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Dr. Philip Garton appointed as VulcanForms Chief Financial Officer

Bringing more than three decades of experience at global organizations to the company

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VulcanForms, an MIT-born company that builds and operates advanced digital manufacturing infrastructure, has appointed Dr. Philip Garton, a seasoned finance executive with more than three decades of experience at global organizations, as its Chief Financial Officer.

As the CFO of Shoals Technologies Group, Philip helped lead the organization through the largest renewable energy IPO in history – raising over $1.9 billion. He also successfully served as CFO at several other private equity-backed companies, including, but not limited to, Springs Window Fashions, JM Swank, Lincoln Industrial Corporation, and Purdy Brush. In addition to this, Philip Garton has led finance for major international divisions of Honeywell and Vallourec SA, after starting his career at Coopers & Lybrand. He is an actively-licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, as well as an MBA, BBA, and BA – all from Southern Methodist University – in Finance, Accounting and Economics respectively.

“Philip’s proven track record in delivering results and creating value at large, global organizations will be instrumental as VulcanForms scales its digital production infrastructure and as the company’s customer base and revenue continue to grow rapidly,” said Martin C. Feldmann, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of VulcanForms. “Philip’s background and expertise are an ideal fit to support our business objectives and deliver massive returns for our shareholders.”

Dr. Philip Garton appointed as VulcanForms Chief Financial Officer. Bringing more than three decades of experience at global organizations.

”In my 27 years of experience as a CFO of multiple companies, the one area that I have enjoyed the most is advanced manufacturing. With the renewed American focus on reshoring of manufacturing, it was very clear to me on where I wanted to focus next and that is the reason why I decided to join VulcanForms,” said Philip Garton. ”With the best technology stack and a fully integrated manufacturing approach, VulcanForms completely de-risks the end-users, eliminates friction, and offers a scalable long-term solution for its customers. It’s an exciting time to reshape American manufacturing and I see VulcanForms leading the way.”

After announcing the launch of its first two digital production facilities in July 2022, VulcanForms has been working to more than quadruple its production throughput at VulcanOne, one of the world’s highest throughout laser metal additive foundries. The Devens, Mass. additive foundry is powered by a fleet of VulcanForms’ 100-kilowatt class laser printing systems. The Newburyport, Mass. facility, focused on automated precision machining and assembly operations, expects to double its production capacity, while tripling its throughput, within the next 12 months.

VulcanForms provides end-to-end digital manufacturing solutions to deliver engineered components and assemblies to customers in the medical, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries – among others. The company offers a combination of additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, digital engineering, post-processing, assembly, and inspection services.

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