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Prototek appoints Ed Graham as Director of Additive Manufacturing

He will now serve as the company’s primary point person for industry relations

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Prototek, a 3D printing and precision manufacturing company, has appointed Ed Graham as the new Director of Additive Manufacturing. Ed, who has been an integral part of the Prototek team, will now serve as the company’s primary point person for industry relations – leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to strengthen Prototek’s industry connections and expand its influence in the AM sector.

In his new role as Director of Additive Manufacturing, Ed will lead additive operations for enterprise-level customers in collaboration with Prototek’s Commercial team. He will also promote Prototek’s services at trade shows, webinars, and other industry events, as well as build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions and industry organizations such as MSOE, America Makes, AMUG, and SME. Additionally, he will provide updates on the company’s additive strategy in coordination with Prototek’s Strategy, Commercial, and Operational leaders.

Prototek appoints Ed Graham as Director of Additive Manufacturing - now serving as the company’s primary point person for industry relations.
Ed Graham.

Following graduation from Penn State with degrees in mechanical and plastics engineering, Ed developed a rich background in the field of AM – bringing 28 years of experience to his new role. He honed his skills at ProtoCAM – acquired by Prototek in 2022 – where he played a pivotal role in advancing the company’s AM capabilities. His expertise spans various aspects of the field, including 3D printing, materials science, and process optimization.

At ProtoCAM, he was instrumental in establishing key partnerships with leading vendors and suppliers, significantly enhancing the company’s product offerings and operational efficiency. His strategic vision and hands-on approach have consistently driven innovation, allowing the organizations he has worked with to stay ahead of industry trends and meet the evolving needs of their clients.

Ed has been a regular speaker at industry conferences and webinars – sharing insights on the future of AM. He received the Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s (AMUG) prestigious Dino award in 2020 and currently serves on their board of directors. Additionally, he has collaborated with educational institutions to promote the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, ensuring that the next generation of engineers and technologists are well-equipped to tackle future challenges.

“We are delighted to promote Ed Graham to the position of Director of Additive Manufacturing,” said Bill Bonadio, CEO of Prototek. “Ed’s deep knowledge and experience in the additive manufacturing industry have been invaluable to our team. His leadership in this new role will ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation and customer service in this rapidly evolving field.”

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