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BigRep Signs Former Stratasys 3D Printing Expert Moshe Aknin as CTO

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BigRep, The Berlin technology start-up for the world’s largest, standard 3D printers and suppliers of additive manufacturing systems, recruited Moshe Aknin as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for BigRep with immediate effect. Together with René Gurka (CEO) and Dr. Stephan Beyer (CFO), Moshe Aknin will complete the management team of BigRep GmbH.

“We are thrilled to welcome Moshe Aknin to the BigRep family. There is only a handful of candidates with his expertise in additive manufacturing world-wide, and it is a great honor that after many years of working at the market leader Stratasys he has chosen BigRep. Moshe will further accelerate our path to become a global leader of industrial solutions in 3D printing,” sai René Gurka, CEO of BigRep GmbH.

Previously, Moshe worked at Objet in Israel and later Stratasys in the US as Senior Director, Technology Development & Evaluation. Prior to Stratasys, he was with Aeronautics Ltd. as Ground Control Systems Development Manager and head of the mechanical design team. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the Hebrew University. In addition to numerous new industrial partnerships, Moshe Aknin is now leading a team of around 20 developers in the fields of mechanics, electronics, software and materials at BigRep.

“I am delighted to join BigRep as the company’s CTO and drive forward further development of current, as well as future, technologies and products. BigRep’s team is dynamic and enthusiastic about Additive Manufacturing. I am absolutely impressed with BigRep’s customer base and partners, and the huge potential this brings to the future products of the company. I am sure that BigRep’s focus on industrial grade Additive Manufacturing solutions will make it a major player in this market in the coming 5 years.” – said Moshe Aknin.

BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin with offices in New York and Singapore, which develops and manufactures the world’s largest 3-D printer. One of the groundbreaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive manufacturing characterize the multi-national team of BigRep, now more than 60 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. One example is the TNO project, which was released in Autumn 2016. The goal of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up. Over the next five years, BigRep intends to become a leading supplier of additive manufacturing systems.

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