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Fortify makes two new executive appointments

With Joseph Muth being promoted to Chief Engineering Officer, and Paul Dresens to Chief Quality Officer

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After recently raising $12.5 million in funding, Fortify, a leading full-stack materials science and additive manufacturing company, has made new strategic changes to its executive leadership team, with Joseph Muth being promoted to Chief Engineering Officer, and Paul Dresens to Chief Quality Officer. These changes reflect Fortify’s ongoing commitment to driving innovation, upholding quality, and continuing its trajectory of growth in the advanced materials and additive manufacturing space.

Joseph Muth, a recognized leader in technical team building and materials science, boasts a rich portfolio of work – centered at the intersection of materials development and digital manufacturing. Joseph has successfully driven new materials through the entire product development pipeline – from concept to scaled manufacturing – at both Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Before joining Fortify, Joseph was most recently leading material innovation at Nike where he was leading the Nike Explore Team’s efforts to create high-performance, sustainable cushioning. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in materials science from Purdue University, and Harvard, respectively.

Fortify makes new executive appointments - Joseph Muth as Chief Engineering Officer, and Paul Dresens as Chief Quality Officer.

“As Chief Engineering Officer, my goal is to build upon the exceptional work of our teams. By combining our leading engineering capabilities with a relentless focus on end-use performance, we are primed to lead the additive manufacturing sector,” said Joseph.

Paul Dresens, a seasoned engineering leader with over 30 years of experience, has led engineering and program management functions – positioning him to take a pragmatic and connected approach to quality. Paul’s expertise spans an array of product development, including energy storage systems, 3D metal printing systems, and more.

“As Chief Quality Officer, I will ensure our commitment to quality permeates every aspect of our operations. My background in both engineering and program management underscores the significance of these functions in delivering quality to our customers,” said Paul.

“I am excited to announce the promotions of Joseph and Paul. Their combined experience and profound industry understanding are key to these critical roles. Their leadership will further our innovation and quality commitments as we continue to redefine the landscape of additive manufacturing. With Joseph and Paul leading our Engineering and Quality divisions respectively, I am confident in our ability to offer unparalleled value to our customers and sustain our growth trajectory,” said Lawrence Ganti, CEO of Fortify.

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