Digital Manufacturing Experts
Experienced industry leaders and specialists are available to discuss prototyping and production with on-demand manufacturing
President and Chief Executive Officer, Protolabs
Vicki Holt has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Protolabs since February 2014. Prior to joining us, Holt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartech Corporation, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products, from September 2010 until Spartech was purchased by PolyOne Corporation in March 2013. Prior to Spartech, Holt worked at PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products company, serving as Senior Vice President, Glass and Fiber Glass, from May 2005 until September 2010. Holt is also is a member of the board of directors of Waste Management, Inc.
Holt’s leadership, strategic planning, operational and international experience provide valuable insights to our board of directors and the National Association of Manufacturers, which she sits as a board member. As CEO, she also is responsible for determining our strategy, articulating priorities, and managing continued growth.
Notable speaking engagements and thought leadership work: Huffington Post, Forbes and Tech Crunch contributor; Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Summit keynote speaker
Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Protolabs
Robert Bodor is currently Vice President and General Manager, Americas, at Protolabs, a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and low-volume production. Bodor has also held roles as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Business Development during his time at Protolabs. Bodor held leadership roles at Honeywell and McKinsey & Company as well, and has been on the executive team of two early-stage software companies in the Twin Cities. Bodor holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.
Notable speaking engagements and thought leadership work: MD&M conference presenter, “Digital Manufacturing: Accelerating Product
Development and Reducing Risk” and panel speaker, “No Worker Left Behind: Optimal Integration of Industrial IoT With the Human Work Force”;
Solidworks World hardware entrepreneurship track panel speaker, “Getting It Made”; Autodesk University, SolidCon, and IoT Fuse presenter;
Autodesk Forge DevCon keynote speaker
Chief Technology Officer, Protolabs
Rich Baker is the Chief Technology Officer at Protolabs. Prior to joining Protolabs, he served as CTO at PaR Systems where he led a team of 100, delivering unique manufacturing systems to a diverse set of industries. From 2005 to 2014, Baker helped grow MTS Systems from a $300 million to $600 million company, holding a variety of leadership roles during his tenure.
Notable speaking engagements and thought leadership work: DeviceTalks product development track presenter, “Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on Medical Device Development”; Embedded Systems Conference panel speaker, “3D Printing: The Brave New World of Manufacturing”; MD&M conference presenter, “More Than Prototyping: Digital Manufacturing’s Role in Industry 4.0”; Design and Manufacturing and PLASTEC East conference speaker; member of ASME
Vice President of Product Management and E-commerce
Dan Barsness is Vice President of Product Management and E-commerce at Protolabs, a digital manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and low-volume production. He specializes in 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding technologies, and has served global industrial product development companies for more than a decade. Prior to Protolabs, Barsness spent eight years with MTS Systems, a leading provider of test and measurement systems, and has worked in customer-facing roles at two software startup companies and in the semiconductor industry. Barsness holds B.A. and B.E. degrees in Math, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering along with an MBA.
Global Product Manager, CNC Machining, Protolabs
Judy Carmein is the global product manager for CNC machining at Protolabs. Carmein previously worked as a project manager both at Protolabs and FAAC Inc. Prior to working in management, she spent several years as a software developer in the custom motion control and 3D printing businesses. Carmein holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.
Global Product Manager, 3D Printing, Protolabs
Greg Thompson is currently the global product manager for 3D Printing at Protolabs. Thompson has held product leadership roles at General Mills, Polaris, and Andersen Windows along with running his own successful product consulting business. Thompson holds a BS, MS, and MBA in engineering and finance.
Notable speaking engagements: IMTS and Additive Manufacturing conference presenter, “Designing for DMLS and SLS”
Applications Engineer, 3D Printing, Protolabs
Eric Utley is an applications engineer at Protolabs with more than five years of experience in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. His focus is on stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and direct metal laser sintering technologies, and provides guidance to engineers on designing for manufacturability. Utley regularly consults with product development professionals from a range of industries including medical, consumer products, aerospace, and automotive. He graduated from NC State University with a BS degree.
Notable speaking engagements: Webinar host, “Designing for 3D Printing: Stereolithography”; Design & Manufacturing panel speaker,
“State of the Industry: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Industry Trends and Opportunities on the Horizon”
Senior Quality Engineer, 3D Printing, Protolabs
Jonathan Bissmeyer is a rapid prototyping and 3D printing engineer at Protolabs. His focus is on stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and direct metal laser sintering technologies. Bissmeyer provides guidance to designers and engineers to improve part manufacturability, and regularly consults with product development professionals from a range of industries including medical, consumer products, aerospace, and automotive. Prior to working at Protolabs, he developed new manufacturing processes and managed the supply chain as an engineer at Honeywell Aerospace.
Notable speaking engagements: IMTS and Mfg4 conference presenter, “Designing for the DMLS Process”
DMLS Production Manager and Process Engineer, Protolabs
David Bentley is the direct metal laser sintering production manager and process engineer at Protolabs’ 3D printing facility in Cary, NC. Bentley has more than 11 years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry, and is currently heading up the DMLS division at Protolabs. He has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
Notable speaking engagements: Webinar host, “Designing for 3D Printing: DMLS”
Applications Engineer, Protolabs
Tony Holtz is a applications engineer at Protolabs. Holtz has been with Protolabs for more than 15 years with roles ranging from CNC mill operator to mold designer to customer service engineer. While his formal education is in industrial machinery operations, he has extensive knowledge and experience in both traditional and advanced manufacturing processes and materials. Throughout his tenure at Protolabs, Holtz has worked with countless designers, engineers, and product developers to improve the manufacturability of their parts.
Notable speaking engagements: Webinar host, “Choosing the Right Rapid Manufacturing Method for Plastic Parts”; MD&M conference presenter, “Prototyping and Low-Volume Production for Medical Applications”
Director of Special Operations, Protolabs
Jeff Schipper is the director of special operations at Protolabs. He has more than 15 years of experience in plastics, which has led to a specialized focus within key manufacturing industries including the medical, automotive, aerospace, and lighting industries. Schipper has undergraduate degrees in design, manufacturing and business along with an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Notable speaking engagements: Webinar host, “Additive Manufacturing: From Prototyping to Production Parts; Strategies in Light conference presenter, “Prototyping Effectively with Optical Moldable Silicone”; AD&M Montreal and UBM Canon San Jose conference presenter; member of SAE International, SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers)