Joe Allison appointed as Evolve CEO
As the company moves closer to commercialization of highly productive AM systems based on STEP technology
Evolve Additive Solutions (EAS), the company developing STEP additive manufacturing technology for production, and the relative capital equipment, has appointed Joe Allison as the new CEO, along with other organizational changes designed to accelerate technology developments within its production 3D printer for manufacturing customers. Steve Chillscyzn, Founder of Evolve Additive Solutions, will take up the CTO role.
After 14 years of R&D investment, the company is retooling for commercialization with a focus on its innovative high-speed production platform and a strong customer return on investment. The STEP technology was developed by Mr. Chillscyzn as an R&D project inside of Stratasys Ltd. and spun out into an independent company in 2017. He is named in 45 issued patents for STEP technology.
“This new structure will allow me to focus my energies on accelerating technical developments within our STEP technology,” said Steve Chillscyzn. “The versatility of the platform is significant, and we are investigating various print engine configurations, new materials qualifications, and precision thermal control. It is exciting to have someone with Joe’s background and leadership skills to accelerate and optimize our existing platform while also pursuing new products and enhancements.”
As Joe Allison moves into the CEO role, founder, Steve Chillscyzn will transition into the role of CTO and remain on the Board of Directors. Mr. Allison is the Founder and former CEO of Solid Concepts, which was acquired by Stratasys Ltd in 2014. He served three years as Stratasys EVP and President of Stratasys Direct, the parts service bureau division of Stratasys. Mr. Allison has 25 years CEO experience within the 3D printing industry. He is intimately familiar with 3D printing technologies and the demanding requirements of their customers.
“Our goal is to make EAS the trusted partner for higher volume production of thermoplastic applications within the Additive Manufacturing space,” said Joe Allison. “I will bring a user’s perspective to EAS and continue to build upon its revolutionary technology.” Allison and Chillscyzn are confident that this will be a seamless transition for the company and its great team of employees and clients.