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Essentium appoints two new executives to leadership team

Edna Garcia as Chief Financial Officer and Will Chiang as Chief Operations Officer

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Essentium, a leader in industrial additive manufacturing, has made two new appointments to the company’s leadership team – with Edna Garcia as Chief Financial Officer, and Will Chiang as Chief Operations Officer. The executives will lead the commercial and operational success of the organization and oversight of new key strategic initiatives to fuel the continued growth and value of Essentium’s AM offering.

Essentium appoints two new executives. Edna Garcia as Chief Financial Officer and Will Chiang as Chief Operations Officer. “Edna and Will are seasoned executives with an exemplary track record of driving operational and financial performance. Their experience, discipline, and performance-driven leadership will be instrumental in executing our strategy and driving long-term value for our customers. I look forward to working with them to achieve our next wave of accelerated growth in the AM industry,” said Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium.

As CFO, Edna Garcia will lead Essentium’s global finance organization and financial activities to accelerate growth and execute the company’s strategic plan of enabling an open AM ecosystem. Before joining Essentium, Edna was Vice President, Controller at Onnit. She has also held senior financial roles at B2B Legal Management and PepsiCo.

As COO, Will Chiang will be responsible for building frictionless global operations to deliver a seamless experience to Essentium’s customers. He will lead operations, IT, legal, and supply chain functions. Will joined Essentium in 2017 and was previously the Vice President of the Global Supply Chain. Before that, he held several senior positions at Jabil, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Mophie, and Foxlink.

Essentium appoints two new executives. Edna Garcia as Chief Financial Officer and Will Chiang as Chief Operations Officer.
Will Chiang.

Late last year, Essentium completed its initial participation in the US Navy’s Repair Technology Exercise (REPTX) at Port Hueneme, California, where the company demonstrated to government, academia, and industry participants the viability and efficacy of its AM solutions to expand the Navy’s ability to perform expeditionary maintenance operations.

Members of the Essentium team joined approximately 60 naval, academia, and industry participants in a two-week training exercise focused on bringing innovative technologies together to solve US Navy maintenance challenges as part of ANTX-Coastal Trident 2022.

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