon has served on the Board of Directors of Mylan Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, since May 2014. She also serves on the Mylan Board’s Audit, Nominating and Governance and Compliance Committees. Ms. Dillon was the former Chair and also former Audit Committee Chair of, the Allegheny District chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She also is a Vice President of the Wine & Spirits Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
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 Development Officer and General Manager of ExOne GmbH
Mr. Höchsmann has served as Chief Development Officer since January 1, 2014, and also has served as General Manager of ExOne GmbH and ExOne Property GmbH, subsidiaries of ExOne, since 2003 and 2013, respectively. He is responsible for our operations in Europe. Mr. Höchsmann is the inventor and co-inventor of certain AM technology covered by a number of our patents. In 2003, he co-founded Prometal RCT GmbH in Augsburg, which is the predecessor to ExOne GmbH. In 1999, he co-founded Generis GmbH, one of the first companies implementing 3D printing applications, in Augsburg, Germany. Mr. Höchsmann has received a number of industry awards, including the OCE Printing Award from OCE Printers AG, the Technical University of Munich Award for 3D Printing and the McKinsey & Company Start-Up Award. He is a member of the Association of German Engineers.
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 Operations Officer - US
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.
Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer
CFO, ExOne GmbH
Mr. Bader has served as Chief Financial Officer for our European operations since April 2015, 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.
Direct Materials Business Development
Robert (Bob) Wood is the Director of ExTEC and Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for direct metal printing operations worldwide and also manages global information technology. Bob was involved in the purchases, new construction and renovation of the ExOne’s North America branch offices which he also integrated into one global network.
Previously Bob was Owner, President and Senior Consultant for GT Systems where he provided consulting and development services to various Fortune 1000 companies with a staff of approximately fifty people. He also worked at Extrude Hone Corporation as their Information Technology Manager and at Westinghouse Electric as a Project Manager responsible for software development, systems engineering and project management for their Marketing Services Division.
Bob received his B.S. in Computer Science from Point Park College. He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and received the Westinghouse Award of Excellence.
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.
General Manager of ExOne Mid-Atlantic
General Manager of ExOne KK
General Manager of ExOne South
General Manager of ExOne Midwest
General Manager of ExOne Southwest