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Nikon SLM extends CEO Sam O’Leary’s tenure to March 2028

Since taking on the role he has steered the company through a phase of robust growth - characterized by technological advancements and market expansion

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Nikon SLM Solutions AG, a global leader in metal additive manufacturing, has extended Sam O’Leary’s tenure as CEO until March 2028. This decision by the Supervisory Board reinforces the company’s commitment to leadership stability and strategic continuity.

Sam O’Leary, who has been at the helm through transformative periods, will continue to guide Nikon SLM Solutions on its upward trajectory. Under his leadership, the company has navigated challenging times, achieved significant growth, and is continuing to forge strong relationships with key customers.

“The Supervisory Board’s unanimous decision to extend Sam’s contract is a clear vote of confidence in his vision and leadership,” said Hamid Zarringhalam, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “Sam’s unwavering dedication and astute guidance have been pivotal in positioning Nikon SLM Solutions as a frontrunner in the metal additive manufacturing industry. His leadership will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and lead in customer-focused metal additive applications.”

Since taking on the role of CEO, Sam O’Leary has steered Nikon SLM Solutions through a phase of robust growth – characterized by technological advancements and market expansion. His strategic direction has been instrumental in enhancing the company’s product portfolio and strengthening its global presence.

“This is an exciting time for Nikon SLM Solutions, and I am honored to continue leading our talented team,” said Sam O’Leary, CEO of Nikon SLM Solutions. “The future holds immense potential for us, and I am committed to ensuring that we remain at the forefront of the metal additive manufacturing industry. Together, we will continue to drive innovation, excellence, and provide unparalleled value to our customers.”

With the additive manufacturing industry reportedly poised for further expansion amid increasing challenges, Sam’s leadership is expected to be crucial in cementing Nikon SLM Solutions’ position as a leader in the sector.

Late last year, the company announced the sale of its 900th system – the NXG XII 600 to the Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus.

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