Digital Manufacturing Experts
President and Chief Executive Officer, Proto Labs
Vicki Holt has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Proto Labs 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. 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 and Tech Crunch contributor; Forbes’ Tips and Advice from Top CEOs contributor; Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Summit keynote speaker
Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Proto Labs
Robert Bodor is currently Vice President and General Manager, Americas, at Proto Labs, 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 Proto Labs. 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, Proto Labs
Rich Baker is the Chief Technology Officer at Proto Labs. Prior to joining Proto Labs, 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
Global Product Manager, CNC Machining, Proto Labs
Judy Carmein is the global product manager for CNC machining at Proto Labs. Carmein previously worked as a project manager both at Proto Labs 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, Injection Molding, Proto Labs
Becky Cater is currently the global product manager for injection molding at Proto Labs. She has nearly 15 years of experience in B2B product management in a diverse range of markets including automotive components, industrial equipment and thermal management solutions. In her current role at Proto Labs, Cater is dedicated to bringing rapid plastic injection molding technologies to designers, engineers and product developers to help them accelerate their time to market. Cater has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and is nearing completion on her MBA.
Global Product Manager, 3D Printing, Proto Labs
Greg Thompson is currently the global product manager for 3D Printing at Proto Labs. 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, Proto Labs
Eric Utley is an applications engineer at Proto Labs 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, Proto Labs
Jonathan Bissmeyer is a rapid prototyping and 3D printing engineer at Proto Labs. 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 Proto Labs, 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, Proto Labs
David Bentley is the direct metal laser sintering production manager and process engineer at Proto Labs’ 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 Proto Labs. He has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
Notable speaking engagements: Webinar host, “Designing for 3D Printing: DMLS”
Project Engineer, Proto Labs
Tony Holtz is a project engineer at Proto Labs. Holtz has been with Proto Labs for more than 10 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 Proto Labs, 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, Proto Labs
Jeff Schipper is the Director of Special Operations at Proto Labs. 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)